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Page 291 - The voice at midnight came; He started up to hear ; A mortal arrow pierced his frame — He fell, but felt no fear.
Page 296 - I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting ; in like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety, not with broidered hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array, but (which becometh women professing godliness,) with good works.
Page 336 - Nothing more was seen of him until the next morning, at which time he returned to the encampment, wet with the dew of the night, in a state of mind which was distressing beyond description ; but during the day he was happily and powerfully converted to God, and was found sitting, as it were, at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind.
Page 92 - Oh, is it not a noble thing to die As dies the Christian, with his armor on ! — What is the hero's clarion, though its blast Ring with the mastery of a world, to this ? — What are the searching victories of mind — The lore of vanish'd ages? — What are all The trumpetings of proud humanity, To the short history of him who made His sepulchre beside the King of kings ? OS THE PICTURE OF A
Page 248 - We view it as contrary to the golden law of God, on which hang all the law and the prophets, and the unalienable rights of mankind, as well as every principle of the revolution, to hold in the deepest debasement, in a more abject slavery than is perhaps to be found in any part of the world except America, so many souls that are all capable of the image of God.
Page 458 - On Monday we opened our conference in great peace and love, and continued sitting, day by day, until Friday noon. A delegation of seven members was chosen to the General Conference. There were thirteen preachers added, and we found an addition of two thousand two hundred members to the society in these bounds; seven deacons were elected and ordained, and ten elders; two preachers only located; sixty-six preachers were stationed.
Page 352 - Jesus to have mercy upon them, fainting and swooning away till every appearance of life was gone and the extremities of the body assumed the coldness of death ; others surrounding them with melodious songs, or fervent prayers for their happy conversion ; others, collecting into circles round this variegated scene, contending with arguments for and against the work. This scene frequently continued, without intermission, for days and nights together.' At these meetings many circumstances transpired...
Page 62 - I was strangely outdone for want of sleep. Our way is over mountains, steep hills, deep rivers, and muddy creeks, a thick growth of reeds for miles together, and no inhabitants but wild beasts and ^savage men. I slept about an hour the first night, and about two the last. We ate no regular meals, our bread grew short, and I was much spent.
Page 394 - We rode forward to Station Camp, and found the Conference seated. By this time, my stomach and speech were pretty well gone. I applied to Mr. William Hodge and to Mr. William McGee, Presbyterian ministers, to supply my lack of public service, which they did with great fervency and fidelity : with great pleasure and in great pain I heard them both.
Page 349 - ... and tents, for days and nights together — that many were so affected that they fell to the ground like men slain in battle. The piercing cries of the penitents and rapture of the healed appeared to be brought to our view, and, what was equally encouraging to the faithful, that the work, instead of declining, was progressing to the interior. After the description given by him, it was unnecessary to exhort the faithful to look for the like among themselves.