Uncle John Vassar, or, The fight of faith

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Page 140 - And melt mine eyes to tears. 5 But drops of grief can ne'er repay The debt of love I owe : Here, Lord, I give myself away, — 'Tis all that I can do.
Page 203 - For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
Page 189 - As thus the dying warrior prayed, Without one gathering mist or shade Upon his mind; Encircled by his family, Watched by affection's gentle eye So soft and kind; His soul to Him, who gave it, rose; God lead it to its long repose, Its glorious rest! And, though the warrior's sun has set, Its light shall linger round us yet, Bright, radiant, blest.
Page 20 - The law that rules his else eccentric action. So he that's in himself insensible Of love's sweet influence, misjudges him Who moves according to love's melody : And knowing not that all these sighs and tears, Ejaculations, and impatiences, Are necessary changes of a measure, Which the divine musician plays, may call The lover crazy; which he would not do Did he within his own heart hear the tune Play'd by the great musician of the world.
Page 218 - ... sounding Bid us be of heart and cheer, Through the silence, down the spaces, falling on the inward ear. Know we not our dead are looking Downward with a sad surprise, All our strife of words rebuking With their mild and loving eyes ? Shall we grieve the holy angels ? Shall we cloud their blessed skies...
Page 121 - No foot of land do I possess, No cottage in the wilderness; A poor wayfaring man, I lodge awhile in tents below, And gladly wander to and fro, Till I my Canaan gain...
Page 197 - I know not the hour when my Lord will come To take me away to His own dear home ; But I know that His presence will lighten the gloom, And that will be glory for me.
Page 9 - Ye arena getting stiff yet, I reckon. I hate to see a man's arms drop down as if he was shot, before the clock's fairly struck, just as if he'd never a bit o' pride and delight in 's work.
Page 216 - And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her : and the highest himself shall establish her. 6 The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there.
Page 9 - Look there, now ! I can't abide to see men throw away their tools i' that way, the minute the clock begins to strike, as if they took no pleasure i' their work, and was afraid o

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