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The Bells of Is; or, Voices of Human Need and Sorrow
The Bells of Is or Voices of Human Need and Sorrow Author:F. B. Meyer One of the most popular legends of Brittany is that relating to an imaginary town called Is (pronounced Iss), Which is supposed to have been swallowed up by the sea at some unknown time. There are several places along the coast which are pointed out as the site of this imaginary city, And the fishermen have many strange tales to tell of it. — Acc... more »ording to them, the tips of the spires of the churches may be seen in the hollow of the waves when the sea is rough; while during a calm the music of their bells ringing out the him appropriate to the day rises above the waters.
Similarly, as it has always seemed to me, amid the submerged masses, deep down at the bottom of the Ocean of human life, there are your needs and desires for a better life, that ring sadly and perpetually. It has been the aim of my life to listen for these, and where I have to texted them, to present the only answer -- The love of God in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Some of the ways in which I have always sought to do this are narrated in this book. The first sixteen chapters are records of my Leicester work, and serve to show what may be done in this direction amid the cares of a busy pastorate in the Provinces. This portion of the book has already been widely read. I take advantage of a reissue of this little volume to add a few more recent instances of the ringing of the Bells of Is deep down in human souls in connection with my pastorate at Christ Church, Westminster. The last two incidents are so tenderly beautiful that, though slightly different in type, it would be a pity to withhold them.« less