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 Front Cover
 Front Matter
 Frontispiece
 Title Page
 Preface
 Half Title
 Table of Contents
 John called to be a disciple
 His character
 The saviour shows his regard for...
 Accompanies Christ to the...
 He witnesses the crucifixion
 Christ's dying words to John
 John at the sepulchre
 He sees the risen saviour
 John is banished
 The vision of John
 John's vision
 John's vision (continued)
 John's vision (concluded)
 John returns from banishment
 His death
 Back Cover
 Spine






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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Front Matter
        Front Matter
    Frontispiece
        Frontispiece
    Title Page
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Preface
        Page 3
        Page 4
    Half Title
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Table of Contents
        Page 7
        Page 8
    John called to be a disciple
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
    His character
        Page 13
        Page 14
        Page 15
    The saviour shows his regard for him
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Page 18
    Accompanies Christ to the garden
        Page 19
        Page 20
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 22a
        Page 22b
    He witnesses the crucifixion
        Page 23
        Page 24
    Christ's dying words to John
        Page 25
        Page 26
        Page 27
    John at the sepulchre
        Page 28
        Page 29
        Page 30
    He sees the risen saviour
        Page 31
        Page 32
        Page 33
    John is banished
        Page 34
        Page 35
        Page 36
        Page 36a
        Page 36b
    The vision of John
        Page 37
        Page 38
        Page 39
        Page 40
        Page 41
        Page 42
    John's vision
        Page 43
        Page 44
        Page 45
    John's vision (continued)
        Page 46
        Page 47
    John's vision (concluded)
        Page 48
        Page 49
        Page 50
        Page 51
    John returns from banishment
        Page 52
        Page 52a
        Page 52b
        Page 53
    His death
        Page 54
        Page 55
        Page 56
    Back Cover
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        Page 58
    Spine
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John called to be a Disciple.




THE


GOOD CIIILD'S LIBRARY.


THIRD BOOK.



SCENES
IN THE

LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.

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WITH
BRILLIANT ILLUMINATIONS,
FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS,
Printed in Oil Colours by Hogan & Thompson.



PHILADELPHIA:
HOGAN & THOMPSON.
1850.

















Entered, according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1850, by

HOGAN AND THOMPSON,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the
Eastern District of Pennsylvania.








PREFACE.


THE object of the "GOOD CHILD'S LIBRARY," is to
encourage a taste for Scripture reading, by present-
ing some of the most interesting portions of the
New Testament narrative, in the attractive form
of verse. While the children read these verses,
they will not only become acquainted with the
principal events in the lives of our Blessed Saviour
and His Apostles-their travels, their sufferings and
their death,-but they will see that the Bible is a
readable book, and a book that may be read every
day, without any fear of becoming the unhappy
being that some persons suppose; and besides this,
the tone which is given to the affections, the minds,
and the morals of children by such reading, is of
almost infinite value.
In order to combine things pleasing and things
useful, to the greatest possible extent, the publishers
have gotten up at a great expense, especially for
this work, some of the most beautiful Scripture











PREFACE.


designs that have ever been published. These
pictures are printed in Oil Colours-an expensive,
but a finished and highly artistical process, of which
the publishers are the originators in this country.
Each history is illustrated handsomely with them.
There is in all twelve books; each book being
complete in itself, and containing a full history.
The "GOOD CHILD'S LIBRARY" is composed of the
following books:
Scenes in the Life of the Saviour. Scenes in the Lives of St. Philip, St.
Scenes in the Life of St. Peter. Bartholomew, and St. Thomas.
Scenes in the Life of St. John. Scenes in the Lives of St. Andrew,
Scenes in the Life of St. Paul. St. James, and St. James the Less.
Scenes in the Lives of St. Matthew, The Sermon on the Mount. ?
St. Jude, and St. Simon. The Parables of the Saviour.
Scenes in the Lives of St. Stephen, The Miracles of the Saviour.
Timothy, St. Mark, and St. Luke. Texts for Children.

