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Delia M. Locke Fifteenth Vol. of Records Begun Jan. 1, 1916 to March 25th, 1918

"He will fulfil the desire of them that fear Him: He also will hear their cry and will save them." Psalm 145:19

"My darling went Unto the sea-side long ago. Content I stayed at home; for. O I was so glad Of all the little outings she had had! I knew she needed rest - I loved to stay At home a while that she might go away. "Stay longer" sister" - all my letters said, "If you are growing stronger every day "I am so very glad to have you stay."

My darling went To heaven long ago. Am I content To stay at home? Why can I not be glad Of all the glories that she there has had? She needed change. Why am I loath to stay And do her work, and let her go away? The land is lovely where her feet have been; Why do I not rejoice that she has seen Its beauties first? That she will show to me The City beautiful? Is it so hard to be Happy that she is happy? Hard to know She learns so much each day that helps her so? Why can I not each night and morning say, I am so glad that she is glad today?

"Looking unto Jesus."

Date Original

January 1916

Dates Covered


Circa Date

circa 1916-1918


Original dimensions: 23 x 36 cm.

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