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By all means use sometimes to be alone.
Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear.
The fineness which a hymn or psalm affords
If when the soul unto the lines accords.
It (my book) is a picture of the many spiritual conflicts that have passed between God and my soul, before I could subject mine to the will of Jesus, my Master, in whose service I have now found perfect freedom.
Only a sweet and virtuous soul,
Like seasoned timber, never gives;
But though the whole world turn to coal,
Then chiefly lives.
God's breath in man returning to his birth, The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage,
Summe up at night what thou hast done by day; And in the morning what thou hast to do. Dresse and undresse thy soul; mark the decay And growth of it; if, with thy watch, that too Be down then winde up both; since we shall be Most surely judg'd, make thy accounts agree.
Church-bells beyond the stars heard, the soul's blood,
The land of spices; something understood.
Sorrow was all my soul; I scarce believed, Till grief did tell me roundly, that I lived.
Love bade me welcome: yet my soul drew back,
Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack
From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning,
If I lacked any thing.
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