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" Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own — Paul should himself direct me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from his design. "
Poems: By William Cowper, of the Inner Temple Esq. In Two Volumes ... - Page 65
by William Cowper - 1793 - 359 pages
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A sketch of the the life of the rev. John Brown, sometime minister ... in ...

Thomas Lockerby - 1839
...decimating the clergy, he would adopt the language of Cowper — " Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul should himself direct me ; I would trace His master strokes, and draw from his design. I would express...
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The Seasons of Life; with an Introduction on the Creation, and Primeval ...

Mary ASHDOWNE - 1839 - 309 pages
...respect, Whose actions say that they respect themselves. . • • Would I describe a preacher such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul should himself direct me. I would trace His roaster-strokes, and draw from his design; I would express...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1839 - 516 pages
...not careless hands On skulls that cannot teach, and will not learn. Would I deseribe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul should himself direet me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from his design. I would express...
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Notes, explanatory and practical, on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians

Albert Barnes - 1840
...anxious to deliver just such a message as God will approve and bless. " Would I describe a preacher such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul should himself direct me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from his design. I would express...
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The Primitive Church (or Baptist) Magazine, Volume 25

Primitive Baptists - 1868
...come. All this description reminds us of the stanza of Cowper : — " Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul himself should direct me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from his design. I would express...
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Sermons on Important Subjects, Volume 1

Samuel Davies, Albert Barnes - Presbyterian Church - 1841
...drawn by an uninspired pea than in the well-known words of Cowper: " Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul should himself direct me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from his design ; I would express...
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Notes, Explanatory and Practical, on the First Epistle of Paul to the ...

Albert Barnes - Bible - 1841 - 345 pages
...be, in the well-known and most beautiful passage in the " Task." Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, . Paul should himself direct me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from bis design. I would express...
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The rhetorical reader, consisting of choice specimens of oratorical ...

John Hall Hindmarsh - 1845 - 80 pages
...careless ha'nds/ On sku 11s/ that can'not te'ach, and will not lea'rn. Would I describe a pre'acher/ su'ch as Pa'ul, Were he' on e'arth, would he'ar, approVe, and o"wn — Paul should himself/ direcYme. I would trace His master-st'rokes, and dr'aw from hi's desi'gn. I would express...
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The Tract Magazine, Or, Christian Miscellany, Volumes 12-13

Christian life - 1845
...first time. The account agrees with the language of the poet : — " Would I describe a preacher such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own — Paul should himself direct me. I would trace His master strokes, and draw from his design. 1 would express...
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Poems of William Cowper, Esq., with a New Memoir: Compiled from Johnson ...

William Cowper - 1846 - 284 pages
...ye mitred heads, Preserve the church ! and lay not careless hands Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he on Earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul should himself direct me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from his design. I would express...
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