Fallen on the Field; Being Memorials of the REV. Alfred Henry Clegg, Missionary to the Gambia

Fallen on the Field; Being Memorials of the REV. Alfred Henry Clegg, Missionary to the Gambia

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...not limited by geographical latitudes, not determined by ethnological distinctions; that it can reach and transform into ' God's image carved in ebony' the dark-skinned African, as readily as it can convert the fair-faced Englishman. ' There is no difference: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him; for whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.' ' And lifting mine eyes, I found myself Alone, and in a land of sand and thorn.' TENNYSON. 'And evermore beside him on his way The unseen Christ shall move; That he may lean upon His arm and say, " Dost thou, dear Lord, approve P " ' LONGFELLOW. LFRED commenced his work too eagerly. Preaching, revival prayer-meetings, daily study of the Jollof language, added to the excitement of the novel circumstances in which he found himself, could not but exhaust his vital energy. No mortal man of his temperament could, under the same conditions, do what he was doing without soon suffering the penalty. Did not Jeremiah, though sometimes strong in divine strength, as 'a defenced city, an iron pillar, and brazen walls, ' often wail like a suffering child? Did not a prophet of far sterner tempera ment, Elijah the Tishbite, when nerveless, prostrate, after the terrible excitement of the ordeal of Carmel, flee in terror, and in abject misery desire to die? To Alfred, as to those far greater men, the natural reaction of exciting labour inevitably followed. His strength failed him; his elasticity of spirit departed; his soul was cast down within him; his loneliness was oppressive; he was weak as a bruised reed; and in his weakness the cowardly foul-fiend sore troubled him, that he would no more...
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236846338
  • 9781236846334