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A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, A Colored Man

Written by Himself, At The Age of Fifty-Four

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Author: Noah Davis
Published: 1858
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,198 / 56 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.5
LoC Category: CT
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Downloads: 1,211
Added to site: 2007.09.10
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the less hope there was for me. Still I could not stop praying; for I felt that God was angry with me. I had sinned against his holy laws; and now, if He should cut me off, and send me to hell, it was but right. These thoughts followed me day and night, for five weeks, before I felt relief. At length, one day, while sitting on my shoe bench, I felt that my time had come when I must die. What troubled me most, was that I should have to appear before God, in all my sins;--O, what horror filled my soul at the thought!

I began to wonder what I must do. I knew I was not prepared for death and the Judgment. It is true that two of my shopmates, at that time, were members of the church; but they did not seem to care for my soul. All the rest of the hands were as wicked as myself. "What shall I do?" was in my mind, all the time I sat at work.

The reflection occurred to me, "Your mother is a christian; it may be she can save you." But this suggestion appeared to be offensive to God. Then came another tho

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