BAPTIST MINISTER WHO WROTE THE PATRIOTIC SONG. (MY COUNTRY,’TIS OF THEE) HERE SENDS A 4-PAGE LETTER OF CONDOLENCE TO HIS GRIEVING BROTHER ON THE DEATH OF HIS YOUNG SON. SAMUEL FRANCIS SMITH (1808-95) HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED. Smith”, 5 x 8, written to “My dear brother, Newton Center, Nov. 12, 1888, a moving letter of condolence by the Baptist Minister, journalist, and author who wrote over 150 hymns. Including the patriotic song, “America (My country, -’tis of thee)”. In part: Now that the first shock of grief for your late affliction is passed, and you have learned to sit down and calmly contemplate it, I feel quite sure the. Divine grace of submission to God’s will. Is springing afresh in your heart, and the Divine consolation’s are being poured into your soul. The hope you cherish of the promising son is not utterly cut off. God has relieved your mind of a thousand anxieties and cares in reference to the dear son. He is not but to you, but temporarily separated. The many pleasant memories you have of him. You have the sympathy of a thousand friends and brethren. Besides God is not dead, but remains with the sympathizing heart, and the comforting Hand. This is a moving example of the Baptist Minister attending to the needs of a grieving brother. Many years earlier Smith wrote the lyrics to. , while still a student at Andover Theological Seminary and it was first published in 1832. Smith later became editor of the. And other publications of the Baptist Missionary Union. Was sung at his funeral and years. Later quoted by Martin Luther King in his famous 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech. This letter is in fine condition, with the usual folds and minor age toning. This item has been authenticated and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by our parent company, History Makers Autographs. We financially stand behind our COA. Ask us about our PSA/DNA and JSA authentication guarantee. YES, WE DO OFFER A LAYAWAY PLAN. THIS IS AN ORIGINAL HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPH. We do not sell reprints or facsimile autographs. This is our 34. We closed our retail galleries and now are totally internet sales oriented. We are a long-time member of UACC #RD337, PADAH, and the Manuscript Society. Our collectibles make for fantastic additions to long standing collections, great starting points for new collectors looking for trusted authentic material, and make for a truly unique gifts for that special person in your life or corporate gift for a special client. History Makers Autographs offers one of the strongest guarantees available by any dealer. We unconditionally guarantee the authenticity of the document/artwork. Without time limit, to the original purchaser. Every item we sell comes with a. Clearly stating this guarantee. International Buyers Please Note. We hope you enjoyed looking at all the wonderful autographs, historic documents, fine art photographs, and interesting memorabilia. Please let us know how we can be of service. We appreciate you letting your friends know about us. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs”. The seller is “stevnowli_0″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Profession: Literature
- Signed by: SAMUEL FRANCIS SMITH
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