This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 Excerpt: ...from stage to stage (A cheering and a priz'd relief) Of faith's hard pilgrimage. There is a scene where Jesus ne'er, Ne'er leaves his happy guests; He spreads a ceaseless banquet there, And love still fires their breasts. Die. 3, 1826, Sunday Mobning. LIII.--"LOVEST THOU ME?" 1. "Lov'st thou me?"--that question Thrice thy Lord renew'd: "Lov'st thou me?"--suggestion, Meet for thoughtful mood. Say, "lov'st thou me?" Then love I thee; Then thou art blest for ever. Oh, canst thou prove Cold to my love?--Lord, I would answer,--never. Canst thou e'er forget it, All I did for thee? Canst thou e'er regret it, Aught thou dost for me? Did I from on high Stoop e'en to die? Else thou wert lost for ever: Canst thou forget All that love-debt?--Lord, I would answer,--never. 3. If thou lov'st thy Saviour, Drawn by love divine; Then thy whole behaviour Will conform to mine. Glad wilt thou leave All that would grieve, All that from me would sever: All I approve Thou too wilt love:--Lord, I would answer,--ever. Soon, if thus in spirit Thou art one with me; Through thy Saviour's merit, Thou with him shalt be. All are, above, Ravish'd with love, Love to the Lamb, for ever. When shall aught part Me from thy heart?--Lord, I would answer,--never. Dkc. 3, 1826, Sunday Evening. 1. Night cast unwonted gloom around; His friends had given their grief to sleep: He, prostrate on the chilling ground, His lonely watch of woe must keep. 2. The last, the farewell paschal feast, With those sad friends at evening ta'en; He waits the traitor's murd'rous haste To prove him, now, the Lamb so slain. 3. As thrice he kneels to groan his woe, See sweat, like thick large blood-drops, run: "My Father, if this cup might go! And yet, thy will, not mine, be don...
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