The Life & Words of G.K. Chesterton

 

The Life & Words of G.K. Chesterton

 

Quotes

Lord, when we cry Thee far and near
And thunder through all lands unknown
The gospel into every ear,
Lord, let us not forget our own.

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O God of earth and altar,
Bow down and hear our cry
Our earthly rulers falter,
Our people drift and die;
The walls of gold entomb us,
The swords of scorn divide,
Take not thy thunder from us,
But take away our pride.

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“I have a wife, a piece of string, a pencil and a knife: what more can any man want on a honeymoon?”

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For Chesterton, finding Christianity was unlike any other discovery. It was the process of coming home, of seeing fully for the first time.

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From all that terror teaches,
From lies of tongue and pen,
From all the easy speeches
That comfort cruel men,
From sale and profanation
Of honour and the sword,
From sleep and from damnation,
Deliver us, good Lord!

Tie in a living tether
The prince and priest and thrall,
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