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First Fruits Press

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Wilmore, Ky.


Meditations, Christian, Poetry


Other Religion | Poetry


Reprint. Previously published: [Oak Bluffs, Mass. : The Author], c1941


The poems in this volume have been written over a period of years. A greater part of them have been published in various books, magazines and anthologies of verse.

The Meditations are an afterthought, the product of the zero hour. Then in the midst of preparation came a serious illness in the family which silenced my type- writer for months. After a brief respite, Mrs. Wiseman again underwent three major operations in rapid succession. At this moment she hovers between life and death, but her ardent desire is that this book, delayed so long, be published. I trust there will not be revealed, to too great an extent, the haste in which each meditation was written, and the mental anguish that was ever present.

I deeply appreciate everything done by the doctors and hospital of Martha's Vineyard, the surgeons of the Lahey Clinic of Boston, and the New England Deaconess Hospital. We shall never forget the prayers and words of encouragement from the many friends of our various churches, especially those of the Vineyard, whose only demand has been that I remain by the side of my wife.

My prayer as I send forth this volume is that the minister might find some help for the church year, the sorrowful find comfort, faith reborn, and love and devotion to the Master be increased through the reading of these pages.

George W. Wiseman

Methodist Parsonage
Oak Bluffs, Mass.
August, 1941

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BV4832 .W57 2012eb



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Life Begins with Faith:  Poems and Meditations