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Yet not this ocean, cheered with many a sail,
Or from his bosom chase the clouds of care.
Nor converse sweet of friends his hours beguile; In vain could beauty warm his aching heart,
Or on his cold-wan cheek awake a smile.
Poor mortals as we are, till thou art flown;
Touch not our hearts, but pass unfelt, unknown. The joys, without whose aid what'er of blest,
Or great, or fair, the heavens to man ordain,
Rev. E. Hamley.
What is life!—like a flower, with the bane in its
bosom, To-day, full of promise, to-morrow it dies! And health like the dewdrop that hung on its blossom,
Survives but a night, and exhales to the skies:
The seeds of the canker in embryo lurk!
Dr. W. Beattie.
Freedom and quiet rest,
Or in his shadow, blest.
Forest and field they range;
Bring health in ev'ry change.
He comforts, heals, and binds;
HEARING. HEAR thou in heaven thy dwelling place: and when thou hearest, forgive.--I. Kings, viii. 30.
They are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.-Psalm lviii. 4, 5.
He that planted the ear, shall he not hear?—Psalm xciv. 9.
The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.-Proverbs, xv. 31.
The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made even both of them.--Proverbs, xx. 12.
Take heed what ye hear.--Mark, iv, 24.
This is the slowest, yet the daintiest sense;
For even the ears of such as have no skill, Perceive a discord, and conceive offence;
And knowing not what's good, yet find the ill. And though this sense first gentle music sound,
Her proper object is the speech of men; But that speech, chiefly, which God's heralds sound, When their tongues utter what His spirit did pen.
Sir John Davies. As Thou hast touched our ears, and taught
Our tongues to speak Thy praises plain,
That would make fast our bonds again.
And haunt our hearts when we would pray,
Seal Thou my lips, and guard the way: For Thou hast sworn that every ear, Willing, or loath, Thy trump shall hear, And every tongue unchained be, To own no hope, O God, but Thee. Keble.
The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.--Proverbs, xiv. 10.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?--Jeremiah, xvii. 9.
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.--Ezekiel, xxxvi. 26.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.--Matthew, v. 8.
f his heart, bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man, out of the evil treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.-Luke, vi. 45.
Hope maketh not ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, which is given unto us.--Romans, V. 5. With the heart man believeth unto righteousness.--Romans, x. 10. That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith.--Ephesians, iii. 17.
I CARE not, so my kernel relish well,
So now the soul's sublimed, her sour desires
Wash, Lord, and purify my heart,
A temple of the Holy Ghost, and yet
condemn thee, E’en while thy will was partner in the crime.
Schiller, Thou too, my heart, whom He, and He alone, Who all things knows, can know, with love replete, Regenerate and pure, pour all thyself A living sacrifice before His throne!
Shall ne'er defile again;
Shall cleanse from every stain.
Thy heart made truly His,
In whom no darkness is. Bernard Barton.
All our actions take
William Thompson Bacon.
Would'st thou the life of souls discern?
Nor human wisdom nor divine
Love is life's only sign.
All the host of hearen shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree. --Isaiah, xxxiv. 4.
Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal :
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also --Matthew, vi. 20, 21.
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.--II. Corinthians, v. 1.
An inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven.--I. Peter, i, 4.
We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.--II. Peter, iii. 13. In having all things, and not Thee, what have I?
Not having Thee, what have my labours got? Let me enjoy but Thee, what further crave I?
And having Thee alone, what have I not?
Dryden. Inquirer cease, petitions yet remain, Which heaven may hear, nor deem religion vain.
* * * * * * Still raise for good the supplicated voice, But leave to heaven the measure and the choice.
Dr. Johnson. Heaven's the perfection of all that can Be said or thought, riches, delight, or harmony, Health, beauty; and all these not subject to The waste of time, but in their height eternal.