Leaves of Life - September 26

SEPTEMBER TWENTY-SIXTH

  • Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood born 1750.
  • Dr. Mary Walker born 1832.
  • Irving Bacheller born 1859.
  • Frederic William Faber died 1863.
God is never so far off as even to be near—
He is within: Our spirit is the home he holds most dear.
To think of him as by our side is almost as untrue
As to remove his throne beyond the starry blue.

—F. W. Faber.


Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee!
E'en though it be a cross
That raiseth me;
Still all my song shall be—
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee!

—Sarah F. Adams.


My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: My heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

—Job 27. 6.


My Father, may I consider the place in which I stand: and may I not be deceived in thinking I am near thee while I am living far away. Teach me the way to draw nearer to thee each day, until my spirit may continually dwell with thee. Amen.

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