Extracts of the journals of the Rev. Dr. Coke's five visits to America (Google eBook)

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Printed by G. Paramore; and sold by G. Whitfield, 1793 - Missions - 189 pages
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Page 132 - These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty, thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair; thyself how wondrous then ! Unspeakable, who sitt'st above these heavens, To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lowest works; yet these declare Thy goodness beyond thought, and power divine.
Page 160 - To all my weak complaints and cries, Thy mercy lent an ear, Ere yet my feeble thoughts had learnt To form themfelves in pray'r.
Page 43 - ... the subject to most of the great men of the State : that he did not see it proper to sign the petition, but if the Assembly took it into consideration, would signify his sentiments to the Assembly by a letter. He asked us to spend the evening and lodge at his house, but our engagement at Annapolis the following day, would . not admit of it. We returned that evening to Alexandria, where at eight o'clock, after the ball was rung, I had a very considerable congregation.
Page 53 - ... deliverance. It was not till after this, and after we had sung a hymn together, that the fore-sail was shivered in pieces, and by that means the masts were saved, and probably the ship itself. It is awful to hear the Captain and one of the passengers who was on deck during this tremendous tempest, give a relation of it. It appeared to them as if the clouds, the air, and the water, were all mixed together. After the immediate danger was over, we drove with the wind, which carried us with nothing...
Page 193 - Blefs the Lord, O my foul'. and all that is within- me, blefs his holy name.
Page 110 - Jf there be more preachers than one in a congregation, the preachers that have not preached, give each of them a warm exhortation. And as far as I can judge by external effects wrought on the congregations, and by Consequent enquiry and information, more good has been done in most instances by the exhortations than by the sermon : more souls have been awakened and converted to God.
Page 26 - But the principal negro lent me an old ragged shirt, coat, waistcoat, breeches, &c. and the negroes made a large fire, and hung my clothes up to dry all night. Before bed time, a man, who came to the run on a small horse, and perceived mine near the brook, concluded the rider was drowned, and wanting to cross the stream on urgent business, mounted my horse, and being well acquainted with the run, came over safe : he then perceived the footsteps of a person on the...
Page 16 - I had a private conversation on the future management of our affairs in America. He informed me that he had received some intimations of my arrival on the continent, and had collected a considerable number of the preachers to form a council, and if they were of opinion that it would be expedient immediately to call a Conference, it should be done.
Page 193 - PRAISE the Lord, O my foul ; while I live will I praife the Lord : yea, as long as I have any being, I will fing praifes unto my God. 2 O put not your truft in princes, nor in any child of man : for there is no help in them.
Page 38 - It was quite pleasing to see them so decently and comfortably clothed. And yet I could not beat into the head of that poor man the evil of keeping them in slavery, although he had read Mr. Wesley's Thoughts on Slavery (I think he said) three times over. But his good wife is strongly on our side.

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