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Under the head of "Rest not in Flight, but in Work" the Christian Advocate truthfully says:—

Probably every Christian, when confronted by peculiarly difficult and trying conditions of life, has given utterance to the almost despairing cry of the psalmist, "O that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away and be at rest." What sweet solace these words, wrung from the soul of a man sorely oppressed, have given to human hearts! That David was in difficult straits when he wrote the psalm in which the words occur is seen from these passages from it:—

I am restless in my complaint and moan;
Because of the voice of the enemy,
Because of the oppression of the wicked;
For they cast iniquity upon me,
And in anger they persecute me.
My heart is sore pained within me:
And the terrors of death are fallen upon me,
Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me,
And horror hath overwhelmed me.

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September 12, 1901

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