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GATHERED GRAIN.

The proceeds arising from the sale of this book will be devoted to

the East London Mission.

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THEY THAT SOW IN TEARS SHALL REAP IN JOY. HR THAT GOBTH
FORTH AND WEEPETH, BEARING PRECIOUS SEED, SHALL

DOUBTLESS COME AGAIN WITH REJOICING

BRINGING HIS SHEAVES

WITH HIM.

London:

S. W. PARTRIDGE & CO.,

9, PATERNOSTER ROW.

141. j. 154.

PREFACE.

IN sending forth this little work, I would return very warm thanks to those authors who have kindly permitted me to use their writings. Several of the pieces in this Volume have never previously appeared in print.

I take this opportunity of apologising to any authors to whom, through inability to ascertain their address, or otherwise, I have not had the opportunity of applying for their permission.

Perhaps a word or two may be needed to explain the object of this book. It is twofold.

First-It endeavours to show how really alike in different ages, and in all the various sections of the Church universal throughout the world, God's people think on fundamental truths. “One Body, many members;" “diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit,”—for they “are all one in Christ Jesus.”

Many of the extracts are the thoughts of those who have long since gone to swell the ranks of the Church triumphant, while not a few are those of the Church still militant here below.

Secondly-It aims to be a book of general usefulness; awakening the careless; leading the anxious to the Blood of

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