Extracts from the Letters and Journal of Daniel Wheeler; While Engaged in a Religious Visit to the Inhabitants of Some of the Islands of the Pacific Ocean, Van Dieman's Land, New South Wales, and New Zealand, Accompanied by His Volume 2

Extracts from the Letters and Journal of Daniel Wheeler; While Engaged in a Religious Visit to the Inhabitants of Some of the Islands of the Pacific Ocean, Van Dieman's Land, New South Wales, and New Zealand, Accompanied by His Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...which we had previously been told was for a blessing on what was about to follow; a portion of the Scriptures was then read, and afterwards a hymn was sung. When this was finished, the principal prayer (as before explained to us) was offered at considerable length, and then another hymn was sung, after which the reading of my certificates commenced. I had sat under a great weight of exercise, from a belief that I should have to stand up when the reading of them was gone through, and not without a humiliating feeling of weakness and fear at my own insufficiency. Not having for perhaps a year and a half heard my certificates read, except in the Polynesian language, I felt quite struck on hearing them in English, but I think the unity and sympathy of my dear brethren and sisters at home, never at any time felt so truly precious and strengthening to my bowed-down mind; and the expressions which they contain of my beloved family's concurrence with my leaving them, to attend to the call of apprehended duty, were so unexpectedly sounded in my ears, that the weakness of human nature could not be repressed, nor the tear of parental affection restrained. ' Deep called unto deep;' the waves and the billows passed over, leaving me in a state of nothingness and emptiness, but, perhaps, never more fit to declare of the goodness and mercy of my Lord, in the ability he was graciously pleased to bestow. When Hiram Bing-ham had finished reading and explaining my certificates to the people, I went and stood by his side, as ' a reed shaken with the wind.' A solemn silence now prevailed over us, until it was with me to say--It is more than probable that the greater part of the company now assembled never before heard of the existence of a Society under the...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236663187
  • 9781236663184