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SIXTY YEARS IN TEXAS. 85
fought the first battles, and I love all that tends to
revive their memory. I delight to think of the deeds
of love, and wish there was more of the zeal that
actuated the advanced guard being experienced by
the ministers of our own time. Who that ever felt
the love of Christ in his heart does not experience a
heavenly emotion when he passes over a camp
ground? A train of thoughts will come rushing
through his mind as he thinks of the stirring sermons
and the shouts of new born souls, and the good
old songs that were sun with such spiritual fervor
that angels seemed to catch the sound and waft it
over the Battlements of Heaven. Such as, "How
Firm a Foundation," "Ye Saints of the Lord," and
"Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing," "Tune
My Heart to Sing Thy Grace." The great
generosity shown by the campers at those meetings
will ever be remembered by those that
took part in them, and their names will be
loved and revered by all who knew them. I will
name a few of them that so often come to my mind:
The Webbs, the Knights, the Cochrans, the McKamys,
the Armstrongs, and many others, whose unbounded
generosity will be loved and admired by all who
knew them. Long tables were spread and loaded
with a bountiful supply of everything that was good
to eat, and all of those from a distance received a
hearty welcome, and wagon loads of corn were
brought on the ground and those that came from a
distance were invited to help themselves. Both man
and beast were provided for
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