Memoirs of the life of the rev. William Ward

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Página 149 - Adoring saints around him stand, And thrones and powers before him fall ; The God shines gracious through the man, And sheds sweet glories on them all. 5 O what amazing joys they feel, While to their golden harps they sing, And sit on every heavenly hill, And spread the triumphs of their King.
Página 206 - O thou, my soul, forget no more The friend who all thy misery bore ; Let every idol be forgot, But, O my soul, forget him not.
Página 209 - Son. 2 Now for the love I bear his Name, What was my gain I count my loss, My former pride I call my shame, And nail my glory to his cross. 3 Yes, and I must and will esteem All things but loss for Jesus' sake O may my soul be found in him, And of his righteousness partake.
Página 283 - ... explosion vast, The thunder raises his tremendous voice. At first heard solemn o'er the verge of heaven, The tempest growls; but as it nearer comes, And rolls its awful burden on the wind, The lightnings flash a larger curve, and more The noise astounds: till...
Página 222 - Calcutta to see him, six or seven hours bet 3 fore his departure; but he was too far gone fully to recognize them. " Thus, in the fifty-fourth year of his age, and the twenty-fourth of his missionary labours at Serampore, departed one of the most faithful, disinterested, and arduous labourers in the vineyard of his Glorious Redeemer, that India has ever seen. To enlarge on his character here would be quite superfluous; it is too well known...
Página 207 - Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir-tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle-tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
Página 232 - ... nice discernment, his assiduity, his indefatigable diligence, his love for the cause of his Redeemer, and the souls of the heathen, peculiarly suited. Yet all these founts prepared, and the difficulties attending these first editions of the Scriptures overcome, the way is now made easy; — second and succeeding editions with the same types involve so little difficulty, that the various native Christian brethren and others, trained up by our beloved brother for so many years, can go on with the...
Página 38 - A residence of about a year and a half at Ewood Hall endeared Mr. Ward as much to the family, as his exertions in behalf of the heathen have raised him in the esteem of the public. They witnessed the first appearance of that missionary spirit, which induced him afterwards to relinquish every other engagement for this sacred cause. His most delightful employment was to preach in hamlets whereever he could collect a congregation ; and by the dispersion of short tracts, &c. to lead careless as well...
Página 209 - Wednesday, when in the evening he preached in the Mission Chapel at Serampore the weekly lecture, intended chiefly for the youth there for education, from Mark xvi. 16, " He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, and he that believeth not shall be damned." No one suspected that this was the last message he had to deliver in his Great Master's name ; but the close and poignant manner in which he addressed them, seemed to excite unusual attention. It was particularly recollected that in the...
Página 214 - Our lamented brother continued ta go on doing business in the Printingoffice till past twelve, in which interval he wrote the letter to brethren Peggs and Bampton, from which the quotation is taken, which so fully discovers the happy state of his mind. After this he began a letter to the Rotterdam Bible Society, which was found unfinished on his desk after his death, from which it appeared, that before he had finished the second line he was constrained to desist, and retire to his own room. Respecting...

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