A Narrative of the Establishment and Progress of the Missions to Ceylon and India: Founded by the Late Rev. Thomas Coke, L.L.D., Under the Direction of the Wesleyan-Methodist Conference, Including Notices of Bombay and the Superstitions of Various Religious Sects at that Presidency, and on the Continent of India : with an Introductory Sketch of the Natural, Civil, and Religious History of the Island of Ceylon

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Página 57 - While place we seek, or place we shun, The soul finds happiness in none ; But with a God to guide our way, 'Tis equal joy to go or stay. Could I be cast where Thou art not, That were indeed a dreadful lot; But regions none remote I call, Secure of finding God in all.
Página 76 - The God that rules on high, That all the earth surveys, That rides upon the stormy sky, And calms the roaring seas ; This awful God is ours, Our Father and our Love ; He will send down his heavenly powers, To carry us above.
Página 184 - And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.
Página 58 - ... overcome me When I take the Spirit's sword ; Then with ease I drive him from me, — Satan trembles at the word : 'Tis a sword for conquest made, Keen the edge and strong the blade.
Página 35 - For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, for to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
Página 56 - To souls impress' d with sacred Love ! Where'er they dwell, they dwell in Thee ; In heaven, in earth, or on the sea. To me remains nor place, nor time ; My country is in every clime ; I can be calm and free from care On any shore, since God is there.
Página 392 - Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.
Página 57 - Tis equal joy to go or stay. Could I be cast where thou art not, That were indeed a dreadful lot ; But regions none remote I call, Secure of finding God in all. My country, Lord, art thou alone; Nor other can I claim or own ; The point where all my wishes meet ; My law, my love, life's only sweet ! I hold by nothing here below ; Appoint my journey, and I go ; Though pierc'd by scorn, oppress'd by pride, I feel thee good — feel nought beside.
Página 326 - By one blow of a sword, the head of this noble child was severed from his body; streaming with blood and hardly inanimate, it was thrown into a rice mortar; the pestle was put into the mother's hands, and she was ordered to pound it, or be disgracefully tortured. To avoid the disgrace, the wretched woman did lift up the pestle and let it fall.
Página xiv - China ; <ind that it was in his power to point out . to Government the means of cultivating it in a proper manner.

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