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Page 341 - As the happiness of a people, and the good order and preservation of civil government, essentially depend upon piety, religion and morality; and as these cannot be generally diffused through a community, but by the institution of the public worship of GOD, and of public instructions in piety, religion and morality...
Page 341 - Provided, notwithstanding, the several towns, parishes, precincts, and other bodies politic or religious societies, shall at all times have the exclusive right of electing their public teachers, and of contracting with them for their support and maintenance.
Page 344 - ... the legislature shall from time to time authorize and require the several towns, parishes, precincts, and other bodies politic or religious societies, to make suitable provision at their own expense for the institution of the public worship of God and for the support and maintenance of public protestant teachers of piety, religion, and morality, in all cases where such provision shall not be made voluntarily...
Page 173 - LORD, I believe a rest remains To all thy people known ; A rest where pure enjoyment reigns, And thou art loved alone: 2 A rest where all our soul's desire Is fixed on things above; Where fear, and sin, and grief expire, Cast out by perfect love.
Page 260 - But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
Page 345 - ... for that purpose, shall ever have the right to elect their pastors or religious teachers, to contract with them for their support, to raise money for erecting and repairing houses for public worship, for the maintenance of religious instruction, and for the payment of necessary expenses; and all persons belonging to any religious society shall be taken and held to be members, until they shall file with the clerk of such society a written notice, declaring the dissolution of their membership,...
Page 341 - And the people of this Commonwealth have also a right to, and do, invest their Legislature with authority to enjoin upon all the subjects an attendance upon the instructions of the public teachers aforesaid, at stated times and seasons, if there be any on whose instructions they can conscientiously and conveniently attend.
Page 173 - BE it my only wisdom here, To serve the Lord with filial fear, With loving gratitude ; , Superior sense may I display, By shunning every evil way, And walking in the good ' 2 O may I still from sin depart ; A wise and understanding heart, Jesus, to me be given ! And let me through thy spirit know, To glorify my God below, And find my way to heaven.
Page 170 - AWAKE, ye saints ! and raise your eyes, And raise your voices high : Awake, and praise that sovereign love, That shows salvation nigh. 2 On all the wings of time it flies, Each moment brings it near ; Then welcome each declining day, Welcome each closing year.