Methodist Worthies: Characteristic Sketches of Methodist Preachers of the Several Denominations, with Historical Sketch of Each Connexion, Volumen5

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T.C. Jack, 1886 - 1040 páginas
 

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Página 762 - The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night.
Página 776 - They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave. Therefore they say unto God, "Depart from us ; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. "What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
Página 825 - This spiritual Love acts not nor can exist Without Imagination, which, in truth, Is but another name for absolute power And clearest insight, amplitude of mind, And Reason in her most exalted mood.
Página 695 - If thou canst plan a noble deed, And never flag till it succeed, Though in the strife thy heart should bleed...
Página 760 - His hair is crisp and black and long his face is like the tan, His brow is wet with honest sweat, he earns whate'er he can. And looks the whole world in the face, for he owes not any man.
Página 674 - O that the world might taste and see The riches of his grace! The arms of love that compass me, Would all mankind embrace.
Página 687 - Reflect that life and death, affecting sounds ! Are only varied modes of endless being ; Reflect that life, like every other blessing, Derives its value from its use alone ; Not for itself, but for a nobler end, Th' Eternal gave it, and that end is virtue.
Página 843 - ... silent ; even if they broke In thunder, silent ; yet remember all He spoke among you, and the Man who spoke; Who never sold the truth to serve the hour, Nor palter'd with Eternal God for power; Who let the turbid streams of rumour flow Thro...
Página 660 - Even right opinion is as distant from religion as the east is from the west. Persons may be quite right in their opinions, and yet have no religion at all ; and, on the other hand, persons may be truly religious, who hold many wrong opinions.
Página 764 - Yet I am here a chosen sample, To show thy grace is great and ample ; I'm here a pillar in thy temple, Strong as a rock, A guide, a buckler, an example To a

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