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The Life of John Brainerd: The Brother of David Brainerd, and His Successor ...
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Page 250 - Spirit attend a preached gospel to the most distant parts of the world, till the knowledge of the Lord shall cover the earth as the waters cover the sea, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever.
Page 150 - An humble attempt to promote explicit agreement, and visible union of God's people, in extraordinary prayer for the revival of religion, and the advancement of Christ's kingdom on earth...
Page 113 - God seemed to descend upon the assembly " like a rushing mighty wind," and with an astonishing energy bore down all before it. I stood amazed at the influence which seized the audience almost universally, and could compare it to nothing more aptly, than the irresistible force of a mighty torrent or...
Page 41 - Tis hard to rhyme About a little and unnoticed stream, That few have heard of — but it is a theme I chance to love; And one day I may tune my rye-straw reed, And whistle to the note of many a deed Done on this river — which, if there be need, I'll try to prove. THE BLACK FOX OF SALMON RIVER.
Page 131 - He also expressed much satisfaction in the disposals of Providence, with regard to the circumstances of his death; particularly that God had before his death given him...
Page 132 - Dear Jerusha, are you willing to part with me ? I am quite willing to part with you ; I am willing to part with all my friends, I am willing to part with my dear brother John, although I love him the best of any creature living : I have committed him and all my friends to God, and can leave them with God. Though if I thought I should not see you, and be happy with you in another world, I could not bear to part with you. But we shall spend a happy eternity together...
Page 76 - Nov. 29. Began to study the Indian tongue, with Mr. Sergeant at Stockbridge*. — Was perplexed for want of more retirement. — I love to live alone in my own little cottage, where I can spend much time in prayer, &c.
Page 316 - I look upon him to be one of the most valuable men upon earth ; he has. joined to an ardent sense of religion, solid learning, consummate prudence, great candour and sweetness of temper; and a certain nobleness of soul, capable of contriving and acting the greatest things, without seeming to be conscious of having done them.
Page 126 - God knows, I was heartily willing to have served him longer in the work of the ministry, although it had still been attended with all the labours and hardships of past years, if he had seen fit that it should be so : but as his will now appears otherwise, I am fully content, and can with the utmost freedom say, " The will of the Lord be done.