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…He that covets can no more be a moral man than he that steals; since he does so in this mind.  Nor can he be one that robs his neighbor of his credit, or that craftily undermines him of his trade, or office.

                – William Penn, Fruits of Solitude in Reflections and Maxims (Philadelphia: Benjamin Johnson, 1792), 107. 

 William Penn on this date, 10/27/1682, arrived in America.  He was an English Quaker, a colonist, and the founder of Pennsylvania (which he named after his father).  He wrote “No Cross, no Crown; a Discourse showing the Nature & Discipline of the Holy Cross of Christ” (1688).

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In the cross of Christ I glory,
Towering o’er the wrecks of time;
All the light of sacred story
Gathers round its head sublime.

When the woes of life o’ertake me,
Hopes deceive, and fears annoy,
Never shall the cross forsake me,
Lo! it glows with peace and joy.

When the sun of bliss is beaming
Light and love upon my way,
From the cross the radiance streaming
Adds more luster to the day.

Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure,
By the cross are sanctified;
Peace is there that knows no measure,
Joys that through all time abide.

In the cross of Christ I glory,
Towering o’er the wrecks of time;
All the light of sacred story
Gathers round its head sublime.

John Bowring, Sir, was born this date, 10/17/1792, at Exeter in Devon, England.  He was a statesman, was active in Parliament and then governor of Hong Kong.  He was knighted by the Queen 1854.

Bowring was a linguist – mastered five (5) languages by age sixteen (16) and could converse an hundred (100) languages before he died – try to imagine that.  John was also a merchant, a theologian, and the author of a total of sixteen (16) volumes.  Sir Bowring however is best known for this good hymn “In the Cross of Christ I Glory.”

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The truest end of life is to know that life never ends.

                – William Penn, Reflections and Maxims (Philadelphia: Benjamin Johnson, 1792), 94.

 

If I am even with my enemy, the debt is paid; but if I forgive it I oblige him forever. 

                – William Penn, Reflections and Maxims (Philadelphia: Benjamin Johnson, 1792), 103.

 

Truth has never lost ground by inquiry.

                – William Penn, Reflections and Maxims (Philadelphia: Benjamin Johnson, 1792), 137.

 

William Penn on this date, 9/3/1667, was imprisoned for faith 1667.  His principal and perhaps most popular theological work was No Cross, no Crown; a Discourse showing the Nature & Discipline of the Holy Cross of Christ

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“Silent Night”    (stanzas 2,3)

Silent night, holy night,
Shepherds quake at the sight;
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ the Savior is born,
Christ the Savior is born!

Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love’s pure light;
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.

Josef Mohr was born this date in 1792 in Salzburg, Austria.  He died 12/5/1848.

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“Fear and gain are great perverters of mankind:

where either prevails, the judgment is violated.”

 

– William Penn, Fruits of Solitude in Reflections & Maxims (Philadelphia: Benjamin Johnson, 1792), 34. 

 

William Penn, born today 10/14/1644, London, Quaker, named Pennsylvania for his father.

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