A Memoir Respecting Anne Harford Lury: Late of Bristol; who Died the Twenty Eighth of the Tenth Month, MDCCCXX, in the Twenty Fifth Year of Her Age

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John Wright, 1827 - Quakers - 28 pages

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Page 16 - I find that without it, there is no true and lasting peace to be found here, and no preparation for the enjoyment of the divine presence in a state of perfect holiness hereafter. " I have at different times been desirous to know whether that profession in which I have been educated is the right one for me to retain, or whether any other form of worship will be more acceptable to God from me.
Page 28 - Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple : and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters : and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
Page 16 - ... and no preparation for the enjoyment of the Divine presence, in a state of perfect holiness, hereafter. I have, at different times, been desirous to know whether that profession in which I have been educated, is the right one for me to retain, or whether any other form of worship would be more acceptable to God, from me.
Page 16 - Spirit directs us what to do, what to pray for, and how to pray ; and shews us when vocal supplication is required of us, and when secret mental prayer is most acceptable to the Father of Spirits. "I have often felt 'anxious to know what is real religion, and have entreated my Heavenly Guide to lead me into it, however painful a surrender of heart and life may be, for...
Page 17 - After waiting to be instructed, my desires are, at length, fully answered : — mine must be a religion of stillness and total resignation of self; that whether the feeling of devotion excited be that of prayer, praise, gratitude or adoration, I must be immediately influenced by the Spirit of Christ, before I can feel union and communion with my heavenly Father ; which, whether words are used or not, alone constitutes the essence of worship.
Page 17 - Father, which (whether words are used or not), alone constitute the essence of true worship. I feel convinced that whatever the outward form of worship may be, the only true and acceptable offering is a sacrifice of the heart ; and the more I feel of a devotional spirit, the more I am led to be still, and not to look for instrumental aid, for I feel...
Page 18 - Till within the last year, I knew but little, if any, of this stillness, and my devotions consisted chiefly of supplication and praise, and sometimes of gratitude to the Supreme Being. Now, on a bed of sickness, perhaps of death, (being in a very precarious state), I feel confirmed in the assurance that in mental silence...
Page 15 - I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Page 27 - ... people, and language, standing in the sight of the throne and of the Lamb ; and they were clothed in white robes, and palms were in their hands ; and they said with a loud voice, Salvation to our God, who sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb ! And one of the elders answered and said unto me, Who are those which are arrayed in white robes, and whence come they ? And I said unto him, My lord, thou knowest.

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