The Workman's Testimony to the Sabbath: Or, the Temporal Advantages of that Day of Rest Considered in Relation to the Working Classes ...

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Johnstone & Hunter, 1853 - Sabbath - 176 pages
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Page 74 - I have found, by a strict and diligent observation, that a due observation of the duty of this day hath ever had joined to it a blessing upon the rest of my time, and the week that hath been so begun hath been blessed and prosperous to me...
Page 16 - For as we have many members In one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ and every one members one of another.
Page 161 - O DAY most calm, most bright ! The fruit of this, the next world's bud ; The endorsement of supreme delight, Writ by a friend, and with his blood ; The couch of time ; care's balm and bay : The week were dark but for thy light ; Thy torch doth show the way.
Page 154 - Inasmuch as ye did it not unto one of the least of these, ye did it not to me And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Page 161 - Thou art a day of mirth ; And where the week-days trail on ground, Thy flight is higher, as thy birth : O let me take thee at the bound, Leaping with thee from seven to seven, Till that we both, being tossed from earth, Fly hand in hand to heaven ! AVARICE.
Page 36 - Hitherto shall thou come, but no farther ; and here shall thy proud waves be stayed, Job xxxviii.
Page 166 - Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates...
Page 76 - ... still go on ; let the greedy grasp their gains, and the slaves go groaning beneath their fetters; in short, let the contentious world proceed as at other times. And what would be the upshot of all this ? Should we be the happier ? the healthier ? the freer ? the richer ? Would any one of the ends of our terrestrial existence be in any degree facilitated thereby? Would the selfishness of man, unchecked and unreproved, be less grinding or cruel ? Would the oppressor be less tyrannical ? Would any...
Page 47 - The instruction dispensed on this day" (I use the eloquent language of a Working-man) "is of a character calculated to expand, refine, and sublimate the mind. It embraces a boundless range of topics, from the simplest elements of knowledge appreciable by the dullest intellect, to the most recondite mysteries that baffle the highest reason. It unseals the fountain-head of truth in the nature of God. It unlocks the treasures of divine philosophy in creation, in providence, and in redemption. It impresses...
Page 6 - Prize Essays on the temporal advantages of the Sabbath to the Labouring Classes, and the consequent importance of preserving its rest from all the encroachments of unnecessary labour, by Five Working Men".

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