A Sermon Delivered at Lee, December 22d, 1820: Being the Two Hundreth Anniversary of the Landing of Our Ancestors at Plymouth. ...

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Charles Webster., 1821 - Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony) - 26 pages
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Page 8 - For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them : but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.
Page 16 - We covenant with our Lord, and one with another ; and we do bind ourselves, in the presence of God, to walk together in all his ways, according as he is pleased to reveal himself unto us in his blessed word of truth...
Page 17 - We bind ourselves to study the advancement of the gospel in all truth and peace, both in regard of those that are within or without...
Page 10 - I was ashamed to ask of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken...
Page 14 - Having undertaken, for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith and Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the First Colony in the Northern Parts of Virginia...
Page 18 - Promising also, to the best of our ability, to teach our children and servants the knowledge of God, and of his will, that they may serve him also. And all this not by any strength of our own, but by the Lord Jesus Christ, whose blood we desire may sprinkle this our covenant made in his name.
Page 17 - ... before any, no, not the Indians, whose good we desire to promote, and so to converse as we may avoid the very appearance of evil. We do hereby promise to carry ourselves in all lawful obedience to those that are over us in church or commonwealth, knowing how well pleasing it will be to the Lord that they should have encouragement in their places, by our not grieving their spirits by our irregularities.
Page 17 - We give ourselves to the Lord Jesus Christ, and the word of his grace, for the teaching, ruling, and sanctifying of us in matters of worship and conversation, resolving to cleave unto him alone for life and glory, and to reject all contrary ways, canons, and constitutions of men, in his worship. We promise to walk with our brethren, with all watchfulness and tenderness, avoiding jealousies and suspicions, back-bitings, censurings, jirovokings, secret risings of spirit against them; but in all offences...
Page 17 - Christ, and to bear and forbear, give and forgive, as he hath taught us. In public or private we will willingly do nothing to the offence of the church, but will be willing to take advice for ourselves and ours as occasion shall be presented. — We will not in the congregation be forward, either to show our own gifts and parts in speaking, or scrupling...
Page 11 - We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plant edst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.

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