The power of religion on the mind

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T. Wilson and Son, 1810 - Christian biography - 478 pages

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Page 56 - of his time and talents, drew from him this sorrowful declaration : " Had 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 indulgent pains and study, not
Page 31 - 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
Page 448 - I am of opinion that this volume, independently of its Divine origin, contains more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty, more pure morality, more important history, and finer strains both of poetry and eloquence, than can be collected from all other books, in whatever age or language they may have been written.
Page 28 - to the council and people; which so enraged these unhappy creatures, " that they stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, and cast him out of the city, and stoned him.
Page 246 - Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation! Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me! O Lord, make haste to help me!" And she was relieved in the tenderest manner: for her spirit departed from the body, when it was thought she had only fallen asleep.
Page 176 - men only, who are solicitous for the attaining of their everlasting rest, are the truly wise men; and shall be acknowledged to be so, by those who now despise them. ' We fools accounted his life madness, and his end to be without honour: now is he numbered among the children of God, and his lot is among the saints!'*
Page 33 - Behold, I go bound in the spirit, to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there; save that the Holy Spirit witnesseth in every city, saying, that bonds
Page 396 - month!—Oh, for a single week ! I ask not for years; though an age were too little for the much I have to do.' On my saying, we could not do too much: that heaven was a blessed place—' So much the worse.—'Tis lost! 'tis lost!—Heaven is to me the severest
Page 365 - year of his age, he thought the time come when it was no ; longer fit to doubt or believe by chance, and applied himself seriously to the great question. His studies, being honest, ended in conviction. He found that religion was true, and what he had learned he endeavoured to teach, by
Page 398 - on the future. Worse dread of the future, strikes it back on the past. I turn, and turn, and find no ray. Didst thou feel half the mountain that is on me, thou wouldst struggle with the martyr for his stake; and bless Heaven for the flames !—that is not an everlasting flame

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