The Useful Christian

The Useful Christian

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ... once enjoyed the comforts of religion, and had been enabled to say, that an hour spent in the service of the Lord, was better than a thousand spent in sin; but she had backslidden from God, and had given up her mind to things which did not profit. 'Oh, ' said she, 'what would I give if my experience was like that of my school-fellows!' She then seized me by the hand, and said, ' O sir, do, do, do pray for me!' "After having complied with her request, and her excited feelings were somewhat allayed, I called upon the next, who gave us a pleasing account of her change of heart, through the instruction she had received at the school, and informed us that she had joined the church under Mr. Knight. "I then called upon the next, who, in broken accents, gave us an interesting account of her conversion, through the instrumentality of another female teacher. It is sufficient for me to say, that she is a member of Mr. Dore's chapel, Maze-pond. "Here, sirs, I lost all fortitude: I could go on no further; for I was overcome with astonishment to hear these young persons speaking of the wonderful things of God. And I then called on brother Sims and Wortham to go on with the service. "Brother Wortham stood up, and said, that he had often been discouraged, insomuch that he thought of leaving the school; but now he was surrounded with encouragements, and, by the strength of the Lord, he would persevere. He then gave out a hymn, and addressed them from Deut. viii. 2, 3. It was then thought advisable to close the meeting; which being done, some retired, but many lingered, loth to depart; and it was ten o'clock before the room was entirely cleared. "Such another day I never expect to witness. I have here given you but a very faint and brief...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236647092
  • 9781236647092