The Power of Religion on the Mind, in Retirement, Affliction, and at the Approach of Death

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order of the trustees of the residuary estate of Lindley Murray, M. Day's Press, 1838 - 378 Seiten
 

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Seite 30 - the various distresses and afflictions he encountered, served only to increase the ardour of his pious pursuits. The strong faith with which he was endued, raised him above all temporal considerations. " We are (said he) troubled on every side, yet not distressed ; we are perplexed, but not in despair ; persecuted, but not forsaken ; cast down, but not destroyed."—
Seite 31 - of this faithful servant of God ? His firm and undaunted mind expressed itself in these words : " Behold, I go- bound in the spirit, to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there ; save that the Holy Spirit
Seite 48 - I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs. But this is the just reward that I must receive for my incessant pains and study, not
Seite 313 - as it is of humanity. It was a voyage of discovery ; a circumnavigation of charity. Already the benefit of his labour is felt more or less in every country : I hope he will anticipate his final reward, by seeing all its effects fully realized in his own.
Seite 6 - Fear God, and keep his commandments. This is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every work into judgment, whether it be good or whether it be evil," " When we reflect," says Dr. Blair, " on the character of him who delivered these sentiments, we cannot but admit that they deserve a serious and attentive examination. For they are not
Seite 88 - be done!" At another time, he said : " God hath heard my daily petition : for I am at peace with all men, and he is at peace with me. From this blessed assurance, I feel that inward joy, which the world can neither give, nor take from me. My conscience
Seite 87 - 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 88 - of my unrighteousness, through his merits, who died to purchase pardon for penitent sinners. And since I owe thee a death, Lord, let it not be terrible, and then choose thy own time ; I submit to it. Let not mine, 0 Lord, but thy
Seite 241 - 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 100 - compassions, in thy merciful chastisements, and in thy most visible providences. As thy favours have increased upon me, so have thy corrections ; as my worldly blessings were exalted, so secret darts from thee have pierced me ; and when I have ascended before men, I have descended in humiliation before thee. And now, when I have been thinking most of place and

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