Little Betsy

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James Burns, 1847 - Children - 24 pages
 

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Page 12 - I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest : for it is thou, Lord, only, that makest me dwell in safety.
Page 20 - Wherefore my heart was glad, and my glory rejoiced : my flesh also shall rest in hope. 11 For why? thou shalt not leave my soul in hell : neither shalt thou suffer thy Holy One to see corruption. 12 Thou shalt shew me the path of life; in thy presence is the fulness of joy : and at thy right hand there is pleasure for evermore.
Page 7 - Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.
Page 12 - GENTLE Jesus, meek and mild, Look upon a little child, Pity my simplicity, Suffer me to come to thee.
Page 11 - WHY should our garments, made to hide Our parents' shame, provoke our pride? The art of dress did ne'er begin Till Eve our mother learnt to sin. When first she put the...
Page 17 - It is a joyful thing to die; For, though this world is fair, I see a lovelier in my dreams, And I fancy I am there. "I fancy I am taken there As soon as I have died ; And I roam through all the pleasant place With an angel by my side. " To that bright world I long to go ; I would not linger here, But for my gentle mother's sake, And yours my sister dear. "And, when I read my book to her, Or when I play with you, I quite forget that glorious land, And the blessed angel too.
Page 8 - Whensoever I call upon thee, then shall mine enemies be put to flight : this I know; for God is on my side. 10 In God's word will I rejoice : in the Lord's word will I comfort me.
Page 17 - A fragment of a rainbow bright Through the moist air I see, All dark and damp on yonder height, All bright and clear to me. An hour ago the storm was here, The gleam was far behind, So will our joys and grief appear, When earth has ceased to blind.
Page 12 - ... in the sight of God, who is of purer eyes than to behold iniquity, and before.
Page 16 - I wonder, sister dear, if I Shall ever be a man. " I almost think I never shall, For often in my sleep, I dream that I am dying— Nay, sister, do not weep ! "It is a joyful thing to die; For, though this world is fair, I see a lovelier in my dreams, And I fancy I am there. "I fancy I am taken there As soon as I have died ; And I roam through all the pleasant place With an angel by my side. " To that bright world I long to go ; I would not linger here, But for my gentle mother's sake, And yours my...

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