Twelve sermons on the liturgy of the Church of England by Edward Walwyn Foley

Twelve sermons on the liturgy of the Church of England

byEdward Walwyn Foley

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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. 1847. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SERMON XII. THE LITANY. Daniel Ix. 19. "0 Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name." Such was Daniel's litany,--humble, earnest, and devout. There was faith in the promises, and reliance on the power and grace of Him on whom he called. It was a day of trial and a time of need: because of the iniquities of their fathers, Jerusalem was become a reproach, and the sanctuary was desolate: but "Call upon me in the day of trouble," saith Zion's God, "I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me." But it was a day of expectation also. Daniel knew by the word of prophecy that the present desolations of Jerusalem should soon have an end: and his expectations of deliverance were all from God: He knew the value of a throne of grace, and delighted to be often there. The Holy Ghost had breathed into his soul the breath of prayer, and he "set his face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and suppli cations, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes," the promised deliverance. His frame of mind was marked with the deepest humility and selfabasement: he had nothing to confess but sins and ingratitude on the part of himself and the people, "O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto Thee, but unto us confusion of face.... because we have sinned against Thee," Daniel ix. 7, 8. He had no plea to urge but mercy, "to the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against Him," verse 9. There was a holy earnestness in his supplications; the cries for mercy were heartfelt: they came from the lips of one who knew the danger and the misery of unpardoned sin. There was an urgency about them which would not admit of delay: at the same time there was an unshaken...

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Title:Twelve sermons on the liturgy of the Church of EnglandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217943985

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