Personal Narrative of a Mission to the South of India: From 1820 to 1828, Part 1

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1829 - India - 332 pages

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Page 224 - Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations. and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Page 227 - Now I have found the ground wherein Sure my soul's anchor may remain ; The wounds of Jesus, for my sin Before the world's foundation slain ; Whose mercy shall unshaken stay, When heaven and earth are fled away.
Page 242 - Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
Page 17 - remember, I know in whom I have believed, and that He holds the winds in his fist, and the waters in the hollow of his hand.
Page 67 - ... Brazos Island, it might be inferred from the many statements that have been made, is particularly unhealthy, from its location. This, I think, cannot be the case. Though a dreary and uninteresting sand bar, I believe it to be as healthy as Galveston, or any other spot along the Gulf coast. The island is about four miles in length, and one and a half in breadth. It would be almost level with the Gulf, but for the sand hills which line its southern extremity for half a mile. There are some two...
Page 267 - Let us send specific and individual invitations : ' and let us pray the LORD of the HARVEST, that he would SEND ' FORTH MORE LABOURERS INTO HIS HARVEST.
Page 8 - ... themselves in double or treble their usual quantity of clothing. My own dress was merely a nankeen jacket and trousers, a shirt and neckcloth ; I had lost my hat in assisting to get out the boat. We happily succeeded in bringing away two compasses from the binnacle, and a few candles from the...
Page 301 - While taking up the water and throwing it again into the water (in performing the sandhya and other rites) what is the object on which you think ? On whatsoever you think you have thrown all the water vainly: Think on the root, think on the seed, and on the benefit arising from that seed; When you are thus able to think, you may approach the feet, of God. It is not Ari...
Page 7 - ... climbed into it, (without feeling that, in doing so, I broke my shins severely,) to give my assistance ; and when we were just ready to despair, the yawl eased and rose, no one knew how, and was over the side, and floating in the water, more quickly, the seamen said, than they had ever before seen it. " Captain Dacre had already affirmed, in answer to my inquiries, that the two boats could not carry all the ship's company, passengers, and crew ; (and, under other circumstances, we should not...
Page 9 - ... again see the light of day, or set our feet on solid ground, seemed to absorb our faculties and feelings : for some time the silence was scarcely broken, and I doubt not that many, like myself, were engaged in thoughts most suitable to immortal beings on the brink of eternity, — in self-examination, and in prayer. " The number of persons in the two boats was forty-eight ; and all, with the exception of the two ladies, who, I must observe, bore these awful circumstances with extraordinary fortitude,...

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