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 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 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...
Page 106 - I have read thy record O mistress of the house ! I say, woman ! I have read thy record, and it is enough. I need not cross thy threshold; I do not want to see thy magnificent temple ; I never wish to sit in thy splendid halls. It is enough ! I am satisfied. Rather would I sleep nightly in my shroud, and sit on my coffin, and have my grave-stone in the wall of my study, and live in a vault forever, than I would enter that house of feasting. Good God...
Page 53 - I am more and more glad that I never went to College. God sends such sunshine on my path, such smiles of grace, that I cannot regret if I have forfeited all my prospects for it. I am conscious that I held back from love to God and His cause, and I had rather be poor in His service than rich in my own.
Page 38 - and I started on my mad voyage. Thank God it is all over now ; but I will tell you its brief history. It was one hurried sailing over the tempestuous ocean of free thought. I went on, and as I went the skies began to darken ; but to make up for that deficiency the waters were brilliant with coruscations of brilliancy. I saw sparks flying upwards that pleased me, and I thought, ' If this be free thought, it is a happy thing.
Page 106 - ... of the house! I say, woman, I have read thy record, and it is enough; I need not cross thy threshold; I do not want to see thy magnificent temple ; I never wish to sit in thy splendid halls. It is enough ; I am satisfied. Rather would I sleep nightly in my shroud, and sit on my coffin, and have my gravestone in the wall of my study, and live in a vault forever, than I would enter that house of feasting. Good God, may I be kept from sinful mirth! May I be kept from the house of sinful feasting!...

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