I, a humble servant of the Lord,
Having been requested again and again,
By numbers of people young and old,
To publish my sermons for the good of their friends.
Do now consent to their wishes,
And give unto men such as I have,
That all may read both saint and sinner,
And be directed to the heavenly path.
Trusting that those who may chance here to read,
Will not search for the rhetorical phrase,
For such I have not to give,
But rather for truth and give God the praise.
If theologians should herein read,
Who can better than I make plain the way,
I trust they'll not read behind the dark skeptical vsil
But take their vision in the clear noonday.