Walks of Usefulness, Or, Reminiscences of Mrs. Margaret Prior

Am[erican] F[emale] G[uardian] Society, 1851 - 324 Seiten

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Seite 25 - My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations ; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Seite 79 - Earth to earth, and dust to dust, the solemn priest hath said ; So we lay the turf above thee now, and we seal thy narrow bed ; But thy spirit, brother, soars away among the faithful blest, Where the wicked cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest. And when the Lord shall summon us, whom thou hast left behind, May we, untainted by the world, as sure a welcome find! May each, like thee, depart in peace, to be a glorious guest, Where the wicked cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest...
Seite 175 - Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths. For she hath cast down many wounded : yea, many strong men have been slain by her. Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.
Seite 78 - BROTHER, thou art gone before us, and thy saintly soul is flown Where tears are wiped from every eye, and sorrow is unknown ; From the burden of the flesh, and from care and fear released, Where the wicked cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest.
Seite 157 - Vice is a monster of such frightful mien, That to be hated, needs but to be seen; But seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Seite 320 - Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, Like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.
Seite 153 - Rise, touched with gratitude divine; Turn out his enemy and thine, That soul-destroying monster sin, And let the heavenly stranger in. 5 Admit Him, ere his anger burn; His feet departed ne'er return ; Admit Him, or the hour's at hand, You'll at his door rejected stand.
Seite 72 - Jesus ! the name that charms our fears, That bids our sorrows cease ; 'Tis music in the sinner's ears ; 'Tis life, and health, and peace.
Seite 14 - the path of the just is as the shining light, shining more and more unto the perfect day.
Seite 64 - Prior's benevolence, her active, laborious, untiring, disinterested efforts ta do good, were •what particularly distinguished her. She lived not for herself, but to relieve human misery, and win souls to Christ. The world was her field of labor, and every son and daughter of Adam shared in her sympathies. St. Paul's description of a useful woman (1 Tim. 5, 10) may with great propriety be applied to her, "She brought up children," "lodged strangers," " washed the saints' feet," " relieved the afflicted,"...

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