In the Hay-Field

June 23, 1867

In the Hay-Field   “He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle.” — Psalm 104:14.   WE who are condemned to live in this great wilderness of brick are very likely to forget the seasons altogether; and our friends who live out in the green country, and see the changing seasons, are quite as apt to hear the …


Spring in the Heart

February 11, 1866

Spring in the Heart   “Thou blessest the springing thereof.”— Psalm 65:10.   THERE is something very delightful in the spring-time of nature, and though other seasons excel in fulness, yet spring must always bear the palm for freshness and for beauty. We are accustomed to thank God when the harvest hours draw round, and the golden grain invites …


The Cedars of Lebanon

September 13, 1863

The Cedars of Lebanon   “The trees of the Lord are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted.”—Psalm 104:16.    IF Solomon were here this morning, who spoke of all trees, from the hyssop on the wall to the cedar that is in Lebanon, he would greatly instruct us in the natural history of the …