The life of the rev. David Brainerd, missionary to the North American Indians, compiled from the memoir publ. by pres. Edwards, and now re-publ. [from The Missionary register, with additions. Ed. by E. Bickersteth].
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Page 13 - Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee ; in whose heart are the ways of them, who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well ; the rain also filleth the pools.
Page 22 - O wretched man that I am ! who shall deliver me from the body of this death ? I thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Page 81 - I can do nothing,' in the strictest sense, and that, ' he works in us to will and to do of his own good pleasure,
Page 61 - Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
Page 307 - The mother of Sisera looked out at a window and cried through the lattice Why is his chariot so long in coming? why tarry the wheels of his chariots?
Page 314 - God in the course of her life, many years before her death, and said on her deathbed that ' she had not seen one minute for several years wherein she desired to live one minute longer for the sake of any other good in life but doing good, living to God, and doing what might be for His glory.
Page 313 - When ministers feel these special gracious influences on their hearts, it wonderfully assists them to come at the consciences of men, and as it were to handle them with hands; whereas, without them, whatever reason and oratory we make use of, we do but make ' use of stumps instead of hands.
Page 310 - ... counsel with regard to this from his own experience of the great comfort and benefit of it, ,which said he, I should not mention, were it not that I am a dying person.