In Pawn

In Pawn

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...deep feeling, Lady Stobart repeated two verses of a hymn: "So vile I am, how dare I hope to stand In the pure glory of that holy land? Before the whiteness of that throne appear? Yet there are hands stretched out to draw me near. The while I fain would tread the heavenly way, Evil is ever with me day by day; Yet on mine ears the gracious tidings fall, 'Repent, confess, thou shalt be loosed from all.'" As Lady Stobart took up the Bible to read a suitable chapter to the sick man a messenger came to tell her she was wanted, and promising to see him again another day, she bade good-bye to Reuben and left him once more alone. The sick man took up the Bible and found it open at the fifty-first Psalm. "Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy loving kindness: according unto the multitude of Thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions." Reuben read it attentively and prayerfully to the end; after which, exhausted with the effort, he fell asleep. But the words on his lips as he passed into unconsciousness, and even while he slept, were: "Hide Thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities." "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." "Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.." CHAPTER XIV. A BIT O' GREEN FOR CROOKS. "Here at the portal thou dost stand, And with thy little hand Thou openest the mysterious gate Into the future's undiscovered land." Longfellow. OW that Nita and Pierrott had learned about the Holy Child, the teaching went on in a much more satisfactory manner. A most pleasing and encouraging feature in Crooks' tuition was that of singing hymns. Both children had good voices, and moreover were...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843703
  • 9781236843708