Readings from Lectures to Working Men

Readings from Lectures to Working Men

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... otherwise than that the anthem should lose its zest and triumph while the sympathetic host looked down upon Gethsemane, and saw the soil stained with the sweat drops of the Saviour's agony, heard the deep drawn groan mingle with the rustle of the leaf and the sighing of the breeze, --" My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me V And how could it be otherwise than a signal for a solemn hush in the immortal strain, when, from the crest of Calvary, the dying cry arose, "It is finished!" Yes, there was silence in heaven when the veil of the temple was rent in twain; the seraph-anthem gave place to the thunder-peal of awe! the sun, which smiled in unshorn brightness in the morning, turned to blood, and draped itself in sackcloth by the noon; and while on earth the rocks were rending, and the sky was blackening; while in hell the muttered curse and the stifled moan hung suspended on the lips, there was silence in the court of heaven. It was the silence of wonder. It was amazement at the mighty consummation, and the tremendous stoop of His big compassion, that enchained the banded choir of Heaven in deep and awful silence. If this is how the spectacle was gazed upon by those in heaven, how ought you and I to contemplate it, for whom the scene was enacted? Christian! how did you gaze upon the Lamb of God, when first the Spirit brought you to His cross? Was there not a solemn hush of awe thrilling your inmost soul, as you looked upon the scene of suffering, and felt that it was your sins had bruised Him, and your iniquities had wounded Him 1 And, sinner, can you look upon the Man of Sorrows without your spirit being moved to reverential silence? We have thrown out a fanciful conceit about a guardian angel losing, as it were, his place in...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561155
  • 9781236561152