This Thankfulness sermon/pamphlet was first preached on May 17, 1738 on the deck of the ship, Whitaker, after a four-month journey from England to Savannah, Georgia. Whitefield’s audience consisted of his fellow passengers who he referred to as “companions and familiar friends…who came with me to sojourn in a strange land”. He specifically addresses the sailors who crewed the ship and the soldiers that were also on board.
The complete title is, Thankfulness For Mercies Received A Necessary Duty. A Farewel Sermon preach’d on Board the Whitaker, at Anchor near Savannah in Georgia, on Sunday May 17, 1738. By George Whitefield, A.B. of Pembroke-College, Oxford. Printed for C. Rivington at the Bible and Crown in St. Paul’s Church-yard, and J. Hutton at the Bible and Sun, next the Rose-Tavern with Temple-Bar. 1739.
This sermon is based on Psalm cvii. 30, 31
Then are they glad because they are at Rest, and so he bringeth them unto the Haven where they would be. O that Men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness, and declare the Wonders that he doeth for the Children of Men!
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