Charles Rowland MD obit and funeral sermon
DR. CHARLES ROWLAND. His Funeral This lUornine Tho He - mains Taken to Fairfield, Conn., 'or Interment, The funeral services over the romains of Dr. Charles Rowland, who dlod In this city ou Thursday and whoso obituary appeared in last night's Eaole, took place this morning at nine o'clock at his late residence, residence, No. 119 Henry street. Thero wore present many friends and relatives of tbe deceased, among whom wero noticed the bent forms and white heads of many of Dr. Rowland's old time associates. The cofiln, which lay midway betwoen the parlors, bore on Its plate tho following inscription : : ClUBLES llOWLA.ND, M. D., Born May 6, 1800. : Died August 7, 1879. : The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Taylor, of Grconpoint, who read tho Presbyterian service for the dead and afterward mads a brief address, which in Bubstance was aa follows : Wo are summoned horo to - day by the power of God In order to consider our brief existence. Though we have beon taught from oarly childhood that life is effervescent, effervescent, yet we do not live in accordance. Though we are awar of the fact, we need some sad occasion liko tho present to Impress a consciousness of our fleeting oxlBtenco upon our minds. Though our years be three score and ten, we yet live under the delusion that wo are In no danger of dissolution. We aro now led to consider consider THK HOPE OF A CHRISTIAN and its cheerful aspect. Christians and unbelievers live mingled in this Jilt), and many hare doubts as to the convictions of oither; but when we are about to bury our dead each brings forth his hopes, and then we are enabled to weigh them respectively. When a Christian Christian dies ho merely falls asleep and the senses cease for awhile to act, but soon he awakes to a new and a blessed lifo. When the awakening takes place thero li an eternal life before him, which has none of the characteristics characteristics of the present dark existence. In that now life there is no darkness nor sorrow. Ood shall wipe away all tears. There is, In the New Testament, a glorious description of the comiug of tho Lord in tho last great day. We havo this to comfort us. It would not be appropriate appropriate for me to Bay much concerning onr departed friend, for I was not, aa many of yon wero, well acquainted acquainted with him. I regard it aa a misfortune that I had not known him for many years. Tho speaker hero proceeded to give a brief account of the lifo of the deceased, deceased, which was given in yesterday's Eaole. Dt. Rowland dldJiis work well and thoroughly in the field of God. Tho hut years of hia hie resembled the going down of the Summer sun, A CALM AND GRACEFUL SINKING TO BEST. Wo fool that bo has a blessed record on high; wo feel that the best epitaph upon his tombstone would be the gratitude of those who never ceased to know his bounty. And now his friends may think of him as gone before to hia Father's honso, where they may Joyfully anticipate anticipate a glorious reunion In years to como. They may rejoice rejoice in tho good hope, through grace, of eternal glory. The minister then offered a brief prayer, in which he commonded the friends and relatives of tbe deceased to tho care of God. Tho benediction was pronounced, after which the friends slowly filed past the coffin, to tako a parting look at the deceased. Among tho friends present wero noticed Mr, Bennett, Father George Mum - by, Dr. Atkinson, Dr. Hatsey and many others. . . Tho romains wore taken at ten o'clock to Fairfield, Conn., where the Interment will take place.