Lost Limbs Foundation

Monday, April 1, 2013

Sermon for Lincoln


Here is an excerpt from a sermon delivered by Rev. John Blake of Bridgeport, CT on Easter Sunday, 1865 - the day after President Lincoln's death.

"...The land of Canaan was a goodly land, it flowed with milk and honey. Sweet would have been its rest to Moses after his weary marches in the wilderness; but God had prepared for him a fairer land than that of Canaan.... And so of our revered President--the liberator of his people--our beloved friend. It would have been a bright, a glorious day for him, could be have seen the nation which he had saved once more united and happy--purified as by fire and rejoicing in the blessing of God. But his Father and ours has taken him to a better land than this. Having finished his work--a work which will live forever --we believe he has entered into his rest."

President Lincoln's hearse:
Here is an excerpt from a sermon delivered by Rev. John Blake of Bridgeport, CT on Easter Sunday, 1865 - the day after President Lincoln's death.

"...The land of Canaan was a goodly land, it flowed with milk and honey. Sweet would have been its rest to Moses after his weary marches in the wilderness; but God had prepared for him a fairer land than that of Canaan.... And so of our revered President--the liberator of his people--our beloved friend. It would have been a bright, a glorious day for him, could be have seen the nation which he had saved once more united and happy--purified as by fire and rejoicing in the blessing of God. But his Father and ours has taken him to a better land than this. Having finished his work--a work which will live forever --we believe he has entered into his rest."

President Lincoln's hearse: