This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 Excerpt: ...And melts and purifies the sinner's heart, And fits him for those pure, exalted seats, Only prepared for those who faithful prove. My mind was wrapt, profound attention chained Her every power, a calm and heavenly peace, A joy unspeakable, flash'd o'er my soul. The glorious Sun of Righteousness beam'd forth, The clouds dispers'd, the tempest died away, I heard a voice! a sweet, familiar voice Whisper in accents ol redeeming love, Peace be still. My faith rcviv'd, my anchor hope, regain'd A firmer hold on heaven's substantial joys, My peace flow'd smoothly on, like a broad stream, Gently meandering down some fertile vale. He spoke of heaven with rapturous delight--He dwelt upon the glories of that world Unseen by mortal eye, a foretaste of Its joys, added new vigor to his spirit, The hope of glory flash'd a brighter ray Of heavenly radiance o'er his countenance--I saw by faith the beauties of that land, The saints, adorn'd in snow-white flowing robes, Waving in graceful folds, Fann'd by the breezes of that healthful clime, Bearing on high their palms of victory, In joyful triumph--wearing immortal crowns, Bespangled o'er with blood-bought gli'.t'ring stars, Which brighter, and still brighter blaze, long as Eternal years shall roll their endless round; I saw the groves, the bowers, the verdant fields, And the sweet gliding streams, the tree of life Forever laden with its rarious fruits. My heart was full--and tears unbidden flow'd--Oh, boundless love, and mercy infinite! Did Jesus stoop so low? image of deity, On whom the loftiest seraphs dare not gaz,e Unveil'd? did he lay by his regal robes, Divest himself of all but love, to bleed, And groan, and die, for poor, degraded man? To raise him from a world of sin and death, To yonder heaven of glorious bliss sup...
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