The Heavenly Sisters; Or, Biographical Sketches of the Lives of Thirty Eminently Pious Females: Partly Extracted from the Works of Gibbons, Germont, and Others, and Partly Original : Designed for the Use of Females in General, and Particularly Recommended for the Use of Ladies' Schools

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N. Whiting, 1822 - Christian biography - 144 pages
 

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Page 142 - For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.
Page 101 - ... Welcome to this reviving breast, And these rejoicing eyes ! 2 The King himself comes near, And feasts his saints to-day ; Here we may sit, and see him here, And love, and praise, and pray. 3 One day, amidst the place Where my dear God hath been, Is sweeter than ten thousand days Of pleasurable sin.
Page 29 - Thus, though she kept no sumptuous table in her own court, she spread the tables of the poor in their solitary cells; breaking bread to virtuous pilgrims, according to their want and her ability. " She was abstemious in her living; and in apparel void of all vain ornaments.
Page 64 - I am well ; all is well — well for ever. I see, wherever I turn my eyes, whether I live or die, nothing but victory.
Page 92 - The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long, suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty...
Page 136 - Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.
Page 110 - Hertford, fitted or to shine in courts With unaffected grace, or walk the plain With innocence and meditation join'd In soft assemblage, listen to my song, Which thy own Season paints ; when Nature all Is blooming and benevolent, like thee.
Page 61 - And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. And he called the name of that place Beth-el : but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
Page 56 - mark my words : when you are on your dying bed, that will be one of the few ordinations you will reflect upon with complacence.
Page 47 - Divine love, even in the heart of the lowest and most despised Christian, be the glory given to the great Spring of all grace and benignity!

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