Calamity, Danger, and Hope

Calamity, Danger, and Hope : A Sermon, Preached at the Tabernacle in Salem, July 23, 1812, the Day of the Public Fast in Massachusetts, on Account of the War with Great-Britain (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Calamity, Danger, and Hope: A Sermon, Preached at the Tabernacle in Salem, July 23, 1812, the Day of the Public Fast in Massachusetts, on Account of the War With Great-Britain This Pfalm appears to have been compofed and fung, on fome public and folemn occafion, foon after David had come to the throne of all Ifrael. In the latter part of the reign of Saul, who, for feveral years, was more intent on purfuing his hatred againfi David, than on feeking the welfare of his kingdom, the nation fufiered greatly by internal divifions, and by foreign incurfions. At the time of Saul's death, his army was overthrown, and lfrael was fcattered and difmay ed. During the ibort reign of llhbofheth his fon, the divifion of the nation into two kingdoms, and the bloody civil war which enfued, occafioned heavy ca lamities, and made the land to tremble. And when David was crowned king over all lfrael, the nation was {till mourning and ihaking, for the difafiers which it had fuftained, and the Wars with which it was threatened. Thefe deplorable fcenes the infpired lain g, in this Pfalm, depic'ts and laments. But in contem plating them, he rifes above all human agencies, and views the whole as under the fovereign providence of God. Ti100 lacy/i flattered m -fz'hou beg/l made flee earl/j to tremble {thou lacy? Broken it flaew ed My people bard firings thou ow made us to drive/e the wine of q/loniflmzenz'. Viewing thofe calamities as brought Upon the land under the adminillration of God, he regarded them, with profound humility and awe, as tokens of God's difpleafure. 0 God, z'ljou loo/i eofi m ofi'; - t/jou lag/5 been diflolea/ed. - But while he bows before the offended Majelty of heaven, with holy fear; he does not yield to defpondency. With hope in the divine mercy, he fervently prays, 0 turn toy/elf to us again - beo the breaches of the lomcl. And, his hope is encouraged by prefent evidence of the divine faithfulnefs. 'ieozz lie/i given a banner to them tbcztfeor flaw, that it may be dill played beeazg/e oft/9e truth. In bringing David to the throne, according to his promife, to be the foliering. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 54g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243326815
  • 9780243326815