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Rev. J. Lansing Barrows, D. d. which is being published by the Baptist Colportage Board, of this city. It is founded on the text, ‘"Surely the Lord is in this place, and I knew it not. And be called the name of that place Bethel."’ We give the opening paragraph : ‘"Bethel--a name which will henceforth suggest precious memories to patriot minds in this new Southern Confederacy; as it has suggested pious thoughts to the hearts of all saints since Jacob created and anointed his memorial pillar, and called it Bethel."’ Bethel--the very word so sweetly suggestive of God's presence and favor — how appropriate that the name should be associated with our first important conflict and victory. Bethel — where god gave hop to the desponding, confidence to the doubtful, strength to the weak, in the year 1861, as He did to His servant Jacob, more than 4,000 years before. Bethel — where the pious leader of our forces reiterated the very sentiment of the Patriarch, uttered forty centuries ago.--said Jacob: ‘"surely the Lord is in this place, and I knew it not; and he called the name of that place Bethel."’ Said Col. Hill, in his official report from our New Bethel: ‘"Our Heavenly Father has most wonderfully interposed to shield our heads in the day of battle. Unto His great name be all the praise for our success. "’ In each place God was present.
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