History of the Presbyterian Church in the State of Illinois

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W.S. Bryan, 1879 - Illinois - 735 pages
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Page 125 - Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
Page 80 - Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly ; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind : neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
Page 263 - Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Page 711 - I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, that I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh...
Page 242 - I shall be protected in the exercise, and enjoyment of those rights — that is the question, sir ; — whether my property shall be protected, whether I shall be suffered to go home to my family at night without being assailed, and threatened with tar and feathers, and assassination ; whether my afflicted wife, whose life has been in jeopardy, from continued alarm and excitement, shall night after night be driven from a sick bed into the garret to save her life from the brickbats and violence of...
Page 368 - I was dumb, I opened not my mouth ; Because thou didst it Remove thy stroke away from me : I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.
Page 1 - I have long been perfectly out of conceit of our unsettled, independent, confused way of church government in this land ; and the Presbyterian way has ever appeared to me most agreeable to the word of God, and the reason and nature of things...
Page 700 - Paint me as I am," said Oliver Cromwell, while sitting to young Lely. " If you leave out the scars and wrinkles, I will not pay you a shilling.
Page 337 - And we run the same course that our fathers have run. The thoughts we are thinking our fathers would think, From the death we are shrinking...
Page 396 - French crossed the river in pursuit of them. The remainder of the troops left their quarters to see the sport. In the meantime a large body of warriors, who were concealed in the woods near by, came silently behmd the fort, entered it without opposition, and very few of the French escaped the massacre. They afterwards built another fort on the same ground, and called it Massac, in memory of this disastrous event.

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