Madras, Mysore, and the South of India: or A personal narrative of a mission to those countries from 1820-1827 (Google eBook)

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1844 - India - 443 pages
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Page xxxviii - Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.
Page 62 - What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence or in truth, Christ is preached ; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
Page xliv - GOD be merciful unto us, and bless us ; And cause his face to shine upon us. That thy way may be known upon earth, Thy saving health among all nations.
Page 322 - Now I have found the ground wherein Sure my soul's anchor may remain ; The wounds of Jesus, for my sin Before the world's foundation slain ; Whose mercy shall unshaken stay, When heaven and earth are fled away.
Page xxxvii - Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: 2.
Page 319 - Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Page 433 - are certainly of ancient date. Though written on a " strong thick paper, like that of some MSS. in the " British Museum, commonly called Eastern paper, ths " ink has, in several places, eat through the material in " the exact form of the letter. In...
Page 151 - ... Brazos Island, it might be inferred from the many statements that have been made, is particularly unhealthy, from its location. This, I think, cannot be the case. Though a dreary and uninteresting sand bar, I believe it to be as healthy as Galveston, or any other spot along the Gulf coast. The island is about four miles in length, and one and a half in breadth. It would be almost level with the Gulf, but for the sand hills which line its southern extremity for half a mile. There are some two...
Page 422 - They have the bible and a scriptural Liturgy ; and these will save a church in the worst of times. These may preserve the spark and life of religion, though the flame be out. And as there were but few copies of the bible among the Syrians (for every copy was transcribed with the pen) it is highly probable that, if they had not enjoyed the advantage of the daily prayers, and daily portions of scripture in their Liturgy, there •would have been in the revolution of age», no vestige of Christianity...
Page 421 - They use incense in the churches : it grows in the woods around them ; and contributes much, they say, to health, and to the warmth and comfort of the church, during the cold and rainy season of the year. At the conclusion of the service a ceremony takes place, which pleased me much. The Priest (or Bishop, if he be present) comes forward, and all the people pass by him as they go out, receiving his benediction individually. If any man has been guilty of any immorality, he does not receive the blessing...

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