Hollis Street Church from Mather Byles to Thomas Starr King, 1732-1861: Two Discourses Given in Hollis Street Meeting-house, Dec. 31, 1876, and Jan. 7, 1877 (Google eBook)

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Press of George H. Ellis, 1877 - Boston (Mass.) - 70 pages
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Page 25 - Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.
Page 58 - Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire ? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt ; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
Page 6 - Byles formally presented to the church, from Hon. William Dummer, late lieutenant-governor, "a large and rich folio Bible, on condition that it should be read as a part of publick worship on the Lord's day among us.
Page 7 - ... seven be devoted to religion ; in the fourth place, I am engaged in a work of infinitely greater importance. Give me any subject to preach on of more consequence than the truths I bring to you, and I will preach on it the next Sabbath.
Page 44 - tis night's calm noon; And all the streets are still, " Save, when, along the shaded walks, We hear the watchman's call, Or the guard's footstep, as he stalks In moonlight on the wall. " How soft, how holy, is this light! And hark! a mournful song, As gentle as these dews of night, Floats on the air along.
Page 37 - And though he put a high value on the excellent accomplishments of her mind and body, and was so like Mr. Herbert, as not to govern like a master, but as an affectionate husband ; yet she would even to him often take occasion to mention the name of Mr.
Page 44 - The winds are hushed; the peaceful moon Looks down on Zion's hill; The city sleeps ; 'tis night's calm noon; And all the streets are still, " Save, when, along the shaded walks, We hear the watchman's call, Or the guard's footstep, as he stalks In moonlight on the wall. " How soft, how holy, is this light! And hark! a mournful song, As gentle as these dews of night, Floats on the air along.
Page 46 - I to the Church the living call, and to the grave do summon all, AR 1728.
Page 9 - June forty thousand men would rise up in opposition to them, with the clergy at their head.
Page 44 - ... he stalks In moonlight on the wall. How soft, how holy, is this light ! And hark ! a mournful song, As gentle as these dews of night, Floats on the air along. Affection's wish, devotion's prayer, Are in that holy strain ; 'Tis resignation, not despair ; 'Tis triumph, though 'tis pain.

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