The Missionary's Farewell; Valedictory Services of the REV. John Williams, Previous to His Departure for the South Seas, with His Parting Dedicatory Address to the British Churches and the Friends of Missions

The Missionary's Farewell; Valedictory Services of the REV. John Williams, Previous to His Departure for the South Seas, with His Parting Dedicatory Address to the British Churches and the Friends of Missions

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...beloved and important institution, were here. They are not here. But, although they are gone, God in his continued goodness has baptised others, their successors, with their spirit; and, as my dear and beloved friend Mr. Campbell has just stated, I find myself among a numerous class of friends, who take as lively an interest in the great work of missions as did those, the fathers and founders of the Society. There was one expression addressed to me by good Dr. Waugh which I have never forgotten, and I think I never shall forget, even if I live to threescore years and ten. Taking me by the hand, he looked upon my youth, and, after having made some affectionate remarks, he encouraged me by saying, Go, dear young brother, and if thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, let it be with telling poor sinners of the love of Jesus Christ; and if thy arm drop from thy shoulder, let it be by knocking-at men s hearts to gain admission for him there. I went, beloved brethren, with this determination--not to know any thing among men save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. I came home with that same determination, and now I embark again to carry the same wonderful story, that God has so loved our world that he gave his Son to die for it. Before I proceed to make any observations upon the object of our expedition, allow me just to say, that I feel still that the work of Christian missions is the greatest, the noblest, and the sublimest to which the energies of the human mind can be devoted. I think, Christian friends, that no labour we can bestow, no sacrifice that we can make, no journeys that we can undertake, are too great to be endured for the glorious purpose of illuminating the dark world with the light of the glorious...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236637976
  • 9781236637970