'Near the Throne', Frances Ridley Havergal

'Near the Throne', Frances Ridley Havergal

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...we touched the chord of suffering, still vibrating among the poor people, to whom war had just been an awful reality. A deputation came to us from a party of workmen asking for a few more tracts for their comrades, who 'would be too happy to possess them.'" Then those who serve in the little inns and hotels were not forgotten. "A few kind words and smiles won the heart, and then a marked St. John's Gospel--'star-texts' to catch the eye--was gladly accepted. 'One maidservant at Zermatt had never seen a Testament: and no one of the many English ladies whom she had served had ever spoken to her about these things. Every evening this servant contrived to come to my room, and we read the German New Testament and prayed together." Another day an aged woman in the fields roused her interest. "I read to her, very slowly, most of the eighth chapter of Romans, pointing with my finger to every line as she looked over me, dwelling on and repeating the most comforting words. I was little prepared for the effect of the thought, so entirely new to her--' No separation! She took hold of it with unquestioning faith, and with wonderful joy. 'Has He said that I shall never be separated from Him?' At my last glimpse of her she was poring over her Epistle to the Romans!" One other paragraph is painfully noteworthy: "We never came upon ground trodden by any other sower, except among the guides. We did find a few of them who had at least 'heard of these things.' They are intelligent and superior men, and seemed more often ready and disposed to converse seriously and freely on important subjects than any class of men there or elsewhere. One guide told me an English lady had spoken to him, and on her return to England had sent him a...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123691029X
  • 9781236910295