The Christian's pattern: or, A treatise of the imitation of Jesus Christ, in four books, by Thomas Kempis, render'd into Engl. To which are added, Meditations and prayers for sick persons. By G. Stanhope

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Page 22 - My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: for whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
Page 39 - I will offer bullocks and goats. 14 O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear God : and I will tell you what he hath done for my soul.
Page 27 - I shall fear to die in; but that whether I live, I may live unto the Lord, or whether I die, I may die unto the Lord; so that living and dying I may be thine, through Jesus Christ.
Page 38 - O my GOD, take me not away in the midst of mine age ; as for thy years, they endure throughout all generations.
Page 38 - What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee ? shall it declare thy truth?
Page 314 - He hath made; and a forlorn disconsolate wretch, to Thee, the holy, the eternal, the only Comforter. But whence is this to me, that my God should vouchsafe to come unto me ? Or -who am I, that Thou shouldst...
Page 39 - Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame : and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a cloke. 29 As for me, I will give great thanks unto the Lord with my mouth : and praise him...
Page 39 - For the grave cannot praise Thee, death cannot celebrate Thee : they that go down to the pit cannot hope for Thy truth. The living, the living, he shall praise Thee, as I do this day : the father to the children shall make known Thy truth.
Page 225 - O that I had wings like a dove ! For then would I fly away, and be at rest.
Page 49 - ... seldom do we allow ourselves in any omission of religious duties, without even thus perceiving a very sensible abatement and decay of zeal. The perseverance of good men, in the midst of so many difficulties and avocations, must be ascribed to God's favour and assistance, more than to any care and wisdom of their own. And good men have always this notion of the thing. For they depend upon God for the success of all they do, even of their best and wisest undertakings. "A man's heart deviseth his...

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