Sunsets on the Hebrew Mountains

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byJohn Ross Macduff

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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. 1867. Excerpt: ... If tho following pages contained a mere roll and record of death-bed scenes, they would form a gloomy volume. Such, however, is not their purport. While the Author has occasionally dwelt (as in the two opening chapters) on the closing hours of Scripture worthies,--whenever incidents of note in connexion with these are recorded,--he has, in general, rather sought to make their "last days" the standpoint for a retrospective view of character and history. It has been his endeavour mainly to inculcate, not so much lessons from death, as lessons from life viewed from this its solemn termination. As an eloquent writer has remarked,--." Death is often at once the close and the epitome of existence. It is the index at the end of a volume. All a man's properties seem to gather round him as he is about to leave the world." There is often, moreover, a mellowed glory surrounding the hour of dissolution. God's saints are like forest trees in their golden autumn tints--grandest in decay, when the hand of death is on them. They often hear, like Bunyan's hero, distant bells from the land of Beulah. Ministering angels seem o bring down draughts--prelibations--from the river of life, to refresh their spirits in the closing conflict. Perhaps, to some, the name selected for the book may require explanation or apology. If we regard the world of nature as a typical volume, full of suggestive analogies,--an exponent and interpreter of the world of spirit,--no symbol surely is more striking and appropriate than "Sunset" is of Death. Every evening, as the sun goes down, we have a permanent type and enduring parable of the close of life, as well as a pledge and prophecy of the rising again in the eternal morning. The God of nature, in this His own hieroglyphic, countersigns the be...

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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. 1867. Excerpt: ... If tho following pages contained a mere roll and record of death-bed scenes, they would form a gloomy volume. Such, however, i...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217564828

ISBN - 13:9780217564823

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