Practical Piety, Volume 1

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Munroe and Francis, 1811

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Page 101 - I beheld, and lo ! a great multitude, which no man can number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues...
Page 175 - Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
Page 147 - I should utterly have fainted, but that I believe verily to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 16 O tarry thou the Lord's leisure ; be strong, and he shall comfort thine heart; and put thou thy trust in the Lord.
Page 18 - ... shall ever prevail so far over me. I know in whom I have believed ; I am not ignorant whose precious blood hath been shed for me; I have a shepherd full of kindness, full of care, and full of power...
Page 170 - ... a new commandment give I unto you, that you love one another.' Christianity instead of destroying the distinctions of rank, or breaking in on the regulations of society, by this universal precept, furnishes new fences to its order, additional security to its repose, and fresh strength to its subordinations. Were this command, so inevitably productive ofthat peculiarly Christian injunction of 'doing to others as we would they should do unto us,' uniformly observed, the whole frame of society would...
Page 184 - Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts. Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy glory.
Page 15 - It is being transformed into the image of God. It is being like-minded with Christ. It is considering him as our sanctification, as well as our redemption. It is endeavouring to live to him here that we may live with him hereafter. It is desiring earnestly to surrender our will to his, our heart to the conduct of his spirit, our life to the guidance of his word.
Page 91 - JTRAYER is the application of want to him who only can relieve it ; the voice of sin to him who alone can pardon it. It is the urgency of poverty, the prostration of humility, the fervency of penitence, the confidence of trust. It is not eloquence, but earnestness, not the definition of helplessness, but the feeling of it ; not figures of speech, but compunction of soul. It is the " Lord save us we perish" of drowning Peter ; the cry of faith to the ear of mercy.
Page 185 - For his wrath endureth but the twinkling of an eye, and in his pleasure is life : heaviness may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Page 41 - We could not see him want without pain, but we can see him sin without emotion. We could not hear of a beggar perishing at our door without horror; but we can, without concern, witness an acquaintance dying without repentance. Is it not strange that we must participate something of the divine nature, before we can really love the human ? It seems, indeed, to be an insensibility to sin, rather than want of benevolence to mankind, that makes us naturally pity their temporal, and be careless of their...

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