The Soul's Way to God; And Other Sermons

The Soul's Way to God; And Other Sermons : Preached in Liverpool

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ... full harmony of praise were theirs, and ours the lisping lips which can do no more than aid the song. O that it were possible that in us no discord of earthly passion, no untunefulness of selfish desire, might ever again mar the strain in which it is our finest privilege to join! "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me." literally referring to the closing scenes of life. And though no doubt they are applicable to every dark and terrible valley through which human E very commonly, I think, take these words as feet are called to go, though their expression of trust and hope can never be more in place than when the darkness before us is complete, and the terror to be faced unknown, and no help left but in reliance upon the unseen God, we make a mistake, and fail to understand fully the imagery of the psalm, if we interpret the words wholly or prevailingly in this sense. The royal poet--for this is generally admitted to be a genuine psalm of David--is putting a spiritual meaning into the various experiences of his shepherd's life; and as he once led his flock to the green pastures and by the still waters, so he ascribes whatever of peaceful happiness his own life had known, to the kindly guidance of God. But he bethought him, too, of some valley, bare and desolate, where no water ever trickled among the stones, save perhaps when in winter some torrent rushed on its brief course of destruction, and again was dry: where no palm-trees made a grateful shade: where even the grass refused to grow upon the parched sand and the sunsmitten rock: a ravine, perchance, that led down into that deep valley where sleep the waters of more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688972X
  • 9781236889720