Posts Tagged ‘1868’

We praise Thee, O God!
For the Son of Thy love,
For Jesus Who died,
And is now gone above.


Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Hallelujah! Amen.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Revive us again.

2. We praise Thee, O God!
For Thy Spirit of light,
Who hath shown us our Savior,
And scattered our night.

3. All glory and praise
To the Lamb that was slain,
Who hath borne all our sins,
And hath cleansed every stain.

4. All glory and praise
To the God of all grace,
Who hast brought us, and sought us,
And guided our ways.

 5. Revive us again;
Fill each heart with Thy love;
May each soul be rekindled
With fire from above.

William Paton Mackay, MD, died this date,  8/22/1885 at Portree, Scotland.  After graduating from the University of Edinburgh and practicing medicine he was ordained, and in 1868 started pastoring Prospect Street Presbyterian Church in Hull.  Mackay was born 5/13/1839 at Montrose, Scotland.

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The Bible, that most ancient and infallible source of wisdom is the only proper basis for an education.  Its historical authenticity, grammatical influence, mathematical precision, scientific validity and literary forms all prove the truth of the above statement from merely an earth-life view.  Much more important however, are the spiritual lessons of this great Text.

No man can consider himself educated who hasn’t diligently and systematically combed its pages.  Conversely the man who has studied its morals, learned its maxims, and endeavored to follow its pattern of truth has (to the degree in which he devoted himself) received a sound preparation for life, both mortal and immortal.                                                  – Edgar A. Bryan, Publishing Bible Reading Charts since 1986


Two men, centuries apart, were associated with the Holy Scriptures and with this date, July 9.

7/9 Stephen Langton died 1228.  He was the Archbishop of Canterbury and formulated the Bible into chapter divisions (except the Psalms) in the late 1100s.  He is thought to have been born c.1155.

7/9 Samuel Hill was born 1868.  He was one of the founders of the Gideons.  The Gideons distributes Bibles to businessmen and they place the Bibles/New Testaments in hotels, schools, prisons, etc. in American and around the world.  Only heaven will reveal the good these Bibles have done.

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“At Calvary”

 Years I spent in vanity and pride,
Caring not my Lord was crucified,
Knowing not it was for me He died on Calvary.


Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty at Calvary.


By God’s Word at last my sin I learned;
Then I trembled at the law I’d spurned,
Till my guilty soul imploring turned to Calvary.


Now I’ve given to Jesus everything,
Now I gladly own Him as my King,
Now my raptured soul can only sing of Calvary!


Oh, the love that drew salvation’s plan!
Oh, the grace that brought it down to man!
Oh, the mighty gulf that God did span at Calvary


William Reed Newell was born this date 5/22/1868 at Savannah, Ohio.

Dwight Moody invited him to join the faculty of the Moody Bible Institute (with Dr. R. A. Torrey).  Newell had an extraordinary gift for Bible exposition. Audiences in Chicago, St. Louis and Toronto loved his weekly Bible classes.  He wrote Romans, Verse-By-Verse; Hebrews, Verse-By-Verse; and The Book of The Revelation. Newell died 4/1/1956 at De­Land, Flor­i­da.

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