The Imitation of Christ: Four Books

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Rivingtons, 1877 - Devotional literature - 288 pages
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Page 171 - O that I had wings like a dove : for then would I flee away, and be at rest.
Page 48 - God is faithful, who will not suffer" us " to be tempted above that" we " are able ; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that " we
Page 259 - As I live, saith the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live, turn ye, turn ye, from your evil ways; for why will ye die?
Page 105 - When you shall have done all things that are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants'.
Page 99 - Thou hast turned my heaviness into joy; thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness...
Page 237 - I will refresh you,1 saith the Lord. The bread that I will give is My flesh which I give for the life of the world...
Page 154 - Of the recollection of God's manifold benefits OPEN, O Lord, my heart in Thy law, and teach me to walk in the way of Thy commandments. Grant me to understand Thy will and to...
Page 209 - Thy desired good pleasure, and despise not my life which is full of sin, known to none so entirely and fully as to Thee alone. 7. Grant me, O Lord, to know that which ought to be known ; to love that which ought to be loved ; to praise that which pleaseth Thee most, to esteem that which is precious in Thy sight, to blame that which is vile in Thine eyes. Suffer me not to judge according to the sight of bodily eyes, nor to give sentence according to the hearing of the ears of ignorant men; but to...
Page 120 - Fear thou the judgments of God, fear greatly the wrath of the Almighty. Shrink from debating upon the works of the Most High, but search narrowly thine own iniquities into what great sins thou hast fallen, and how many good things thou hast neglected. There are some who carry their devotion only in books, some in pictures, some in outward signs and figures; some have Me in their mouths, but little in their hearts. Others there are who, being enlightened in their understanding and purged in their...
Page 122 - Let me sing the song of love, let me follow thee, my Beloved, on high; let my soul spend itself in thy praise, rejoicing through love.

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