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" Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he on Earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul should himself direct me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from his design. I would express him simple, grave, sincere ; In doctrine uncorrupt; in... "
Littell's Living Age - Page 47
1868
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1839 - 554 pages
...church ! and lay not careless hands On skulls that cannot teach, and will not learn. Would I deseribe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul should himself direet me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from his design. I would express him simple,...
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A New Home--who'll Follow?: Or, Glimpses of Western Life

Caroline Matilda Kirkland - 1839 - 332 pages
...and silken ease," find no favour in the eyes of the fierce, reckless, hard-handed Wolverine. He needs A preacher such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve and own. Ministers who cannot or will not conform themselves to the manners of the country, do more harm than...
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Notes, explanatory and practical, on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians

Albert Barnes - 1840 - 790 pages
...of our mighty charge ; and anxious to deliver just such a message as God will approve and bless. " Would I describe a preacher such as Paul, Were he...own, Paul should himself direct me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from his design. I would express him simple, grave, sincere ; In doctrine...
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Sermons on Important Subjects, Volume 1

Samuel Davies, Albert Barnes - 1841 - 594 pages
...qualifications of the ministry better drawn by an uninspired pea than in the well-known words of Cowper: " Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he...own, Paul should himself direct me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from his design ; I would express him simple, grave, sincere ; In doctrine...
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Notes, Explanatory and Practical, on the First Epistle of Paul to the ...

Albert Barnes - 1841 - 372 pages
...what a minister of the gospel should be, in the well-known and most beautiful passage in the " Task." Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul Were he.... Paul should himself direct me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from bis design. I would express him simple, grave, sincere; [n doctrine uncorrupt...
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Poems, by William Cowper, Esq: Together with His Posthumous Poetry ..., Volume 2

William Cowper - 1841 - 240 pages
...hands On skulls that cannot teach, and will not learn. Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, 395 Were he on Earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul should himself direct me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from his design. I would express him simple, grave, sincere ; In doctrine...
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The Primitive Church (or Baptist) Magazine, Volume 25

1868 - 286 pages
...this life, but in the life to come. All this description reminds us of the stanza of Cowper : — " Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul himself should direct me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from his design. I would express...
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... The Task, a Poem ...: For the Use of Schools and Academies

William Cowper - 1842 - 162 pages
...hands On skulls that cannot teach, and will not learn. ! Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, 395 Were he on Earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul should himself direct me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from his design. I would express him simple, grave, sincere ; In doctrine...
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The Task: A Poem

William Cowper - 1842 - 166 pages
...skulls that cannot teach, and will not learn. Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, 395 Were he-on Earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul should himself direct me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from his design. I would express him simple, grave, sincere ; In doctrine...
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Outlines of Congregationalism: With an Historical Sketch of Its Rise and ...

John Spencer Pearsall - 1844 - 178 pages
...his call to office by alluding to the fruit of his labours. " Would I describe a preacher, such as a Paul, " Were he on earth, would hear, approve and...Paul should himself direct me. I would trace " His master-strokes, and draw from his design. " I would express him simple, grave, sincere ; " In doctrine...
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