Memoir of Rev. Gordon Hall, A.M.: One of the First Missionaries of the Amer. Board of Comm. for For. Missions, at Bombay

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Flagg, Gould and Newman, 1834 - Biography - 260 pages

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Page 139 - There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
Page 58 - Look unto me , and be ye saved, all ye ends of the earth; for I AM GOD, and there is none else.
Page 194 - As a Missionary, Mr. Newell was distinguished by great tenderness of feeling, uncommon modesty, and a low estimate of his own attainments. The woeful condition of the heathen oppressed him much ; and a view of the magnitude and responsibility of the work in which he was employed, weighed heavily upon him. Though generally enjoying comfortable health, he had many presentiments, as his letters testify, that he should continue but a little while in his allotted station. But whatever might be the divine...
Page 247 - He went, and the day of judgment, while it tells the results of his labors, will rebuke the apathy with which others have slumbered over the miseries of dying Pagans.
Page 237 - I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service...
Page 190 - Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptised, shall be saved ; but he that believeth not, shall be damned.
Page 247 - To many it seemed a visionary thing in Mr. Hall, that he should decline an invitation to settle, attended with so many attractive circumstances, and so much prospect of usefulness. But I can never forget with what a glistening eye and firm accent this youthful pioneer of foreign missions, full of faith and the Holy Ghost, said, ' No ; I must not settle in any parish of Christendom. Others will be...
Page 228 - O that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!
Page 230 - Colombia, and thence across the mountains to the Missouri, the first missionaries we see in that direction, are brethren Vail and Chapman, among the Osages. Again we look north, and at a distance of 180 miles, we see two missionaries; but from thence, (with two or three doubtful exceptions,) through all the north of Asia to the pole, not a single missionary is to be seen. In a northwestern direction, it is doubtful whether there is now one missionary between us and St.
Page 68 - We entreat you by the spiritual miseries of the heathen, who are daily perishing before your eyes, and under your Excellency's government, not to prevent us from preaching Christ to them. We entreat you by the blood of Jesus, which he shed to redeem them. As ministers of Him, who has all power in heaven and on earth, and who, with his farewell and ascending voice, commanded his ministers to go and teach all nations, we entreat you not to prohibit us from teaching these heathens.

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