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Page 68 - God, Thou art my God ; early will I seek Thee : My soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh longeth for Thee In a dry and thirsty land, where no water is ; To see Thy power and Thy glory, So as I have seen Thee in the sanctuary.
Page 136 - His glory, to be strengthened with Might by His SPIRIT in the inner man ; that CHRIST may dwell in our hearts by faith ; that we being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all Saints, what is the Breadth, and Length, and Depth, and Height ; and to know the love of CHRIST, which passeth knowledge, that we might be filled with all the fulness of GOD.
Page 2 - If you would fall into any extreme, let it be on the side of gentleness. The human mind is so constructed that it resists rigour, and yields to softness. A mild word quenches anger, as water quenches the rage of fire ; and by benignity any soil may be rendered fruitful. Truth, uttered with courtesy, is heaping coals of fire on the head — or rather, throwing roses in the face. How can we resist a foe whose weapons are pearls and diamonds ? " t Meeting evils by anticipation is not the way to overcome...
Page 34 - Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her. And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope : and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.
Page 126 - He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.
Page 146 - Ye adulterers and adulteresses know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God ? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Page 145 - If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own : but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Page 121 - God ; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre, but a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate, holding fast the faithful word, as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine, both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.