The Life of the REV. John Wesley, A.M Volume 1; Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford in Which Are Included, the Life of His Brother, the REV. Charles Wes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824 Excerpt: ...better: On board the Hannah, Captain Corney; in the state-room, which they have forced upon me: I have not strength for more. Adieu:" On the 27th, Mr. C. Wesley had so far recovered his strength that he was able to read prayers. The next day the Captain informed him, that a sterm was approaching. In the ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824 Excerpt: ...better: On board the Hannah, Captain Corney; in the state-room, which they have forced upon me: I have not strength for more. Adieu:" On the 27th, Mr. C. Wesley had so far recovered his strength that he was able to read prayers. The next day the Captain informed him, that a sterm was approaching. In the evening it came on with dreadful violence, and raged all night. On the 29th in the morning, they shipped so prodigious a sea, that it washed away their sheep, half their hogs, and drowned most of their fowl. The ship was heavily laden, and the sea streamed in so plentifully at the sides, that it was as much as four men could do, by continual pumping, to keep her above water. " I rose and lay down, by turns,' adds Mr. C. Wesley, " but could remain in no posture long. I strove vehemently to pray, but in vain; I still persisted in striving, but without effect. I prayed for power to pray, for faith in Jesus Christ; continually repeated his name, till I felt the virtue of it at last, and knew that I abode under the shadow of the Almighty." At three in the afternoon, the storm was at the height; at four, the ship made so much water, that the Captain, finding it otherwise impossible to save her from sinking, cut down the mizen-mast. " In this dreadful moment," says Mr. C. Wesley, " I bless God I found the comfort of hope; and such joy in finding I could hope, as the world can neither give nor take away. I had that conviction of the power of God present with me, overbalancing my strongest passion, fear, and raising me above what I am by nature, as surpassed all rational evidence, and gave me a taste of the Divine goodness." He at that time again anticipated the power and sweetness of Christian faith;--no uncommon thing with th...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150516955
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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