Memoir of Mary Lothrop: Who Died in Boston, March 18, 1831, Aged Six Years and Three Months
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.1832 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. Mary often appeared to be in a holy and delightful frame of mind, and would then spend much of the time in prayer and praise. She once thought she should live but a few hours, and requested that her sisters might be called, adding, 'Oh how much I wish they would become pious.' After they had come into the room, she said to them, 'Dear sisters, I feel very weak; I can't talk much; but I do want you to love the blessed Saviour. Perhaps you think it is hard to love God, but it isn't; it is very easy. ""lis easy work, if we begin To serve the Lord betimes; But sinners that grow old in sin, Are hardened in their crimes.' 'And the blessed Saviour says, "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Do promise me that you will pray God to give you a new heart, and then oh how easy, how pleasant it will be to pray. I used to think it was very hard, and that God never would give me a new heart, but he will--he will hear you; for he says, "I love them that love me, and those that seek me early shall find me."' Seeing her sisters weep, she said, 'The blessed Saviour says, "To him let little children come, For he hath said they may; His bosom then shall be their home, Their tears he'll wipe away." 'Dear sisters, if you are Christians, when you get to heaven, he will wipe all your tears away.' Mrs. Lothrop was too much moved to conceal her feelings; and when Mary perceived that her mother was also weeping, she turned to her, and said, 'Dear mother, he will wipe away your tears too; for he says, "His own soft hand shall wipe the tears From every weeping eye, And pains and groans, and griefs and fears And death itself shall die." Don't weep for me, dear mother, when I am gone to heaven, for then I shall be happy, then I...
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