Fifty Years in Madagascar: Personal Experiences of Mission Life and Work

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G. Allen & Unwin Limited, 1924 - Madagascar - 359 pages

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Page 185 - Prayer is the simplest form of speech That infant lips can try : Prayer the sublimest strains that reach The Majesty on high. 4 Prayer is the Christian's vital breath, The Christian's native air ; His watchword at the gates of death ; He enters heaven with prayer. 5 Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice, Returning from his ways ; While angels in their songs rejoice, And cry—
Page 257 - God so loved the world, that he sent his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Page 220 - Then said Saul to his servant, But, behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man ? for the bread is spent in our vessels, and there is not a present to bring to the man of God : what have we...
Page 169 - God to the heathen ; and that it shall be left (as it ought to be left) to the minds of the persons whom God may call into the fellowship of his Son from among them to assume for themselves such form of church government as to them shall appear most agreeable to the Word of God.
Page 186 - God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble. Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea ; though the waters thereof roar and be troubled ; though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.
Page 144 - Upon these zozdro they make their hearths and their beds ; and there they live, rising and falling with the water, until the rainy season is over, and they can live on dry ground again.
Page 220 - The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge. 16 A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
Page 72 - In compliance with this request, the treaty contained the following words : " In accordance with the wish of Queen Victoria, Queen Rasoherina engages that there shall be no more persecution of the Christians in Madagascar.
Page 55 - It is in the Epistle of St. James, v, 14: "Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord...
Page 34 - Great buildings have always been a power, and have given a certain fixed and enduring character to all systems with which they have been connected. And while our faith is not in buildings, but in principles, yet even minor aids like these are not to be despised. Probably nothing else would have given the non-Christian Malagasy such a real, visible and convincing proof of the deep interest taken by English Christians in the establishment of the Gospel in their island. These stone buildings are a witness...

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