Recollections by Washington GladdenRecollections by Washington Gladden


byWashington Gladden

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX POSTMERIDIAN The day becomes more solemn and serene When noon is past; there is a harmony In autumn, and a lustre in its sky, Which through the summer is not heard or seen, As if it could not be, as if it had not been! Thus let thy power, which like the truth Of nature on my passive youth Descended, to my onward'life supply Its calm, -- to one who worships thee, And every form containing thee, Whom, Spirit fair, thy spells did bind To fear himself, and love all humankind. Percy Bysshe Shelley. The eight years of my life in Springfield, from December, 1874, to December, 1882, were busy and eventful years. I have told very little of what was most intimate and significant in my life; the relations of a pastor to his people cannot be reported in such a narrative. There were no surprising gains to be recounted; but the membership of the church and the congregation steadily increased, and the unity of the brotherhood was unbroken. Through all the days of controversy I never had a misgiving as to the support of my people; no words of dissent or criticism reached my ears. The work of the preacher had always been a welcome and inspiring labor, but in these eight years my sense of its importance had greatly deepened. But the work of the pastor of a city congregation, in these inquisitive and strenuous times, is sure to grow harder every year. His congregation increases, his pastoral cares multiply; he is more and more enlisted in public interests; the calls upon him are more numerous, and the work of the pulpit is more exacting every day. There must be no sense of failure there, and unless he preaches a little better this year than he did last, there is apt to be a sense of failure. Any business man, any other professional man, as his success becomes ...
Title:RecollectionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217980112

ISBN - 13:9780217980111