Life and Letters of Samuel Norvell Lapsley: Missionary to the Congo Valley, West Africa, 1866-1892

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Whittet & Shepperson, 1893 - African American missionaries - 242 pages

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Page 234 - I have a son, a third sweet son ; his age I cannot tell, For they reckon not by years and months where he is gone to dwell. To us, for fourteen anxious months, his infant smiles were given, And then he bade farewell to earth, and went to live in heaven.
Page 133 - Wherever He may guide me, . No want shall turn me back ; My Shepherd is beside me, And nothing can I lack. His wisdom ever waketh, His sight is never dim, He knows the way He taketh, And I will walk with Him.
Page 33 - And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
Page 233 - Through every form of danger, death, and shame, Onward he journeyed to a happier shore, Where danger, death, and shame assault no more.
Page 18 - ... his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
Page 237 - Sleep on, beloved, sleep, and take thy rest; Lay down thy head upon thy Saviour's breast; We love thee well, but Jesus loves thee best — Good-night!
Page 98 - ABOUT an hour after we left our camp we were met by two well-manned canoes ; in the foremost of which there was a female paddling vigorously for a few strokes, and then in a peculiar style bringing her right arm akimbo to her waist. Ankoli recognized her, and cried out, "There is Gankabi ! " Naturally, to meet such a celebrity, the Queen of Musye, the friend of Gobila, and the principal person on the river, we halted very quickly, and, without the slightest sign of timidity, she steered her forty-five...
Page 45 - I wonder now how God has so changed the times that a Catholic king, successor to Philip II., should talk Foreign Missions to an American boy and a Presbyterian. I treated him just as I would any man I thought good and great. I asked nothing of him but his protection. What will come of my visit I do not know. I prayed long last night before I saw that it was my duty to go on Sunday. The character of the interview satisfied me that it was altogether right.
Page 44 - He didn't find out my mistake. told him my business, whom I represented, the Presbyterian body in the United States, what I meant to do, and our plan of working with a combined white and colored force. He warned me of the entire rudeness of the country, commended our plan of beginning on a small scale, until the tide comes in on the completion of the railways, then enter on that tide. "The Congo has a future,
Page 81 - Oh, for faith, and hope, and love, to be more and more in exercise. Oh, for grace to live as we shall wish we had lived, when we come to lay our heads upon our dying pillow. Oh, for a constant " looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.

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