For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do.
Roses grow on thorns and honey wears a sting.
Do not hover always on the surface of things, nor take up suddenly, with mere appearances but penetrate into the depth of matters, as far as your time and circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate to your profession.
Were the whole realm of nature mine,<br/>That were a present far too small:<br/>Love so amazing, so divine<br/>Demands my soul, my life, my all.
How shall polluted mortals dare To sing Thy glory or Thy grace Beneath Thy feet we lie afar And see but shadows of Thy face.
Once a day, especially in the early years of life and study, call yourselves to an account what new ideas, what new proposition or truth you have gained, what further confirmation of known truths, and what advances you have made in any part of knowledge.
Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.
He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness, And wonders of His love, And wonders of His love, And wonders, wonders, of His love.
Acquire a government over your ideas, that they may come down when they are called, and depart when they are bidden.
Joy to the world! the Lord is come; Let earth receive her King. Let ev'ry heart prepare Him room, And heav'n and nature sing, And heaven and nature sing, And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.
Let dogs delight to bark and bite, For God hath made them so; Let bears and lions growl and fight, For 't is their nature too.
A thousand ages in Thy sight Are like an evening gone; Short as the watch that ends the night Before the rising sun.
I would not change my blest estate for all the world calls good or great.
So, when a raging fever burns, We shift from side to side by turns; And 't is a poor relief we gain To change the place, but keep the pain.
Time, like an ever-rolling stream, Bears all its sons away; They fly forgotten, as a dream Dies at the opening day.
Maintain a constant watch at all times against a dogmatical spirit: fix not your assent to any proposition in a firm and unalterable manner, till you have some firm and unalterable ground for it, and till you have arrived at some clear and sure evidence.
Our God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Our shelter from the stormy blast, And our eternal home.
Birds in their little nests agree; And 'tis a shameful sight, When children of one family Fall out, and chide, and fight.
Were I so tall to reach the pole, Or grasp the ocean with my span, I must be measured by my soul; The mind's the standard of the man.
Just as a tree cut down, that fell To north, or southward, there it lies: So man departs to heaven or hell, Fix'd in the state wherein he dies.
My faith would lay her hand On that dear head of Thine, While like a penitent I stand, And there confess my sin.
In books, or work, or healthful play.
In works of labour or of skill I would be busy too: For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do.
Joy to the world! the Saviour reigns; Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains Repeat the sounding joy.
Lord, I ascribe it to thy grace, And not to chance as others do, That I was born of Christian race, And not a Heathen, or a Jew.