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Rebecca Stoner

STONER. -- Miss Rebecca Stoner fell asleep after a short and painful illness, December 7, 1881. Rebecca was afflicted for several weeks, but bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude and was anxious to be released and at rest.]

But 'tis hard to lose thee, darling;
Hard to give thee to the tomb;
And our hearts are sad and lonely
While our home is full of gloom.

Can we say, "'Tis well, our Father?"
Can we calmly give her up?
Must we learn the bitter lesson?
Can we drink the dreaded cup?

Yes, 'tis well; since he hath called thee
From a world of sin and pain,
And when life with us has ended
We may hope to meet again.

Yes! Again we will meet our dear one
In the land beyond the blue,
Where no storms of earth can gather
She will live her life anew.

Father, mother, long will miss thee
Brother, sister drop a tear,
When at eve they cross the threshold
And behold no Rebecca near.

And the friends that long hath loved thee
Oft will grieve that thou art gone;
In their past times they will miss thee,
Miss thy smiles and loving tones.

Thou hast yielded up the scepter,
Laid each earthly burden down;
At the feet of Christ, the Savior,
And hast gone to wear a crown.

Storms may gather around thy dwelling
Cut cannot disturb thy rest;
For the soul we loved, immortal,
Is with angels and the blest.

Now, farewell, we'll not forget thee,
Thou on earth we meet no more;
To our hearts we hope to press thee
In the bright forever more.

Ottawa, Ill., Dec. 18, 1881

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: December 22, 1881
Volume Number: 25
Issue Number: 51
Page: 4
Column(s): 4

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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