Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Late Rev. George Whitefield: Of Pembroke College, Oxford, and Chaplain to the Right Hon. the Countess of Huntingdon. Faithfully Selected from His Original Papers, Journals, and Letters, Illustrated by a Variety of Anecdotes, from the Best Authorities
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Página 94 - Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
Página 86 - Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
Página 94 - And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live ? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.
Página 232 - Why do we mourn departing friends Or shake at death's alarms? 'tis but the voice that Jesus sends To call them to his arms.
Página 100 - O blest abode ! I shall be near and like my God ! And flesh and sin no more control The sacred pleasures of the soul.
Página xiii - It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted by many persons, that Christianity is not so much as a subject of inquiry, but that it is now at length discovered to be fictitious. And accordingly they treat it as if, in the present age, this were an agreed point among all people of discernment, and nothing remained but to set it up as a principal subject of mirth and ridicule, as it were by way of reprisals for its having so long interrupted the pleasures of the world.
Página 70 - Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears; we would know therefore what these things mean.
Página 97 - May speak their joys abroad. 4 [The God that rules on high, And thunders when he please, That rides upon the stormy sky And manages the seas.] 5 This awful God is ours, Our Father and our love, He shall send down his heavenly powers To carry us above.
Página 237 - And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
Página 156 - Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings leaned to virtue's side; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all ; And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.