Companions for the Devout Life; Six Lectures Delivered in St. James's Church, Piccadilly, A.D. 1875

Companions for the Devout Life; Six Lectures Delivered in St. James's Church, Piccadilly, A.D. 1875

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...near and to see the print of the nails, and to put his fingers into his wounds, He it is that calls to thee, Come near, and be not faithless but believing. Look well upon Him. Dost thou not know Him? Why, it is He that brought thee up from the pit of hell, and purchased the advancement which thou must inherit for ever. And yet dost thou not know Him? Why, his hands were pierced, his head was pierced, his side was pierced, his heart was pierced with the sting of thy sins, that by these marks thou mightest always know Him. Hast thou forgotten since He wounded Himself to cure thy wounds; and let out his own blood to stop thy bleeding. If thou know Him not by the face, the voice, the hands, if thou know Him not by the tears and bloody sweat, yet look nearer thou mayest know Him by the heart. "Hast thou forgotten the time when thou wast weeping, and He wiped the tears from thine eyes? when thou wast bleeding, and He wiped the blood from thy soul? when pricking cares and fears did grieve thee, and He did refresh thee and draw out the thorns? Hast thou forgotten when thy folly did wound thy soul, and the venomous guilt did seize upon thy heart; when He sucked forth the mortal poison from thy soul, though therewith He drew it into his own? Oh how often hath He found thee sitting weeping like Hagar, while thou gavest up thy state, thy friends, thy life, yea, thy soul for lost; and He opened to thee a well of consolation, and opened thine eyes also, that thou mightest see it. How oft hath He found thee in the posture of Elias, sitting down under the tree forlorn and solitary, and desiring rather to die than to live; and He hath spread thee a table of relief from heaven, and sent thee away refreshed, and encouraged to his work. How oft hath He more

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