Morning communings with God, or Devotional meditations for every day in the year, tr. by W. Johnstone, Volume 1

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Page 181 - All the earth doth worship thee, the Father everlasting. To thee, all Angels cry aloud; the Heavens, and all the Powers therein. To thee, Cherubim and Seraphim continually do cry, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Sabaoth; Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of thy Glory.
Page 156 - I shall arrive at that country of my own, which is destined to me in heaven. On this let me reflect, if ever the duration of my pilgrimage should appear long to me, and with this prospect let me cheer myself under all the cares of existence, that I may even here through belief in thee, O Christ, enjoy a portion of my celestial prerogative. Here I am already blessed. I feel here already a part of that felicity which shall afterwards, above, recompense my efforts and my perseverance. May the love of...
Page 274 - Since God did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all. won't God. who gave us Christ, also give us everything else?
Page 218 - At the nearer approach of the star of day, the mountains lift up their heads ; the earth exhibits a thousand testimonies of gratitude and satisfaction ; from every meadow, and out of every grove, the voice of pleasure warbles.
Page 273 - ... will be satisfied ; or, if they are not appeased, lamentably torment and distract me. If under these circumstances I had no support except my own natural reason, how little would my necessities be supplied, or my wishes accomplished ! Unnoticed accidents, unanticipated events, might thwart my best plans and enfeeble all the means from the instrumentality of which I promised myself the happiest effects. And it would be of no avail that I should rise early, and late take rest, and eat the bread...
Page 313 - ... and it quakes: thou touchest the hills, and they smoke : thou speakest, the sea rages : thou commandest, the waves are still. If all the world rises in fury against thee, thou layest up honour ; and if it girds itself against thee, thou art as a champion in the battle. Thou art the God who performest wonders ; thou hast manifested thy marvels among all people. All thy works shall give thanks to thee, O Lord, and thy elect shall praise thee, and boast of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of Ihy...
Page 219 - Show thyself in my heart, and impart to me that which nothing earthly can bestow — the light of the soul and the peace of the mind. Then the material sun may be extinguished, and the light of the earth darkened : all nature may mourn : the heavens may go down and disappear: thou wilt be my sun, my light, my joy, and my heaven.
Page 218 - As often, therefore, O my soul, as thou praisest God for the return of day, revere him likewise for the far more precious manifestation of the luminary of salvation and his glorious gospel ! If there was no sun, the trees would produce no fruits, the shrubs no flowers, the fields no grass, the vales no harvest. The fig-tree would not bud ; there would be no shoots on the vine-branch; the tilled land would yield no food; the sheep would be snatched...
Page 217 - Sun. — STURM. 1. BEHOLD the sun just issuing from his chamber, spreading light and joy through all the realms of nature ! What a prospect presents itself to the view ! The sky is painted with the brightest azure — a variegated verdure clothes the plains — the whole creation appears adorned with inexpressible loveliness. The ravished eye casts its glance around on every side, and is never satisfied with gazing. At the near approach of the star of day, the mountains lift up their heads — the...

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