Discourses on the Christian spirit and life

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Wm. Crosby and H.P. Nichols, 1850 - Religion - 408 pages
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Page 223 - I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: and they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
Page 337 - No, man is dear to man ; the poorest poor Long for some moments in a weary life When they can know and feel that they have been, Themselves, the fathers and the dealers-out Of some small blessings ; have been kind to such As needed kindness, for this single cause, That we have all of us one human heart.
Page 310 - How beautiful is all this visible world ! How glorious in its action and itself ; But we, who name ourselves its sovereigns, we, Half dust, half deity, alike unfit To sink or soar, with our mix'd essence make A conflict of its elements...
Page 267 - And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad ;) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from. the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
Page 348 - It was his daily food to do the will of Him that sent him, and to finish his work (John iv.
Page 383 - Hence in a season of calm weather Though inland far we be, Our Souls have sight of that immortal sea Which brought us hither, Can in a moment travel thither, And see the Children sport upon the shore, And hear the mighty waters rolling evermore.
Page 381 - For honourable age is not that which standeth in length of time, nor that is measured by number of years. But wisdom is the gray hair unto men, and an unspotted life is old age.
Page 240 - Thou shalt lie down With patriarchs of the infant world — with kings, The powerful of the earth — the wise, the good, Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past, All in one mighty sepulchre.
Page 313 - Ye'll find mankind an unco squad, And muckle they may grieve ye : For care and trouble set your thought, Ev'n when your end's attained ; And a' your views may come to nought, Where ev'ry nerve is strained. I'll no say, men are villains a' ; The real, harden'd wicked, Wha hae nae check but human law, Are to a few restricked : But och ! mankind are unco weak, An...
Page 127 - I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

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