The Sanctuary and the Oratory: Or, Illustrations and Records of Devotional Duty

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Ball, 1837 - 403 pages

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Page 212 - Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.
Page 82 - Perhaps the Christian volume is the theme, How guiltless blood for guilty man was shed ; How He, who bore in heaven the second name, Had not on earth whereon to lay his head : How his first followers and servants sped: The precepts sage they wrote to many a land : How He, who lone in Patmos banished, Saw in the sun a mighty angel stand ; . And heard great Babylon's doom pronounced by Heaven's command. Then kneeling down, to Heaven's Eternal King, The saint, the father, and the husband prays : Hope...
Page 81 - His lyart haffets wearing thin an' bare : Those strains that once did sweet in Zion glide, He wales a portion with judicious care ; And, " Let us worship God ! " he says, with solemn air. They chant their artless notes in simple guise : They tune their hearts, by far the noblest aim. Perhaps Dundee's wild, warbling measures rise, Or plaintive Martyrs...
Page 337 - WE praise thee, O God : we acknowledge thee to be the Lord. All the earth doth worship thee : the Father everlasting.
Page 82 - Then kneeling down, to Heaven's eternal King, The saint, the father, and the husband prays: Hope "springs exulting on triumphant wing," That thus they all shall meet in future days, There ever bask in uncreated rays, No more to sigh, or shed the bitter tear, Together hymning their Creator's praise. In such society, yet still more dear; While circling time moves round in an eternal sphere.
Page 327 - Thou makest darkness, and it is night: Wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth. The young lions roar after their prey, And seek their meat from God.
Page 371 - To daily fraud, contempt, abuse, and wrong, Within doors, or without, still as a fool, In power of others, never in my own — Scarce half I seem to live, dead more than half.
Page 317 - The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil : my lust shall be satisfied upon them ; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them. Thou didst blow with Thy wind, the sea covered them : they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
Page 307 - He delighteth not in the strength of the horse : he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. 11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
Page 323 - BLESS the LORD, O my soul : And all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, 0 my soul, And forget not all his benefits : Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction ; Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies ; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things ; So that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

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