A Centennial Discourse Delivered to the First Congregational Church and Society in Leominster, September 24, 1843 ... with an Appendix

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Charles C. Little & James Brown, 1843 - Leominster (Mass.) - 112 pages
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Page 3 - 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...
Page 97 - Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant...
Page 97 - And may the God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make us perfect in every good work to do his will ; working in us that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ ; to whom be glory forever and ever. AMEN.
Page 110 - To blast that ark — its storm is still. Chief, sachem, sage, bards, heroes, seers, That live in story and in song, Time, for the last two hundred years, Has raised, and shown, and swept along.
Page 29 - ... driven from his church and his living. A few adhered to him to the last days of his life ; and to them, as a separate congregation, he continued to preach the gospel, in his own interpretation of it. Of these last days, let Mr. Stebbins speak. " Mr. Rogers continued to preach in the school house, to his few, but devoted, faithful adherents, till his body was bowed with the weight of years and cares, and his head white with the frosts of age. During the last years of his ministry, he preached...
Page 100 - His help, to do our part in the methods of religious education, that they may be the Lord's. And all this we do, flying to the blood of the everlasting covenant for the pardon of our many errors...
Page 35 - It is in vain that they oppose OPINION; any thing else they may subdue. They may conquer wind, water, nature itself ; but to the progress of that secret, subtle, pervading spirit, their imagination can devise, their strength can accomplish, no bar: its votaries they may seize, they may destroy ; itself they cannot touch. If they check it in one place, it invades them in another. They cannot build a wall across the whole earth; and, even if they could, it would pass over its summit! Chains cannot...
Page 99 - Trinity, and accept the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament as the word of God and only " rule of faith and practice " ; Article 3 declares that " God chose his people in Christ Jesus before the foundation of the world...
Page 110 - Then what are we ! — then what are we ! — Yes, when two hundred years have rolled O'er our green graves, our names shall be A morning dream, a tale that's told. God of our fathers, — in whose sight The thousand years, that sweep away Man, and the traces of his might, Are but the break and close of day, — Grant us that love of truth sublime, That love of goodness and of thee, That makes thy children, in all time, To share thine own eternity.
Page 104 - Gilman, esq., one of the justices of the peace within and for the county of Franklin, in the State of Vermont, came Chellis F. Safford, grand juror within and for the town of St. Albans, in...

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