As this little work has been well received and approved of abroad, by many serious Christians, who are not only hearty well- wishers to, and promoters of the work of God in CHRISTENDOM, but also rejoice at the spreading of the light of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ among the poor, ignorant, and benighted HEATHEN; THE BRETHREN'S SOCIETY FOR THE FURTHERANCE OF THE GOSPEL AMONG THE HEATHEN, thought it might be of use, and agreeable to many sincere Christians, both in and out of the Brethren's congregations, in this country, if they should procure a translation of it into ENGLISH. They here present it to the public, and hope that the candid reader will make a charitable allowance, if he should now and then meet with a Germanism, &c. and think, it is a translation.

They wish also that the reader may meet with satisfaction and blessing in the perusal of it, and be prompted to join them in supplicating the God of all grace, that the saving knowledge of our blessed Lord and Saviour, JESUS CHRIST, (WHO IS THE PROPITIATION FOR OUR SINS, AND NOT FOR OURS ONLY, BUT ALSO FOR THE SINS OF THE WHOLE WORLD) may cover the earth, as the waters cover the sea.