Steps Christward: Counsels for Young Christians

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Pilgrim Press, 1903 - Christian life - 178 pages
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Page 90 - Heaven is not reached at a single bound ; But we build the ladder by which we rise From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies, And we mount to its summit round by round.
Page 120 - For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by his life...
Page 110 - The time of business," said he, "does not with me differ from the time of prayer; and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I possess God in as great tranquillity as if I were upon my knees at the blessed sacrament.
Page 115 - The men of grace have found Glory begun below ; Celestial fruits on earthly ground From faith and hope may grow. 4 The hill of Zion yields A thousand sacred sweets Before we reach the heavenly fields, Or walk the golden streets.
Page 65 - Why therefore should we do ourselves this wrong, Or others, that we are not always strong, That we are ever overborne with care, That we should ever weak or heartless be, Anxious or troubled, when with us is prayer, And joy and strength and courage are with Thee ? ARCHBISHOP TRENCH.
Page 171 - There is no place where earth's sorrows Are more felt than up in heaven ; There is no place where earth's failings Have such kindly judgment given.
Page 156 - Subtlest thought shall fail, and learning falter, Churches change, forms perish, systems go, But our human needs, they will not alter, Christ no after age shall e'er outgrow. Yea, amen ! O changeless One, Thou only Art life's guide and spiritual goal, Thou the Light across the dark vale lonely,— Thou the eternal haven of the soul!
Page 165 - He came sweet influence to impart, A gracious, willing Guest, While He can find one humble heart, Wherein to rest.
Page 102 - We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not abideth in death.
Page 127 - T were like a breach Of reverence in a temple could I dare Here speak untruth, here wrong my inmost thought. Here I grow strong and pure ; here I may yield, Without shamefacedness, the little brought From out my poorer life, and stand revealed, And glad, and trusting, in the sweet and rare And tender presence which hath filled this air.

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