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" The Lord of all, himself through all diffused, Sustains, and is the life of all that lives. Nature is but a name for an effect, Whose cause is God. "
The Works of William Cowper, Esq., Comprising His Poems, Correspondence, and ... - Page 227
by William Cowper - 1836
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The Independent magazine (ed. by J. Fletcher)., Volume 2

J. Fletcher - 1843
...been distinctly heard, and let them hoard it well for the hours of darkness which " shall be many." Nature is but " a name for an effect whose cause is God." How then does nature reveal to us the character of that glorious Being who spread out the heavens,...
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The Englishman's magazine [ed. by W. H. T.].

1843
...with such a merciful arrangement ; and though these operations are sometimes ascribed to nature, " Nature is but a name for an effect, Whose cause is God." Hence we find Job declaring, " He saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth. By the breath of God frost...
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The Amaranth: A Gift for All Seasons

Gift books - 1842 - 233 pages
...occur to her to inquire " who gave its lustre to an insect's wing ?" She had never been taught that " Nature is but a name for an effect Whose cause is God." She had studied " heaven's golden alphabet," and loved astronomy as a science, but never read in those...
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Massachusetts Horticultural Society - Gardening - 1904
...everywhere in evidence, and have dwelt upon the perfection attainable by man when he should see that " nature is but a name for an effect whose cause is God." In the history of human progress, however, the black and bitter winter of unrest, discontent, and change...
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The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse

Daniel Howard Sinclair Nicholson, Arthur Hugh Evelyn Lee - English poetry - 1924 - 644 pages
...Wrath ! WILLIAM COWPER 17.11-1800 From The Task ' '"THE Lord of all, himself through all diffus'd, 1 Sustains, and is the life of all that lives. Nature...secret fire By which the mighty process is maintain'd, Who sleeps not, is not weary ; in whose sight Slow circling ages are as transient days ; Whose work...
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Religious Trends in English Poetry: Volume 2, Volume 2

H. N. Fairchild - Literary Criticism - 2010 - 406 pages
...Thomson himself might have written but ends with Jesus: The Lord of all, himself, through all diffus'd, Sustains, and is the life of all that lives. Nature is but a name for an effect, Whose cause is God. Him blind antiquity profan'd, not serv'd, With self-taught rites, and under various names, Female and...
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A Literary History of England

Tucker Brooke, Matthias A.. Shaaber - Literary Criticism - 1959 - 462 pages
...there can be no Law of Nature apart from God's law: The Lord of all, himself through all dirTus'd, Sustains, and is the life of all that lives. Nature is but a name for an effect, Whose cause is God. But it is not the theological aspect of the creation that preoccupies and consoles Cowper: it is rather...
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The Christian Review, Volume 7

Baptists - 1842
...well as poetically, it is true that "The Lord of all, himself through all diffused, Sustains, and ie the life of, all that lives ; Nature is but a name for an effect, Whose cause is God. He feeds the sacred fire, By which the mighty process is maintained." God's volition is the ultimate cause, which,...
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The Republican, Volume 14

1826
...find the question stiH open as to WHAT IS GOD ? In the second paragraph, you begin, by saying that nature is but a name for an effect whose cause is God. But what is God? What is nature? What do you know of matter, beyond your chemical laboratory ? And,...
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101 Hymn Stories

Kenneth W. Osbeck - Music - 1982 - 288 pages
...nature is God's art." Philip James Bailey "At home with Nature, and one with God!" Florence Earle Coates "Nature is but a name for an effect whose cause is God." 21 William Cowper "The man who can really, in living union of the mind and heart, converse with God...
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