Two sets of unpublished letters, ed. with remarks by H.M. Jeffery by Henry Martyn

Two sets of unpublished letters, ed. with remarks by H.M. Jeffery

byHenry Martyn

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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. 1883. Excerpt: ... Letter 4--to Mrs. T. M. Hitchins, Stoke, Plymouth Dock. 30th July, Falmouth, 1805. My Dearest Cousin, I am exceedingly rejoiced at being permitted to send you one more letter, as the former, if it had been the last, would have left I fear a painful impression on your mind. It pleased God to restore peace to my mind soon after I came on board--as I thought--finally. I was left more alone with God, and found blessed seasons of intercourse with him. But when your letter came, I found it so sympathizing, so affectionate, that my heart was filled with joy and thankfulness to God for such a dear friend, and I could not refrain from bowing my knees immediately to pray that God might bless all your words to the good of my soul, and bless you for having written them. My views of the respective importance of things continue, I hope, to rectify. The shortness of time, the precious value of immortal souls, and the plain command of Christ, all conspire to teach me that Lydia must be resigned--and for ever,--for tho' you suggest the possibility of my hereafter returning and being united to her, I rather wish to beware of looking forward to anything in this life as the end or reward of my labours. It would be a temptation to me to return before being necessitated. The rest which remaineth for the people of God is in another world, where they neither marry nor are given in marriage. But while I thus reason, still a sigh will ever and anon escape me at the thought of a final separation from her. In the morning when I rise, before prayer puts grace into exercise, there is generally a very heavy gloom on my spirits--and a distaste for everything in earth or heaven. You do not seem to suppose that any objection would remain in her mind, if I should return and other obstacles...

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Title:Two sets of unpublished letters, ed. with remarks by H.M. JefferyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217412955

ISBN - 13:9780217412957

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