Monday, November 14, 2011

a prayer

Martyn Lloyd-Jones mentions in his sermon "What is a Christian?" a stanza that Hudson Taylor had written on a slip of paper that he used as a bookmark. When Taylor, founder of China Inland Mission, died in 1905, this was discovered in his Bible: 

Lord Jesus make Thyself to me
A living bright reality
More present to faith’s vision keen
Than any outward object seen
More near, more intimately nigh
Than e’en the sweetest earthly tie.
--Attributed to Charlotte Elliott (1789-1871)

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