The Publishers have in preparation another
series, embracing Scenes in the Lives of the Patri-
archs, Prophets, and Kings, illustrative of the Old
Testament Scriptures, to be gotten up in the same
style as the present series.










SCENES

IN THE


LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.




CONTENTS.


I. John Called to be a Disciple, 9
II. His Character, 13
III. The Saviour Shows his Regard for him, 16
IV Accompanies Christ to the Garden, 19
V He Witnesses the Crucifixion, 23
VI. Christ's Dying Words to John, 25
VII. John at the Sepulchre, 28
VIII. He Sees the Risen Saviour, 31
IX. John is Banished, 34
X. The Vision of John, 37
XI. John's Vision-Continued, 43
XII. 46
XIII. Concluded, 48
XIV. John Returns from Banishment, 52
XV. His Death, . 54




SCENES
IN THB

LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.


I.

JOHN CALLED TO BE A DISCIPLE.

THIS History will tell of John,
One of the twelve was he;
He also was a fisherman,
And lived down by the sea.

The sea near which he dwelt, was called
The Sea of Gallilee;
He with his honest father lived,
Whose name was Zebedee.




SCENES IN THE


When with his father in the ship,
One day the Saviour came;
And saw him mend his father's nets;
And called him by his name.

The words He had to Peter said,
He said to John again:
"Come follow me, and you I'll make,
A fisherman of men."

And though he loved his father much,
And loved his brother too,
He left the nets, he left the ship,
With Christ the Lord to go.

The Saviour never meant that we,
Should not our fathers love;
But came to teach us how to serve
Our Father, God, above.




LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.


That son who loves the Lord on high,
Will love his father, too,
And act towards him like a son,
In all things he may do.

So when the Saviour called to John,
He left his father's ship;
He left his nets, he left his home,
Nor followed more the deep.

It was not then because he loved
His aged father less;
But 'twas because he loved Him more,
Who came the world to bless.

'Twas at the age of twenty-five,
The Saviour did him call,
When he forsook his father's ship,
His brother, home and all.




12 SCENES IN THE

'Tis said he lived till very old,
E'en to an hundred years;
And suffered many things for Christ,
Through many hopes and fears.

But he who hopes on to the end,
Will feel his spirit blest;
And if we live like John, we'll find
At last, a place of rest.




LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.


II.

HIS CHARACTER.

THOUGH John was born down by the sea,
He had a gentle mind;
His heart was full of tenderness,
Was lovely and refined.


His life was not so stern and bold,
As Peter's seem'd to be;
But ever join'd a fervent soul
With deep humility.


The Gospel says, that man must be
Just like a little child;
As full of real simplicity,-
As innocent and mild.
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And if he would the follower be
Of Him, who loved our race,
He must abandon every sin,
And cherish every grace.

He must be disciplined in mind,
His heart must flow with love;
And like a serpent, wise must be,
And harmless as a dove.

Now John was like a little child;
He had a thoughtful mind,
And show'd to all a gentle heart,
Benevolent and kind.

He was beside both brave and true,
And never turn'd aside
From following Christ, where'er he went,
Whatever did betide.




LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.


He walk'd, e'en
The path the
The path that
And leads us


to the end of life,
Saviour trod;
makes us happy here,
up to God.


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SCENES IN THE


III.

THE SAVIOUR SHOWS HIS REGARD FOR HIM.

HIS lovely mind the Saviour saw,
And show'd him great regard;
And kept him in His company,
Which was a great reward.


It must have been a pleasing sight,
To see that loving three,-
John, James and Peter, with the Lord,-
Whose gracious company,


Imparted to them great delight;
They listened to His word;
They saw His works, they knew that He
Was Christ, Messiah, Lord.






LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.


So John, the Saviour always took
With Him, where'er He went;
And John was glad that all his hours
Were with the Saviour spent.

The Saviour once took James and John
And Peter with Him far
Unto a mount in Gallilee,
To be transfigured there.

