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Page 133 - THE groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave, And spread the roof above them — ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems ; in the darkling wood, Amid the cool and silence, he knelt down, And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication.
Page 144 - For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me ; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel...
Page 192 - JESUS, my all, to heaven is gone, He, whom I fix my hopes upon ; His track I see, and I'll pursue The narrow way, till him I view.
Page 65 - in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.' The more I understood the plan of salvation...
Page 58 - And he began to talk about religion of Jesus 67 Christ. O, I feel very bad again ; — I thought this, I am one of devil his men because I so wicked. On next Monday we all went home again. That night I thought I would try pray; this is first I ever did intend to pray. I do not know how to pray my heart is too hard, I cannot say but few words; 1 say this, 'O Lord, I am wicked, I am wicked man, take me out from that everlasting fire and dark place.
Page 204 - is dark, dark; but speedily it will be light! God will most assuredly fulfil His promises, and give the heathen to His Son for an inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for a possession.
Page 67 - ... stood by the side of a tree, considering what I must do, whether I should give up seeking the Lord altogether, or not.
Page 68 - I saw my sister apparently as happy as she could be. She came to me, and began to weep over me, and exhorted me to give my heart to God, and told me how she had found the Lord. Her words came with power to my sinking heart, and I fell upon my knees, and called upon God for mercy. My sister and others prayed for me, especially Mr. Stoney, whose zeal for my salvation I shall never forget. At the dawning of the day I was enabled to cast myself wholly on the Lord, and to claim an interest in the atoning...