James Gilmour and His Boys

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Religious Tract Society, 1894 - Christian biography - 288 pages

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Page 257 - 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 279 - Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings ; he shall not stand before mean men...
Page 102 - Take my hands, and let them move At the impulse of Thy love. Take my feet, and let them be Swift and " beautiful" for Thee. Take my voice, and let me sing Always, only, for my King. Take my lips, and let them be Filled with messages from Thee.
Page 257 - Until we meet again before His throne. Clothed in the spotless robe He gives His own ; Until we know, even as we are known ;— Good-night...
Page 260 - The Rev. G. Owen, at a memorial service held in Peking very shortly after Mr. Gilmour's death, gave a sketch of his character and work, and thus summed up his life : — ' He spared himself in nothing, but gave himself wholly to God. He kept nothing back. All was laid upon the altar. I doubt if even St. Paul endured more for Christ than did James Gilmour. I doubt, too, if Christ ever received from human hands or human heart more loving, devoted service. ' If anyone asks, " Would it not have been...
Page 28 - Having decided as to the capacity in which I should labour in Christ's kingdom, the next thing which occupied my serious attention was the locality where I should labour. Occasionally before I had thought of the relative claims of the home and foreign fields, but during the summer session in Edinburgh I thought the matter out, and decided for the mission field ; even on the low ground of common sense I seemed to be called to be a missionary. Is the kingdom a harvest field ? Then I thought it reasonable...
Page 139 - How often would I have gathered you as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!'.
Page 103 - And out of all this there are only two men who have openly confessed Christ. In one sense it is a small result ; in another sense there is much to be grateful for. I have to part with my assistant, and am uncertain about whom to take in his place. My travelling arrangements have broken down, and I am perplexed in more ways than I have patience to write about ; but Where He may lead I'll follow, In Him my trust repose, And every hour in perfect peace I'll sing...
Page 259 - R the peace of your whole school. In the first place, Pastor Gilmour, in his preaching and doctoring at Ch'ao Yang, north of the Pass, truly loved others as himself, was considerate and humble, and had the likeness of [our] Saviour Jesus. Not only the Christians thank him without end, but even those outside the Church (the heathen) bless him without limit.
Page 198 - The ten days we passed there we were the song of the drunkard and the jest of the abjects ; but the peace of God passes all understanding, and that kept my heart and mind. We put a calm front on ; put out our stand daily, and carried ourselves as if nothing had happened. ' The great thought in my mind these days, and the great object of my life, is to be like Christ. As He was in the world, so are we to be.

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