James Parnell, Died in Colchester Castle, 4th May 1656 Aetet 19

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Headley Bros., 1907 - 111 pages
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Page 101 - O our God, wilt thou not judge them ? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us ; neither know we what to do : but our eyes are upon thee.
Page 107 - But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there shall no torment touch them.
Page 107 - The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there shall no torment touch them. In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die : and their departure is taken for misery, and their going from us to be utter destruction : but they are in peace. For though they be punished in the sight of men, yet is their hope full of immortality.
Page 89 - O, mind the secret sprigs and tender plants. Now you are called to dress the garden. Let not the weeds and wild plants remain. Peevishness is a weed; anger is a weed; selflove and self-will are weeds ; pride is a wild plant; covetousness is a wild plant; lightness and vanity are wild plants, and lust is the root of all. And these things have had a room in your gardens, and have been tall and strong; and truth, innocence, and equity have been left out, and could not be found, until the Sun of Righteousness...
Page 107 - THE SOULS OF THE RIGHTEOUS ARE IN THE HAND OF GOD, and there shall no torment touch them. In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: and their departure is taken for misery, and their going from us to be utter destruction: but they are in peace. For though they be punished in the sight of men, yet is their hope full of immortality. And having been a little chastised, they shall be greatly rewarded: for God proved them, and found them worthy for himself. As gold in the furnace hath he tried them,...
Page 60 - This is the order of the true Church, that all may speak one by one ; and if anything be revealed to him that stands by, let the first hold his peace ;" and then proceeded to speak on behalf of the People, which the priest had ignorantly, and maliciously belied.
Page 89 - Therefore, stand not idle, but come into the vineyard and work. Your work shall be to watch, and keep out the fowls of the air, the unclean beasts, the wild bears, and the subtle foxes. And He that is the Husbandman, will pluck up the wild plants and weeds, and make defence about the vines ; He will tell you what to do ; He, who is Father of the vineyard, will be nigh you. Now, read within, or you will stumble : and what is not clear unto you, wait for the fulfilling : ' he that believeth, maketh...
Page 89 - But the spring comes first. 0, how beautiful is the spring in a barren field, where barrenness and deadness fly away. As the spring comes on, the winter casts her coat and the summer is nigh. O, wait to see and read these things within. You that have been as barren and dead and dry, without sap ; unto you the Sun of righteousness is risen with healing in his wings and begins to shine in your coasts. For this is a day wherein the Lord is come to visit you.
Page 84 - ... and you have your waiting men and waiting maids under you to wait upon you, and your coaches to ride in, and your high and lofty horses. And here you are Lords over your...
Page 29 - And I saw the harvest white, and the seed of God lying thick in the ground, as ever did wheat that was sown outwardly, and none to gather it; and for this I mourned with tears.

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