John Wicliffe, the morning star of the Reformation

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S.W. Partridge, 1884 - 104 pages
 

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This copy is in my collection. Absolutely awesome! Pre-Reformation Reformer, such a good soldier of our LORD Jesus Christ. Well worth re-reading. Read full review

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Page 8 - How precious is the book divine, By inspiration given ! Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine To guide our souls to heaven. 2 It sweetly cheers our drooping hearts In this dark vale of tears ; Life, light, and joy, it still imparts, And quells our rising fears. 3 This lamp, through all the tedious night Of life, shall guide our way; Till we behold the clearer light Of an eternal day.
Page 96 - As thou these ashes, little Brook ! wilt bear Into the Avon, Avon to the tide Of Severn, Severn to the narrow seas, Into main Ocean they, this deed accurst An emblem yields to friends and enemies How the bold Teacher's Doctrine, sanctified By truth, shall spread, throughout the world dispersed.
Page 74 - Wicliffe translated it out of Latin into English, and thus laid it more open to the laity, and to women who could read, than it had formerly been to the most learned of the clergy, even to those of them who had the best understanding. And in this way the Gospel pearl is cast abroad, and trodden under foot of swine...
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Page 43 - He liveth long who liveth well — All other life is short and vain — He liveth longest who can tell Of living most for heavenly gain.
Page 100 - How Paul's Penny became a Pound. By Mrs. Bowen, author of "Dick and His Donkey.
Page 9 - The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he delighteth in his way. "Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
Page 96 - Thus this brook has conveyed his ashes into Avon, Avon into Severn, Severn into the narrow seas, they into the main ocean; and thus the ashes of Wickliffe are the emblem of his doctrine, which now is dispersed all the world over
Page 26 - While His hands uphold and guide. Grief nor pain, nor any sorrow Rends thy heart to Him unknown ; He to-day and He to-morrow Grace sufficient gives His own.
Page 74 - Christ delivered his gospel to the clergy and doctors of the church, that they might administer to the laity and to weaker persons, according to the state of the times and the wants of men.

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