Letters of Isaac Penington: Written to His Relations and Friends, Now First Published from Manuscript Copies. To which are Added Letters of Stephen Crisp, William Penn, R. Barcley, William Caton, Josiah Coale, and Others. Now First Published

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J. Phillips, 1796 - 132 páginas
 

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Página 52 - The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of the Lord, And have not wickedly departed from my God.
Página 67 - Though the fig tree do not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Página 114 - Sump in time. I do not believe the Lord's providence had run this way towards me, but that he has an heavenly end and service in it: so with him I leave all, and myself, and thee, and his dear people, and blessed name on earth. " God Almighty, immortal and eternal, be with us, that in the body and out of the body we may be his for ever! " I am, in the ancient dear fellowship, " Thy faithful friend and brother, "WILLIAM PENN.
Página 114 - Stephen ! we know one another, and I need not say much to thee ; but this I will say, thy parting dwells with me, or rather, thy love at my parting.
Página 114 - God will come in for a share in this planting-work, and that leaven shall leaven the lump in time. I do not believe the Lord's providence had run this way towards me, but that he has an heavenly end and service in it ; so with him I leave all, and myself and thee, and his dear people, and blessed name on earth.
Página 109 - It lasted three weeks ; and in the winter following, it pleased the Lord to call from me my dear wife. As to my body, I grow very crazy and weakly ; can neither ride, nor very well go on foot. A mile is a great journey for me ; but am in good courage and confidence concerning the main business I am continued for, namely, for the service of my God and his dear people.
Página 109 - ... bear this my style of writing to thee; my spirit is under great weight at the writing hereof, and much I have in my heart, because I love thee much. I cannot write much at present, but to let thee know I very kindly received thy letter, and was glad to hear from thee, and always shall...
Página 80 - Jacob ; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths ; for the law shall go forth out of -Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem,.
Página 108 - God, by which princes declare justice, this is the image; and there is a power which is heavenly, in which the Prince of Peace, the Lord of Lords, doth reign in an everlasting kingdom, and this is the substance. By this power is the spiritual wickedness in high places brought down ; he that is a true delegate in this power, can do great things for God's glory...
Página 107 - ... to be a defence against his own generosity and nobility of spirit. "DEARLY BELOVED IN THE LORD: " My soul salutes thee in the fellowship of that life that reigns over death and darkness, in which is the kingdom we seek. Nothing enters this kingdom but what is born of this life immortal ; and that we may be kept in it to the end of our days is the humble prayer of thy true friend and brother in this heavenly relation, in which thou may feel my integrity in a few words. "Dear William, I have had...

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