Discourse Commemorative of Rev. Rufus Anderson: D.D., LL.D., Late Corresponding Secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, Together with Addresses at the Funeral

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American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 1880 - Funeral sermons - 60 pages
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Page 56 - Thus star by star declines Till all are passed away, As morning high and higher shines To pure and perfect day : Nor sink those stars in empty night ; They hide themselves in heaven's own light.
Page 54 - Her suffering ended with the day, Yet lived she at its close, And breathed the long, long night away In statue-like repose. But when the sun in all his state Illumed the eastern skies, She passed through Glory's morning gate And walked in Paradise.
Page 52 - How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of them that bring good tidings, that publish peace ; that bring good tidings of good, that publish salvation ; that say unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
Page 24 - The Importance of the Last Promise of Jesus Christ to Christian Missionaries ; a Sermon, delivered at Springfield, May 10, 1826, at the Ordination of the Rev. Rufus Anderson, as an Evangelist; and of the Rev. Messrs Josiah Brewer, Eli Smith, Cyrus Stone, and Jeremiah Stow, to the high and sacred Office of Christian Missionaries. By Warren Fay.
Page 7 - The preacher closed his memorial of his departed friend by saying, "Might an expression of personal feeling be indulged, I would say, I am distressed for thee, my brother Anderson, very pleasant hast thou been unto me.
Page 26 - ... enough to approach in another conflict. Not having met any thing of the kind before, the unexpectedness of the sight was accompanied by a feeling that made us sensible of being in one of those " dark places of the earth" that are " full of the habitations of cruelty.
Page 14 - Liholiho is King— the islands are at peace— the tabu system is no more— the gods are destroyed, and the temples are demolished.
Page 37 - I close the consideration of his character : " Governor Phipps is now dead, and no longer capable of being flattered ; but this I must testify concerning him that though, in the providence of God, I have been much with him, at home and abroad, near at hand and afar off, on the land and on the sea, yet I never saw him do an evil action, or heard him speak anything unbecoming a Christian.
Page 9 - Society shall be to effect in the person of its members, a mission or missions to the heathen.
Page 58 - On the high plane of observation where Dr. Anderson stood, he was sometimes alone, sometimes misunderstood. If his moral elevation compelled the respect and reverence of all who knew him, yet to those who knew him least, it made him seem at times cold and distant, indifferent to public opinion. But those who knew him better knew that underneath that calm and self-contained demeanor was a heart tenderly alive to criticism and to public opinion.

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