The cares of the world

Paperback | January 6, 2012

byJohn Webster Hancock

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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. 1876. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XVI. WIDOWHOOD AND ITS HOPES. 'A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in His holy habitation."--Psalm lxviii. 5. Separated, not divided, they are one In the bright sphere of love, though envious Fate Bind her with sorrows to earth's dusty realm, And strive in vain to part them. Heav'n grant us grace To perfect patience. 'Tis the will of God. 1JB E concluded a former paper* with pleasant thoughts concerning the probable functions of tutelary spirits, and our communion with them, especially when asleep in the night. There was, to my own mind at least, something so simple, so soothing, so peaceful, and so pure, in that part of our lucubrations, that the echo of it still lingered in the ear of meditation day after day, and had not quite died out when a tornado swept over us. The frightful railway accident at Shipton occurred, and filled my mind with horrors. A friend was in it, and received so fearful a concussion of the brain * Page 224. that it was a long time before he could be made to comprehend that six fellow-passengers in the same carriage were "all dead corpses," The slain, and the wounded were counted by scores,* and "mourning, lamentation, and woe," was written, as though by a destroying angel, upon the doorposts of the homes of the numerous dead. What was I now to think of tutelary angels? I had been perplexed before with the physical mysteries of magnetism and electricity; but here was a question even more difficult to deal with, because the facts seem all opposed to any benignant theory which faith could set up. Is there then no loving Providence, or does it only watch over us when sound asleep in safe houses, and does it fail us in the rush of storms and the smash of trains? In my former difficulty, I referred the matter...

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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. 1876. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XVI. WIDOWHOOD AND ITS HOPES. 'A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in His holy habitation."--Psalm...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217623883

ISBN - 13:9780217623889

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