Stones of the Temple, Or Lessons from the Fabric and Furniture of the Church

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Rivingtons, 1871 - 318 sider
 

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Side 166 - Must stand acknowledged, while the world shall stand, The most important and effectual guard, Support, and ornament of Virtue's cause. There stands the messenger of truth : there stands The legate of the skies ! — His theme divine, His office sacred, his credentials clear. By him the violated law speaks out Its thunders ; and by him, in strains as sweet As angels use, the Gospel whispers peace.
Side 254 - Or th' unseen Genius of the wood. But let my due feet never fail To walk the studious cloister's pale, And love the high embowed roof, With antique pillars massy proof, And storied windows richly dight, Casting a dim religious light.
Side 20 - Yes, that blessed name imparts Comfort to those, who in the grave have sown The seed, that they had garnered in their hearts, Their bread of life, alas ! no more their own. Into its furrows shall we all be cast, In the sure faith, that we shall rise again At the great harvest, when the...
Side 193 - Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which He hath promised to them that love Him?
Side 251 - And here it is to be noted, that such ornaments of the Church and of the ministers thereof, at all times of their ministration...
Side 192 - MY brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
Side 7 - Whinny-muir thou com'st at last : And Christe receive thy saule. If ever thou gavest hosen and shoon, — Every nighte and alle, Sit thee down and put them on ; And Christe receive...
Side 174 - Unskilful he to fawn, or seek for power, By doctrines fashion'd to the varying hour; Far other aims his heart had learn'd to prize, More bent to raise the wretched than to rise.
Side 310 - ONE sweetly solemn thought Comes to me o'er and o'er: I am nearer home to-day Than I ever have been before ; Nearer my Father's house, Where the many mansions be ; Nearer the great white throne, Nearer the crystal sea; Nearer the bound of life, Where we lay our burdens down ; Nearer leaving the cross, Nearer gaining the crown...

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