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. 1874. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XT7. JOURNAL OF THE LAST YEARS AT DUSSELTHAL. "Jehovah lives, and still His hand of might Rests on His servants' heads, their foes controlling; If He has given thee His children's right, Then hold His hand while waves are round thee rolling. This thought the trembling heart fresh courage gives, Jehovab lives!" From Countess Matilda's Extracts. The following winter, however, with its fresh press of work, found the Count more often, and for a longer time together, on a sick-bed, than had been the case the preceding year, and the heart of his faithful wife was filled with anxiety and care. As soon as the spring approached, in concert with the physicians who only promised him one year more of life at Diisselthal, she pressed her invalid to take a journey for change and refreshment; and whilst, in pursuance of her counsel, he visited his sons and many dear friends in South Germany, looking about quietly meanwhile to see if the Lord would show him an efficient successor for Diisselthal, at home Countess Matilda began, at his wish, a diary, which she heads: "diary Op A Heavy Time. "23rd of April, 1846.--There came a demand from Government for three hundred dollars. No money in the cash-box, and more than one thousand to pay, besides principal. I turned to the Lord in this need, and He gave me many a word of comfort in my heart, which was harassed and pressed on all sides. For there came also letters from Craschnitz which troubled me deeply. The seller would like to annul the whole purchase. Oh, I was very much cast down! The'text for to-day was very comforting, so fitted for my poor heart. 'For a small moment have I forsaken Thee, but with great mercies will I gather Thee" (Isa. liv. 7). O Lord, have pity on the poor, unbelieving, fearful heart of Thy si...
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