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Side 317 - Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw within the moonlight of his room, Making it rich and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold. Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold ; And to the presence in the room he said, *' What writest thou? " The vision raised its head, And, with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered, " The names of those who love the Lord.
Side 317 - Nay, not so." Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low, But cheerly still; and said, "I pray thee, then, Write me as one that loves his fellow-men." The angel wrote, and vanished. The next night It came again with a great wakening light, And showed the names whom love of God had blessed, — And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest!
Side 160 - there is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, than over ninety and nine just persons that need no repentance.
Side 349 - To rescue from vice and degradation a class of women who have forfeited their claims to the respect of the virtuous ; to prepare and maintain for them an asylum, which, by its system of religious instruction, shall elevate their moral nature — teach them how to gain an honest living " by the works of their own hands," and eventually to render them useful members of the community.
Side 10 - Can more that love portray ? Who preach more truly — sinners turn, Crime may be washed away ? Then could ye hang that saint redeemed High up in Heaven's free air? Is earth so full of righteous ones That ye have some to spare ? And where your Father mercy showed, Can ye no mercy show? Have ye ne'er sinned, that ye must thus Deal the avenging blow?
Side 224 - Inasmuch as ye did it unto the least of these, ye did it unto me ' ? Christians are those who have Christ's spirit, as I think, and sacrifice themselves to save others.
Side 10 - Although for crime arraigned, And proofs may cluster thickly round By circumstance maintained ; He may be innocent and stand Before his Maker's sight A spotless one, more pure than you, Who THINK you act the right. And can ye give him life again, Or mete him right for wrong, If future time should prove the guilt May somewhere else belong? Then, DARE ye swing your Brother's form High up in Heaven's free air, When time may tell, an innocent Has been suspended there? Suppose he did it — and suppose...
Side 8 - Who gave you power to read his heart, Or know how deep his guilt, Or judge what provocation came Ere blood by him was spilt? Can ye retrace the length of years Since he commenced this life, And mark the coursing of events, His wrongs, his woes, his strife?
Side 25 - To secure from vice and degradation, a class of women who have forfeited their claim to the respect of the virtuous, — to prepare and maintain for them an asylum, which, by its system of religious instruction, shall elevate their moral nature, — to teach them how to gain an honest living " by the work of their own hands...