Devotional Sonnets on Some of the Most Striking Texts in the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. Mark

Devotional Sonnets on Some of the Most Striking Texts in the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. Mark

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ... last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day."--Matt. xx. 12. What if I'm bom in Albion's favor'd isle, And wear the badge of Christian; while around The Gospel recommends, with peerless smile, Those truths sublime that live in heaven profound, Eternal;--what if I assume a race Loyal, and virtuous, and of high degree; And, as descendant, occupy that place, With head uplifted like the fruitful tree; What if some portion of my worldly store Relieve the widow or the orphan's tears; And, as a sojourner, I summon o'er The goodly actions of departed years; In vain these privileges, though seeming good, If love constrain not from Emmanuel's blood. "And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highsit!"--Matt. ni. 9. Pilgrims of Zion! have not ye some cause To sound " Hosannah" with sweet ecstacies 1 Of yore he comes to satisfy God's laws, And now triumphant hails you from the skies. The taunted jest--the aggravated scorns--The unknown persecutions whilst below, And hate implacable, and crown of thorns Were his, to stigmatize their sufferer's wo: --These he relinquished at famed Calvary's cross! And since his reascension far above, Behold him willing to repair man's loss, And interceding with his Father's love: He comes, not with his judgments' dread alarm, But to diffuse the Spirit's heavenly charm. "And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereof but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away."--Matt. zxi. more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783832
  • 9781236783837