Saturday, November 14, 2015

A Closer Look at the Inscription on the Tombstone of Charles Cross

Today as I was visiting the St. Joseph Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio, I stopped to look at the tombstone of my 4th great grandfather, Charles Cross.  Underneath the phrase "In His 77th Year" is an inscription.

It a passage from the Douay-Rheims Bible, Psalm 40:13, which reads:

Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me, look down, O Lord, to help me. 

I think that the survivors of  Charles Cross wanted those in the generations who came after him to see this inscription from 1889! Several other versions of this verse can be viewed at the BibleHub online.

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