And John with rapturous delight,
But with an anxious gaze,
Look'd up and saw His glorious form,
And lovely shining face.

His peaceful soul was blest indeed,
It was a happy sight;
The place was as serene as Heaven,
And was with glory bright.
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SCENES IN THE


To John's pure heart and lovely mind
That vision did appear,
With blessing, and the sacred place
Inspired his praise and prayer.


The Saviour show'd these wondrous things,
To prove His Power Divine;
And that the world might all its loNv.
And faith to Him resign.

And John would meet with many things,
That might awake his fear;
And then his memories of Christ
His failing heart would cheer.




LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.


IV.

ACCOMPANIES CHRIST TO THE GARDEN.

HE loved the Saviour tenderly,
And show'd in many ways
His love for Him; and at the feast,
His head on Jesus lays.


The thought that Christ should suffer death,
Deprived his mind of rest;
He could not eat, but laid his head
Upon the Saviour's breast.


And after that, when Jesus went
To dark Gethsemane,
He took with Him beloved John,
To bear Him company.




SCENES IN THE


It was a trying hour indeed,
When Jesus enter'd there;
And cast himself upon the ground,
And spent the hours in prayer.

His enemies would soon approach,
With swords and staves, to take
Him off, and lead Him forth to die,
For man, the sinner's sake.

It was indeed a time of grief,
A time for many tears;
A time of persecution dread,
And agony and fears.

He prostrate fell upon the ground,
And sweat great drops of blood;
Because He felt a weight of woe,
For man, the sinner's good.




LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.


It must have pain'd John's tender heart,
To see him full of grief,
And feel that he who loved Him much,
Could give Him no relief.

Perhaps his grief o'ercame his heart,
To see that Jesus wept;
And thoughtful, laying on the ground,
Unconsciously he slept.

And when the Saviour came and said,
"Could'st thou not watch with me?"
It does not seem that He rebuked
His want of constancy.

For he was constant to the end,
And never did depart
From Him whom he profess'd to love,
With humble sincere heart.




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He followed Christ through good and ill,
E'en to the painful cross,
And did not fear, for he had proved
Twas gain to suffer loss.








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LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.


V.

HE WITNESSES THE CRUCIFIXION.

WE do not know that John was with
The Lord when He was tried;
But this we know, that he was there,
When He was crucified.

Indeed, he was the only one,
Who, not afraid to die,
Had come unto the place where they
The Lord did crucify.

Of all who followed Christ when He
Did show His Gracious Power;
Not one was there with friendly look,
To cheer His dying hour.




SCENES IN THE


And though they pledged to Him their faith,
They fled when He must die;
And He alone on earth, did lift
To Heaven his dying cry.

But John, with brave, though melted soul,
Did go to Calvary,-
And though he in the distance stood,
Beheld His agony.

His heart must have o'erflow'd with grief,
His eyes run down with tears,
When looking on his dying Lord,
Whose groans did fill his ears.




LIFE OF SAINT JOHN. 25



VI.

CHRIST'S DYING WORDS TO JOHN.

THE Saviour saw him standing far,
And called him near His side;
He came and stood beside the cross,
Though evil might betide.


The Saviour's mother, also there,
Near to her son did stand,
With other women, Jesus' friends,-
A mournful, .tearful band.


He gazed upon His mother's form,
He saw her tearful eye;
He knew the grief that pierced her soul,
To see her loved one die.
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SCENES IN THE


But Jesus, pointing to her, turn'd
And said, with joy so sweet:-
"John, take her to thine humble home,
And her, thy mother greet."

And then to her he turn'd, and said:-
"Woman, behold thy son;
Go live with him, and let your love,
Be to him, as your own."

Then John, the Saviour's mother took,
To his own home and heart;
Obedient to the Saviour's word,
Nor did from her depart.

This was the Saviour's dying charge,
And John did all fulfil;
And felt how great the privilege,
To do His Master's will.




