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1867 Excerpt: ...and is setting to the other parts of the city, he
was still drawing around him the young, the enterprising and the
prosperous, just as they were forming their character, to sustain
this ancient ana venerable church. "Dr. Brainerd, as a pastor, had
one peculiarity in his labors and plans which it is not improper to
advert to, as it in his case was attended with marked success. It
was that while he labored earnestly for revivals of religion, and
relied on such works of grace in promoting the progress of
religion, he looked for the most marked success at a certain season
of the year. The ordinary labors of the autumn and winter were
almost uniformly followed by special efforts, mostly in the form of
protracted meetings, in the close of the winter and the beginning
of the spring, and then he hoped to gather, as in a harvest, the
result ot the labors of the year. These efforts were almost
uniformly successful, and a large portion of those received into
the church, during his ministry here, were admitted at that season
of the year. At such times his own labors and anxieties were so
exhausting as to make, in his case, the ordinary rest to which
pastors with other men looked forward in the summer months
absolutely indispensable. "Dr. Brainerd was a man whose labors and
influence could not be confined to his own particular church, or to
his own denomination, or to religion alone. He was not made to be a
mere 'parish minister, ' and the churches, of our own denomination
here and elsewhere, and the cause of religion in general and the
interests of patriotism and the country, owe much to his zeal, his
talents; his large catholic spirit and his patriotism.
"Philadelphia, and especially our own denomination, owes much to
his counsels, and to his persevering...
|Country of origin:
Joseph M Wilson
||246 x 189 x 15mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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