The Life of Lady Guion, Volume 1

S. Farley, 1772
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Page 183 - Israel, Fear not : for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name ; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee ; . and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee : when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned ; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour...
Page 266 - I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven: But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness : there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Page 62 - that I did not know what he had done to .me, that my heart was quite changed, that God was there; for from that moment he had given me an experience of his presence in my soul; not by thought or any application of mind, but as a thing really possessed after the sweetest manner." I experienced these words in the Canticles: "Thy name is as precious ointment poured forth; therefore do the virgins love thee.
Page 264 - My spirit, disenthralled from selfishness, became united with and lost in God, its Sovereign, who attracted it more and more to Himself. And this was so much the case, that I could seem to see and know God only, and not myself. .... It was thus that my soul was lost in God, who communicated to it His qualities, having drawn it out of all that it had of its own. O happy poverty, happy loss, happy nothing, which gives no less than God Himself in his own immensity, — no more circumscribed to the limited...
Page 27 - Jesus, strives to express his thankfulness by the sincerity of his obedience, is sorry with all his soul when he comes short of his duty, walks watchfully in the denial of himself, and holds no confederacy with any lust or known sin, if he falls in the least measure...
Page 3 - Oh ! the depth of the riches, both of the wifdom and knowledge of God ! How unfearchable are his judgments, and his ways paft finding out ! For who hath known the mind of the Lord ? or who hath been hiscounfellor?
Page 27 - It makes a man truly love, honor, and obey Him, and therefore careful to know what his will is. It renders the heart highly thankful to Him, as his Creator, Redeemer, and Benefactor. It makes a man entirely depend on Him, seek Him for guidance, direction, and protection, and submit to his will with patience and resignation of soul. It gives the law, not only to his words and actions, but to his very thoughts and purposes ; so that...
Page xvi - mouth, and faid, Of a truth I perceive, " that God is no refpecter of perfons : but " in every nation, he that feareth him, " and worketh righteoufnefs, is accepted
Page 28 - Anabaptist, whether he wears a surplice or wears none, whether he hears organs or hears none, whether he kneels at the communion or for conscience' sake stands or sits, — he hath the life of religion in him, and that life acts in him and will conform his soul to the image of his Saviour, and walk along with him to eternity, notwithstanding his practice or non-practice of these indifferents.
Page 40 - I ask, before going further, which is, not to regard things from the side of the creature, for this would make persons appear more faulty than they were; for my mother-in-law was virtuous...

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