LIFE OF SAINT JOHN. 27

For they who do the Saviour's will,
And faithful to Him prove,
He'll bring them to His home on high,
His glorious home of Love.




SCENES IN THE


VII.

JOHN AT THE SEPULCHRE.

WHEN the third day began to dawn,
Came Mary Magdalene;
And said to John and Peter too:-
"I to the grave have been;


The soldier-guard had gone away,
The stone is roll'd aside
From the mouth of the sepulchre,-
The door stands open wide."


Astonished at the news, they ran,
Their hearts beat heavily;
They could not think her words were true,
Until they came to see.




LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.


But John the other did outrun,
And came first to the tomb;
And when he saw that Christ was gone,
His soul was fill'd with gloom.

For then John did not know that He
Should rise on the third day;
But thought there came some enemies,
And stole the Lord away.

He went into the sepulchre,
With solemn, silent tread;
His soul was sad, for he was in
The mansion of the dead.

His mind was there with wonder fill'd;
He saw the linen clothes,
And napkin, which the Saviour wore,
When in His last repose.
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SCENES IN THE


He turn'd and came unto his home,
With fear he was oppress'd;
His mind was full of anxious thought,
And grief his, soul possessed.




LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.


VIII.

HE SEES THE RISEN SAVIOUR.

BUT soon his grief was turn'd to joy;
He soon forgot his woes;
And blest the Saviour, when he heard,
That from the grave He rose.

For Mary stay'd beside the grave,
And in her grief she wept;
And wet with tears the sacred spot,-
The place where Jesus slept.

But soon He came; she knew Him not;
But said:-"If ye away
Have taken Him, my soul doth seek,
Where does His body lay?"




SCENES IN THE


Then Jesus sweetly spake to her,
And called her by her name;
And bade her kindly:-" Touch me not,
But go from whence you came:

"And say to my disciples, that
I go to Gallilee;
And tell them that I'll meet them there,
If they my face would see."

She came and told them she had seen
The Lord, and what He said;
They all were in a little room,
And there together pray'd.

They shut the doors, for fear the Jews,
Would them with rage destroy;
But when the Saviour came within,
Their hearts were fill'd with joy.




LIFE OF SAINT JOIN.


Then Jesus said,-" My sacred peace,
To you I now do give;"
And lifting up His hands, he said:-
"The Holy Ghost receive."







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SCENES IN THE


IX.

JOHN IS BANISHED.

NOW after this, there's little said,
About beloved John,
Until we hear that he was sent,
An exile all alone,

Unto an island in the sea;
A lonely desert place;
'Tis said, that while in exile there,
He saw no human face.


The place, it was called Patmos Isle;
And there the Romans sent
Their criminals to pine away,
In lonely banishment.





LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.


But though you send such men as John,
As exiles from their home,
They still find peace and comfort, too
Wherever they may roam.

In desert waste,-on lonely rock,-
They feel that they are blest;
And though the place is not like home,
To them 'tis one of rest.

And so it was with banish'd John;
Though all was drear around,
In Patmos' lonely Isle, yet there
A blessed peace he found.

And there the Saviour came to him,
And show'd a wond'rous sight;
The heavens above were open'd wide,
And all around was light.




SCENES IN THE


A vision on the Isle he saw,
With glory it was bright;
And as he look'd an Angel said:-
"Now what thou seest, write,

"And send it to the churches, far;
It is the will of God;
And tell them with authority:
Receive the blessed word."

Now what John saw, I will relate,
All in this simple verse;
That you may read yourselves, and then
To others, it rehearse.







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Vision of John.





LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.


X.

THE VISION OF JOHN.

NOW as I said, when lovely John,
By kingly wrath was sent,
Unto an island in the sea,
In lonely banishment-


He did not there in grief repine,
But lifted up to Heaven
His prayerful heart and tearful eye,
And to him peace was given.


Once on the Lord's day, he was in
A happy frame of mind;
When he with utmost wonder heard
A trumpet voice behind;-




SCENES IN THE


Which said:-" I am the First and Last;
And what thou seest write;"
And, as I said, the place was filled
With glory, shining bright.

