Friends' Review; A Religious, Literary and Miscellaneous Journal Volume 22

Friends' Review; A Religious, Literary and Miscellaneous Journal Volume 22

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... also. Now again is asked the question, " What think ye, what think we, avowed believers, of Christ?" Do we sit at the feet of Jesus on the grassy slopes by the Lake of Tiberias, listening to those Beatitudes of Grace and Truth, feeling Him ever a more real Presence and Guide to our steps, --or do we still think Him a Lawgiver as in the desert, --one far off in the clouds of the mountain?" Is He to us a Redeemer as well as a Savionr? Are we triumphing with Him in the Red Sea, or have we rested content with the Passover of Egypt?" Have ire found the secret of a holy lifer E. R, ' audi Shipley. HEAVEN IS FAR AND EARTH 18 NEAR. When first the soul, on Joyous wings, Mounts up and takes its heavenward way, Like the glad lark it soars and 9ings Before the shilling gates of day; It seems set free from earthly thralls, From its old bondage-house of fear; But ah I how soon it faints and falls, For heaven is far and earth is near. Often we gain some lofty height, Some mount of God, serene and still, Where shines a pure transfiguring light, And holy thoughts like dews distil; And here, we dream, shall be our stay, We'll build our tabernacles here; Alas I these visions glide away, For heaven is far and earth is near I So Bunyan's pilgrims toiled of old, Up to the mountain-tops of rest, And saw afar the streets of gold, Saw the bright mansions of the blest; And from these heights of sweet content, Where all around was calm and clear, Down to the vales of 9ense they went, For heaven is far and earth is near. 0 myslery of earth and sin! This war forever round the soul I 1 find a law of God within, But the old law will still control; I will to do, and do it not, For earth-born passions interfere, I struggle upward in my thought, But...show more

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  • Paperback | 742 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 38mm | 1,302g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929969
  • 9781236929969