Two Discourses, Containing the History of the Church and Society in Cohasset: Delivered December 16, 1821; Being the First Lord's Day After the Completion of a Century from the Gathering of the Church in that Place, and the Ordination of the First Pastor. With a Geographical Sketch of Cohasset, Volume 2

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Munroe and Francis, 1822 - 25 pages
 

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Page 31 - ... destruction of the boat against the rocks. Two other boats were soon brought from a distance, and the dauntless exertions of the boatmen were renewed, till the sufferers, twenty-one in number, were all safely landed on the shore. Thence they were conveyed to the houses of Elisha Doane, Esq. and other gentlemen, where they were carefully warmed, clothed, and fed, as their frozen and perishing condition required. At these houses they remained, imbibing the wine and the oil, ministered by the hand...
Page 5 - Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Page 1 - Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
Page 8 - Further, the Divine testimony concerning Abraham asserts nothing but that he was obedient, and that he "commanded his household after him that they should keep the way of the Lord
Page 31 - She was manned without delay, and plunged into the agitated surf, at the imminent hazard of the lives of the adventurers. She reached the island, and brought off three of the sufferers. Another attempt was immediately made, but the storm and the tumult of the sea increasing, it was frustrated by the destruction of the boat against the rocks. Two other boats were soon brought from a distance, and the dauntless exertions of the boatmen were renewed, till the suffer•See his Century Discourses.
Page 31 - Captain and his men, (all it is said of the royal navy of his country,) were provided with another vessel, and ready to leave the town, their hearts were swollen with grateful emotions toward those, who, under God, had delivered and cherished them in their perils and distress. The Captain, a man of much respectability, unable to utter his feelings, told his benefactors they should hear from him again. He sailed from Boston, and touching at St. Croix, published there an affecting account of the compassion...
Page 21 - If I forget thee, 0 Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning — if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Page 4 - July 13, 1721 ; and as the custom was, before the forming of a church, he " preached a fast," and continued with them, till December 13, of the same year, when the church was organized, and the pastoral charge of it, by solemn ordination, was committed to him. On that occasion the services were as follows : Introductory prayer by Rev. Eben Gay of Hingham ; Sermon by Rev. Daniel Lewis of Pembroke ; Charge by Rev. Nathaniel Pitcher of Scituate ; Right Hand of Fellowship by Rev.
Page 6 - ... have been told, about 35 feet long and 25 wide, with pulpit, pews, and seats of planed boards, of simple construction. At the formation of his church, Mr. Hobart drew up a well written instrument, not as a creed, but a covenant, in which are recognised their obligations to God and Jesus Christ, and in which are made their solemn vows to live, by God's aid, in Christian obedience, brotherly love, and mutual assistance. After a preamble, expressive of their belief, that they were called of God...
Page 14 - He would sometimes, it is said, descend to that jesting, which an Apostle has told us, is not convenient. He was never prone to labour much with his hands, nor to intense application of mind, in abstruse subjects. A warm friend to the interests of his country, he zealously advocated its civil and religious freedom. By appointment of government, he served one campaign as chaplain to a colonial regiment, at Nova Scotia, and for his acceptable service a tract of land, now Liverpool, in lhat province,...

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