A Friendly Visit to the House of Mourning ...

S. Etheridge, 1803 - 72 páginas

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Página 30 - Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither" ; As for him that is void of understanding, she saith to him, "Come, eat ye of my bread, And drink of the wine which I have mingled, And walk in the way of understanding.
Página 34 - He is a path, if any be misled; He is a robe, if any naked be ; If any chance to hunger, He is bread ; If any be a bondman, He is free ; If any be but weak, how strong is He! To dead men life He is, to sick men health ; To blind men sight, and to the needy wealth; A pleasure without loss, a treasure without stealth.
Página 36 - These are the great occasions which force the mind to take refuge in religion : when we have no help in ourselves, what can remain but that we look up to a higher and a greater Power ? and to what hope may we not raise our eyes and hearts, when we consider that the greatest POWER is the BEST?
Página 69 - I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Página 18 - Look at the deceased, and contemplate present things. His days a hand-breadth : his beauty, consumed like the moth-fretten garment : his cares and pleasures, a dream: his attainments, as the grass: which flourisheth in the morning, and in the evening is cut down and withereth : his years, a tale : his strength labour and sorrow.
Página 41 - God hath exalted to be a Prince and a Saviour, to give repentance and remission of sins...
Página 36 - Real alleviation of the loss of friends, and rational tranquillity in the prospect of our own dissolution, can be received only from the promises of Him in whose hands are life and death, and from the assurance of another and better state, in which all tears will be wiped from the eyes, and the whole soul shall be filled with joy. Philosophy may infuse stubbornness, but Religion only can give patience.
Página 36 - ... force the mind to take refuge in Religion: When we have no help in ourfelves, what can remain but that we look up to a higher and a greater Power ; and to what hope may we not raife our eyes and hearts, when we confider that the Greateft POWER is the BEST.
Página 59 - the chaftening of the Lord, nor faint when
Página 33 - God forbid that 1 fliould glory, fave in the crofs of our Lord Jefus Chrift, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

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