The Evening of Life ; Or, Light and Comfort Amidst the Shadows of Declining Years

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Gould and Lincoln, 1859 - 281 pages
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Page 47 - Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! — For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.
Page 142 - Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.
Page 67 - The days of our years are threescore years and ten ; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Page 146 - O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works. Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
Page 40 - So live, that when thy summons comes, to join The innumerable caravan, that moves To that mysterious realm, where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon; but, sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Page 2 - Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head', and honor the face of the old man', and fear thy God'.
Page 48 - In the world's broad field of battle, In the bivouac of Life, Be not like dumb, driven cattle ! Be a hero in the strife...
Page 151 - Some are naturally dull and heavy ; but, if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what a man hath, and not according to what he hath not.
Page 64 - For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities ; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Page 2 - The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

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