The Victory of Faith; Sermons and Addresses

The Victory of Faith; Sermons and Addresses

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...human body. And so self-sacrifice, as the artist to whom reference has been made observed, makes fine lines on the face. But I cannot pursue this line of thought further. I might speak of the influence of hope--hope which "flushed in her temple and her eyes," but must rather call your attention in conclusion to holiness as the condition of that culture which comes from the spiritual use of the ministries which form so large a part of our environment. In proportion as we are developed in purity truth and goodness will we be able to recognize and claim the ministries of nature, music, art and literature. To him who has trained only his intellect, music is little more than a combination of sounds, but to him who has the cultivated intellect and a heart in line with spiritual beauty, "Music," as George MacDonald tells us, "is poetry in solution, and generates that infinite atmosphere common to both musician and poet, which the latter fills with shining worlds.' Such an one can appreciate the spiritual meaning of music and so realize the description of a certain character--"when she would worship God, it was in music that she found the chariot of fire in which to ascend heavenward." Then, as you listen--"Memories home within the music, Stealing through the bars, Thoughts within the quiet spaces, Rise and set like stars." So in the ministry of nature. There must be heart-vision to appreciate its beauty. One who is worldly in thought and trivial in all his feelings and tastes can find no "form or comeliness" in flower or field. But to the soul that loves truth and beauty, this natural world is "but the robe in which the infinite clothes his loveliness." "Never a daisy that grows, But a mystery guideth the growing; Never a river that flows, But a more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123667913X
  • 9781236679130