The amaranth: a selection of religious and preceptive pieces of prose

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Página 100 - In thoughts from the visions of the night, When deep sleep falleth on men, Fear came upon me, and trembling, Which made all my bones to shake. Then a spirit passed before my face; The hair of my flesh stood up...
Página 25 - ... godliness hath promise of the life that now is," as well as of that which is to come.
Página 138 - It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
Página 10 - Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me, My father, thou art the guide of my youth?
Página 14 - ... the stage. Would an infinitely wise being make such glorious creatures for so mean a purpose ? Can he delight in the production of such abortive intelligences, such short-lived reasonable beings...
Página 164 - This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works.
Página 130 - Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamour and evil-speaking be put away from you, with all malice ; and be ye kind one to another,, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Página 50 - An Author of Nature being supposed, it is not so much a deduction of reason as a matter of experience that we are thus under His government ; under His government in the same sense as we are under the government of civil magistrates. Because the annexing pleasure to some actions, and pain to others, in our power to do or forbear, and giving notice of this appointment beforehand to those whom it concerns, is the proper formal notion of government.
Página 108 - Shall we suppose the evangelical history a mere fiction? Indeed, my friend, it bears not the marks of fiction : on the contrary, the history of Socrates, which nobody presumes to doubt, is not so well attested as that of Jesus Christ. Such a supposition, in fact, only shifts the difficulty without...
Página 32 - My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

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