OCTOBER NINTH 

  • Michael Cervantes born 1547.
  • Jacques Auguste de Thuanus (De Thou) born 1553.
  • Charles Camilla Saint-Saëns born 1835

I will not doubt, though all my ships at sea
Come drifting home with broken masts and sails;
I shall believe the Hand which never fails
From seeming evil worketh good for me;
And though I weep because those sails are battered,
Still will I cry, while my best hopes lie shattered,
"I trust in Thee."

—Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

 

Cease every joy to glimmer on my mind.
But leave, O leave the light of hope behind.

—Thomas Campbell.

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; But when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
—Proverbs 13. 12.

Loving Father, help me to pass by my discouragements of yesterday and look into the hope of to-day. Make me more careful of my strength, and less forgetful of thy promises and of my trust. Amen

Special permission W. B. Conkey, Hammond, Indiana. Copyright 1912.