An Apostle of the Western Church: Memoir of the Right Reverend Jackson Kemper, Doctor of Divinity, First Missionary Bishop of the American Church : with Notices of Some of His Contemporaries : a Contribution to the Religious History of the Western States

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T. Whittaker, 1899 - Middle West - 231 pages
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OCLC Number: 3287170
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Kemper, Jackson, -- 1789-1870.
Methodist Church -- Clergy -- Biography.
Missionaries -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
Bishops -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
West (U.S.) -- Church history.

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Page 190 - Judge of all men, we acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed, by thought, word, and deed, against Thy divine Majesty, provoking most justly Thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings ; the remembrance of them is grievous unto us, the burden of them is intolerable.
Page 226 - Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream : The genius, and the mortal instruments, Are then in council; and the state of man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.
Page 101 - For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Page 150 - ... therefore, to the older people, the new people are called young, having learned the new blessings ; and we have the exuberance of life's morning prime in this youth which knows no old age, in which we are always growing to maturity in intelligence, are always young, always mild, always new : for those must necessarily be new, who have become partakers of the new Word. And that which participates in eternity is wont to be assimilated to the incorruptible : so that to us appertains the designation...
Page 197 - Lord, to whom, with thee and the holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, world without end. Amen.
Page 27 - The eyes of the blind are opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped ; the lame man leaps as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb sings.
Page 29 - In my hand no price I bring, Simply to thy cross I cling. 3 While I draw this fleeting breath. When mine eyelids close in death, When I rise to worlds unknown, And behold thee on thy throne, Rock of ages ! cleft for me, Let me hide myself in thee . HYMN 140.
Page 189 - Thou hast made, nor wouldest the death of a sinner, but rather that he should be converted and live ; have mercy upon all Jews, Turks, Infidels, and Heretics, and take from them all ignorance, hardness of heart, and contempt of Thy Word ; and so fetch them home, blessed LORD, to Thy flock, that they may be saved among the remnant of the true Israelites, and be made one fold under one Shepherd, JESUS CHRIST our LORD, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the HOLY SPIRIT, one GOD, world without end.
Page 177 - Indiana, and neither church nor clergyman in Wisconsin or Iowa. Twenty-four years have passed away, and by God's blessing on the Church, he now sees Missouri a Diocese with its Bishop and twentyseven clergy; Indiana a Diocese, with its Bishop and twenty-five clergy; Wisconsin, his own Diocese with fifty-five clergy; Iowa, a Diocese, with its Bishop and thirty-one clergy; Minnesota an organized Diocese, with twenty clergy. Kansas but just organized as a Diocese, with ten clergy; and the territory...
Page 176 - I now, with deep emotion, tender to the Church my resignation of the office of Missionary Bishop, which, unsought for and entirely unexpected, was conferred upon me twenty-four years ago. Blessed with health, and cheered by the conviction of duty, I have been enabled to travel at all seasons through Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota, and partly through Kansas and Nebraska.

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