A Life Hid with Christ in God Being a Memoir of Susan Allibone
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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...of Sudden Death--Miss B.'s Illness--Letters of Condolence--Hortatory letter to a Lady. The reader will have been enabled to form some idea, from the foregoing extracts, of the ardent desires to bring her fellowcreatures to the enjoyment of the Gospel hope by which Miss Allibone was influenced. Her zeal was indeed ever burning, and her love for the souls of men constant and overflowing. It passed by none whom it could reach and win. All for whom Christ died were embraced within her expansive charity. Her love for the Redeemer was extended to the redeemed. And her interest in the spiritual and eternal welfare of those around her was as sincerely felt for the poor, the ignorant and the humble, as for those invested with all that was attractive and dazzling. To the intellectual, the accomplished, the opulent and admired she spoke with the fidelity and persuasiveness of a Christian friend; while the unlettered and unrefined were no less the objects of her fervent prayers and affectionate solicitations. Much did she rejoice when success crowned these efforts; when she was permitted to see the tear of penitence glisten in the eye, and to hear the cry for mercy arise from the burdened breast. Nothing was more reviving to her heart than indications of anxiety for eternal life in any of those who attended her instructions. It could be truly said of her that she had meat to eat which the world knew not of. Her Diary for 1843, although containing but few entries, notices with exceeding joy and gratitude the evidences of the divine blessing upon her labors for the young. "February.--One or two Sundays since I was suffering such acute pain, that, although I was in a peaceful frame of mind, I could scarcely think with animation--when E., who is the...
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