A friendly visit to the house of mourning [by R. Cecil].

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Religious Tract Society, sold at the depository, 56, Paternoster Row, and 65, St. Paul's Churchyard, and by the booksellers, 1791 - Consolation - 128 pages

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Page 35 - He is a path, if any be misled ; He is a robe, if any naked be ; If any chance to hunger, he is bread ; If any be a bondman, he is free ; If any be but weak, how strong is he ! To dead men life he is, to sick men health, To blind men sight, and to the needy wealth, A pleasure without loss, a treasure without stealth.
Page 56 - While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether God will be gracious to me, that the child may live? But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.
Page 56 - What thing is this that thou hast done? thou didst fast and weep for the child, while it was alive; but when the child was dead, thou didst rise and eat bread.
Page 63 - I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Page 8 - Thus saith the Lord, Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears, for there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord, that thy children shall come again to their own border :
Page 61 - Him who is invisible,' will perform. That invaluable record seems to say, ' Our fathers trusted in thee : they trusted, and thou didst deliver them : they trusted in thee, and were not confounded :' Ps. xxii, 4, 5. We are, indeed, called to aim and to act, and have the greatest promises annexed to the endeavour : but are as frequently reminded that ' we are not sufficient of ourselves, to think any thing as of ourselves,' but that ' our sufficiency is of God :
Page 28 - How refreshing, to look from a family bereft of its companions and comforts to ' Mount Zion, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem...
Page 44 - Having absolutely disclaimed all thy own works, thy own righteousness, hast thou 'submitted thyself unto the righteousness of God,' which is by faith in Christ Jesus? Art thou 'found in him, not having thy own righteousness, but the righteousness which is by faith?' And art thou, through him, 'fighting the good fight of faith, and laying hold of eternal life?
Page 18 - Look at the deceased, and contemplate present things. His days a hand-breadth : his beauty, consumed like the moth-fretten garment : his cares and pleasures, a dream: his attainments, as the grass: which flourisheth in the morning, and in the evening is cut down and withereth : his years, a tale : his strength labour and sorrow.
Page 64 - I am he that liveth and was dead, and behold, I am alive for ever more, amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

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