Words to Sailor Boys on Sunday Mornings

Words to Sailor Boys on Sunday Mornings

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...life. They were, both, intelligent, and very far removed from savage or brutal condition. Descended from them, we should not think that savage life is the proper condition of man; we should look upon savages as degenerate men, and do all we can, to raise them from their fallen, and miserable state. Civilisation, intelligence, and active work, is that which is suitable to the high position which man is intended to hold in the world; and this should be your constant aim, as you grow in years and experience, by using every opportunity of becoming both wiser and better, I cannot help thinking that the fall of our first parents weakened their moral and intellectual powers. They were not the same wise and highminded people that they were before they disobeyed God. If you want to be wise, and intelligent, always try to be good, and to do your duty, for in that way your powers of mind and body will grow far stronger, and better, than they could do if you were careless, and wicked. We are told that Adam and his wife hid from God when they heard His voice in the garden. This shows us how different they were, from what they appeared to be, before they did wrongBefore the fall, they did not want to hide from God, they were always glad to hear His voice; but the moment they did what He told them not to do, that moment they were afraid of being seen. And yet they could hardly hope to hide from God, as they must have known that He could see them everywhera They could not think to conceal themselves so closely amid the shrubs of the garden that the eye of God could not find their hiding-place. We remember how beautifully David writes in one of his psalms, 'If I climb up into heaven, Thou art there: if I go down into hell, Thou art there also. If I take the wings...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609727
  • 9781236609724