A Welcome Discovery

October 20, 2017

A Welcome Discovery   “God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.” — Genesis xxi. 19.   You know the story of Hagar; of her being sent out from Abraham’s tent with her son Ishmael. It was necessary that they should be …


The Lamentations of Jesus

November 28, 1880

The Lamentations of Jesus    “When he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it.” — Luke xix. 41.   ON three occasions we are told that Jesus wept. You know them well, but it may be worth while to refresh your memories. The first was when our Lord was about to raise Lazarus from the …


Sudden Sorrow

July 8, 1877

SUDDEN SORROW.   “Suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment.”— Jeremiah iv. 20. “And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do?” — Jeremiah iv. 30.   JEREMIAH w a s describing the havoc of war, a war which was devastating his country and bringing untold miseries upon the people. He says of it, “My bowels, …

Jeremiah:4:20, 30

Ephraim Bemoaning Himself

March 31, 1867

Ephraim Bemoaning Himself   “I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke. turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the Lord my God.” — Jeremiah 31:18.   THE heathen described their fabled deity, Jove, as sitting far aloft, regardless of …


Songs for Desolate Hearts

September 10, 1865

Songs for Desolate Hearts   “Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord.”— Isaiah 54:1.   IT was a great sorrow to an Eastern woman to be …


The Procession of Sorrow

March 1, 1863

The Procession of Sorrow   "And they took Jesus, and led him away."—John 19:16        Next Saturday all eyes will be fixed on a great Prince who shall ride through our streets with his Royal Bride. To-day I invite your attention to another Prince, marching in another fashion through his metropolis. London shall see the glory of …


India’s Ills and England’s Sorrows

September 6, 1857

India's Ills and England's Sorrows   "Oh that my head were waters, ad mine ees a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people."—Jeremiah 9:1        Sometimes tears are base things; the offspring of a cowardly spirit. Some men weep when they should knit their brows, …