The Opal: A Pure Gift for the Holy Days

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John Keese, Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, Nathaniel Parker Willis
John C. Riker, 1844 - Christian literature, American
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Page 19 - I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.
Page 201 - And flowering weeds, and fragrant copses dress The bones of Desolation's nakedness Pass, till the Spirit of the spot shall lead Thy footsteps to a slope of green access Where, like an infant's smile, over the dead, 440 A light of laughing flowers along the grass is spread.
Page 144 - ... and hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed and the bounds of their habitation ; that they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him and find him, though he be not far from every one of us.
Page 31 - Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee; for whither thou goest, I will go; where thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God, my God.
Page 71 - Paris, just now; but we don't want the incendiary's pillar of a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night...
Page 144 - For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription. TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands • neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things ; and hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all...
Page 123 - Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
Page 19 - And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead ? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him. And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith ? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.
Page 23 - But, oh God ! Thou know'st how heavily my heart at times Bears its sweet burthen ; and if thou hast given To nurture such as mine this spotless flower, To bring it unpolluted unto thee, Take thou its love, I pray thee ! Give it light — Though, following the sun, it turn from me ! — But, by the chord thus wrung, and by the light Shining about her, draw me to my child ! And link us close, oh God, when near to heaven ! THIRTY-FIVE. " The years of a man's life are threescore and ten.
Page 75 - While I live will I praise the Lord : I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.

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