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Civil War Soldier

Lord, Remember Me

O Thou, from Whom all goodness flows,
I lift my soul to Thee;
In all my sorrows, conflicts, woes,
Good Lord, remember me.

If on my aching, burdened heart,
My sins lie heavily,
Thy pardon grant, Thy peace impart;
Good Lord, remember me.

If trials sore obstruct my way,
And ills I can not flee,
Then let my strength be as my day;
Good Lord, remember me.

If, worn with pain, disease, and grief,
This feeble frame should be,
Grant patience, rest, and kind relief;
Good Lord remember me.

And oh! when, in the hour of death,
I bow to Thy decree,
Jesu, receive my parting breath;
Good Lord, remember me.

—Amen.

This prayer was included in “Balm for the Weary and the Wounded,” a prayer manual for Confederate soldiers, published in 1864 by Evans & Cogswell. Books on the topic of this prayer may be found in The Imaginative Conservative Bookstore

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Published: Jul 3, 2016
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Charles Todd Quintard
Charles Todd Quintard (1824 -1898) was an American physician and clergyman who became the second bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee and the first Vice-Chancellor of the University of the South at Sewanee. After the outbreak of the Civil War, Quintard was nominated by soldiers in the Confederate 1st Regiment Tennessee Volunteer Infantry to serve as their chaplain. He accepted this invitation, despite his initial pro-Union stance, and also served as a regimental surgeon.
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  1. How appropriate. My family and I just came back (less than two hours ago) from Gettysburg where we watched part of the battle re-enactment..

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