The Home Missionary Volume 68

The Home Missionary Volume 68

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...church. These seventeen represented six different religious faiths, of whom but two were originally Congregationalists. From that moment the tide of union, based in love, has risen. Their hearts are full as they take in the beauty of the little temple, a gift of love; as they think of the new life manifest in the district; as they catch glimpses of the future of service and victory; and their voices rise in praise and gladness. They have gathered pledges of above $400 toward a pastor's salary, and look longingly toward the day when they shall, as a flock, be led in and out by the under-shepherd of His appointing. MRS. DEAN'S VISION It was Sabbath morning, a beautiful bright spring morning, with cloudless sky, warm sun, and balmy air, wooing from the bosom of mother earth the tiny plants and springing grass. Pastor Cray stood in the pulpit of the old stone church, with closed Bible, looking down on the upturned faces of his flock. As he laid his hand on the holy Book, he said: " My people, how is it with us? Are we listening to the voice of the Lord as he speaks to us? Life is short; 'one day less to live, ' the finger of time writes to-night in our life's book. Soon will come the last page. Are we making such a record as we shall not fear to meet when the end conies? Let us each, now, in this sacred place hallowed by memory, this Bethel, ask pardon for past sins and help for present duties." While he prayed, " Forgive, Lord; help, Lord," a sweet calm stole into the people's waiting hearts. The congregation passed quietly out, seeking their family conveyances, not waiting for the usual salutations and exchange of greetings. The country roads were soon filled with carriages, and the people quickly reached their homes....show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 531g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236961080
  • 9781236961082