He turning round to 'ee the place,
From whence the voice did come;
He saw seven golden candlesticks;
And midst them there was One,

In form like to the Son of Man,
With garment to the ground;
And round about His breast he saw,
A golden girdle bound.

His head and hair were like the wool,
Or white as driven snow;
His eyes did flame with glory bright,
And as a fire did glow.




LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.


His feet were like the finest brass,
As in a furnace found;
His voice, like many waters, roar'd,-
So fearful was the sound.

In His right hand he held seven stars;
Out of His mouth there came
A two-edged sword; his countenance,
E'en like the sun did flame.

When John this glorious person saw,
He on the ground was cast;
The voice said unto him: "Fear not;
I am the First and Last.

"Write down the things which now I tell;
Those things which thou dost see,
And also write with care those things,
Which must hereafter be."




SCENES IN THE


When John had written to the church,
All of the sacred word,
Which he by this time had received,
E'en from the mouth of God;

He turn'd and look'd,-and lo! a door,
In Heaven was open'd wide;
And being in the spirit, heard
A voice that loudly cried:

"Come up to me, and I will show
What must hereafter be;
And thou shalt write it in, a book,
As I have told to thee."

He answered to the call, and saw
In Heaven a glorious throne,
He saw also the wondrous form
Of Him who sat thereon.




LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.


His form did like a jasper look,
Or like a sardine stone:
And over Him a rainbow spann'd
That like an emerald shone.

And four and twenty seats he saw,
On which the elders sat;
Who worshipp'd round about the throne;
And they were clothed in white.

And on their heads were crowns of gold,
That shone with jewels bright;
And as they worshipp'd near the throne,
They form'd a heavenly sight.

IHe saw that from the throne there came,
Dread lightning, flashing far;
And heard the voice of thunder too;
Which made him quake for fear.
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42 SCENES IN THE

But while he stood with wonder filled,
He heard a song proclaim:-
"Holy, Holy, Holy, to
His great Almighty Name,--

"Who sitteth ever on the throne,
Far in the Heavenly home;
Who in all ages, ever was,
Who is, and is to come."




LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.


XI.

JOHN'S VISION.
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AND He who sat upon the throne,
-As John to us reveals,-
In His Right Hand held forth a book,
Fast seal'd with seven seals.


An Angel strong, he also saw,
Proclaiming with loud voice:
"Who is there that can take the book,
And all the seals unloose?"


He ask'd of Earth and Heaven, if they
Could offer such an one;
Not one there was to take the book,
Or even look thereon.




SCENES IN THE


And John wept much, because no man,
Could do such worthy deed-
As take the book and loose the seals,-
Its mysteries to read.

And one came unto John, and said:-
"Weep not, for one is, found,
To take the book and loose the seals,
And show its page unbound."

He look'd to know who this could be;
When lo! a wond'rous sight;
A Lamb, as if it had been slain,
Came forth, and clothed with might,

Went to the throne and took the book,
The wond'rous book of love,
And smiling with triumphant power,
He loos'd the seals thereof.




LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.


The four and twenty Elders, then
Fell down before the Lamb,
With harps and golden vials, too,
And magnified His Name.

And now the sweetest melody,
Was heard above in Heaven;
Ten thousand times ten thousand hymns
Of praise to Christ were given.

The Lamb is worthy to receive,
From all on earth the praise;
And Heaven, with joyful songs shall ring,
Through everlasting days.




SCENES IN THE


XII.

JOHN'S VISION.

JOHN saw again,-a multitude
Came up towards the throne;
They in their hands had waving palms,
And all had white robes on.

The Angels turn'd and worshipped God,
And on their faces fell,
And offered praises loud to Him,
Whose Love was wonderful:

And said:-" Amen!-to God be given,
Honor, and strength and power;
And to His Name ascribe all praise,
Henceforth, forever more."




LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.


