Sketch of the Life and Ministry of the Rev. C.H. Spurgeon: From Original Documents : Including Anecdotes and Incidents of Travel, Biographical Notices of Former Pastors, Historical Sketch of Park Street Chapel, and an Outline of Mr. Spurgeon's Articles of Faith

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Sheldon, Blakeman, 1857 - Baptists - 141 pages
Containing extracts from published and private works, this book offers a brief biography of the famous pastor and orator.
 

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Page 138 - And saw within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold. Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, "What writest thou?" The vision raised its head, And with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord." "And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so,
Page 138 - BEN ADHEM (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, An angel, writing in a book of gold ; Exceedmg peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, ' ' What writest thou ? " The vision raised its head, And with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord.
Page 64 - Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; Nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
Page 138 - And is mine one?' said Abou. 'Nay, not so,' Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low, But cheerly still; and said, 'I pray thee then, Write me as one that loves his fellow-men.' The angel wrote, and vanished. The next night It came again with a great wakening light, And showed the names whom love of God had blessed, And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest.
Page 116 - Jesus, and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, and bathing them with her tears, and wiping them with the hair of her head, till he who knew no sin turns and says : " Her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much...
Page 61 - The crowds which have been drawn to hear him, the interest excited by his ministry, and the conflicting opinions expressed in reference to his qualifications and usefulness, have been altogether without parallel in modern times. It was a remarkable sight to see this round-faced country youth thus placed in a position of such solemn and arduous responsibility, yet addressing himself to the fulfilment of its onerous duties with a gravity, self-possession, and vigor that proved him well fitted to the...
Page 60 - The following description of the preacher's style at this period is one of the earliest we have met with : " His voice is clear and musical ; his language plain ; his style flowing, but terse ; his method lucid and orderly; his matter sound and suitable; his tone and spirit cordial ; his remarks always pithy and pungent, sometimes familiar and colloquial, yet never light or coarse, much less profane.
Page 139 - It is easy enough for an ^Eolian harp to whisper music when the winds blow; the difficulty is for music to come when ,no wind bloweth. It is easy to sing when we can read the notes by daylight ; but the skillful singer is he who can sing when there is not a ray of light to read by—who sings from his heart, and not from a book that he can see...
Page 95 - ... in exchange for his soul ?" PERSONS ADVANCED IN LIFE: why are you absent? Is it because you have so long neglected this ordinance, or the Saviour who instituted it, that you cannot rouse yourselves from your lethargy, though the opening grave be yawning at your feet ? May you be brought to know that the " hoary head is a -crown of glory" only " when it is found in the way of righteousness...

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