The Hidden Servants; And Other Very Old Stories by Francesca AlexanderThe Hidden Servants; And Other Very Old Stories by Francesca Alexander

The Hidden Servants; And Other Very Old Stories

byFrancesca Alexander

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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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. 1900. Excerpt: ... of the King SAINT JOHN of Alexandria--blessed name, Recalling ever holy thought and deed! O heart forever warm with heavenly flame! 0 hand forever full for others' need! Blessed and blessing thousands! Since his day, Twelve hundred years, and more, have come and gone, Their beauty dead, their glory passed away: But in our loving thought he still lives on. Of all who ever walked on earthly sod, (Though many loved and saintly names there be,) 1 know not if another ever trod More closely in his Master's steps than he! To comfort all who suffer,--this alone His soul desired; for this he prayed and strove With heart unchanging; and for him were none Too high for pity, nor too low for love. And often was he rich, and often poor; For God upon him had great wealth bestowed, Which endless store of blessing did procure To souls that fainted with their weary load. Nor could he e'er from sorrow turn away, Nor from a brother's need his hand withhold; But when his all was spent, men used to say, The good Lord gave him back a hundredfold. Enough there was, and ever more to spare, Though help abundant came at every call. When prudent friends had prayed him to forbear, He only said, God has enough for all." Till, for their souls' content, he told the truth,--He being now a grey-haired aged man,--The holy vision that had blessed his youth, And changed, of all his life, the course and plan. A boy I was, and in my father's home I slept; 't was night, and I was all alone, When to my side I felt a presence come; A hand awakened me that touched my own. I saw the chamber all ablaze with light, And there, before me, stood a lady fair, With olive crowned, and clad in raiment bright, Such as, I think, the saints in Heaven may wear. "Hers was no earthly beauty, but a grace Most...
Title:The Hidden Servants; And Other Very Old StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217083943

ISBN - 13:9780217083942