The Whole Works of John Bunyan; Accurately Reprinted from the Author's Own Editions. with Editorial Prefaces, Notes and Life of Bunyan Volume 2, PT. 2

The Whole Works of John Bunyan; Accurately Reprinted from the Author's Own Editions. with Editorial Prefaces, Notes and Life of Bunyan Volume 2, PT. 2

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...sets God's mark upon us, and doth seal Us unto life, and life to us reveal VIII. UHDEE OFPICEBS. 3. Another sort of officers here are, But such as must not with these first compare; They're under-officers, but serviceable, Not only here to rule, but wait at table. Those clothed are with linen, fine and white, They glitter as the stars of darksome night/ They have Saint Peter's keys, ' and Aaron's rod; They ope and shut, they bind and loose for God. The chief of these are watchmen, they have power To mount on high and to ascend the tower Of this brave fabrie, and from thence to see Who keep3 their ground, and who the stragglers be. These have their trumpet, when they do it sound The mountains echo, yea it shakes the ground. With it they also sound out an alarm, ' When they perceive the least mischief or harm Is coming, so they do this house secure There from, or else prepare it to endure Most manfully the cross, and so attain The crown which for the victor doth remain. This officer is call'd a steward too, ' 'Cause with his master's cash he has to do, And has authority it to disburse To those that want, or for that treasure thirst. The distributor of the word of grace He is, and at his month, when he's in place, They seek the law, he also bids them do it; He shews them sin, and learns them to eschew it By this example too he shews them how To keep their garments clean, their knees to bow Before the king, when he comes into place; And when they do him supplicate for grace.' Another badge this officer doth wear, Is that of overseer; because the care Of the whole house is with him, he's to see They nothing want, nor yet abused be By false intruders, doctrines, or (perchance) By the misplacing of an ordinance. These also are to see they wander not From...show more

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  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 644g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236558340
  • 9781236558343