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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Stories of Boys and Girls Who Loved the Saviour, by John Wesley This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: Stories of Boys and Girls Who Loved the Saviour A Token for Children Author: John Wesley Release Date: December 10, 2009 [EBook #30645] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK STORIES OF BOYS AND GIRLS *** Produced by Michael Gray [Image: Sarah's Death Bed] SARAH'S DEATH BED STORIES OF BOYS AND GIRLS WHO LOVED THE SAVIOUR A Token for Children EXTRACTED FROM A LATE AUTHOR, By John Wesley, A.M. New York: PUBLISHED BY CARLTON & PORTER, SUNDAY-SCHOOL UNION, 200 MULBERRY STREET. CONTENTS --- LITTLE SARAH HOWLEY A HAPPY BOY HAPPY MARY PRAYING CHARLIE A POOR BUT HAPPY BOY A BABE IN CHRIST THE MINISTER'S DAUGHTER LITTLE JACOB'S FAITH JACOB'S SISTER SUSANNAH THE MERCHANT'S SON PIOUS LITTLE PETER THE DUTIFUL DAUGHTER A TOKEN FOR CHILDREN. --- LITTLE SARAH HOWLEY. MISS SARAH HOWLEY, when she was between eight and nine years old, was carried by her friends to hear a sermon, where the minister preached upon Matt. xi, 30, "My yoke is easy, and my burden is light;" in the applying of which scripture the child was mightily awakened, and made deeply sensible of the condition of her soul, and her need of Christ: she wept bitterly to think what a case she was in; went home, retired into a chamber, and upon her knees she wept and cried to the Lord as well as she could, which might easily be perceived by her eyes and countenance. 2. She was not contented with this, but got her little brother and sister into a chamber with her, and told them their condition by nature, and wept over them, and prayed with them. 3. After this, she heard another sermon upon Prov. xxix, 15 "He that, being often reproved, hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy;" at which she was more affected than before, and was so exceedingly solicitous about her soul, that she spent great part of the night in weeping and praying, and could scarcely take any rest, day nor night, for some time together; desiring with all her soul to escape from ever
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