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“Oh! Heaven hath balm for every wound it makes,
Healing the broken heart; it smites, but ne'er forsakos."
“Oh! hear your softest balm to those
Who fondly, vainly mourn the dead;
Where the bright soul is filed :
ABEL TOMPKINS, 38 CORNHILL.
BV 4905 B2 1846
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1840,
By ABEL TOMPKINS, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
During the brief ministry of the author, he has deeply felt the need of such a volume as he has aimed to make the one here
presented to the reader, that he might leave it with the afflicted heart, to distil in silence its comfort upon the soul. He has chosen rather to dwell upon those truths which are the elements of all true comfort, than to adapt the articles to particular cases of trial and grief. These truths are susceptible of infinitely various combinations, so that they may be adapted to meet the wants of every afflicted heart and raise up every drooping spirit; as we learned from an inspired teacher;—"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father