On a Foundation for Religion

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G.H. Ellis, 1879 - 48 pages

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Page 29 - In your metaphysics you have denied personality to the Deity: yet when the devout motions of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color.
Page 19 - Yet, Lord, in memory's fondest place I shrine those seasons sad, When looking up, I saw thy face In kind austereness clad. I would not miss one sigh or tear, Heart-pang or throbbing brow ; Sweet was the chastisement severe, And sweet its memory now.
Page 28 - We cannot kindle when we will The fire which in the heart resides; The spirit bloweth and is still, In mystery our soul abides. But tasks in hours of insight will'd Can be through hours of gloom fulfill'd.
Page 22 - The secret of the Lord is with those who fear him, and he will show them his covenant.
Page 27 - And we may well give ourselves, in grateful and devout selfsurrender, to that by which we are thus visited. So much is there incalculable, so much that belongs to not ourselves, in conduct ; and the more we attend to conduct, and the more we value it, the more we shall feel this.
Page 9 - Deity is then lost to us, not through any arbitrariness of ours, not that we have any hostility to it, not even that we have any positive arguments against it; it may, for all our knowledge or lack of knowledge, be true: but simply from a discovery that the facts upon which it has ordinarily been based have, to our minds, been misinterpreted.

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