2 76 SELECT SERMONS.
sword." If we would stand fast we must stand by
the truth,—for the truth is a mighty shield. Take
away truth, and kingdoms will fall. Take away
truth and nations will lose their power and glory.
Take truth out of the world and the earth will
dissolve like snow and the heavens will be no more.
Brethren, hold fast to the truth; it is the sure
foundation against which the powers of hell cannot
prevail. In order to stand by the truth we must be
preachers of the truth; for we are its witnesses, ap¬
pointed by the Lord. " To this end was I born, and
for this cause came I into the world, that I should
bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of
the truth heareth my voice." Let us be sowers of
the truth and plant it all around us,—in our families,
in our communities, in our cities, and in our coun¬
try; and then shall the sound hallelujah be heard to
earth's remotest bounds.
" Jesus shall reign where'er the sun,
Does his successive journey run ;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more."
III. Stand fast in the Lord until death shall set
us free and we shall be rewarded.
" He that shall endure unto the end, the same
shall be saved."
"Let us not be weary in well-doing; for in due
season we shall reap if we faint not."