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. 1903 Excerpt: ...and antedate My faith in me. Oh! let me still Write Thee Great God, and me a child. Let me be soft and supple to Thy will, Small to myself, to others mild, Be-hither ill. Although by stealth My flesh get on; yet let her sister, My soul, bid nothing, but preserve her wealth. The growth of flesh is but a blister; Childhood is health. NATURE. Full of rebellion, I would die, Or fight, or travel, or deny That Thou hast aught to do with me. Oh, tame my heart! It is Thy highest art, To captivate strong holds to Thee. If Thou shalt let this venom lurk, And in suggestions fume and work, My soul will turn to bubbles straight, And thence by kind Vanish into a wind; Making Thy workmanship deceit. Q Oh, smooth my rugged heart, and there Engrave Thy reverend law and fear! Or make a new one; since the old Is sapless grown, And a much fitter stone To hide my dust, than Thee to hold. SIN-. Loed, with what care hast Thou begirt us round 1 Parents first season us: then schoolmasters Deliver us to laws; they send us bound To rules of reason, holy messengers--Pulpits and Sundays; sorrow, dogging sin; Afflictions, sorted; anguish of all sizes; Fine nets and stratagems to catch us in; Bibles, laid open; millions of surprises; Blessings beforehand; ties of gratefulness; The sound of glory ringing in our ears; Without, our shame; within, our consciences; Angels, and grace; eternal hopes and fears--. Yet all these fences, and their whole array, One cunning bosom-sin blows quite away. When first Thou didst entice to Thee my heart; I thought the service brave: So many joys I writ down for my part! Besides what I might have Out of my stock of natural delights. Augmented with Thy gracious benefits. I looked on Thy furniture so fine, Thy glorious household-stuff did me entwine, Such star...
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