The Model Pastor; The Life and Character of the REV. Elisha Yale, D.D., Late of Kingsboro', Drawn Mostly from His Own Diary and Correspondence. Together with the Discourse Preached at His Funeral, January 13, 1853

The Model Pastor; The Life and Character of the REV. Elisha Yale, D.D., Late of Kingsboro', Drawn Mostly from His Own Diary and Correspondence. Together with the Discourse Preached at His Funeral, January 13, 1853

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...divine 174 LORD NELSON. grace, I hope to recover this disadvantage. In secret prayer I most solemnly besought God to revive his work in his own time and way, and so as to glorify his name, and to prepare me to be used in any way which might subserve the purpose; either by laying me in the grave, or laying me on a bed of sickness, or in any other way most agreeable to his will, yet I besought him to use me in the work, if he could do it, and yet answer his most holy purpose. My mind was very solemn in view of these things, and I felt the need of grace to fit me for the answer to my prayer." Dr. Yale sometimes excited himself to fidelity in the service of God, by a reference to the fidelity of the men of the world. Take an example: 1821, Nov. 1. "Read in the life of Nelson, after the battle of the Nile, ' Whilst a ray of reason remains, my heart and my hand shall ever be exerted for the benefit of my king and country.' How much better is King Jesus, and the country of heaven! and yet how far do I fall short in my zeal and devotion, of the zeal and' devotion of that man, who served only an earthly king and country! I am ashamed of myself, and yet what do I do for the honor of my King and country? Did his king honor him with a peerage? and his country with a pension of. 2000 for himself and his two next heirs? What has my king to bestow upon his faithful servants? A crown of glory. What a contrast between Nelson's services and mine! What a contrast between the reward of Christ's servants, and of king George's!" There were certain periods, the return of which Dr. Yale was accustomed frequently to observe with great interest. I allude particularly to the anniversary of his birth, and the commencement of the year. At each of these...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
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  • English
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  • 9781236622167