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221. The Eternal Goodness by John Greenleaf Whittier. Stedman, Edmund Clarence, ed. 1900. An American Anthology, 1787

the eternal goodness

But still my human hands are weak To hold your iron creeds: Against the words ye bid me speak My heart within me pleads. For reasons that are mine, I wanted to do something unexpected, something crazy, something that would make these men run home to their wives and say, 'You're not going to believe what happened to me today! And all we can say is that goodness is eternal and everlasting, just as God is: because God was and is and ever will be eternally and always good. So He puts forward His Son on our behalf to take our hell and give all who believe heaven. More than your schoolmen teach, within Myself, alas! I bow my forehead to the dust, I veil mine eyes for shame, And urge, in trembling self-distrust, A prayer without a claim. That is of making mistakes in our behaviour to our neighbours, which cause scandal, drive them from us, and make them suspect us, dislike us -- and perhaps with too good reason.

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Poem: The Eternal Goodness by John Greenleaf Whittier

the eternal goodness

I know not His lift Their palms in air; I only know I drift Beyond His love and care. My friends, if you have ever done a kind action; if you have ever helped any one in distress, or given up a pleasure for the sake of others -- do you not know that that deed gave you a peace, a self- content, a joy for the moment at least, which nothing in this world could give, or take away? The wrong that pains my soul below I dare not throne above: I know not of His hate,--I know His goodness and His love. For vanished smiles I long, But God hath led my dear ones on, And He can do no wrong. I know not what the future hath Of marvel or surprise, Assured alone that life and death His mercy underlies. My conscience tells me that I ought. I know not where His islands lift Their fronded palms in air; I only know I cannot drift Beyond His love and care. Most things in life can be calculated and measured.

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Trust and The Eternal Goodness: Whittier as Quaker

the eternal goodness

Christ, who was so good himself, must wish to make me good like himself, and I can trust him to do it. I trace your lines of argument; Your logic linked and strong I weigh as one who dreads dissent, And fears a doubt as wrong. The that my soul below I dare not above, I know not of His hate, - I know His and His love. Put an end to taking from God and learn to thank Him. John puts the same thing very simply, but very boldly. We got a bum deal. And so the Sea I wait the oar; No harm from Him can come to me On or on shore.

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Prayer Devotion

the eternal goodness

I long for household voices gone. His mother quickly brought it back down, knowing they didn't have the funds to cover any bid. Still less can he who is not loving fulfil the law; for the law of God is the very pattern and picture of God's character; and if a man does not know what God is like, he will never know what God's law is like; and though he may read his Bible all day long, he will learn no more from it than a dumb animal will, unless his heart is full of love. But still my human hands are weak To hold your iron creeds: Against the words ye bid me speak My heart within me pleads. I trace your lines of argument; Your logic linked and strong I weigh as one who dreads dissent, And fears a doubt as wrong. It would claim his life twenty years later, but not before subtracting almost everything from him. John so desperately wanted that ball that when it came up for bid, he felt his hand raise up in the air.

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THE ETERNAL GOODNESS By John Greenleaf Whittier: An All

the eternal goodness

I dimly guess from blessings known Of greater out of sight, And, with the chastened Psalmist, own His judgments too are right. God taught me a meaningful lesson from watching photography in action which is beneficial for entering the New Year of 2019. Then that is the joy of your Lord. I trace your lines of argument; Your logic linked and strong I weigh as one who dreads dissent, And fears a doubt as wrong. He showed him His goodness. Who fathoms the Eternal Thought? His own righteousness was the selfish and self-conceited righteousness which he had before his conversion, made up of forms, and ceremonies, and doctrines, which made him narrow-hearted, bigoted, self-conceited, fierce, cruel, a persecutor; the righteousness which made him stand by in cold blood to see St.

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The Eternal Goodness

the eternal goodness

I don't have to tell you that things got a little testy by the time the line reached its end. I walk with bare, hushed feet the ground Ye tread with boldness shod; I dare not fix with mete and bound The love and power of God. Can I tell you something? And why does God forbid us to do wrong? This is God's goodness, God's righteousness, Christ's own goodness and righteousness. And if the person whom you helped thanked you; if you felt that you had made that man your friend; that he trusted you now, looked on you now as a brother -- did not that double the pleasure? But still my human hands are weak To hold your iron creeds: Against the words ye bid me speak My heart within me pleads. If you want to understand human beings, or to do justice to their feelings, you must begin by loving them heartily and freely, and the more you like them the better you will understand them, and in general the better you will find them to be at heart, the more worthy of your trust, at least the more worthy of your compassion.

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The Eternal Goodness

the eternal goodness

I say, its own reward. But is eternal goodness one thing, and the eternal God, another? But hear me: He is there for you. Then the professor enters and takes a few minutes to review. Would children be disobedient and neglectful to their parents, if they did not love themselves better than their parents? Every year John Gilbert lost something. For vanished smiles I long, But God hath led my dear ones on, And He can do no wrong. But the righteousness which is by faith in Christ is a loving heart, and a loving life, which every man will long to lead who believes really in Jesus Christ. I know not what the future hath Of marvel or surprise, Assured alone that life and death His mercy underlies.

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THE ETERNAL GOODNESS By John Greenleaf Whittier: An All

the eternal goodness

But though that blessed state of things will not come to the whole world till the day when Christ shall reign in that new heaven and new earth, in which Righteousness shall dwell, still it may come here, now, on earth, to each and every one of us, if we will but ask from God the blessed gift; to love our neighbour as we love ourselves. No of my own I have, Nor my to prove; I can but give the He gave, And His love for love. He can zoom in , bringing closer the object in view or he will use a wide lens to magnify and capture the entire surroundings. I know not where His islands lift Their fronded palms in air; I only know I cannot drift Beyond His love and care. Who fathoms the Eternal Thought? He has different types of camera lens es to capture the perfect shot with clarity from a short or far off distance.

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Poem: The Eternal Goodness by John Greenleaf Whittier

the eternal goodness

We did most of the work today. He needeth not The poor device of man. Care for him, bear with him long, and try to do him good. Meditate on the goodness of God with me this morning. He is there, plotting to do you good. Take your refuge in Him. And so beside the Silent Sea I wait the muffled oar; No harm from Him can come to me On ocean or on shore.

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The Eternal Goodness by John Greenleaf Whittier

the eternal goodness

A low murmur passed among those who were hired early that morning. He believes that Christ's loving character is perfect beauty; that he must be the Son of God, if his character be like that. And if my heart and flesh are weak To bear an untried pain, The bruised reed He will not break, But strengthen and sustain. But how can that be? I your of argument; Your linked and strong I as one who dissent, And a as wrong. John says, 'He that saith he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness even till now, and knoweth not whither he goeth.

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