Sermons on Special Occasions Preached in Westminster Abbey by Arthur Penrhyn StanleySermons on Special Occasions Preached in Westminster Abbey by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley

Sermons on Special Occasions Preached in Westminster Abbey

byArthur Penrhyn Stanley

Paperback | February 2, 2012

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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. 1882. Excerpt: ... THE GREEK MASSACRE. May 15, 1870, being the day after the arrival in England of the remains of Edward Herbert and Frederick Vyner, murdered in Greece with Edward Lloyd and Count de Boyl on April 21, 1870. Thy way is in tJie sea, and Thy paths in the great waters, and Thy footsteps are not known. Thou leddest Thy people like sheep by the hand of Moses mvi Aaron.--Psalm Ixxvii. 19, 20. This Psalm,1 sung in this morning's service, is one of which we know not the exact origin, but which almost for that very reason appeals more deeply to the heart of all ages. It describes a soul torn by some deep grief, some trial which could not be unravelled or explained, some calamity which cut off all the ordinary means of consolation. The Psalmist cannot sleep for the visions of distress that haunt him--' Thou hast held mine eyes waking.' He cannot find words to express his anxiety--' I am so troubled that I 'cannot speak.' In the long restless night'he stretches out 'his hand, and cries in vain for help.' Like Jacob, when they brought to him his son's coat rent and stained with blood, ' he refused' (the same words are used) 'he refused to 'be comforted.' 1 Psalm LXXVII. 'I will cry unto God with my voice, even unto God will I cry, and He shall hearken unto me.' In the time of my trouble I sought the Lord, I stretched out my hand and ceased not in the night season my soul refused comfort: when I think upon God I am in heaviness, 'I muse in mine heart and my spirit waxeth faint 1 Thou didst hold fast mine eyelids, I was troubled and spake nothing, I considered the days of old, and the years that are past: 'let me call to remembrance my song in the night, 'and commune with mine heart I'--and my spirit enquired thus within itself:--It almost seems as if there were somethin...
Title:Sermons on Special Occasions Preached in Westminster AbbeyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217050492

ISBN - 13:9780217050494