November 11, 1736

1736 November 11 (Thursday).  Thanksgiving.  Rev. 14.3.  Mr. Barrett (aforesaid) with us.  O that we might be redeemed from the Earth and that we might be taught by the Holy Spirit of God the New Song of the 144000![1]  But the Duty of the Day Difficulter than usual — We must Sing of Judgment as well as Mercy, through the Land indeed, but particularly in my Family!  Oh!  What alterations and Changes since the last Solemnity of this kind!  What an intermixture of Frowns and Smiles — the observablest in the Course of this Year of any through the whole Course of my Life!  God sets one over against another that we may find nothing after Him.

[1]Rev. 14.3: “And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders; and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.”