Under the Dome Volume 20

Under the Dome Volume 20

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...living souls from death, even thus pain is the great danger signal for the preservation of life. And who gave it you? God gave it you. Pain was one of the guardian angels for your physical life, as we believe you have other guardian angels for your soul. Pain brought you through that illness as a child, pain saved you in that accident, as a boy or a girl, pain sat by you hour after hour in the long sickness; and, unthanked and unacknowledged, as you left your room amid the congratulations of your friends, pain stood behind the door. And, therefore, those who at this moment are imagining in their mind that the presence of pain in the world must make them give up their belief in the love of God have not gone deep in their study of the problem. God gave us pain, and let us thank God for it. 3. And if that is the true work of pain for the physical life, look thirdly to see what a marvellous effect pain has upon the moral being. Not always, --let us be honest. Pain sometimes makes men curse and writhe; it turns them to blasphemy, drives them to drink; it demoralises them. But if you wish to have an illustration of what pain can do for one who at this moment is slowly dying of the pain of cancer, listen to this poem of a Christian priest, who wrote it in the middle of a night of pain; it is called "Meditations in a Night of Pain" "'Tis peace in pain to know that pain Secured us pain's eternal end, And that the more exceeding gain To which by grace our souls ascend My great Redeemer won for me By more exceeding agony. "'Tis true my pain is still my pain, Heavy its hand on thought and prayer, But while that love to me is plain, It lays its hand upon despair; And now I know this faint ' How long Y For me may quicken into song....show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236847709
  • 9781236847706