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William Mountford

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And so among the ruins of our pride, we grow to be loving children of the Most High.
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P. 331.

 
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Let us take short views. If we look over the precipices, we shall grow dizzy. If we look too far ahead, we shall grow discouraged. Let us rather put our weak hands into Christ's strong, loving grasp, and all the time listen to His cheering words, "Fear not; only trust."

 
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