Joseph Augustine Benton: In Memorial

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Trustees of the Pacific Theological Seminary, 1892 - 83 pages
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Page 22 - TO Jesus, the crown of my hope, • My soul is in haste to be gone ; Oh! bear me, ye cherubim, up, And waft me away to His throne.
Page 22 - My Saviour, whom absent I love ; Whom, not having seen, I adore ; Whose name is exalted above All glory, dominion and power — Dissolve thou these bands that detain My soul from her portion in thee ; Ah ! strike off this adamant chain, And make me eternally free.
Page 62 - It may not be our lot to wield The sickle in the ripened field ; Is* or ours to hear, on summer eves, The reaper's song among the sheaves. Yet where our duty's task is wrought In unison with God's great thought, The near and future blend in one, And whatsoe'er is willed, is done...
Page 22 - Thou these bonds, that detain. My soul from her portion in Thee, Ah ! strike off this adamant chain, And make me eternally free. When that happy era begins, When arrayed in Thy glories I shine, Nor grieve any more, by my sins, The bosom on which I recline; Oh then shall the veil be removed, And round me Thy brightness be poured, I shall meet Him whom absent I loved, I shall see Him whom unseen I adored.
Page 22 - And then, never more shall the fears, The trials, temptations, and woes, Which darken this valley of tears, Intrude on my blissful repose.
Page 11 - The world's center will change; this will be the land of pilgrimage, and no man will be thought to have seen the world till he has seen California.
Page 11 - Value dwells not in particular will." The achievements of individuals and their merely personal renown are in a real assessment only "baby figures of the giant mass of things to come at large.
Page 9 - O'Connell was the impersonation of that people — "A nation in a. man compris'd." In this consists the secret of the interest he excited while living, and of all his fame now that he lives no more. It is his country, therefore, and only his country — as she was, as she is, and as she is to be — that must be regarded, if we would fully comprehend and truly know the character of O'Connell.
Page 35 - ... and that a strong force could keep the wealth which would be unearthed better than a small one.

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