Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin.

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that now is, and that which is to come." A halo of
glory and light encircles his brow, from rich assurances
which beam from the blessed volume of Divine truth.
Streams of grace and peace flow through his soul,
while he drinks at that fountain, of which, if a man
drinks, he shall never thirst again. While the worldling
repairs to the unsatisfying fountain of earthly
pleasures, he quenches his thirst from the view of life
which proceeds out of the throne of God and the Lamb.
" He shall dwell on high, his place of defence shall be
the munition of rocks; bread shall be given him, and
his waters shall be sure." His eyes shall see the King
in his beauty, he shall behold the land that is very far
off. " There the glorious Lord will be a place of broad
rivers and streams, wherein shall be no galley with
oars, neither will the gallant ship pass thereby."
The Lord " will be a strength to the needy in distressa
refuge from the storm, and a shadow from
the heat in a weary land."
A missionary of Christ, what other title can compare
! kings, peers, lords and nobles are empty names
to that conferred on him who is sent on an embassy of
love and mercy to fallen man! A missionary of Christ
--what blessings and privileges are guaranteed to
him ! " his bow shall abide in strength, and the arms of
his hands shall be made strong by the hands of the
mighty God of Jacob. Even by the Almighty who
shall bless him with the blessings of the deep that lieth
under;" they shall be upon the head of him who sarifices
earthly pursuits for Christ's sake.
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Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin.. Boston. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/. Accessed April 18, 2014.