Memoirs of Mrs. Joanna Bethune by George Washington BethuneMemoirs of Mrs. Joanna Bethune by George Washington Bethune

Memoirs of Mrs. Joanna Bethune

byGeorge Washington Bethune

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1863. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. EXTRACTS FROM THE PRIVATE PAPERS, JOURNALS, ETC., OF MRS. JOANNA BETHUNE. A DAY OF SORROW. New York, September 21st, 1824. September 18th, at eight o'clock in the evening, it pleased an all-wise God to take to Himself my beloved husband, and to write upon me, the happiest of wives, Widow. To this day I have never been able to look, and often thought I could not bear it; yet the day is come. The Lord has taken away the desire of my eyes with a stroke. Although I can not say that I neither mourn nor weep, nor that my tears do not run down, yet I am enabled to kiss the hand that smites, and to say, "Thy will be done." "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." I desire to record the goodness of God to my dear husband, in making all his bed in his sickness, in placing underneath him the everlasting arms, in allowing him to lean upon his Master's bosom, and sweetly to fall asleep in Jesus, without an agonizing struggle, without even the movement of a muscle, hand or foot. And now the conflict is past. His work is done, and well done, and his longing desire is satisfied. "Let me go home. Let me go to my Savior. My race is run; my work is done. Let me go." And now, O thou Infinite Jehovah, before whom I have been pouring out my soul by the bed upon which my beloved husband resigned his happy spirit, I claim Thy promise that Thou, my Maker, will be my husband, and counsel and direct me in every duty before me. I can no longer ask my husband, and receive aid and counsel from him, in every difficulty, as I have done for twenty-nine years; but if Thou lift upon me the light of Thy countenance, and make Thy Word a light to my feet and a lamp to my path, I can not err. I have now no idol to draw off my affections from Thee. My d...
Title:Memoirs of Mrs. Joanna BethuneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217019323

ISBN - 13:9780217019323