Ember Hours

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Joseph Masters & Company, 1873 - 145 Seiten
 

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Seite 128 - But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all ; And, as a bird each fond endearment, tries, To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.
Seite xx - Have always therefore printed in your remembrance, how great a treasure is committed to your charge. For they are the sheep of Christ, which he bought with his death, and for whom he shed his blood.
Seite xx - WILL you be diligent in prayers, and in reading of the Holy Scriptures, and in such studies as help to the knowledge of the same, laying aside the study of the world and the flesh?
Seite 40 - LORD, with what care hast thou begirt us round ! Parents first season us : then schoolmasters Deliver us to laws ; they send us bound To rules of reason, holy messengers, Pulpits and Sundays, sorrow dogging sin, Afflictions sorted, anguish of all sizes. Fine nets and stratagems to catch us in, Bibles laid open, millions of surprises, Blessings beforehand, ties of gratefulness, The sound of glory ringing in our ears ; Without, our shame ; within, our consciences Angels and grace, eternal hopes and...
Seite 83 - Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain : yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.
Seite 127 - A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year : Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had changed, nor wished to change his place...
Seite 128 - E'en children follow'd with endearing wile, And pluck'd his gown, to share the good man's smile, His ready smile a parent's warmth express'd, Their welfare pleased him, and their cares distressed; To them his heart, his love, his griefs were given, But all his serious thoughts had rest in Heaven.
Seite 126 - PERSOUN of a toun ; But riche he was of holy thought and werk. He was also a lerned man, a clerk, That Cristes gospel trewely wolde preche ; His parisshens devoutly wolde he teche.
Seite 133 - Even so, who loves the Lord aright, No soul of man can worthless find ; All will be precious in his sight, Since Christ on all hath shined ; But chiefly Christian souls ; for they, Though worn and soil'd with sinful clay, Are yet, to eyes that see them true, All glistening with baptismal dew.
Seite 128 - The reverend champion stood. At his control Despair and anguish fled the struggling soul ; Comfort came down the trembling wretch to raise, And his last faltering accents whispered praise.

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