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Página 92 - For unto us was the Gospel preached, as well as unto them : but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
Página 276 - Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Página 180 - WITH what a stately and majestic step That glorious constellation of the north Treads its eternal circle ! going forth Its princely way amongst the stars in slow And silent brightness. Mighty one, all hail ! I joy to see thee on thy glowing path Walk, like some stout and girded giant — stern. Unwearied, resolute, whose toiling foot Disdains to loiter on its destined way. The other tribes forsake their midnight track, And rest their weary orbs beneath the wave ; But thou dost never close thy burning...
Página 303 - What voice shall bid the progress stay Of truth's victorious car ? What arm arrest the growing day, Or quench the solar star ? What reckless soul, though stout and strong.
Página 279 - Thou, William, still art young, And dost not see the wonder. Thou wilt tread The buoyant deck, and look upon the flood, Unconscious of the high sublimity, As 'twere a common thing — thy soul unawed, Thy childish sports unchecked : while thinking man Shrinks back into himself — himself so mean 'Mid things so vast, — and, rapt in deepest awe.
Página 174 - Oh, then, on the breath of this early air, Send upward the incense of grateful prayer. To prayer ! — for the glorious sun is gone, And the gathering darkness of night comes on. Like a curtain from GOD'S kind hand it flows, To shade the couch where His children repose.
Página 175 - There are smiles and tears in that gathering band, Where the heart is pledged with the trembling hand. What trying thoughts in her bosom swell, As the bride bids parents and home farewell ! Kneel down by the side of the tearful fair, And strengthen the perilous hour with prayer.
Página 286 - It is not what my hand? have done That weighs my spirit down, That casts a shadow o'er the sun, And over earth a frown It is not any heinous guilt, Or vice by men abhorred ; For fair the fame that I have built, A fair life's just reward, — And men would wonder if they knew ITow sad I feel, with sins so few.