The Life and Letters of Arthur Fraser Sim: Priest in the Universities' Mission to Central Africa

Universities' Mission, 1896 - 280 pÓgines

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PÓgina 42 - Were a star quenched on high, For ages would its light, Still travelling downward from the sky, Shine on our mortal sight. So when a great man dies, For years beyond our ken The light he leaves behind him lies Upon the paths of men.
PÓgina ix - Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest : but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
PÓgina 42 - To me the thought of death is terrible, Having such hold on life. To thee it is not So much even as the lifting of a latch ; Only a step into the open air Out of a tent already luminous With light that shines through its transparent walls...
PÓgina 273 - Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering ; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
PÓgina 59 - For thence, — a paradox Which comforts while it mocks, — Shall life succeed in that it seems to fail: What I aspired to be, And was not, comforts me: A brute I might have been, but would not sink i
PÓgina 42 - Death takes us by surprise, And stays our hurrying feet ; The great design unfinished lies, Our lives are incomplete. But in the dark unknown Perfect their circles seem, Even as a bridge's arch of stone Is rounded in the stream.
PÓgina 20 - He, being made perfect in a short time, fulfilled a long time: For his soul pleased the Lord: therefore hasted he to take him away from among the wicked.
PÓgina 48 - How canst thou tell that he .╗ Thou sawest was a Saint? — I saw one like to Christ so luminously By patient deeds of love, his mortal taint Seemed made his groundwork for humility. And when he marked me downcast utterly Where foul I sat and faint, Then more than ever Christ-like kindled he ; And welcomed me as I had been a saint, Tenderly stooping low to comfort me. Christ bade him, "Do thou likewise.
PÓgina 34 - A child's kiss Set on thy sighing lips shall make thee glad ; A poor man served by thee shall make thee rich ; A sick man helped by thee shall make thee strong : Thou shalt be served thyself by every sense Of service which thou renderest.
PÓgina vii - He shall come to be glorified in his saints, and admired in all them that believe in that day.

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