Lydia_Gay_Diary

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The diary of Lydia Gay Ingallas (1832-1840), wife of Mr. Daniel Ingallas of Boston, is one of sorrow. She was born in Massachusetts on July 25, 1765 and was extremely devout.

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March 14 the wether windy and bosterou a great change from yesterday to day And now, lord what wait I for any hope is in thee, What a blessing is inward composure of mind. how delightful an exercise is waiting upon the lord, what is profitable privilge is prayer: how happy the soul whose hope is in God, [Indent into center of page] My fainting flesh had dy’d with grief, had not my soul believed, to see thy grace provide relief, Nor was any hope deceived. Wait on the lord, ye trembling Saints, And keep your courage up: he’ll raise your spirit when it faints, And far exceed your hope. [End of indent]

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March 15 a fine day and I had Sweet Night rest and am better in health to day O my god. is there a heart that is not Pierced with gratitude, love, and tenderness to such Sinners as I am. I have this moment Paid my missionary money 3 [?] I feel greatful that I can beneful in the missionary case [Indent into center of page] he lives, he lives and its above, forever interceding there: who shall divide us from christ love. or what shall tempt us to despair, Faith has an overcoming power It triumphs in a dying hour: christ is our life, our joy, our hope, Nor can we sink with such a prop. [End of indent] three hour elapsed beween the inflicton of judgment upon Ananias

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March 16 I will lift up mine eyes to the hills, from whence cometh My help with what pleasure must holy angels have contemplated from there radiant spheres his impressive scenes that repenteth, the gayesies of life and the appearance of wordly Grandure excite me satesfaction in them, but filled the Mind with variety and fire the ardent wishes with folly how poor and perishable is human fame and yet with what Eagerness is it universaly sought, what is it but like ^a^ bullle Excited by some accidental cuase, to Sparkle for a moment on the stream of passing age then it disappear for ever and leave a empty void, and nothing can fill immortal Mind but god, I had Sweet meeting in my chamber in the morning I wish that all my Dear friends enjoyed as much as I do

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17 a warm rain this morning I am not so well a pain ^head^ in O fear the lord all ye his Saints for there is no want/ to them that fear him, Earthly cisterns may be broken, And temporal Streams of enjoyment may cease, but the fountain of living waters is inxhaustible, take lesson of filial piety children are under indispensable obligation to comfort there aged parents, the fifth commandment is, honor thy father and thy mother, that they day may be long in the land, which thy lord thy god giveth the Eph 623 honor thy father and mother. which is the first commandment, with promise, that it may be well with/ thee, and thou mayest live long on the Earth, Amen A wish and hope that it may be as we ask. [Indent into center of page] all hail the power of jesus name let angels prostrate fall: bring forth the royal: diadem. and crown him lord of all. [End of indent]

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March 18, 1832 - this is the Sabbath I desire to praise the lord for hid gooness to me in Sparing my life to this holy day. I have had liberty in prayer this morning, prayer is the only Shield which can repel the firry darts of temptation: the only weapon with which the Soul can affectually resist the destroyer it is the impenetrable Brestplate of the righteous and a key to the treasury of heaven: call upon me in the hour of trouble and I will help you [Indent into center of page] Welcome, Sweet day of rest, that Saw the lord arise, Welcome to this reviving breast, And these rejoicing Eyes, the king himself comes near. And feasts his Saints to day here we may sit, and see him here, and love, and praise, and pray [End indent]

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