The Pastor of the Desert, Jean Jarousseau

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Dodd, Mead, 1872 - 226 pages
 

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Page 219 - BLESS the LORD, O my soul : And all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, 0 my soul, And forget not all his benefits : Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction ; Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies ; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things ; So that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
Page 170 - XVJ. (who strove to infuse firmness into his role of king by tension of will, and who, by the very effort of this tension, generally went beyond the mark), that my ancestors and I, from father to son, have blindly pursued a wrong course, without perceiving its results. I know, beforehand, what homily you are about to deliver me, Monsieur le Pasteur, for it has been incessantly dinned in my ears. I have read your letter, and before that, a heap of memoirs on this eternal subject ; and I must say,...
Page 214 - ... precarious, and liable to be •withdrawn on the least suspicion of anything that can be called heresy by those who are only too willing to do it. It is very little, still it is something ; the first step in the right direction — it is the anticipation of liberty of conscience. Sooner or later he must accord the same permission to other pastors. Your journey here will have had a happy result ; it will have created a precedent. Now, a precedent is everything with a king, whose will acts only...
Page 56 - And if, some day, after a long absence, you saw him brought back, stretched on a litter, wounded ; his face overspread with the pale hues of dawning eternity ; what would you do ? Would you weep for him or for yourself, as did the patriarchs at sight of Joseph's bloody garment ? Think well now, before you speak.

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