A companion to Gadsby's Selection of hymns and the supplements, ed. by J. Gadsby

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William Gadsby, John Gadsby
1851
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Page 135 - JOHN NEWTON, CLERK, Once an Infidel and Libertine, A servant of slaves in Africa, Was, by the rich mercy of our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST, Preserved, restored, pardoned, And appointed to preach the Faith He had long laboured to destroy, Near sixteen years at Olney in Bucks And . . . years in this church.
Page 86 - Temple, with such a dejection of spirits, as none but they who have felt the same, can have the least conception of: Day and night I was upon the rack, lying down in horror, and rising up in despair.
Page 123 - I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, And in his word do I hope.
Page 131 - I went to the helm, and steered the ship till midnight, excepting a small interval for refreshment. I had here leisure and convenient opportunity for reflection. I began to think of my former religious professions; the extraordinary turns in my life; the calls, warnings, and deliverances I had met with; the licentious course of my conversation, particularly my unparalleled effrontery in making the gospel history...
Page 135 - Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.
Page 147 - O that I had wings like a dove ! then would I flee away and be at rest.
Page 146 - Why, that is a good sign that my death is fast approaching ; and, blessed be God, I can add that my heart beats every day stronger and stronger for glory.
Page 125 - I took up and laid aside a religious profession three or four different times before 1 was 10 years of age; but all this while my heart was insincere. I often saw the necessity of religion as a means of escaping hell ; but I loved sin, and was unwilling to forsake it.
Page 90 - For many succeeding weeks, tears were ready to flow, if I did but speak of the gospel, or mention the name of Jesus. To rejoice day and night was all my employment. Too happy to sleep much, I thought it was but lost time that was spent in slumber.
Page 131 - This, though spoken with little reflection, was the first desire I had breathed for mercy for the space of many years. I was instantly struck with my own words, and, as Jehu said once, What hast thou to do with peace...

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