There are innumerable other events--if such they may be called--which come close upon us, yet pass away
without actual results, or even betraying their near approach, by the reflection of any light or shadow across our minds.
It did not pass away
, as weightier things had done; but came uppermost again, and yet again, and many times that day, and often afterwards.
Our present difficulties will pass away
, and God will right us.
What so natural, as that anger should pass away
and repentance succeed it?
Fondly do we hope--fervently do we pray--that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away
. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn by the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said, "The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether."