The Book of Private Devotion: A Series of Prayers and Meditations

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R. Carter & Bros., 1850 - Devotional exercises - 342 pages

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Page 66 - Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Page 291 - Return, O holy Dove, return, Sweet messenger of rest! I hate the sins that made thee mourn, And drove thee from my breast. 5 The dearest idol I have known, Whate'er that idol be, Help me to tear it from thy throne, And worship only thee.
Page 306 - If aught should tempt my soul to stray From heavenly wisdom's narrow way, To fly the good I would pursue, Or do the sin I would not do, — Still He, who felt temptation's power, Shall guard me in that dangerous hour.
Page 28 - IT is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord : and to sing praises unto thy name, O most Highest; 2 To tell of thy loving-kindness early in the morning : and of thy truth in the night-season; 3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the lute : upon a loud instrument, and upon the harp.
Page 37 - Prayer is the simplest form of speech That infant lips can try; Prayer the sublimest strains that reach The Majesty on high. 4 Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice, Returning from his ways; While angels in their songs rejoice And cry, "Behold, he prays!
Page 98 - Verily verily I say unto you ; Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name ; ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
Page 274 - ORD, when we bend before thy throne, -" And our confessions pour, Teach us to feel the sins we own, And hate what we deplore.
Page 256 - Praise with my heart, my mind, my voice, For all thy mercy I will give ; My soul shall still in God rejoice, My tongue shall bless Thee while I live.
Page 50 - For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
Page 152 - Grant that all carnal affections may die in him, and that all things belonging to the Spirit may live and grow in him. Amen. Grant that he may have power and strength to have victory, and to triumph, against the devil, the world, and the flesh.

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