Sunday, September 06, 2015

Noah Webster 1828

How we define words is so important.
Education (Oxford Dictionaries):
The process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university:
a new system of public education
The theory and practice of teaching:
colleges of education
A body of knowledge acquired while being educated:
his education is encyclopedic and eclectic
Information about or training in a particular field or subject...
Education (Noah Webster 1828):
The bringing up, as of a child; to instruction; formation of manners. Education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations. To give children a good education in manners, arts and science, is important; to give them a religious education is indispensable; and an immense responsibility rests on parents and guardians who neglect these duties.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Coming of the Lord by Jones Very

Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. Mark 13:33
The Coming Of The Lord
Come suddenly, O Lord, or slowly come, 
I wait thy will, thy servant ready is;
Thou hast prepared thy follower a home;
The heaven in which thou dwellest too is his.
Come in the morn, at noon, or midnight deep,
Come, for thy servant still doth watch and pray;
E'en when the world around is sunk in sleep,
I wake, and long to see thy glorious day.
I would not fix the time, the day, nor hour,
When Thou with all thine angels shall appear;
When in thy kingdom Thou shalt come with power,
E'en now, perhaps, the promised day is near!
For though, in slumber deep, the world may lie,
And e'en thy Church forget thy great command;
Still year by year thy Coming draweth nigh,
And in its power thy kingdom is at hand.
Not in some future world alone 'twill be,
Beyond the grave, beyond the bounds of time;
But on the earth thy glory we shall see,
And share thy triumph, peaceful, pure, sublime.
Lord! help me that I faint not, weary grow,
Nor at thy Coming slumber too, and sleep;
For Thou hast promised, and full well I know
Thou wilt to us thy word of promise keep.
Jones Very