Stories and Lessons on the Catechism with the First-Class Girls of Forley Volume 3

Stories and Lessons on the Catechism with the First-Class Girls of Forley Volume 3

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... the Sister gave a sad picture of.her despair. Her time, too, of conscious'ness was very short, and though the chaplain prayed with, and for her, and strove to lead her to true repentance, and to faith in her Saviour, he could not tell how far she really did repent and believe--whether in those short hours she did truly return to her Father, through our ever-merciful Redeemer, or whether it was only the dread of coming punishment that so strongly affected her. And we, too, 'must leave it in doubt. But oh! what a fearful doubt! 'As the tree falls, so will it lie.' If repentance came not then, the day of grace Will you not take warning? Will you seek earnestly (from Him who is ready to help) to be saved from the power of sin, that so, in the blood of Jesus Christ, your guilt may be purged away, and its fearful punishment averted? The sad news of Hester's death soon spread among the children. There was not one among the girls of the first class who did not feel it more or less. Not all the particulars, not even so much as you know, were known to them; it was kept back for the poor mother's sake. But one among their number knew more, and felt more than others, and that was Sarah. She had been up to the Vicarage, and Miss Walton had called her into the parlour, and told her some particulars. The tears rolled down her cheeks as Miss Walton spoke, and said, 'Might not your end have been the same, Sarah, if you had gone on in the careless, self-pleasing way you once did % I have told you what I do not wish others to know, that you may think of this; for the thought ought both to humble you, and fill you with gratitude to God Who saved you from sin's power, and from so deep a guilt.' And Sarah did think of it. As she sat at work, the tears kept blinding...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236611934
  • 9781236611932