Patrick Fairbairn on the psalmists' strengthening languishing faith

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  1. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    In the Book of Psalms, for instance, how constantly do the sacred writers, when seeking to revive and strengthen a languishing faith, throw themselves back upon the earlier manifestations of God, recall to their contemplation what He did of old as having permanent meaning and vitality in it—teaching the same lessons, presenting the same ground for confidence and hope still, that it did at first!

    Patrick Fairbairn, ‘The Historical Character of Revelation, Particular in Method and Form, but Universal in Design and Application’ in Patrick Fairbairn et al., Divine Revelation Explained and Vindicated: A Course of Lectures for the Times, Delivered in Glasgow in the Spring of 1866 (Glasgow: David Bryce, 1866), p. 24.

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