Religious consolation by Ezra Stiles GannettReligious consolation by Ezra Stiles Gannett

Religious consolation

byEzra Stiles Gannett

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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.1837 Excerpt: ... n ) THE MOURNER C6MF0RTED. 19 thy guidance. Whatever thou decidest, we will submit, adore, and have no other care but to please thee, by observing thy holy will. THE MOURNER COMFORTED. "Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall find Comfort and joy!" Though flesh and blood rebel 'Gainst heaven-ward thoughts, and the vext spirit swell With anxious tossings, still, the veil behind Of earth-born mists, the faith-directed mind Sees throned in cloudless light the Invisible, At whose right hand delights in fullness dwell, And bliss forever lasting. Be resigned, Thou child of sorrow, to his sovereign will; Drink, as he bids, the bitter cup, and bear Thy cross in patience! From the holy hill A gleam shall cheer thee, till, safe-harbored there Thou feel how faintly earth's severest ill May with, the weight of heavenly joys compare. ERRONEOUS VIEWS OF DEATH. Christianity was designed to introduce into the world new views and feelings concerning death. We seem to see its character and office typified in the visit of Jesus to the house of Mary and Martha, on occasion of the death of their brother. It was a house of affliction. Wailing and lamentation were heard in it, as they are, at one time or another, in all the dwellings of this world. But our blessed Savior approached it in a calm consciousness that he was commissioned with a doctrine and clothed with a power that would triumph over death; that death, in fact, was not the end nor the interruption of existence; that death indeed was only death in appearance, while in reality the spirit's life is progressive, ever continued, immortal. What less do his words import than the annunciation to the world of this new view of mortality 1 "I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, y...
Title:Religious consolationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217983251

ISBN - 13:9780217983259