zaterdag 28 januari 2017

Caroline Cowles Richards -- 29 januari 1855

Caroline Cowles Richards (1842-1913): Village Life in America 1852-1872, Including the period of the American Civil War as told in the diary of a school-girl.

Sunday, January 29. — Mr. Daggett preached this morning from the text, Deut. 8: 2: “And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee.” It is ten years to-day since Mr. Daggett came to our church, and he told how many deaths there had been, and how many baptisms, and how many members had been added to the church. It was a very interesting sermon, and everybody hoped Mr. Daggett would stay here ten years more, or twenty, or thirty, or always. He is the only minister that I ever had, and I don’t ever want any other. We never could have any one with such a voice as Mr. Daggett’s, or such beautiful eyes. Then he has such good sermons, and always selects the hymns we like best, and reads them in such a way. This morning they sang: “Thus far the Lord has led me on, thus far His power prolongs my days.” After he has been away on a vacation he always has for the first hymn, and we always turn to it before he gives it out:
“Upward I lift mine eyes,
From God is all my aid;
The God that built the skies,
And earth and nature made.
“God is the tower
To which I fly
His grace is nigh
In every hour.”
He always prays for the oil of joy for mourning and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.

January, 1855.—Johnny Lyon is dead. Georgia Wilkinson cried awfully in school because she said she was engaged to him.

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