The Widowed Missionary's Journal: Containing Some Account of Madagascar, and Also, a Narrative of the Missionary Career of the Rev. J. Jeffreys, who Died on a Passage from Madagascar to the Isle of France, July 4, 1825

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author, 1827 - Madagascar - 216 pages
 

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Page 114 - My God, I feel the mournful scene ; My bowels yearn o'er dying men ; And fain my pity would reclaim, And snatch the fire-brands from the flame. 5 But feeble my compassion proves, And can but weep where most it loves ; Thy own all-saving arm employ, And turn these drops of grief to joy.
Page 5 - Should fate command me to the farthest verge Of the green earth, to distant barbarous climes, Rivers unknown to song ; where first the sun Gilds Indian mountains, or his setting beam Flames on the Atlantic isles ; 'tis nought to me Since God is ever present, ever felt, In the void waste, as in the city full ; And where He vital breathes there must be joy.
Page i - The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook. Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.
Page 203 - Kingdoms wide that sit in darkness, — Grant them, Lord ! the glorious light , And, from eastern coast to western, May the morning chase the night ; And redemption, Freely purchased, win the day. 3 Fly abroad, thou mighty gospel ! Win and conquer, never cease ; May thy lasting, wide dominions, Multiply and still increase ; Sway thy sceptre, Saviour ! all the world around.
Page 119 - Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take; the clouds ye so much dread are big with mercy, and shall break^ in blessings on your head.
Page 15 - Here I raise my Ebenezer, Hither by Thy help I'm come; And I hope, by Thy good pleasure, Safely to arrive at home.
Page 18 - WHEN all thy mercies, O my God, My rising soul surveys, Transported with the view I'm lost In wonder, love, and praise...
Page 17 - May speak their joys abroad. 4 [The God that rules on high, And thunders when he please, That rides upon the stormy sky And manages the seas.] 5 This awful God is ours, Our Father and our love, He shall send down his heavenly powers To carry us above.
Page 84 - Mauritius, and the devoted attachment we have avowed to him. His attention, unlike that of all other Foreign Nations that have visited our shores, has been directed to increase our happiness and prosperity ; he has never deprived us of our rights or our properties; he has not suffered the white men to carry off...
Page 29 - They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

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