The Centenary Commemoration of the Birth of Dr. William Ellery Channing, April 7th, 1880: Reports of the Meetings in London, Belfast, Aberdeen, Tavistock, Manchester, and Liverpool

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British & Foreign Unitarian Association, 1880 - 256 pages
 

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Page 73 - A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench; he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the • F 3 earth; and the isles shall wait for his law.
Page 63 - Bigger pens to cram with slaves, Help the men thet's oilers dealin' Insults on your fathers' graves; Help the strong to grind the feeble, Help the many agin the few, Help the men thet call your people Witewashed slaves an' peddlin' crew! Massachusetts, God forgive her, She's akneelin* with the rest, She thet ough
Page 143 - No spot on earth has helped to form me so much as that beach. There I lifted up my voice in praise amidst the tempest. There, softened by beauty, I poured out my thanksgiving and contrite confessions. There, in reverential sympathy with the mighty power around me, I became conscious of power within.
Page 72 - Peace," will not always sound as fiction. O come, thou kingdom of Heaven, for which we daily pray ! Come, Friend and Saviour of the race, who didst shed thy blood on the cross to reconcile man to man, and earth to Heaven ! Come, ye predicted ages of righteousness and love, for which the faithful have so long yearned ! Come, Father Almighty, and crown with thine omnipotence the humble strivings of thy children to subvert oppression and wrong, to spread light and freedom, peace and joy, the truth and...
Page 46 - Two men went up into the temple to pray ; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican. " The Pharisee stood by himself, and prayed thus:
Page 67 - It will darken our future history. It will be linked by an iron necessity to long-continued deeds of rapine and blood. Ages may not see the catastrophe of the tragedy, the first scene of which we are so ready to enact.
Page 195 - I have found in nothing else. Nothing in my experience is more mysterious, more inexplicable. An instinct has always led men to transfer it to Heaven, and I suspect the Christian under its power has often attained to a singular consciousness of his immortality.
Page 72 - ... come, thou kingdom of heaven, for which we daily pray ! Come, friend and Saviour of the race, who didst shed thy blood on the cross, to reconcile man to man, and Earth to Heaven ! Come, ye predicted ages of righteousness and love, for which the faithful have so long yearned. Come, Father Almighty, and crown with thine omnipotence the humble strivings of thy children, to subvert oppression and wrong, to spread light and freedom, peace and joy, the truth and spirit of thy son, through the whole...
Page 2 - The British and Foreign Unitarian Association, in accordance with its First Rule, gives publicity to works calculated "to promote Unitarian Christianity by the diffusion of Biblical, theological, and literary knowledge, on topics connected with it," but does not hold itself responsible for every statement, opinion, or expression of the writers.
Page 148 - I passed through intellectual and moral conflicts, through excitements of heart and mind, so absorbing as often to banish sleep, and to destroy almost wholly the power of digestion. I was worn well-nigh to a skeleton. Yet I look back on those days and nights of loneliness and frequent gloom with thankfulness. If I ever struggled with my whole soul for purity, truth, and goodness, it was there. There, amidst sore trials, the great question, I trust, was settled within me, whether I would obey the...

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