The Numbering of Days : A Sermon Preached in the Cathedral Church of Christ in Oxford, on the Morning of the Second Sunday in Lent, 1883 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Numbering of Days: A Sermon Preached in the Cathedral Church of Christ in Oxford, on the Morning of the Second Sunday in Lent, 1883 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. For most of us, probably, the ninetieth Psalm is already linked with associations which distinguish it from almost every other part of the Psalter. We have heard it under conditions which must make most men alert and sensitive to receive impressions deeply and truthfully: and perhaps its simple, stately rhythm will never lose the echo of the minor chant with which it first fell upon our ears in the Order for the Burial of the Dead. During those few minutes at least our thoughts were almost perforce recalled from that indefinite anticipation of the things of this life in which they are accustomed to stray so freely and confidently: we were beckoned back, as it were, to be reminded of something which we had practically quite forgotten: and were compelled to realize, with the utmost attention of which we were capable, that a life like our own had come to an end; that the time of trial and choice was over; that the story was written and the book closed and clasped. Beyond, in the mysterious time and place of waiting for the Day of Judgment, there might be, by God's mercy,44. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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- 20 Jan 2018
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