The Church Review Volume 43

The Church Review Volume 43

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... On the following Sunday, Septuagesima, he preached in his Cathedral and in S. Barnabas, ' Omaha. Though far from well, he con.inued to meet his engagements until February 18th, when increasing fever and weakness confined him to his room, which he never left again. From the first he declared that the end was near. All that medical skill and faithful nursing and constant relays of sleepless watchers could do was done. But he grew steadily worse until midnight of March Ioth, when painlessly, silently he breathed his last. Those with him during those closing days are at a loss how to convey to others an adequate impression of the calmness, the tenderness, the gentle, yet lofty trustfulness, the sweet, untroubled resignation in that chamber of death. He said over and over that he was not only weary, but worn out; that if it was GoD's will that he should stay awhile and work on, he was ready, but that it seemed better to him every way that his mantle should pass to younger shoulders, and a fresher life take the place of his. Never did a Bishop enter more entirely into the feeling that his work was GoI's not his own, and that Goo would take care of it. There was not a word of mourning over delays and failures in the past. Not a word of anxiety about unfinished plans in the future, though these plans had been the burden ol. his thoughts for years. It had all been a trust committed to him and he saw it only as something to be handed over to and carried on by others, supremely grateful that he had been allowed to add to it his eighteen years of hard and wasting toil. The last rites over the Bishop were so attended and so conducted as to leave no doubt as to the depth and power of the great sorrow that moved not only the Clergy and...show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236858050
  • 9781236858054