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“ [39] my evil deeds together, and flee from them to my Saviour,” “I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed to Him.” Confiding in His merits, His merits alone, now in this solemn time of danger, “I will both lay me down and sleep; for thou, Lord, only makest me to dwell in safety.” “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me.” Waking or sleeping, living or dying, keep me, my God, for I am thine!

Darkness shrouded the earth; the heavy eyelids closed, and on that hard, rude couch slumber, calm and peaceful as an infant's, fell on the weary man.

An officer in the army of the Rappahannock, writes from Camp Anderson (Caroline): ‘I am happy to state that we hold prayer-meetings every night, when the weather permits; and that the sweet incense of prayer and the voice of praise rise up to the Father of spirits and wielder of nations' destinies. It is particularly soul-cheering to me, in the midst of the profanity and blasphemy of the camp, to find so many fervent Christians, whose faith, hope and charity, being tested, are more fully developed. There are, perhaps, a dozen officers, out of about thirty, who have named the name of Jesus; and they and hundreds of the men bow down together at the same altar and cry unto our common Father.’

Says the Southern Presbyterian: ‘It was remarked by a distinguished son of Georgia, lately a member of Congress, now an officer in our army, in a public address to the citizens of a neighboring town, that when the war commenced he had many fears respecting the demoralizing effect on our young men of a life in the camp, but that personal observation in some of the camps had greatly relieved his anxiety on that score, and that he knew of many instances in which our soldiers had been converted since they had gone into the army.’

D. W. Chambers writes to the Biblical Recorder that seven weeks ago a religious association for the promotion of morality and piety was formed in the Thirty-seventh Regiment, North Carolina troops, at the instance of the chaplain and with the aid of the colonel. I numbers 132 members, belonging to some seven or eight denominations. Fifty-five soldiers have asked the prayers of their believing associates, and five have found relief in the Saviour's blood. ‘Our chaplain and colonel,’ he says, ‘are, with many good brethren, ministering spirits throughout our camp.’

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