A Sermon, Delivered in Newton, Oct. 13, 1816, Upon the Occasion of the Decease of Mr. Samuel Hammond, of Brookline, Eldest Son of Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Beulah Hammond, Who Died Oct. 5, 1816, Aged XXVI

A Sermon, Delivered in Newton, Oct. 13, 1816, Upon the Occasion of the Decease of Mr. Samuel Hammond, of Brookline, Eldest Son of Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Beulah Hammond, Who Died Oct. 5, 1816, Aged XXVI

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...man, and regardless of human censure or applause, according to the best of my feeble judgement and honest convictions, it has been my unceasing endeavor and firm purpose, to " hold forth the word of life," so that I might "rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain." Indeed, I should be unworthy of your attention, nay, deserve your contempt and execration, if, under the solemn character of an Ambassador of Christ, and with professed regard for the best interests of you and yours, any conviction I entertained should be concealed from you; or any doctrine preached, that I did not sincerely believe to be in strict accordance with the Word of God, and in harmony with the standards of our venerable Church. Still, on a review of my ministry, I find much, on account of which to be humbled in the dust before God, and that should serve to quicken me to greater diligence in redeeming the time that remains. 1 Cor. ix. 27. I need, brethren, your prayers, and all the candor you can exercise, for the many defects, which, alas! are too apparent in my best endeavors to serve you and the Church, to whose interests the remaining years of my life, be they few or many, are entirely and affectionately devoted. And now, brethren, permit an old friend, who has grown gray in your service, to inquire as to the improvement you have made of the privileges and opportunities, with which you have been indulged! What has been the effect, of my holding forth " the word of life," for so long a period, among you? Long in prospect, how short the retrospect! Many of you have been born since my settlement over this Parish; others have passed from youth to manhood; a few, from middle life to old age. Having...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
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  • 9781236552570