A Memoir of the Rev. Edward Payson, D. D.: Late Pastor of the Second Church in Portland
Ann L. Payson, 1830 - Christian biography - 444 pages
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Page 140 - A man's heart deviseth his way : but the LORD directeth his steps.
Page 383 - Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
Page 348 - One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
Page 328 - Howbeit, in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to inquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.
Page 338 - I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
Page 125 - Evil into the mind of God or man May come and go, so unapproved, and leave No spot or blame behind...
Page 233 - And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people (for he was above all the people) ; and when he opened it, all the people stood up : and Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen...
Page 210 - For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and be with Christ; which is far better: nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.
Page 79 - He that negotiates between God and man, As God's ambassador, the grand concerns Of judgment and of mercy, should beware Of lightness in his speech. Tis pitiful To court a grin, when you should woo a soul ; To break a jest, when pity would inspire Pathetic exhortation ; and to address The skittish fancy with facetious tales, When sent with God's commission to the heart ! So did not Paul.
Page 263 - And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.