Pieras Juvenilis, a Manual of Devotions for Schools and Young Persons

Pieras Juvenilis, a Manual of Devotions for Schools and Young Persons

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...sake. Amen. Our Father, &c. THURSDAY EVENING. We fall down before thee, O God, as the infinite and all-perfect Jehovah. We would stand in awe of that power to which nothing is impossible; we would reverence that wisdom which no complexity can bewilder; we would adore that immaculate purity before which the very angels stand chargeable with folly.--But thou art a God of mercy, not less than of majesty, --of infinite, exhaustless, most tender mercy. Thou hast graciously revealed thyself as a Father, --as our Father--our reconciled Father in Christ Jesus; thou callest us by the name of sons and daughters; and we are encouraged to come to thee as children to a loving and most compassionate Father. Of the largeness of thy paternal goodness, we have enjoyed fresh and delightful evidence this day. In our preserved health--in our wants plenteously supplied--in our renewed opportunities of mental and moral improvement--in our common mercies as a household, and our several mercies as individuals;--we trace the same gracious care which has upheld us from our earliest breath--even thy care, O thou best of Fathers, and of friends.--Nor are temporal mercies, all that demand our praise. Hast thou not this day spoken to us anew in thy word I Hast thou not permitted us to approach thee in prayer I Hast thou not addressed us by the voice of conscience--thereby giving us a merciful admonition of our danger when tempted to go astray, and a sweet reward of selfapproval in the discharge of duty I O may such unwearying goodness make us ashamed of our mgratitude and unprofitableness. How would it fill us with grief to find that we had dishonoured and injured an earthly benefactor and friend! Yet thee, our earliest, and best, and greatest Benefactor--thee whom...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968093
  • 9781236968098