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LIFE AND REMAINS,
LETTERS, LECTURES, AND POEMS,
REV. ROBERT MURRAY MCCHEYNE,
MINISTER OF ST. PETER'S CHURCH, DUNDEE.
REV. ANDREW A. BONAR,
Minister of the Free Church of Scotland, Collace.
FROM THE SEVENTEENTH EDINBURGH EDITION.
ROBERT CARTER, 58 CANAL STREET,
AND PITTSBURGH, 56 MARKET STREET.
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.
In this Memoir, very much has been preserved of Mr M-Cheyne's own words, as well as feelings. Still there is a defect quite apparent. All who knew him not only saw in him a burning and a shining light, but felt also the breathing of the hidden life of God; and there is no narrative that can fully express this peculiarity of the living man. Yet, nevertheless, as I have had the prayers of many, and have myself throughout asked the Lord to guide me with his eye, I believe he will not let this record of his servant go forth unblessed. The Portrait is not an exact likeness: it was executed after his death from a very imperfect sketch--but it will recall his form to all who knew him. It is now a year since he rested from his labors ; and this Memoir is a record of some of those works that follow him. Cor ICE. March 25, 1844