This little book contains three plain sermons which were preached in New York in the Easter season of 1919, in the Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, of which my son is minister. I had no thought that they would ever be printed. They were, and are, just daily bread discourses
meant to serve the spiritual needs of a congregation of Christian people, seekers after truth, inquirers about duty, strangers and pilgrims, in the great city and the troubled world.
But if, as friends think, these simple chapters may be of service through the printed page to a larger circle of readers, I willingly and freely let them go.
May the blessing of Jesus follow them on their humble path. May the Spirit of Truth bring them home to some hearts that want them, -- to those who desire to escape from evil and do good, -- to those who "seek peace and ensue it."
HENRY VAN DYKE.
Park Avenue Church Manse, New York City.