Short collections, or excerpta, from antient and modern authors, for sceptics in the great truths of natural religion, by a layman

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Page 141 - a sigh, The falling of a tear, The upward glancing of an eye When none but God is near. Prayer is the simplest form of speech That infant lips can try ; Prayer, the sublimest strains that reacli The majesty on high. Prayer is the
Page 141 - the eye of sinful men thy glory may not see, Only thou art holy ; there is none beside thee Perfect in power, in love, and purity. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! All thy works shall praise thy name In earth, and sky, and sea.
Page 141 - Prayer is the soul's sincere desire, Utter'd or unexpressed; The motion of a hidden fire That trembles in the breast. Prayer is the burthen of a sigh, The falling of a tear, The upward glancing of an eye When none but God is near. Prayer is the simplest form of speech That infant lips can try ; Prayer, the sublimest strains that
Page 81 - Of law, no less can be acknowledged than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world. All things in heaven and on earth do her homage, the least as feeling her
Page 154 - thou seek him, he will be found of thee, but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off forever. The Lord God of heaven ! the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him, and observe his commandments.
Page 142 - O Thou, whose power o'er moving worlds presides, Whose voice created, and whose wisdom guides, On darkling man in pure effulgence shine, And cheer the clouded mind with light divine; 'Tis thine alone to calm the pious breast With silent confidence and holy rest: From thee, great God! we spring, to thee we tend; Path, motive, guide,
Page 50 - The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink with years; But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the war of elements, The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.
Page 165 - the victory—and the majesty, for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine. Thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and Thou art exalted as head above all.
Page 27 - acknowledge the workmaster, but deemed either fire, or wind, or the swift air, or the circle of the stars, or the violent water, or the lights of heaven, to be the Gods which govern the world; with whose beauty if they, being delighted, took them to be Gods, let them know how much better
Page 154 - Know thou, the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart, and with a willing mind; for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the

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