An Account of the Life of the Rev. David Brainerd, Minister of the Gospel: Missionary to the Indians from the Honourable Society in Scotland for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge; and Pastor of a Church of Christian Indians in New-Jersey. Who Died at Northampton, in New-England, October 9th, 1747, in the 30th Year of His Age. Chiefly Taken from His Own Diary, and Other Private Writings, Written for His Own Use
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Page 283 - Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: And it shall be to the Lord for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
Page 283 - All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; to make known to the sons of men his mighty acts and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
Page 238 - Dear Jerusha, are you willing to part with me ? I am quite willing to part with you ; I am willing to part with all my friends, I am willing to part with my dear brother John, although I love him the best of any creature living : I have committed him and all my friends to God, and can leave them with God.
Page 25 - And those who are as little children receive it, not as the word of man, but as the word of God.
Page 273 - Is there not much in the preceding memoirs of Mr. Brainerd to teach and excite to duty us, who are called to the work of the ministry, and all that are candidates for...
Page 229 - O to glorify God ! that is it ; that is above all. It is a great comfort to me to think, that I have done a little for God in the world. Oh ! it is but a very small matter, yet I have done a little ; and I lament it, that I have not done more for him. There is nothing in the world worth living for, but doing good, and finishing God's work, doing the work that Christ did.
Page 232 - I finished my corrections of the little piece before mentioned, and felt uncommonly peaceful ; it seemed as if I had now done all my work in this world, and stood ready for my call to a better. As long as I see any thing to...
Page 39 - God, but only lean on his bosom, as it were, and breathe out my desires after a perfect conformity to him in all things. Thirsting desires, and insatiable longings, possessed my soul after perfect holiness. God was so precious to my soul, that the world with all its enjoyments was infinitely vile. I had no more value for the favour of men, than for pebbles. The LORD was my ALL ; and that he over-ruled all, greatly delighted me.