Labourers in the East; Or, Memoirs of Eminent Men Who Were Devoted to the Service of Christ in India

Labourers in the East; Or, Memoirs of Eminent Men Who Were Devoted to the Service of Christ in India

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...less ought not, and more cannot be said, than that she was worthy of him." To the churches where Mr. Martyn preached while in Cornwall, the common people crowded in numbers. At Kenwyn, where he preached from 2 Cor. v. 20, 21, the church was so full that many_ could not enter. His youngest sister heard him with delight--and the eldest with the appearance of being impressed by what he said. In the company-of the former he had much pleasure, andwith her would rather have sat by the bed of the sick ahd' the dying, than preached to the largest churches in his native country, crowded with multitudes eager to hear him, _. At length it became necessary for him to bid adieu to his friends in Cornwall; and to a heart of such sensibility, such a separation must have been, and was indeed, exquisitely painful; but that which most profoundly and poignantly affected him, was, doubtless, the partingdetailed in the following extract: --" Rode before---to to an old man five miles off. Our conversation was such as becometh saints, but it was too pleasant for me. I-sighed at the thought of losing their company. When we arrived, the old " man was out, but his sister, a blind woman of seventy, was confined to her bed without any comfortable hope. ' and myself said every thing to cheer her, and-_ I prayed. When the old man arrived, we formed a little circle before the door, under the trees, and he conversed with his young hearers, concerning the things of God. I then read the 84th Psalm. Our ride home was delightful, our hearts being all'devoutly disposed; only mine was unhappy-'Parted with for ever in this life, with a sort of uncertain pain which I knew would increase to greater violence." ' _ ' These...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236739019
  • 9781236739018