But who are these array'd in white,
This wond'rous multitude?
These are the ones the Saviour wash'd,
In His own precious blood.

He has redeem'd them from the earth,
From every tongue and clime;
He'll make them Kings and Priests to God,
And they shall reign with Him.

They shall not hunger any more,
Nor shall they thirsty be;
But they shall be with plenty blest,
To all Eternity.




SCENES IN THE


XIII.

JOHN'S VISION.

AND many were the things John saw,
And all were very great;
But which because of little room,
I cannot now relate.


But one thing more, before I close,
I must find room to tell;
John saw the new Jerusalem,
Where saints and angels dwell.


This world, we know, is full of sin,
And full of sorrow too;
Where'er we look around we see,
That anguish, grief and woe,-




LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.


That sickness dread, and death's alarms,
Through all the land prevail,
And every day, the strongest fears
Do strongest men assail.

But in that blessed world, John saw,
No sorrow, grief, or tears
Can ever come; nor sickness dread,
Nor death, nor night, nor fears.

John saw the Holy City come,
From God down out of Heaven;
And to the Lamb, and to the Saints,
Forever it was given.

And there was heard a glorious voice,
Repeating loud again:
"The tabernacle of the Lord,
Is dwelling now with men.




SCENES IN THE


And Christ shall with His people dwell;
They shall be ever blest,
And here to all Eternity,
They'll have a glorious rest.

And He that sat upon the Throne,
Said:-" I'll make all things new;"
And unto John He said: "Now write;
These words are faithful, true."

He said: "I am the First and Last,
I do forever live,
And unto him who is athirst,
Will living waters give.

And he who does the world o'ercome,
Shall reign with me afar;
And in his hand shall ever shine
The bright and morning star."




LIFE OF SAINT JOIN.


And from the throne, a living stream
Of purest water flows,
And by the stream the Tree of Life,
Where fruit eternal grows.

These things John saw, and heard a voice,
Of sweet and great command:
"Seal not the sayings of the book,
For lo! the day 's at hand."

"I come;" the voice again replied:-
"Behold I quickly come;
And all who have obedient been
I'll gather to my home.

"No man shall add unto these words,
Nor from them take away,
For they are finished now, and point
Unto the final day."




SCENES IN THE


XI V.

JOHN RETURNS FROM BANISHMENT.

DOMITIAN died, who banish'd John,
And in his place there come
A king, who had a peaceful mind,
Who called the exiles home.


And John returned to Ephesus;
And labour'd on to tell,
The many people where he dwelt
Of Him he loved so well.


Some say that when from banishment,
To Ephesus he came,
He wrote unto the churches wide,
The books that bear his name.
























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John's Return to Ephesus.




LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.


I do not know if this be true;
But let us read his Word;
And if we do obey its truth,
'Twill lead us up to God.

He wrote the Gospel of the Lord,
And three Epistles too,
And all who read what he did write,
Believe his words are true.

His words shall live unto the end,
For none can them destroy,
And while they live, they'll teach to men
The path that leads to joy.




SCENES IN THE


XV.

HIS DEATH.


HE was an
When he
He did not
As many


hundred years of age,
was called away;
die a martyr's death,
people say:


But died a peaceful, happy death,
And with his dying word,
He spake unto his friends and said,
"My children, love the Lord."


"For in his love, there is delight,
And you shall happy be;
And find a peaceful home at last
To all Eternity."




LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.


And through the Gospel now he speaks
Unto the sons of men;
And tells them by the Saviour's word:
"Ye must be born again."

Those children who this history read,
Must learn like John to be;
And then when life from them is gone,
His happiness they'll see.

You will be happy here on earth,
Wherever you may go;
And you will feel your conscience clean,
Whatever you may do.

So learn to live like lovely John,
With great humility;
In all you say and all you do
Show his simplicity.




56 SCENES IN TIE LIFE OF SAINT JOHN.

And you'll be useful here below,
And then, in Heaven above,
Your happiness will be complete,
Around the Throne of love.










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