Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Beginning of the End

A Providential Word in Season The Countess of Huntingdon once spoke to a workman who was repairing a wall, and pressed him to take some thought concerning the state of his soul.  Some years afterward she was speaking to another … Continue reading

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The Last Poem – Part 2

The last two verses of the last poem in this series: It should be manly, just and rational,Wisely conceived, and well expressed withal;Not stuffed with silly notions apt to stainA sacred desk, and show a muddy brain. It should be … Continue reading

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The Last Poem – Part 1 . . .

From the book:     What a good sermon might, and probably should be, may be gathered from the following: It should be warm – a living altar coal,To melt the icy heart, and captivate the soul;A sapless, dull harangue, … Continue reading

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An Epitaph . . .

Immortality embellishes divinely great,To the prescience co-egence sublimely great,In the benign perfecting vivifying state,So heavenly guardians occupy the skies,The pre-existing God, omnipotent, all-wise,He can surpassingly immortalize thy theme,And permanent thy soul celestial supreme;When gracious refulgence bids the grave resign,The Creator’s … Continue reading

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On Prayer

Here is a few words from Christian Anecdotes on prayer – an interlude while I find some more poems . . . On Prayer             Luther said, “Prayer, meditation, and temptation make a minister.”  Another phrase of his is well … Continue reading

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A Verse by Elizabeth

Returning to the little inn at Ingleton, I found there, upon a sampler, worked in 1824 by Elizabeth Brown, age nine, some lines which I transcribed for preservation.  – Dr. Southey “Jesus, permit Thy gracious name to standAs the first … Continue reading

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A Verse Repeated by John Newton

“I have wandered through the woods, reflecting on the goodness of the LORD,” writes Newton.  “Many a time I have restored the beautiful lines of Propertius* to the right owner; lines full of wonder and comfort when in the mouth … Continue reading

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