Thoughts to Help and to Cheer Volume 2, PT. 4

Thoughts to Help and to Cheer Volume 2, PT. 4

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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: ...our pains; Perish the grass, and fade the flower, If firm the word of God remains.-eT&frtfetj) Dag. "For here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come." Since we stay not here, being people but of a day's abode, and our age is like that of a fly, and contemporary with that of a gourd, we must look somewhere else for an abiding city, a place in another country, to fix our house in whose walls and foundation is God, where we must rest or else be restless for ever. For whatsoever ease we can have or fancy here will shortly be changed into sadness or tediousness. We must carry up our affections to the mansions prepared for us above, where eternity is the measure, felicity is the state, and God our portion and inheritance. Our country is Immanuel's ground; We seek that promised soil; The songs of Zion cheer our hearts, While strangers here we toil. "By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, honor, and life." What is there more delightful than to be sincere, tranquil, in harmony with our conscience, having nothing to fear and nothing to pretend. The more you seek for God, the nearer he will be to you; every step that you take towards him will bring you peace and consolation. We do not consider it constraint to do those things which we love to do; we find a pleasure in sacrificing ourselves to any one that we truly love. Thus the more we advance in perfection, the more willing we are to follow its Author. The deep religion of a thankful heart, Which rests instinctively in Heaven's law With a full peace, that never can depart From its own steadfastness; In thought and word and feeling so to live As to make earth next heaven. SrconU Dan. "And hope maketh not ashamed." Never let us be discouraged with...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648234
  • 9781236648235