- John Conybeare died 1775.
- John Ericsson born 1803.
- Paul B. Du Chaillu born 1835.
- Phoebe Cary died 1871.
Next day the fatal precedent will plead;
Thus on, till wisdom is pushed out of life.
Procrastination is the thief of time;
Year after year it steals, till all are fled,
And to the mercies of a moment leaves
The vast concerns of an eternal scene.
Where the hand of God shall lead;
He has brought thee through affliction,
But to fit thee for his need.
And we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
To-day, O that ye would hear his voice!
Harden not your heart.
—Psalm 95. 7, 8.
Lord God, I come to thee for help, that I may make more of my life. Steady me, that I may know its value without wavering, and the loss it sustains from wasted days. I pray that I may live more in thy commandments, and with my work accept the joy of thy love. Amen.