John G. Paton: Missionary to the New Hebrides : an Autobiography

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Fleming H. Revell, 1907 - Missionaries
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Page 92 - I hear a voice coming from resurrection lips, ' all power in heaven and earth is given unto me ; go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.
Page 239 - Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
Page 354 - they who through fear of death are all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Page 108 - MY first impressions drove me, I must confess, to the verge of utter dismay. On beholding these Natives in their paint and nakedness and misery, my heart was as full of horror as of pity. Had I given up my muchbeloved work and my dear people in Glasgow, with so many delightful associations, to consecrate my life to these degraded creatures? Was it possible to teach them right and wrong, to...
Page 204 - Whatsoever ye shall ask in My name I will do it," and He repeats it, for confirmation and for greater emphasis. " If ye shall ask anything in My name," or, as perhaps that clause ought to be read with some versions, " If ye shall ask Me anything in My name I will do it.
Page 244 - Surely you don't mean to attack and destroy these poor people ?" He replied, not abashed but rejoicing, " We have sent the measles to humble them ! That kills them by the score! Four young men have been landed at different ports, ill with measles, and these will soon thin their ranks.
Page ii - We occasionally heard the pathetic echoes of a trembling voice pleading as if for life, and we learned to slip out and in past that door on tiptoe, not to disturb the holy colloquy. The outside world might not know, but we knew, whence came that happy light as of a new-born smile that always was dawning on my father's face : it was a reflection from the Divine Presence, in the consciousness of which he lived. Never, in temple or cathedral, on mountain or in glen, ca.n I hope to feel that the Lord...
Page 84 - ... over with a dark plaster, and told me to return in three days. But next day, the throbbing feeling of insufferable coldness in the foot compelled me to return at once. After my persistent appeals, he removed the plaster ; and, to his great astonishment, the whole of the frosted part adhered to it ! Again, dressing the remaining parts, he covered it with plaster as before, and assured me that with care and rest it would now completely recover. By the blessing of the Lord it did, though it was...
Page 132 - I need not say how deeply we sympathise with her bereaved parents, as well as with her sorrowing husband. By her death the Mission has sustained a heavy loss. We were greatly pleased with Mrs. Paton during the period of our short intercourse with her. Her mind, naturally vigorous, had been cultivated by a superior education. She was full of Missionary spirit, and took a deep interest in the Native women. This was seen further, when she went to Tanna, where, in less than three months, she had collected...
Page ii - ... and we children got to understand by a sort of spiritual instinct (for the thing was too sacred to be talked about) that prayers were being poured out there for us, as of old by the High Priest within the veil in the Most Holy Place.

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