Sacred hours by living streams, popular expositions of divine truth

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byRobert Kerr

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1866. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Matt. xiv. 24--27.--" But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves; for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid." Friendship and social intercourse furnish some of the sweetest cups of bliss which we are permitted to taste on earth. We have been made for society, to promote its happiness, and to share its joys; and this world presents few sadder scenes than that of an aged man, bereaved of family and friends, and returning to his cheerless cottage after he has buried the wife of his youth, the last of all his race. Tottering and slow he reaches the threshold of his door and stands--"No foot, no voice, is heard within. None comes To meet him where he oft had met a wife, And sons and daughters, glad at his return: He stands in solitude--in solitude Wide as the world; for all that made to him Society, has fled beyond its bounds." Such a wreck of fondest hopes surrounds him; such an unmitigated desolation lies before him as almost breaks his heart. But there is a sight sadder still. It is to see a man made for social intercourse, to be happy himself, and to make others happy, becoming, like Byron, through moral perversity, so unhuman as to be cut off from all sympathy with society; so cursed by a heartless misanthropy as to be forced to exclaim, as he buried his favourite dog, "I have but one friend in all the world, and there he lies!" This is far more melancholy than the other. We have been made for society, and if we would be true men we must let our human sympathies fl...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1866. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Matt. xiv. 24--27.--" But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves; for the wind was contrary. And in the fo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217987907

ISBN - 13:9780217987905

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