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Obsequies of Abraham Lincoln: In Union Square, New York, April 25, 1865 ...
New York Citizens,George Bancroft
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN accord acknowledge allegiance American beauty bless Thee bond born carry cause Chas Citizens claim close comfort Committee Congress Constitution continue crime death desire earth eternity evil existed eyes faithful Father fear feeling feet fidelity forever freedom gentleness GEORGE BANCROFT give given glory grief hand hearts held Henry Holy honored hope iniquity John judgment King kingdom land live Lord master Meet midst MOSES TAYLOR mourning nation never obedience OBSEQUIES Oration peace permit persons praise present President Prosper rebellion remains Remember removed respect rest righteousness Robert ruler shadow slave slavery sorrow speak spirit stand stood taken tender thank Thee that Thou Thine things Thou didst Thou hast thought throughout Thy blessing Thyself tion treason Union UNION SQUARE United unto Wetmore whole William H wisdom
Page 11 - Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said : " The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
Page 10 - If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him?
Page 11 - God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said that " the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
Page 17 - All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
Page 10 - Neither party expected for the war the magnitude or the duration which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with, or even before the conflict itself should cease. Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. " Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other.
Page 9 - The progress of our arms, upon which all else chiefly depends, is as well known to the public as to myself; and it is, I trust, reasonably satisfactory and encouraging to all. With high hope for the future, no prediction in regard to it is ventured.
Page 12 - He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?
Page 10 - Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged.
Page 18 - The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Page 11 - With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphans, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.