The doctrine of the Cross [by R. Brett.].

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Page i - Christ, and be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith : that I may know Him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death, if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
Page c - ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility; mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Page c - Almighty God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord ; Grant us grace, so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys, which Thou hast prepared for them that unfeignedly love Thee ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Page xciii - Christ disdain'd to know. Thou shalt have joy in sadness soon ; The pure, calm hope be thine, Which brightens, like the eastern moon, As day's wild lights decline. Thus souls, by nature pitch'd too high, By sufferings plunged too low, Meet in the Church's middle sky, Half-way 'twixt joy and woe, To practise there the soothing lay That sorrow best relieves : Thankful for all God takes away, Humbled by all He gives.
Page c - And we also bless thy holy Name for all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and fear; beseeching thee to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom: Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our only Mediator and Advocate.
Page lxxi - Luke xxii. 42. 0 Lord my God, do thou Thy holy will I will lie still I will not stir, lest I forsake Thine arm, And break the charm Which lulls me, clinging to my Father's breast, In perfect rest.
Page xcvii - Is full of cheering whispers like thine own ; While memory, by thy grave, Lives o'er thy funeral day ; The deep knell dying down, the mourners pause, Waiting their Saviour's welcome at the gate : Sure with the words of Heaven Thy spirit met us there, rrtt And sought with us along th...
Page xcvii - Till gently, like soft golden clouds at eve Around the western twilight, all subside Into a placid faith, That even with beaming eye Counts thy sad honours, coffin, bier, and pall; So many relics of a frail love lost, So many tokens dear Of endless love begun. Listen ! it is no dream : th...
Page 6 - Friend;" though its nails pierce us, they are but to let forth the disease which would consume us; though it bow us to the earth, it places us not so deep as we deserve to be; it casts us down only, that when we have learnt to lie there in silence and humiliation, He may raise us up.
Page 4 - Their turn is come at last : that is all. Before, they had only heard of the mystery ; now, they feel it. He has fastened on them His look of love, even as on Peter and on Mary ; and they cannot choose but follow, and in following Him altogether forget both themselves and all their visions of life.

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