Recollections Of A Nonagenarian Of Life In New England, The Middle West, And New York; Including A…

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byJohn Calvin Holbrook

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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. 1897. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX From the San Francisco Pacific DR. HOLBROOK'S DISCOURSE ON HIS EIGHTY-SIXTH BIRTHDAY "I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High " (Ps. 77:10). "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits" (Ps. 103:2). The Apostle Paul in one of his epistles declares that, forgetting the things which were behind, he reached forth to those which were before. And, no doubt, instead of dwelling on our past discouragements, our failures and mistakes, or even morbidly on our sins, which would tend to dishearten us, it is wiser rather to contemplate the possibilities of the future, and thus be stimulated to aspire after higher degrees of holiness and usefulness. Still, it is becoming and profitable, at stated seasons, to look back on the past and call to remembrance the manifestations of God's goodness towards us, that we may feel and express our gratitude, and have our faith and hopes strengthened. Accordingly, on this my eighty-sixth birthday, I have thought it might be profitable to others, as well as myself, to take a backward glance on my past history and experiences, and in the spirit of the writers of my text, to "remember the years of the right hand of the Most High," and call on my soul to " bless the Lord, and not to forget his benefits." I. And the first benefit for which I desire to-day to bless the Lord is that I had my birth in a Christian family, and was trained under the shadow of the sanctuary, in the midst of Christian influences. From the earliest period of my childhood, I felt the influence of pious parental example, and prayers, and instruction. The family worship regularly maintained, the strict observance of the Sabbath as a day of sacred rest, constant attendance on the services of God's house, and on the Sabbat...

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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. 1897. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX From the San Francisco Pacific DR. HOLBROOK'S DISCOURSE ON HIS EIGHTY-SIXTH BIRTHDAY "I will remember the years of th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217273327

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