"For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works."
PREACHED IN THE CHURCH OF SUGAR CREEK,
MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N. C.,
February 28th, 1862.
BY REV. R. H. LAFFERTY,
PUBLISHED BY THE CONGREGATION.
PRINTED AT THE PRESBYTERIAN OFFICE.
SABBATH SCHOOL HYMNS. COMPILED BY
A SABBATH SCHOOL TEACHER,
FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CHILDREN IN
THE CONFEDERATE STATES.
"Oh, Come, Let us sing unto the Lord!"--Ps. XCV.
RALEIGH REGISTER STEAM-POWER PRESS.
It was one of May's sweetest mornings that I met a clergyman of the village of D--, and received from him an invitation to be present at a meeting of brethren in his church. At the time appointed I was there, and, with no small satisfaction listened to several who narrated their Christian experience. It was at this meeting I met the subject of this narrative, and heard from his own lips the story of his wondrous wickedness against God, and of God's more wondrous goodness and grace to him.