Walks in the Country; Or, Christian Sketches of Scenery, Life, and Character, in Letters

Walks in the Country; Or, Christian Sketches of Scenery, Life, and Character, in Letters

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...inent ceased. I thought I was about to see my Saviour; ah! I was sorry, I was sorry to come back again." As he was speaking, I glanced my eye toward the window, and then again at him. That was small, and in a great degree darkened by the shrubs; it admitted but a feeble light, rendering the scene more solemn; but now a bright ray from the setting sun suddenly broke through and settled on his countenance, which appeared faintly illuminated, and at the same time wearing a tranquil, composed, and heavenly smile. I felt it was enough; yet, adding one or two brief observations on the insufficiency of earth--our inevitable call to quit it--and the necessity of fixing the thoughts on God, as our heaven, and our home; I observed, "We will engage for a few moments in prayer." He made a gesture of extreme thankfulness. I looked toward my friend, and requested him to lead our devotion, which he negatived by an emphatic motion. We knelt, and I endeavoured to recall the substance of what had passed in the form of humble supplication to God, resigning ourselves to him, and more particularly commending our brother and his soonto-be-bereaved family to his heavenly care. I rose; my spirit seemed moulded to the feeling of devotion. He faintly motioned me to give him my hand--" I thank you," said he, "I thank you; God bless you." Affected, we withdrew. What a contrast, and yet, in some respects, what a harmony, as we went out, between the confined chamber and the aspect of creation, at this " tranquil hour of eve," blooming in all the beauties of a terrestrial paradise! What a contrast, yet harmony, will that be, thought I, when the soul of our brother leaves his cottage of clay, to enter on the infinitely greater...
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  • Paperback | 34 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236554369