Paul The Apostle, A Poem; A Poem by Joseph Bevan BraithwaitePaul The Apostle, A Poem; A Poem by Joseph Bevan Braithwaite

Paul The Apostle, A Poem; A Poem

byJoseph Bevan Braithwaite

Paperback | January 6, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1885. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PAUL THE APOSTLE. THE PREPARATION. Thy Church shall praise the glory of Thy work, Who goest forth, Great Shepherd of the sheep, To save the lost and bring them home with joy; Nor shall it cease to celebrate Thy love In training them for service high of Heaven. Receiving Thee, Thy condescending grace Makes Thee to them their Light, the Life, the Truth, The Way, their eye to see, their mind to know, Their will to do Thy will, perfect and blest. So Saul found Thee. Behold him changed in heart; No longer Saul the Persecutor; blind With prejudice and hate, but contrite, meek, Filled with Thy love, that wrought not to destroy Aught that was good or noble in his soul, But hallowed and made strong his inner man, Raised him to be amongst the greatest, great, Though, in his own account, less than the least. As a bold champion, sure of victory, He preaches Jesus, as the Christ of God, In Whom all ancient prophecy and type Fulfil themselves. Amazed, his enemies Exclaim, "Can this be he sent from our priests "To hale and drag to prison these despised "Of Galilee? Whence comes this wondrous change, "This fond delusion passing all conceit?" Emboldened more with courage from on high, Saul proves his new-learnt lesson, and confutes Their sophistries, with truth unanswerable From Moses and the Prophets. Wonder turns To hate. They seek to kill him whom they thought To welcome as their champion; and the men He came to slaughter, shield him as their friend And brother; loved by Christ, so loved by them. Leaving Damascus, for a time he goes Not to Jerusalem,--as though he sought From man a confirmation of his call Received from none save Jesus, now alone His Lord;--but to Arabia's unobserved Retreats, where in communion with that Lord, Sacred and still, his mission might be ...
Title:Paul The Apostle, A Poem; A PoemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217245072

ISBN - 13:9780217245074