God takes soonest those he loveth best

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God takes soonest those he loveth best.

Prov. Good people often die young. The minister told the boy's grieving parents that God takes soonest those he loveth best. It may seem to us that Nancy was too young to die, but God takes soonest those he loveth best.
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Is not pity the cross on which he is nailed who loveth man?
I love him who loveth his virtue: for virtue is the will to down-going, and an arrow of longing.
I love him who chasteneth his God, because he loveth his God: for he must succumb through the wrath of his God.
One still loveth one's neighbour and rubbeth against him; for one needeth warmth.
That very chapter 'at you've just been reading troubled me as much as aught--"He that loveth not, knoweth not God.
It may seem a hard matter," says he, "to love our neighbours, who have so much of what is evil about them, and whose faults so often awaken the evil that lingers within ourselves; but remember that HE made them, and HE loves them; and whosoever loveth him that begat, loveth him that is begotten also.
The Father hath made thee what thou now art; And what he most loveth is a sweet, pure heart.
I'll say that he is wise who loveth well, And that the soul most free is that most bound In thraldom to the ancient tyrant Love.
By remembering what a speck is time, as compared with eternity, and that "God chasteneth those he loveth," the ills of life may be borne, even with joy.
By the Pope's hind leg, but thy amiable father loveth the English.
I will say you, said Sir Gawaine, it beseemeth evil a good knight to despise all ladies and gentlewomen, and peradventure though he hate you he hath some cause, and peradventure he loveth in some other places ladies and gentlewomen, and to be loved again, and he such a man of prowess as ye speak of --"
Nay, by St Mary, brother Brian, you must not think you are now in Palestine, predominating over heathen Turks and infidel Saracens; we islanders love not blows, save those of holy Church, who chasteneth whom she loveth.
ASP Loveth Odah, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the dead included three natives of the community and a herdsman.
In another passage He hath proclaimed: "It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world.
The Holy Scripture teaches: "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is begotten of God, and knoweth God.