Moral Sketches of Prevailing Opinions and Manners, Foreign and Domestic: With Reflections on Prayer
T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1819 - 518 pàgines
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Pàgina 237 - Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another ; and the Lord hearkened, and heard it : and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.
Pàgina 384 - ... if any man will do the will of God, he shall know of the doctrine whether it be of God.,, Our compassionate Redeemer cherished every hopeful appearance.
Pàgina 478 - He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he that is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
Pàgina 448 - ... have nothing to do ; something to excite an appetite to existence in the palled satiety which attends on all pleasures which may be bought, where nature is not left to her own process, where even desire is anticipated, and therefore fruition defeated by meditated schemes and contrivances of delight ; and no interval, no obstacle, is interposed between the wish and the accomplishment.
Pàgina 447 - The English people are satisfied, that to the great the consolations of religion are as necessary as its instructions. They too are among the unhappy. They feel personal pain and domestic sorrow. In these they have no privilege, but are subject to pay their full contingent to the contributions levied on mortality.
Pàgina 397 - Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Pàgina 448 - They want this sovereign balm under their gnawing cares and anxieties, which, being less conversant about the limited wants of animal life, range without limit, and are diversified by infinite combinations in the wild and unbounded regions of imagination. Some charitable dole is wanting to these our often very unhappy brethren, to fill the gloomy void that reigns in minds which have nothing on earth to hope or fear ; something to relieve in the killing languor and overlabored lassitude of those who...
Pàgina 374 - Christ might dwell in their hearts by faith ; that they, being rooted and grounded in love, might- be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height ; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that they might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Pàgina 431 - Touched with them not only when he was " a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief," but now when he is even " ascended to the glory which he had with his father before the world began." How soothing is this expression of the divine compassion ! It is not barely the hearing or the seeing, it is the feeling of our infirmities.