Home!, Or, the Pilgrim's Faith Revived

Home!, Or, the Pilgrim's Faith Revived

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...full exposition of it). Idle as most dreams are, their influence over the life is sometimes very great. " He that bath a dream, let him tell a dream." In my childhood, when about seven years old, I dreamed I was dead and in hell! It seemed not unlike the scenery of our world. Its devil, not unlike a smiling man! He offered to the lost, beautiful and fragrant fruits, that turned to bitter ashes in the mouth; and still he smiled! There seemed no restraint on men's motions, or intercourse. Their sufferings were in their hearts. Full of anguish at being shut up with the wicked, I approached the low wall that seemed to divide the place from heaven! Child as I was, I could see over it; but had no power to climb it. It seemed as if the help must come from the heavenly side. I looked around for it. Presently, the forms of my venerable grand-parents seemed to pass by, mingled with throngs of happy faces. I called for help. They only looked at me mournfully, and passed on. I could not blame or envy them. " It is right, it isjust," was the feeling irresistibly impressed on my mind. For the first time in my life, I knelt, and tried to pray, not to be saved from hell; for it never had, in all my life, any terror to my mind; but to be reserved from such a just punishment. The habit of secret prayer then formed, was never wholly lost, through long years of youthful folly and sin, till I united with Yale College church, in 1831. I attach no value to dreams. For years, when in health, I have had none. I listen impatiently to the recital of them. Still the most permanent influence that has acted on my life, perhaps, was this dream of early childhood! I wonder not at their power over minds naturally credulous, and also devout....show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236820479
  • 9781236820471