The Power of Religion on the Mind: In Retirement, Affliction, and at the Approach of Death: Exemplified in the Testimonies and Experience of Persons Distinguished by Their Greatness, Learning, Or Virtue ...
order of the trustees of the residuary estate of Lindley Murray, M. Day's Press, 1838 - 378 Seiten
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Seite 94 - to procure the good of all men. If any have been my enemies, I thought not of them, neither has the sun gone down upon my displeasure : but I have been as a dove, free from superfluity of maliciousness. Thy creatures have been my books, but thy Scriptures much more so. I have sought thee
Seite 85 - I have lived to see that this world is full of perturbations ; and I have been long preparing to leave it, and gathering comfort for the awful hour of making up my account with God, which I now apprehend to be near. And though I have,
Seite 115 - In his conversation, he was the most clear discourser, and had the best faculty in making hard things easy, and present to the understanding, of any man that hath been known." This eminent scholar and Christian, when he was near the end of his days, declared, in a
Seite 250 - the fields shall yield no meat ; the flocks shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls ; yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation." In the year 1745, he was ordered to repair
Seite 306 - But with the talents of an angel, a man may be a fool. If he judges amiss in the supreme point, judging right in all else, but aggravates his folly : as it shows him wrong, though blessed with the best capacity of being right.
Seite 247 - giving glory, and honour, and praise, unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and to the Lamb for ever and ever." Such were the elevations of his mind : yet
Seite 29 - Behold, I go bound in the spirit, to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there ; save that the Holy Spirit witnesseth
Seite 189 - Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me ! O Lord, make haste to help me !"—And she was relieved in the tenderest manner : for her spirit departed from the body, when it was thought she had only fallen
Seite 92 - of expression, seems rather the devotion of an angel than of a man. His principal fault appears to have been, the excess of that virtue which covers a multitude of faults. This betrayed him to so great an indulgence towards his servants, who made a corrupt use of it, that it stripped him of