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be quenched, when your loneliness gives you the more need of its warmth and light? Shall your children and domestics be left to believe that you no longer have a God, because the voice, that was wont to speak to him in supplication and praise, is silent in the grave? Will the widowed mother, placed by her heart-breaking bereavement at the head of her family, have less need of the consolations of faith, when her house is thus left unto her desolate 1 Where can her wounded affections find relief when her best earthly friend is gone, if she does not seek it in the God of the widow and the fatherless 1 With profound sympathy we would say to her, let not these fatherless ones grow up orphans indeed, without knowing and loving their Father in Heaven. Let them see that he is your joy and trust, that you have made Christ your portion and hope; and you may lead their young and innocent affections to that kindest, best of friends, who took little ones like them in his arms, and blessed them, and said, " of such is the kingdom of heaven." Thus you will make your house a holy temple, sanctified by the Divine presence. And it will be the abode of harmony and joy; for every amiable and generous affection is daily nourished by communion with the God of love and peace.

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GOD'S PROVIDENCE.

BY JOHN BRAZES, D. D.

PRINTED FOR THE

American sanitarian &ssociation.

BOSTON: James Mdnroe & Co. 134 Washington Street. February, 1842.

Price 3 Cents.

First published in the Monthly Miscellany.

I. R. BUTTS, PRINTER, 2 SCHOOL STREET.

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