A Narrative of the Visit to the American Churches: By the Deputation from the Congregational Union of England and Wales, Volume 1

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Harper & Brothers, 1835 - Church buildings - 197 pages

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Page 450 - High heaven, that heard the solemn vow That vow renewed shall daily hear ; Till in life's latest hour I bow, And bless in death a bond so dear.
Page 456 - I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
Page 12 - There would I find a settled rest, While others go and come, No more a stranger or a guest, But like a child at home.
Page 282 - And all that believed were together, and had all things common ; and sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
Page 431 - Christian orator, his deep piety, disinterested zeal, and vivid imagination gave unexampled energy to his look, action, and utterance; bold, fervent, pungent, and popular in his eloquence, no other uninspired man ever preached to so large assemblies, or enforced the simple truths of the Gospel by motives so persuasive and awful, and with an influence so powerful on the hearts of his hearers. He died of asthma, Sept. 30, 1770 ; suddenly exchanging his life of unparalleled labours for his eternal rest.
Page 286 - Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon me, that I should be called a son of God ?" Yes, I am now a son of God, and " it doth not yet appear what I shall be ; but I know that, when Christ appears, I shall be like him, for I shall see him as he is.
Page 145 - You must see it in all its stages of growth, decay, dissolution, and regeneration ; you must see it pressing on you and overshadowing you by its silent forms, and at other times spreading itself before you, like a natural park; you must see that all the clearances made by the human hand bear no higher relation to it than does a mountain to the globe; you must travel in it in solitariness, hour after hour, and day after day, frequently gazing on it with solemn delight, and occasionally casting the...
Page 282 - ... continued with one accord, breaking bread from house to house ; and did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, praising God...
Page 199 - ... of the things than the things themselves. The green hills rise on either hand and all around, and give completeness and beauty to the scene ; and beyond these appears the gray outline of the more distant mountains, bestowing grandeur to what was supremely beautiful. It is exquisite. It conveys to you the idea of perfect solitude.
Page 450 - Tis done, the great transaction's done, I am my Lord's, and He is mine ; He drew me, and I followed on, Charmed to confess the voice Divine.

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