Sermons: In which are Explained and Enforced the ... Virtures of Freemasonry. Preached ... Before the Provincial Grand Officers and Other Brethren in ... Kent and Essex
The author, 1799 - 354 pàgines
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Pàgina 62 - All price beyond ; though curious to compute, Archangels fail'd to cast the mighty sum : Its value vast, ungrasp'd by minds create^ For ever hides, and glows, in the Supreme.
Pàgina 122 - ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve ; pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy, forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord.
Pàgina 325 - PREVENT us, O Lord, in all our doings with thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help ; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Pàgina 97 - Masonic charity is the charity of the heart; he thinks no evil of his Brother; he cherishes no designs against him. It is -charity upon the tongue also; he speaks no evil; bears no false witness; defames no character; blasts no reputation; he knows that to take away a good name is to commit an evil, the * damage of which no wealth can repay — it is of more value than great riches — rubies cannot repurchase it — the gold of Ophir cannot gild it again to its original beauty.
Pàgina 241 - ... amiable. The fruits of the spirit of the devil are envy, hatred, malice, irritableness, everything that tends to destroy mankind, and to make them feel uncomfortable and unhappy. The fruits of the Spirit of God are love, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost; and the man that says he loves God and hateth his brother, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Pàgina 62 - Sun ! didst thou fly thy Maker's pain ? or start At that enormous load of human guilt, Which bow'd his blessed head; o'erwhelm'd his cross; Made groan the centre ; burst earth's marble womb, With pangs, strange pangs! deliver 'd of her dead?
Pàgina 69 - ... danger of acquiring the appellation of hypocrisy, but will bear the test of scrutiny ; and however severely tried, will be found a firm possession. With this love our devotion will be the true devotion of the soul, in all its native simplicity and sincerity. This heavenly spark within our bosoms will catch that heavenly flame of divine and seraphic love, which alone can unite the Creator with the creature ; and thus alone can be formed and completed, that true felicity of the human soul, the...
Pàgina 228 - For he is not a Jew, who is one outwardly ; nor is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh. " But he is a Jew, who is one inwardly ; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit not in the letter ; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Pàgina 72 - ... nor circumscribed within the narrow confines of self-interest or personal obligation; but, uniformly directed to the general welfare, must be dilated into an exercise wide and extensive as human kind. " You must assuredly know that in all the bonds by which we are united; in all the lectures we receive; and in all the exercises by which we endeavor either to amuse, instruct, or benefit each other ; strict justice and universal charity form the principle, the sentiment, and the labor of the Free...