Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​+She pr[e]ached to a croweded house after this her house was always crowded for 3 years when then she took sick sent for to come and see her She was affraid she should die before he got there— he went in a carriage she would go back with him, he prepared a bed laid her thereon She then told him tho now if I die before I get home I wish you to bury me in gilsum, <​beside my sister lovina​> traveled 4 miles put up at Mr. taffe’s asked her if she would be placed on a chair and rest a little she said she would and after she was taken out— into the parlor while went to the bar for some spirits she expired in her chair then did all that was poss could be done by way decent dress and suitable equipage of every kind it was 50 miles from there to Gilsum kept her 3 days then buried her as her request was took the precaution of writing to mother— almost overcame went 15 miles for a minister to preach— I was then in tunbridge with brother S Mack she made some verses just before she started​>
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<​O Lord wilt thou return to me​>
<​ In mercy God Lord before I die​>
<​Oh may I Now return to thee​>
<​And lift my heavy soul on high​>
<​ Oh for mercy I implore and lift my heavy​>
<​ And never sin no more soul above— and fill​>
<​my soul with heavenly love​>
<​Farewell my and my Mother Dear​>
<​Farewell my Husband of my life​>
<​Farewell my brothers and sisters here​>
<​and farewell all the joys of life.​>
<​For whilst with you on Earth I stay​>
<​I beg your prayers both night and day​>
<​Farewell O world I bid adieu​>
<​The Lord he calls and I must go​>
<​For I must and soon be gone​>
<​my time on Earth will not be long​> [p. [17], bk. [1]]
+She preached to a croweded house after this her house was always crowded for 3 years then she took sick sent for to come and see her She was affraid she should die before he got there— he went in a carriage she would go back with him, he prepared a bed laid her thereon She then told him now if I die before I get home I wish you to bury me in gilsum, beside my sister lovina traveled 4 miles put up at Mr. taffe’s asked her if she would be placed on a chair and rest a little she said she would and after she was taken — into the parlor while went to the bar for some spirits she expired in her chair then did all that could be done by way decent dress and suitable equipage of every kind it was 50 miles from there to Gilsum kept her 3 days then buried her as her request was took the precaution of writing to mother— almost overcame went 15 miles for a minister to preach— I was then in tunbridge with brother S Mack she made some verses just before she started
L
O Lord wilt thou return to me
In mercy Lord before I die
Oh may I Now return to thee
And lift my heavy soul on high
and lift my heavy
soul above— and fill
Farewell my and my Mother Dear
Farewell my Husband of my life
Farewell my brothers and sisters here
and farewell all the joys of life.
For whilst with you on Earth I stay
I beg your prayers both night and day
Farewell O world I bid adieu
The Lord he calls and I must go
For I must and soon be gone
my time on Earth will not be long [p. [17], bk. [1]]
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