Extracts from the Letters of Elizabeth, Lucy and Judith Ussher, Late of the City of Waterford


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Página 51 - Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her. And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope : and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.
Página 6 - As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. For who is God save the Lord ? or who is a rock save our God? It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect. He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.
Página 64 - Thou givest us beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garments of praise for the spirit of heaviness.
Página 92 - Let the righteous smite me ; it shall be a kindness : and let him reprove me ; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.
Página 96 - I am the LORD'S"; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel.
Página 66 - Lord; we cannot ask too much or more than he is willing to give: let us then come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need...
Página 121 - Remember, my dear sister, that though no affliction may for the present appear to be joyous but grievous, yet at the end it yieldeth the peaceable fruits of righteousness, unto them who are exercised thereby...
Página 62 - Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona; for flesh and blood hath not revealed this unto thee, but my Father who is in heaven.
Página 83 - But think not, my Judith, that I mean that our works can save us, for very far be such a thought from me ; for in us, that is in our flesh, dwelleth no good thing. But we must take care to distinguish between those works wrought in our will and those wrought in us by Him who condescends to dwell in us, and makes the hearts of his people his temple. The life of a Christian must be a continual warfare ; there must be a perpetual variance between the old man and the new...
Página 91 - His everlasting arms be her support, is the prayer of all that is feeling within me. There is little in my power to do for her, as I firmly believe all her consolation is, and must be, derived from the Comforter himself. We go to meetings, when our attendance on Eliza will admit of it. Hannah Stephenson, a minister, sat with us, and spoke comfortably to us, though she had a prospect of a fiery trial awaiting us, beside this great one. We look forward to what a comforting consolation it is, that no...

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