The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...be ye not afraid, for it is I ' Now Simon Peter answered: 'Bid me then Come out to Thee before these doubting men.' The Lord said. 'Come ' and Peter trod the wave; But sinking soon, he cried: 'I perish, save1' Then laying hold on him Christ Jesus saith: 'And wherefore doubt, O thou of little faith?' Another time from Simon's boat He taught The people on the shore, and there besought The multitudes to turn away from sin;--A newer and a better life begin And on the restless throng there softly fell The Master's gentle voice which did compel A clearer vision of the Heav'nly way: --Some hearts there were 'mong simple folk that day, Evolved the dark to light; that light which fills The shadowed life as warmest sunshine thrills The forest gloom to gold; while hate and spite, Are buried deep with grief of yesternight. Christ ceased His teaching and then turn-eth He And said to Simon, 'Put ye out to sea To cast your nets again', but Simon cried: 'All night have we among the breakers tried And caught no fish ' yet sought they once more when So heavy grew the nets that all the men Were needed there to bring them in again. Then did those fishermen, in abject awe, Cry out when this same miracle they saw, 'Thou art the Son of God '--they first to be Who recognized our Lord's divinity. Christ teaching by the parable but sought Those homely tales with vital purpose fraught: Told how the vineyard's lord impartially To each poor toiler gave an equal fee, Which caused all those who bore the noontide heat, To loudly murmur and of him entreat A fair division of the time each spent, Though even this gained not that lord's consent; Now Jesus told of this but to repeat His frequent warnings 'gainst a self-conceit, And show how few indeed the chosen were To all those...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236669428
  • 9781236669421