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Diary of an Old Soul

Diary of an Old Soul by George MacDonald
By: (1824-1905)

George MacDonald, a Scottish pastor, wrote these short poems, one for each day of the year, to help him with the severer misfortune he was experiencing. The poems are filled with hope and promises of Christ, yet, he also writes about his doubts. These poems are wonderful to listen to for people of any religion.

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A BOOK OF STRIFE IN THE FORM OF THE DIARY OF AN OLD SOUL

by George MacDonald

Published in 1880.

[The dedication refers to the fact that the book was originally published using only the right hand side pages of the book, leaving the left hand side blank to allow for and acknowledge any thoughtful reader responses.]

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DEDICATION

Sweet friends, receive my offering. You will find Against each worded page a white page set: This is the mirror of each friendly mind Reflecting that. In this book we are met. Make it, dear hearts, of worth to you indeed: Let your white page be ground, my print be seed, Growing to golden ears, that faith and hope shall feed.

YOUR OLD SOUL

THE DIARY OF AN OLD SOUL.

JANUARY.

1.

LORD, what I once had done with youthful might, Had I been from the first true to the truth, Grant me, now old, to do with better sight, And humbler heart, if not the brain of youth; So wilt thou, in thy gentleness and ruth, Lead back thy old soul, by the path of pain, Round to his best young eyes and heart and brain... Continue reading book >>


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