Singers and Songs of the Church: Being Biographical Sketches of the Hymn-writers in All the Principal Collections : with Notes on Their Psalms and Hymns

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Longmans, Green, 1869 - Hymn writers - 617 pages

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Page 143 - Is there a thing beneath the sun That strives with Thee my heart to share ? Ah, tear it thence, and reign alone, The Lord of every motion there ! Then shall my heart from earth be free, When it hath found repose in Thee.
Page 178 - Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks: 8.
Page 600 - I vol. 8vo., los. net. THE HISTORY OF OUR LORD, as exemplified in Works of Art, with that of His Types, St. John the Baptist, and other persons of the Old and New Testament. Commenced by the late Mrs. JAMESON ; continued and completed by LADY EASTLAKE.
Page 70 - This is owing to you, for you put it into my head by the question you put to me at Chalfont, which before I had not thought of.
Page 170 - In these hymns there is no doggerel; no botches; nothing put in to patch up the rhyme; no feeble expletives. Here is nothing turgid or bombast, on the one hand, or low and creeping on the other. Here are no cant expressions, no words without meaning.
Page 37 - Into thy hands I commend my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, the God of truth.
Page 259 - A Living and Dying Prayer for the Holiest Believer in the World...
Page 59 - A PRIEST TO THE TEMPLE ; or, the Country Parson ; his Character, and Rule of Holy Life.
Page 156 - When death o'er nature shall prevail, And all its powers of language fail, Joy through my swimming eyes shall break, And mean the thanks I cannot speak.
Page 198 - Reader, Art thou born again ? No Salvation without a NEW BIRTH ! I was born in sin, February, 1716. Remained ignorant of my fallen state till 1730. Lived proudly on Faith and Works for Salvation ' till 1754. Admitted to EVERTON Vicarage, 1755, Fled to JESUS alone for Refuge, 1756. Fell asleep in Christ, January, 22, 1793.

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