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CONSOLATIONS FOR THE SICK.
“I was sick, and ye visited me."---MATT. XXV. 36.
“God Almighty !
TO WHOM I OWE MORE THAN TO ANY OTHER
AND WHO HAS LONG BORNE,
AND IS STILL BEARING,
WITH EXEMPLARY PATIENCE AND FORTITUDE,
ONE OF THOSE SEVERE ILLNESSES
WITH WHICH OUR HEAVENLY FATHER
SOMETIMES SEES FIT TO EXERCISE US,
THIS LITTLE WORK
WITH WARM AND GRATEFUL AFFECTION.
DURING my pastoral visits to the sick, and in hours of indisposition which have fallen to my own portion, I have frequently felt the want of some little work, particularly adapted to the circumstances, which should tend to soothe, purify and elevate the mind. The following pages are submitted to the public in the hope of, to some extent, supplying this want, which I apprehend has been experienced by others, not less than by myself.