Nearing Home!
Comforts and Counsels for the Aged

William Schenck, editor, 1868

Oh, how lovely and dignified is old age, when marked by piety and consistency!

"Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you!" Isaiah 46:4

In this day, when so much labor is expended in producing almost innumerable books for the young, there is danger of our neglecting the aged ones who are about to pass off the stage of life. Yet there is a host of men and women in the decline of life who will be glad to receive a few words of instruction, of sympathy and of kindly cheer. For such this book has been prepared. May God bless it and make it a blessing to all such readers!

N.B. Bolded chapters are choice!


The Heavenly Rest!

The Promised Strength

Soon I must go down that road from which I will never return!

The Unchanging Friend!

The Evening of Life

The Infirmities of Old Age

Prayer of One Nearing Eternity

Sympathy and Selfishness

The Palm Tree

Counsels to the Aged

She Outlived Her Usefulness

Old Age Anticipated

To an Aged Unbeliever

Piety Exempt from the Decays of Old Age

To the Uttermost

Peculiar Duties of the Aged

The Loss of Memory

Sorrows and Consolations of Old Age

To an Old Disciple

Words in Season

Too Old to Be Useful

How to Die Safely

The Banks of the River

The Aged Believer's Triumph