The Pearl of Days ; Or, the Advantages of the Sabbath to the Working Classes

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Patridge and Oakey, 1848 - 90 sider

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Side iv - The trivial round, the common task, Would furnish all we ought to ask; Room to deny ourselves ; a road To lead us, daily, nearer God.
Side iv - ... father came to breakfast or dinner, as soon as the repast was finished, (and a working man in health does not usually loiter over his meals,) our mother used to read aloud till the hour was finished, either with the youngest child upon her knee, or, if it was in the cradle, knitting while she read. She used to say, that it was disagreeable and improper to be bustling about while father was within ; and when he was gone out, the work must be done up.
Side 3 - AMONG the deepest shades of night, Can there be one who sees my way ? Yes ; God is like a shining light, That turns the darkness into day. When every eye around me sleeps, May I not sin without control ? No ; for a constant watch he keeps On every thought of every soul.
Side 2 - ... and so far did she carry this, that she used to say that " it was disagreeable and improper to be bustling about while father was within, and when he was gone out the work must be done up.
Side 77 - Christian, trusting in his faith alone, though faith without the works of justice is dead, began the attack fiercely without diligently considering that God, who is the Truth, who maketh His sun to shine upon the evil and the good, and the rain to fall upon the just and the unjust, decides all things by a true judgment. The pagan on the other hand resisted stoutly, having before his eyes only the consciousness of the truth for which he was fighting. Finally the Christian fell wounded by the pagan....
Side xiv - ... truths, the knowledge of which would lead them in safety and happiness through all the temptations to which youth is exposed in this world of folly and wickedness. If she properly estimates the importance of the blessings imparted by the knowledge of God, and really feels the power of the love of God in her own heart, poverty may surround her, the pressure of domestic cares may lie heavily upon her, or she may be engaged in the most menial and laborious employment, but, in the midst of all this,...
Side 66 - He who blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, never meant that that day, whose first morning beam fell upon the joyful activity of a new and perfect creation ; whose dawning light saw the Son of man arise triumphant over death and the grave, should be spent in listless, motionless silence, or in soulless, meaningless ceremony. No; holy its hours indeed are, sanctified, set apart ; not however to solemn, gloomy, lifeless inactivity ; but hallowed to rest and refreshment, sacred to joy, set apart...
Side 7 - It was upon one of these occasions, when some remarks made by one of my parents in endeavouring to call our attention to the truth that we must be changed, renewed in the image of God ; or, to take up the simple figurative expression then made use of, that we must have new hearts, else we never could be happy with our Father in heaven, that an impression was made upon my mind, never to be effaced : from that hour, through all my follies and all my waywardness, the thought of that new heart still...
Side 12 - ... open to us, even the well of living waters which never can be dried up, and though those loved ones are departed, and we cannot but feel the loss of their society, we are happy in the hope of soon meeting them where there are pleasures for evermore. Religion — the knowledge of God — has been to us our strength and our happiness, the source of all we have enjoyed worth calling enjoyment ; it has been the sunshine which, in the hour of prosperity, has made earth fair unto us as the bowers of...

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