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COMFORT FOR THE AFFLICTED.

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■ I have chosen thee, in the furnace of affliction.".... Isaiah, 48 : 10.



BOSTON AND CAMBRIDGE :
JAMES MUNROE AND COMPANY.

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AFFLICTION COMETH NOT FORTH FROM THE DUST, NEITHER
DOTH TROUBLE SPRING OUT OF THE GROUND. THOUGH THE
LORD CAUSE GRIEF, YET WILL HE HAVE COMPASSION ACCOR-
DING TO THE MULTITUDE OF HIS MERCIES. IF YE ENDURE
CHASTENING, GOD ELaLETH "VVITH YOQ, AS V/ITH SONS, FOR
YOUR PROFIT, THAT YS MIGHT BE PARTAKERS OF HIS HOLI-
NESS. ,"■;.;',-



LET NOT TOUR HEART BE TROUBLED ; YE BELIEVE
IN OOD, BELIEVE ALSO IN ME.



PREFACE.



The following pages are intended for the use
of those, who are under the personal experience
of the Divine discipline of sickness or sorrow.
They contain such variety of practical and profit-
able thoughts, as are adapted to the different
aspects of trouble cr trial ; and they aro designed
to form, in this manner, a Manual of 'Devotional
Meditation, which should -guidH souls, darkened
and distracted in the ^«ep- night, pf human suf-
fering, to Him, ''Who','^ in the soul-revealing
light of his discovered presence, alone, " giveth
songs in the night." ^

It is not necessary to designate, specifically,
the sources whence these thoughts were derived,
since they are brought together to serve a pm'-

' Job, xxxT. 10.



VI PREFACE.

pose, not perhaps designed by the writers them-
selves ; and being selected without reference to
theological opinions, the mind is thus deprived
of a bias, which, even insensibly, a name might
suggest. And hence, therfi are, beside some
original matter, alterations and additions, for
which tlie undersigned is alone responsible.
Other works there are in the same department
of alleviation. Some, leading the mind to dis-
sipate itself in the paths of poetry, indulge the
'•luxury of grief"; and some, pointing to a
" more excellent way," do, indeed, comfort and
solace, even while Iht^y, seem to wound. But
this work; corrtjiining, ais the critical reader will
perceive, the ^


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