„O Thou Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world, what Thou bearest in Thy blessed hands and feet I cannot bear; take it all away. Hide me in the depths of Thy suffering love, mold me to the image of Thy divine passion.“
— Horace Bushnell American theologian 1802 - 1876
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 86.
„Relying on the atonement which Christ has made, and desiring to be saved in no other way, I commit myself into Thy hands, O God, my Father! Take me, and do with me as Thou seest to be for Thy glory. I consecrate myself forever to Thy service, and trust for acceptance in the merits of Thy Son.“
— Samuel I. Prime American clergyman, traveler, and writer 1812 - 1885
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 231.
„The mariner of old said to Neptune in a great tempest, "O God! thou mayest save me if thou wilt, and if thou wilt thou mayest destroy me; but whether or no, I will steer my rudder true."“
— Michel De Montaigne, livro Ensaios
Essais (1595), Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), Book II, Ch. 16. Of Glory
„O Mother of Good Counsel, lend
Intelligence to me!
Encompass me with wisdom,
Thou Tower of Ivory!
"This is the Man of Lies," she says,
"Disguised with fearful art:
He has the wounded hands and feet,
But not the wounded heart."“
— Joyce Kilmer American poet, editor, literary critic, soldier 1886 - 1918
Main Street and Other Poems (1917), The Robe of Christ
„So, lest I be inclined
To render ill for ill,—
Henceforth in me instil,
O God, a sweet good-will
To all mankind.“
— Theodore Tilton American newspaper editor 1835 - 1907
Sir Marmaduke's Musings, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„O happy life! life hid with Christ in God!
So making me
At home and by the wayside and abroad,
Alone with Thee.“
— Elizabeth Prentiss American musician, hymnwriter 1818 - 1878
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 119.
„All praise to thee, my God, this night,
For all the blessings of the light;
Keep me, O keep me, King of Kings,
Beneath thy own almighty wings.“
— Thomas Ken Bishop of Bath and Wells 1637 - 1711
„You have told me, O God, to believe in hell. But you have forbidden me to think… of any man as damned.“
— Pierre Teilhard De Chardin French philosopher and Jesuit priest 1881 - 1955
„O Master, let me walk with Thee
In lowly paths of service free;
Tell me Thy secret; help me bear
The strain of toil, the fret of care.“
— Washington Gladden American pastor 1836 - 1918
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 124.
„Thy universe, O God, is home,
In height or depth, to me;
Yet here upon thy footstool green
Content am I to be;
Glad when is oped unto my need
Some sea-like glimpse of Thee.“
— Lucy Larcom American teacher, poet, author 1824 - 1893
Poems (1869), A Strip of Blue (1870), Context: Here sit I, as a little child; The threshold of God's door Is that clear band of chrysoprase; Now the vast temple floor, The blinding glory of the dome I bow my head before. Thy universe, O God, is home, In height or depth, to me; Yet here upon thy footstool green Content am I to be; Glad when is oped unto my need Some sea-like glimpse of Thee.
„Let Thy wide hand
Gather us all — with none left out (O God!
Leave Thou out none!) from the east and from the west.“
— Dinah Craik English novelist and poet 1826 - 1887
Context: Awakener, come! Fiing wide the gate of an eternal year, The April of that glad new heavens and earth Which shall grow out of these, as spring-tide grows Slow out of winter's breast. Let Thy wide hand Gather us all — with none left out (O God! Leave Thou out none!) from the east and from the west. Loose Thou our burdens: heal our sicknesses; Give us one heart, one tongue, one faith, one love. In Thy great Oneness made complete and strong — To do Thy work throughout the happy world — Thy world, All-merciful, Thy perfect world. "April", in Poems (1859)
— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
XIX Philosophical Maxims. Morals. Polemics and Speculations.
— Julia Ward Howe American abolitionist, social activist, and poet 1819 - 1910
Context: "What is the harvest of thy saints, O God! who dost abide? Where grow the garlands of thy chiefs In blood and sorrow dyed? What have thy servants for their pains?" "This only — to have tried." "Endeavor" in Godey's Magazine, Vol. 72 (1866), p. 370.
— John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
1963, "Remarks in New York City at the Dedication of the East Coast Memorial to the Missing at Sea (203)" (23 May 1963) http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Aids/Ready-Reference/JFK-Quotations.aspx Quoting an old Breton fishermen's prayer that Admiral Rickover had inscribed on plaques that he gave to newly commissioned submarine captains. Rickover presented President Kennedy with one of these plaques, which sat on his desk in the Oval Office. http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Aids/Ready-Reference/JFK-Quotations.aspx