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" Oh that I had wings like a dove ! Then would I fly away, and be at rest. "
The Baptist Magazine - Page 281
1819
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The Fountain of Life Opened, Or, A Display of Christ in His Essential and ...

John Flavel - Presbyterian Church - 1671 - 572 pages
...full of strife, christians then grow weary of the world : and sigh out the psalmist's request, " O that I had wings like a dove ! then would I fly away and be at rest." The rule by which we are to walk, is, " If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live...
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The Whole Works: Of the Reverend Mr. John Flavel, ... In Eight Volumes. To ...

John Flavel - Presbyterian Church - 1770
...Methinks thy foal fhould look and ft gh, like a prifoner, through the grates of this mortality ; u O that •*' I had wings like a dove, then would I fly away, and be at " reft:" Moft men need patience to die, but a faint thai underftands what death admits him to, ihould...
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The Whole Works of the Reverend and Learned Mr. John Willison, Late Minister ...

John Willison - 1798
...finful polluting place among a ftrange people, and am f , long kept from my Father's houfe above " O that I had wings like a dove ! Then would I fly away, and be at reft : Lo, then I would wander far off, and remain in the wildernefs," that I might be free from...
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Whole Works of the Rev. Mr. John Flavel, Volume 5

John Flavel - 1799
...Methinks thy foul (hould look and iigh, like a priibner, through the grates of this mortality ; " O that I had wings like a dove, then would " I fly away, and be at reft :" Moft men need patience to die, but a faint that underftands what death admits him to, (hould...
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The works of ... William Huntington ... to the close of the year MDCCCVI.

William Huntington (works.) - 1811
...generally a strong wind; hence it is called a windy storm: "O that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest. I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest." The dreadful spirit of bondage, which is called the north wind, makes the...
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Sermons, and Other Discourses ...

Samuel Lavington - 1815
...and you may often hear them, when their spirits are quite exhausted with continual bustling, cry, "O that I had wings like a dove ! then would I fly away, and beat rest." It is tiresome enough to be in such a perpetual hurry when matters go on prosperously,...
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The Friendly Visitor, Volume 13

William Carus Wilson - Theology - 1831
...resting place in my God!" Viewing from Pisgah's top this resting place, he often ex35 claimed, "oh! that I had wings like a dove, then would I fly away and be at rest." Frequently, amidst groanings, which his acute pains compelled him to utter, exclamations...
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The Investigator (or, Quarterly magazine) [ed. by W.B. Collyer, T ..., Volume 1

William Bengo' Collyer - 1820
...of Manchester. " Oh this sad world ! often am I ready to express myself as the Psalmist does, ' Oh ! that I had wings like a dove, then would I fly away, and be at rest.' But the path to heaven is through much tribulation ; this is the appointed way, and why,...
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The Indicator, Volume 1

Leigh Hunt - 1820
...may be at a distance, people feel as if they should escape from the worry of their local cares. " О that I had wings like a dove ! then would I fly away and be at rest." The word far is often used wilfully in poetry, to vender distance still more distant. An...
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The Methodist Magazine: For the Year ... ; Being a Continuation ..., Volume 32

John Wesley, George Story - Christianity - 1810
...fpeaking of the blcflednefs of the faints beyond the grave, every melting heart fetmed to fay, ' O that I had wings like a dove, then would I fly away and be at reft.' At the clofe of the fermon, floods of tears were flied, and the folemn prefence of God was...
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