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Excerpt from A Sermon of Death of President Lincoln: April 23, 1865
In the year that King Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and His train filled the temple. - isaiah vi, 1.
When a little babe dies, all fathers and mothers weep with the sorrowing parents, and press their own dear lambs nearer their throbbing, loving hearts; for they know how frail the tie is that binds them to the pledges of their mutual love.
When parents die, the children of their neighbors cling more closely to their parents, and are in deepest sympathy with those who are so sorely bereft for they realize that ere long it may be their bitter lot to drink of the sorrow ful cup of orphanage.
If a faithful pastor falls from his sacred relation into the silent tomb, every church feels admonished that he whom they obey and revere in the gospel may be called from their service to go up higher.
When the Executive head of a great nation falls, all nations become mourners; for they know that the ruler they look to, to carry them on in improvements and give them desirable perpetuity and stability upon the earth, is also a man, and must ere long die, and may be called to his dread account in a moment least expected, and when they seemed most to need his guiding hand in the affairs which so vitally concern their common and individual good.
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