A Memoir of Mr. John Bingham, Jun

A Memoir of Mr. John Bingham, Jun

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...to the spiritual and eternal welfare of those who are his children through faith! The latter will readily adopt the following lines: --How cheering, my God, is thy voice of compassion, Which soft as the summer's dew falls on the mind; Which whispers the tidings of life and salvation, And casts the dark shadows of sorrow behind. O yes! I have known it, when, kindly and cheering, It hush'd the hoarse thunders of justice to rest; It was heard, and the angel of mercy appearing, Pour'd the balm of relief o'er the penitent's breast. D And still may I hear it, while crossing life's ocean, Or borne on the billow, or breathed in the gale; Enkindling the flame of expiring devotion, And utt'ring the promise that never shall fail. 'Tis the still voice of Him who expired on the mountain, And breathed out for sinners his last dying groan; His voice, who on Calvary open'd the fountain, Of water to cleanse, and of blood to atone. That voice, O believer! shall cheer and protect thee, When the cold chill of death thy frail bosom invades; At its sound shall the day-star arise to direct thee, And gild with refulgence the valley of shades. Mr. Bingham, sen., considering the age of his son John, and having for some time had thoughts of apprenticing him to some tradesman, advised with afriend on the subject. Mr. B. stated as his opinion, that Providence intended his son for the ministry, and his belief that nothing else would ultimately satisfy his zealous mind. Having heard these statements, the friend recommended the parent to apprentice him to a Printer and Bookseller; deeming the calling calculated to increase his desire for knowledge, and favourable, as affording means of acquiring it; and which might, though in a small degree, subserve the work of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865057
  • 9781236865052