Judgment and Mercy for Afflicted Souls; Or, Meditations, Soliloquies, and Prayers

Theclassics Us, 2013 - 44 pagina's
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1813 edition. Excerpt: ... patience to endure what my impenitence hath deserved; breathe into my soul the spirit of love, and direct my affections to their right object; turn all my anger against that sin that hath provoked thee, and give me holy revenge, that I may exercise it against myself; grant that I may love thee for thyself, myself in thee, and my neighbour as myself. Assist me, O God, that I may subdue all evil in myself, and suffer patiently all evil as a punishment from thee; give me a merciful heart, O God; make it slow to wrath, and ready to forgive; preserve me from the act of evil, that I may be delivered from the fear of evil; that, living here in charity with men, I may receive the sentence of--"Come ye blessed of my Father, ste." in the kingdom of glory. the secure man. his triumph. So, now, my soul, thy happiness is entailed, and thy illustrious name shall live in thy succeeding generations; thy dwelling is established in the fat of all the land; thou hast what mortal heart can wishj and wantest nothing but immortality. The best of all the land is thine, and thou art planted in the best of lands; a land whose constitutions make the best of government, which government is strengthened with the best of laws, which laws are executed by the best of princes; whose prince, whose laws, whose government, whose land, makes fc' us the happiest of all subjects, makes us the happiest of all people: a land of strength, of plenty, and a land of peace; where every soul may sit beneath his vine, unfrighted at the horrid language of the hoarse trumpet, unstartled at the warlike summons of the roaring cannon; a land, whose beauty has surprised the ambitious hearts of foreign princes, and taught them by their martial oratory to make their vain attempts; a...

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