Original Designs for Christian Memorials, Adapted for Churchyards and Cemeteries
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ... lately wedded, and so early taken! Yet, mourner, there is comfort for thy loss; Neither in life or death are they forsaken, Who look to Him that died upon the cross. XLV. Lord! teach me to confide to Thee The treasure Thou didst trust with me. XLVI. "I will take away the desire of thine eyes." Submissive to thy will, my God, To Thee my partner I resign; And humbly bow before Thy rod, I mourn, but dare not to repine. t XLVII. "Thou shalt he gathered into thy grave in peace." What meaning deep our Church supplies In things deemed slight by common eyes; A page but intervenes, and we have read Of "marriage," of the "visitation Of The Sick," And then "the Burial Op The Dead: " How linked the Dead, the Dying, and the Quick--How twined the bridal and funereal wreath--She knew who lies beneath. XLVIII. "Thon ahalt die there." When all affection's holiest ties had bound, And earth's attractions were the strongest found, Her life when sweetest, dearest--God denied; She heard the summons, bowed and smiled, and died. Her youth to God was given, and her reward Is youth and life immortal with her Lord. 'parents. XLIX. Beloved and honoured for thy Christian worth; Dear parent! spared to us through length of days; In faith thy body we commit to earth; And to thy memory this memorial raise; We weep thy loss, but not with hopeless tears; For well we know that, in that glorious hour, When Christ in triumph with His saints appears, The sown in weakness will be raised in power. J. H. Miinent ignjristians. L. We trustful, grave above his lowly sod, The sure and blessed hope his Saviour giveth, That in his flesh he shall behold his God, For this we know, that his Redeemer liveth. LL The faithful dead, ...
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