The Sanctuary, a Companion in Verse for the English Prayer Book

The Sanctuary, a Companion in Verse for the English Prayer Book

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...and all below, Where crowding grandenrs thrill The mind with reverential glow, From forest, mead, or hill--The Beautiful, the Bright and Fair Preach Christ to saintly hearts; Or, waken that unworded prayer God's secret life imports. And, often round some cottage-hearth His winged mercies wait, ving to humble peace a worth Beyond imperial state. But though an omnipresent Lord Faith ev'rywhere divines, It learns from His revealing Word Where Godhead most enshrines The riches of His grace for Man, --. And that, the Church is proved! Wherein He works Redemption's plan, By saint and martyr loved. Where two or three together meet, Lo! in the midst is One Who hears adoring hearts, which beat With life His Breath begun. Receptive of all prayer and praise, He counts each heavenward sigh, And meets with sympathetic gaze The Souls which look on high. And, by that Font of second Birth, Whose mystic waters gleam With something more than soiled earth Cau understand, or dream, --There, stands the Lord of viewless grace With His regen'rate spells, A seed to sow, no eye can trace Till future saintship tells. "He breathed on them, and saitb. unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ohost." (John xx. 22.) His Home is in the Priesthood, too, While that deep promise stands, --"Go preach My Word, for which on you I lay ordaining Hands." But, if there be a Rite of awe Where God's redemptive grace Becomes, by preternat'ral law, Incorp'rate with our race, Say, --is it not that sacred feast, Where Christ Himself imparts, Under the types His chosen priest Offers to feeding hearts? Oh! Banquet of celestial bliss, An Aliment for heaven, Wherein the future Body is By germs of myst'ry given. Thus, in His members, which are One, By union with their Head, --Is present God' more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236520750
  • 9781236520753