Martha: A Memorial of an Only and Beloved Sister

Harper and brothers, 1836 - 316 páginas

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Página 237 - Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts; shut not thy merciful ears to our prayer; but spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty, O holy and merciful Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eternal, suffer us not, at our last hour, for any pains of death, to fall from thee.
Página 36 - The carnal mind is enmity against God; it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Página 128 - Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.
Página 41 - The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit . . . neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Página 239 - Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister to the heirs of salvation?
Página 204 - Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings leaned to virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all. And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.
Página 47 - О my dear, humbly relying on this strength, let us go forth and fight courageously the battles of the Lord of hosts, not fearing that we shall come off more than conquerors through Him who hath loved us, and died for us, and will not withhold from us any good thing.
Página 53 - Spirit ! Transform me more and more into his image ! Impart to me, through him, all needful influences of thy purifying, cheering, and comforting spirit ! And let my life be spent under those influences, and in the light of thy gracious countenance, as my Father, and my God ! " And when the solemn hour of death comes, may I remember this thy covenant, well ordered in all things and sura, as all my salvation, and all my desire...
Página 51 - What is my nature or descent, my character and desert, that I should speak of this, and desire that I may be one party in a covenant, where thou, the King of kings and Lord of lords, art the other.
Página 52 - Lord, to bring back unto Thee those powers and faculties which I have ungratefully and sacrilegiously alienated from Thy service ; and receive, I beseech Thee, Thy poor revolted creature, who is now convinced of Thy right to him, and desires nothing in the world so much as to be Thine.

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