Pious reflections for every day in the month, tr. [by E. Mant]. To which is now added, a sketch of the life of the author [and Father's advice to his son.].

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Page 32 - Cause me to hear thy loving-kindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
Page 46 - And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee : then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided ? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
Page 9 - If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
Page 63 - But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. Woe unto you that are full ! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.
Page 93 - I will lift up mine eyes to the hills, From whence cometh my help; My help cometh from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
Page 104 - Lord ! I know not what I should ask of thee. Thou only knowest what I want ; and thou lovest me, if I am thy friend, better than I can love myself. O Lord ! Give to me, thy child, what is proper, whatsoever it may be. I dare not ask either crosses or comforts. I only present myself before thee. I open my heart to thee. Behold my wants, which I...
Page 97 - Whom have I in heaven but thee ? and there is none on earth that I desire besides thee ! My flesh and my heart faileth ; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Page 7 - ... of eternity. It is ordained by God that we be conformed to the image of his Son, that we may be crucified to self, that we renounce sensual pleasures, and submit, like him, . to suffering. But how great is our blindness! we would quit the cross that unites us to our Master. Let us live, and let us die, with him who came to show us the true way to heaven. We must take up the cross, if we would follow him. We suffer in the narrow way, but we hope. We suffer, but we behold the heavens opening. We...
Page 69 - Thanksgiving perisheth from the dead, as from one that is not: the living and sound in heart shall praise the Lord. 29 How great is the lovingkindness of the Lord our God, and his compassion unto such as turn unto him in holiness!
Page 105 - I am ignorant of ; but do thou behold, and do according to thy mercy. Smite or heal ! Depress me or raise me up ! I adore all thy purposes without knowing them. I am silent. I offer myself in sacrifice. I abandon myself to thee. I have no more any desire but to accomplish thy will. Lord, teach me to pray. I pray thee, dwell thou thyself in me by thy Holy Spirit !

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