The Works of the Right Reverend, Learned and Pious, Thomas Ken ...: Edmund, an epic poem. Hymnarium: or, Hymns on the attributes of God (with special t.-p.)

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J. Wyat, 1721
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Page 232 - Instructive in his visits and converse, Strives everywhere salvation to disperse ; Of a mild, humble, and obliging heart, Who with his all will to the needy part ; Distrustful of himself, in God confides, Daily himself among his flock divides ; Of virtue uniform, and cheerful air...
Page 5 - All irrefiftible attraftives meet ; Nothing or charms, or beauty can poflefs, But what it borrows of Thy lovelinefs ; Incomprehenfible Thou art, above My utmoft thought, but not beyond my love ; High as Thou art, Thou canft not love tranfcend, I love Thee more, the lefs I comprehend ; The more Thou art above expreflion...
Page 343 - True courage is a fixed, not sudden heat — Is always humble, lives in self-distrust, And will itself into no dangers thrust ; As difficulty swells, it higher grows, Ennobled by the greatness of its foes ; Has lively prospect of its heavenly crown, And makes God's glory only its renown ; Contemns the world, has more exalted aim, With a well-guided zeal is all on flame ; With patience can a lasting conflict bear, Derives true magnanimity from prayer ; Fights with a spirit present and sedate, No terrors...
Page 5 - God's honour, — patient and forbearing, yet bold in reproof, — required the exercife of qualities not generally united in the fame perfon. It was on Sunday, and the Feftival of the Converfion of St. Paul, that he had been confecrated. It * To give one example only ; " Lord, when Thy mighty Notion fills my mind, No words to vent that boundlefs thought I find ; Thou all perfection, Thou all lovely art, And...
Page 90 - But fince for Sin I grieve, Me Father-like receive ; O melt me into filial Tears, To pay of Love my vaft Arrears. My Love, my Tears can never rife, To a juft filial...
Page 10 - That one short Day in Godhead's Eyes, A thousand Years would equalize ; Till a wing'd Envoy from the Airy Sphere Was sent by Heaven, the Mystery to clear. " The Bird by his harmonious Note, Allur'd him to a Wood remote ; Three Centuries her song he heard, Which not three Hours to him appear'd, While God to his dim-sighted doubtful Thought, Duration boundless, unsuccessive, taught."1 Hymn., ii., p.
Page 274 - But we muft bring thefe extracts, and the life of Lady Margaret to a clofe, that we may return to the hiftory of the Preacher : — * " And when me any naked wretches fpy'd, Out of her wardrobe fhe their wants fupply'd ; Schools fhe built for her fex, and laws ordain'd, That they to work and virtue might be train'd ; Large hofpitals fhe built, and there would fpend Choice hours, the f1ck with fweetnefs to attend ; With tender heart fhe Jefus' brethren fed, Could bear the ftench of a poor man's fick-bcd.
Page 232 - Who is all that he would have others be, From wilful sin, though not from frailty, free ; Who still keeps Jesus in his heart and head, Who strives in steps of our Arch-priest to tread.
Page 90 - My powers to love and hymn incline ! While God my Father I revere, Nor all hell powers, nor death I fear; I am my Father's care ; His succours present are. All comes from my loved Father's will, And that sweet name intends no ill. God's Son his soul, when life he closed, In his dear Father's hands reposed: I'll, when my last I breathe, My soul to God bequeath ; And panting for the joys on high, Invoking Love Paternal, die.
Page 109 - BY various names we Thy perfections call, But pure, unfathom'd love exhausts them all. By love all things were made and are sustain'd, Love, all things to allure man's love, ordain'd ; Love, vengeance from laps'd human race suspends ; Love, our salvation, when...

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