Memoir of the life of ... Reginald Heber ... bishop of Calcutta

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Page 24 - ... Thou art gone to the grave ! but we will not deplore thee, Though sorrows and darkness encompass the tomb ; The Saviour has passed through its portals before thee, And the lamp of His love is thy guide through the gloom ! Thou art gone to the grave ! we no longer behold thee, Nor tread the rough path of the world by thy side, But the wide arms of Mercy are spread to enfold thee, And sinners may hope, since the Sinless has died.
Page 23 - The Lord will come, a dreadful form, With wreath of flame, and robe of storm, On cherub wings, and wings of wind, Anointed Judge of human kind.
Page 23 - I praised the sea, whose ample field Shone glorious as a silver shield ; And Earth and Ocean seem'd to say, ' Our beauties are but for a day.
Page 22 - THE Lord will come ! the earth shall quake ; The hills their fixed seat forsake ; And, withering, from the vault of night The stars withdraw their feeble light.
Page 11 - Heber's recitation, like that of all poets whom we have heard recite, was altogether untrammelled by the critical laws of elocution, which were not set at defiance, but either by the poet unknown or forgotten ; and there was a charm in his somewhat melancholy voice...
Page 24 - Thou art gone to the grave ! but we will not deplore thee, Whose God was thy ransom, thy guardian and guide ; He gave thee, he took thee, and he will restore thee, And death has no sting, for the Saviour has died...
Page 53 - ... and increased veneration for his holy office. The following account of his visit to Cotta, by Mr. Robinson will be read with a melancholy interest : " At day-break this morning I attended his lordship six miles from Colombo to Cotta, the principal missionary station, where they intend to establish a Christian institution for the island. He was received, on entering, by five missionaries ; and Mr. Lambrick read an address, in the name of all, expressive of their joy at ranging themselves under...
Page 21 - The following Hymns are part of an intended series, appropriate to the Sundays, and principal holidays of the year; connected in some degree with their particular Collects and Gospels, and designed to be sung between the Nicene Creed and the Sermon. The effect of an arrangement of this kind, though only partially adopted, is very striking in the Romish liturgy ; and its place should seem to be imperfectly supplied by a few verses of a Psalm, entirely unconnected with the peculiar devotions of the...
Page 123 - who is the source of all utterance and knowledge, who sendeth the seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases," he desired that this high dignity, if not already disposed of, should be entrusted to him. He accepted the great work from the imperious sense of duty alone, and from duty alone consented to encounter those thousand deaths, which we are called upon, even when living, to endure in the separation, perhaps for ever, from those whom we most...
Page 38 - Society supplied to them ; without encouragement, without support ; compelled to commit themselves, not to the casual hospitality, but to the systematic and bigoted inhospitality, of the natives ; seated in the street, because no house would receive them ; acquiring a new and difficult language, at the doors of the schools, from the children tracing their letters on the sand ; can we refrain not only from admiring the faith and patience of those eminent Saints, but from comparing their situation...

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