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Página 341 - As the happiness of a people, and the good order and preservation of civil government, essentially depend upon piety, religion and morality; and as these cannot be generally diffused through a community, but by the institution of the public worship of GOD, and of public instructions in piety, religion and morality...
Página 344 - As the public worship of GOD and instructions in piety, religion, and morality, promote the happiness and prosperity of a people, and the security of a republican government ; therefore, the several religious societies of this commonwealth, whether corporate or unincorporate, at any meeting legally warned and holden for that purpose, shall ever have the right to elect their pastors or religious teachers, to contract with them for their support, to raise money for erecting and repairing houses for...
Página 170 - AWAKE, ye saints ! and raise your eyes, And raise your voices high : Awake, and praise that sovereign love, That shows salvation nigh. 2 On all the wings of time it flies, Each moment brings it near ; Then welcome each declining day, Welcome each closing year.
Página 231 - And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexed within her : and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.
Página 78 - The principles of the Christian religion as professed by the Protestant and Roman Catholic churches, are recognized as teaching men to do good, and to do to others as they would have others do to them.
Página 173 - BE it my only wisdom here, To serve the Lord with filial fear, With loving gratitude ; , Superior sense may I display, By shunning every evil way, And walking in the good ' 2 O may I still from sin depart ; A wise and understanding heart, Jesus, to me be given ! And let me through thy spirit know, To glorify my God below, And find my way to heaven.
Página 345 - ... and all persons belonging to any religious society shall be taken and held to be members, until they shall file with the clerk of such society a written notice, declaring the dissolution of their membership, and thenceforth shall not be liable for any grant or contract which may be thereafter made, or entered into by...
Página 286 - These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said ; Father, the hour is come ; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee...