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"You are great, O Lord, and greatly to be praised! Great is Your power, and there is no end ofYour Wisdom. And man, being a part of Your creation, desires to praise You…. I could not exist, unless I were in You from Whom and through Whom and in Whom are all things [Romans 11:26]…. TheSeventhDayiswithoutanyevening[Genesis2:1-3]…becauseYou have sanctified it unto an everlasting continuance…. You, after Your works which were very good [Genesis 1:31], rested on the Seventh Day…so that the Voice of Your Book may speak…to us [Genesis 5:1f cf. Romans 2:14-15], in order that we too, after our works…, may rest in You also — in the Sabbath of everlasting life [Hebrews 4:9-11]…. You shall even then rest in us, just as You now work in us [John 5:17]…. That shall be Your rest through us, just as these are Your works through us…. We too have certain good works, by Your gift…. After these, we are trusting to rest in Your great hallowing [Revelation 14:13]…. Amen!"