Addresses and Sermons to Students: Being a Series of Commencement Orations and Baccalaureate Sermons

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1919 - 257 pages
 

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Page 94 - More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice Rise like a fountain for me night and day. For what are men better than sheep or goats That nourish a blind life within the brain, If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer Both for themselves and those who call them friend? For so the whole round earth is every way Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.
Page 235 - Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times, but, Until seventy times seven.
Page 162 - That, to th' observer, doth thy history Fully unfold. Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper, as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, them on thee '. Heaven doth with us, as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves ; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely...
Page 196 - And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
Page 205 - And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment ; that ye may approve things that are excellent ; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ ; being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
Page 128 - Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
Page 67 - God-ward ; not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God; who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament, not of the letter, but of the spirit ; for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
Page 257 - From the dream, the probation, the prelude, to find himself set Clear and safe in new light and new life, — a new harmony yet To be run and continued, and ended — who knows?
Page 197 - I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof ? And no man in heaven nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
Page 216 - And thou art full of whispers and of shadows. Thou meanest what the sea has striven to say So long, and yearned up the cliffs to tell; Thou art what all the winds have uttered not, What the still night suggesteth to the heart. Thy voice is like to music heard ere birth, Some spirit lute touched on a spirit sea; Thy face remembered is from other worlds, It has been died for, though I know not when, It has been sung of, though I know not where. It has the strangeness of the luring West, And of sad...

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