Benedicite; Or, Song Of The Three Children. Being Illustrations Of The Power, Beneficence, And…

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byGeorge Chaplin Child

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868. Excerpt: ... culated to act as a shield against the temptation of grosser pleasures. Not many persons, perhaps, habitually realise the extent to which devotional feelings may be roused by the contemplation of surrounding objects. Yet we cannot doubt that these objects are placed there to fulfil that very purpose; and when we reflect how much they are interwoven with our happiness, and the relief of our wants, ought they not naturally to excite in us both love and thankfulness? Thus were they wisely used by the Three Children in their Hymn. Nature is a book written by the finger of God Himself, and of which every page is filled to overflowing with illustrations of His wisdom; it is a picture in which His goodness is painted in colours of perfect truth; it is a sculpturing in which His power is expressed in marvels of form and harmony. Who does not long to be able to read this book, to view with appreciation this picture, to study with intelligence the wonders of this sculpturing? Next to the knowledge which saves, what more precious knowledge can there be than this? It is never too early to instil tenderness towards all creatures into the young heart, and it almost seems as if the attractive lessons of Natural Histoiy courted our notice in order that they might be used for the purpose. Such teaching should not depend exclusively upon appeals to feeling, for diough a good guide in the main, feeling sometimes leads astray, and prompts to destroy as well as to save. Feeling, therefore, stands itself in need of correction, and has to learn its own lesson. With feeling must be associated some of that knowledge which causes interest to spring up in the young mind; but, above all, it must be imbued with the principle of respecl for the life which God has created. It is our pr...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868. Excerpt: ... culated to act as a shield against the temptation of grosser pleasures. Not many persons, perhaps, habitually realise the exte...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217689418

ISBN - 13:9780217689410

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