|Herald of Truth
June 1865 - Vol. II, No.6
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On the 13th of May, in Allen Co., Ohio, Christian, Son of Bro. Abm. G. and sister Sarah Beery, aged 14 years, 8 mo., and 2 days. He was buried on the 15th, on which occasion a discourse was delivered by Bro. Christ. Kulp from Psalm 90:12, and by the writer from Luke 23:28. His death was occasioned by drinking too freely of cold water while overheated. It was hard for the parents to part with their dear son; they are the parents of 12 children and death has now visited their family six times and taken half their children; but they can comfort themselves that the Lord has taken their children (as we hope) unto himself, and if, they are faithful to God until death, they may meet again their little family, where sorrow and trouble are known no more forever, and where they shall never part any more.
Weep not for me, my parents dear,
Since I must go and leave you here;
With Jesus I shall happy be,
0 parents, do not weep for me.
Dear Brother George, and Daniel too,
I now must say farewell to you;
My little brothers I will see,
Therefore do not lament for me.
Dear sisters, do not grieve for me,
While I am in eternity;
My little sisters I will see,
Prepare for death and follow me.
And do not weep for me in vain;
In heaven I hope we,ll meet again;
Where we can then together be
For ever in eternity.
On the 4th of April, in. Skippack Township, Montgomery Co., Pa., of consumption, John Bower, aged 60 years, 5 mo., and 24 days. He was buried on the following Friday at the Skippack Men. Meeting-house, where the brethren H. G. Johnson and John Latschar, preached at the house, and Henry Nice and John Bechtel at the Meeting-house. Text, "Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith the Lord" (Isaiah 40: 1).
Transcribed by Ron Garber, Kansas
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