Brother, Sister (2006)
„I place this day, my life, my loved ones, my work in the Lord's hands. There is no harm in the Lord's hands, only good. Whatever happens, whatever results, if I am in the Lord's hands it is the Lord's will and it is good.“
Fonte: The Power of Positive Thinking
„If any of you should die today, could you say to God, "Lord, here is my life work. Thou didst send me into life with a handful of seeds, and here is my heart, like a garden, full of flowers?"“
— Henry Ward Beecher American clergyman and activist 1813 - 1887
Fonte: Life Thoughts (1858), p. 23
„I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord.
And I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, Oh Lord.
Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord.“
— Phil Collins English musician, songwriter and actor 1951
"In the Air Tonight"
Face Value (1981)
„But then there came another rush of love through my soul, an' I cried out loud,- 'Lord, Lord, I can love even de white folks!“
— Sojourner Truth African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist 1797 - 1883
Olive Gilbert & Sojourner Truth (1878), Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a Bondswoman of Olden Time, page 159.
„The acceptance of the reality that we are in the Lord's loving hands is only a recognition that we have never really been anywhere else.“
— Neal A. Maxwell Mormon leader 1926 - 2004
Fonte: The Neal A. Maxwell Quote Book
„I am the midnight watchman down at Miller's Tool and Die.
And I watch the metal rusting, and I watch the time go by.
A week ago at the diner I stopped to get a bite.
And this here lovely lady she sat two seats from my right.
And Lord, Lord, Lord she was alright.
Oh she was so damned beautiful that she'd warm a winter's frost.
But she was long past lonely, and well nigh unto lost.
Now I'm not much of a mover, or a pick-em-up easy guy,
But I decided to glide on over, and give her one good try.
And Lord, Lord, Lord she was worth a try.“
— Harry Chapin American musician 1942 - 1981
Better Place to Be
Song lyrics, Sniper and Other Love Songs (1972)
— Rex Stout American writer 1886 - 1975
On letters from his readers
The New York Times
— John Home, Douglas
Act i, scene 1.
Douglas (first performed 1756)
„I am in the hands of God, my worldly goods and my life have long since been dedicated to his service.“
— William the Silent stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht, leader of the Dutch Revolt 1533 - 1584
Response after hearing he had been declared an outlaw by Philip II, as quoted in The Rise of the Dutch Republic (1859) by John Lothrop Motley
Contexto: I am in the hands of God, my worldly goods and my life have long since been dedicated to his service. He will dispose of them as seems best for his glory and my salvation. … Would to God that my perpetual banishment or even my death could bring you a true deliverance from so many calamities. Oh, how consoling would be such banishment — how sweet such a death! For why have I exposed my property? Was it that I might enrich myself? Why have I lost my brothers? Was it that I might find new ones? Why have I left my son so long a prisoner? Can you give me another? Why have I put my life so often in danger? What reward can I hope after my long services, and the almost total wreck of my earthly fortunes, if not the prize of having acquired, perhaps at the expense of my life, your liberty? If then, my masters, you judge that my absence or my death can serve you, behold me ready to obey. Command me — send me to the ends of the earth — I will obey. Here is my head, over which no prince, no monarch, has power but yourselves. Dispose of it for your good, for the preservation of your republic, but if you judge that the moderate amount of experience and industry which is in me, if you judge that the remainder of my property and of my life can yet be of service to you, I dedicate them afresh to you and to the country.
„I call God to witness that all I have written and preached, has been to rescue souls from sin. There can be no turning back. My Lord walked the path of truth and duty, even though it took Him to Calvary. Can I, one of his humble followers, turn back now? To witness to God's truth is more important than life. Joyfully then, will I confirm with my blood all the writings and preachings of truths that I've held. Into Thy hands, O Lord, I commit my spirit.“
— Jan Hus Czech linguist, religion writer, theologist, university educator and science writer 1369 - 1415
Last words before John Hus died singing, being martyred July 6, 1415
„Work me Lord, work me Lord.
Please don't you leave me,
I feel so useless down here
With no one to love
Though I've looked everywhere
And I can't find me anybody to love,
To feel my care.“
— Janis Joplin American singer and songwriter 1943 - 1970
"Work Me, Lord", from her album I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! (1969) was written by her bandmate Nick Gravenites, whom she credits at the start of her famous performance of the song at the Woodstock Music Festival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsDFbwMCTKY, as well as others, such as a live performance in Stockholm (1969) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-irXmqIzGA
„p>To My Lord Nevill, in haste,My Lord Nevill, I recommend me to you as heartily as I can; and as ever ye love me and your own weal and security, and this realm, that ye come to me with that ye may take, defensibly arrayed, in all the haste that is possible, and that ye give credence to Richard Ratcliffe, this bearer, whom I now do send to you, instructed with all my mind and intent.And, my Lord, do me now good service, as ye have always before done, and I trust now so to remember you as shall be the making of you and yours. And God send you good fortunes.Written at London, 11th day of June, with the hand of your heartily loving cousin and master,R. Gloucester.</p“
— Richard III of England English monarch 1452 - 1485
Letter sent at the same time as the one above, to a family retainer, reprinted in Richard the Third (1956) http://books.google.com/books?id=dNm0JgAACAAJ&dq=Paul+Murray+Kendall+Richard+the+Third&ei=TZHDR8zXKZKIiQHf2NCpCA
„I have one desire now - to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it.“
— Elisabeth Elliot, livro Through Gates of Splendor
Fonte: Through Gates of Splendor
„Lord, the day is at hand. We are in the last days. You are a Jehovah God. We know that the times are in your hands. And we give them to you…The day is at hand, Lord, when your return will come nigh. Nothing is more important than bringing sheep into the fold. Than bringing new life into the kingdom…You have weeded that garden. The harvest is at hand.“
— Michele Bachmann American politician 1956
Praying for You Can Run But You Can't Hide ministry in 2006
Bachmann Predicted The World Would End In 2006: ‘We Are In The Last Days’
„On Thee alone my hope relies,
Beneath Thy cross I fall;
My Lord! my Life! my Sacrifice!
My Saviour! and my All!“
— Anne Steele English hymn writer, essayist 1717 - 1778
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 82.
„My Master and my Lord!
I long to do some work, some work for Thee;
I long to bring some lowly gift of love
For all Thy love to me.“
— Hetty Bowman 1838 - 1872
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 120.
— Richard Ashcroft English singer-songwriter 1971
Urban Hymns (1997)
„As for me, I did the stupidest thing in my life, which is saying a lot. I attacked the Titan Lord Atlas.“
— Rick Riordan, livro The Titan's Curse
Fonte: The Titan's Curse
— Padre Pio Italian saint, priest, stigmatist and mystic 1887 - 1968