Resolutions and Discourse Occasioned by the Death of Abraham Lincoln: President of the United States, who Died at Washington City, April 15, 1865, the Discourse Delivered in the Congregational Church, of Manchester, Vermont, Wednesday, April 19, 1865
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN amid anew assassin assaults Battles believe beloved blood Chief Christian CHURCH citizens civilized Closing committed committee confidence countrymen crowning crushed dark dead dear death deed Dirge DISCOURSE Divine duties earth ended enter eyes face faithful fallen Father feel fiendish firm foul friends Funeral give glad glory grass grief grieve hand hearts Heaven holy honored hope hour House humanity humbly Hymn JAMES Jesus land late legitimate LIBRARY listen lives look loved meeting moral mourn murder needed never noble ORDER OF EXERCISES ORVIS ourselves patriotic peace Power Prayer prepared presented President Providence Psalm rebellion receive removal resolution Resolved rise Rulers sorrow spared spirit stand tears tell tender thanks Thousands tion Traitors Treason true trust truth turned United voice Washington weep wise wives
Page 9 - The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, And all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field : The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: . Because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: Surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: But the word of our God shall stand for ever.
Page 14 - ... of Washington. He never would have succeeded except for the aid of Divine Providence, upon which he at all times relied. I feel that I cannot succeed without the same Divine aid which sustained him, and on the same Almighty Being I place my reliance for support; and I hope you, my friends, will pray that I may receive that Divine assistance without which I cannot succeed, but with which success is certain.
Page 14 - MY FRIENDS : — No one not in my position can appreciate the sadness I feel at this parting. To this people I owe all that I am. Here I have lived more than a quarter of a century ; here my children were born, and here one of them lies buried. I know not how soon I shall see you again. A duty devolves upon me which is, perhaps, greater than that which has devolved upon any other man since the days of WASHINGTON.
Page 9 - And the land shall mourn, every family apart: the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart...
Page 9 - Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications : and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.
Page 14 - Divine aid which sustained him, and on the same Almighty Being I place my reliance for support, and I hope you, my friends, will all pray that I may receive that Divine assistance without which I cannot succeed, but with which success is certain. Again, I bid you all an affectionate farewell.
Page 14 - no one not in my position can appreciate the sadness I feel at this parting. To this people I owe all that I am. Here I have lived more than a quarter of a century. Here my children were born, and here one of them lies buried. I know not how soon I shall see you again. A duty devolves...
Page 10 - ... yielding to the influence of a custom which deserves our eternal reprobation has been brought to an untimely end. That the deaths of great and useful men should be particularly noticed is equally the dictate of reason and revelation. The tears of Israel flowed at the decease of good Josiah, and to his memory the funeral women chanted the solemn dirge. But neither examples nor arguments are necessary to wake the sympathies of a grateful people on such occasions. The death of public benefactors...
Page 10 - ... to console our wretchedness, and impregnate the dying mass with the seed of immortality. As the frailty of man, and the perpetuity of his promises, are the greatest contrast the universe presents, so the practical impression of this truth, however obvious, is the beginning of wisdom, nor is there a degree of moral elevation to which it will not infallibly conduct us.
Page 19 - Providence, have fought these great battles of Human Freedom against Treason, and against Barbarism, and cruelties unheard-of in the wars of civilized Nations, will not now desert the...