This work is not designed as a systematic treatise, but as a humble essay on the great, the inexhaustible subject of the love of Christ, as manifested to a lost world. It was composed during a long period of recovery front a chronic disease, which brought the author to the gates of death, and well near terminated his life. In the present essay the author has endeavored to notice a few ways in which Christ has manifested his great love to sinners. His object in writing this work is to do good; and should this volume be the means of leading any sinner to the blessed Jesus, or of kindling a single spark of divine love in his bosom, or even of refreshing the soul of any saint- of animating him on his way to glory- he will feel amply rewarded for the toil of writing it, when in a state of much physical inability; and most gratefully would he ascribe all the praise and glory to God. He can bless the feeblest instrument; and, without his blessing, all our labors for good must be futile. While the author would endeavor to lead others to the Lamb of God, to the bleeding Savior, most humbly would he himself glory in the cross of Christ. "God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world;" and ever does he hope to proclaim the love and set forth the praise of that blessed Redeemer, who left the regions of glory to live and die for sinners.