Something out of Dwight’s Volume I, page 52 & 53

Wednes­day, Novem­ber 29, 2006

Some­thing out of Dwight’s Vol­ume I, page 52 & 53

Rev. Edward Payson Ham­mond grad­u­ated at Williams Col­lege, in 1858; stud­ied the­ol­ogy one year at the Union The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary in New York, and com­pleted his stud­ies at the Free Church The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary, in Edin­burgh, Scot­land.
It was his fixed pur­pose to become in the end a mis­sion­ary to Bul­garia, Turkey.  But while pur­su­ing his stud­ies at Edin­burgh he sup­plied the pul­pit of the Con­gre­ga­tional Church, in Mus­sel­burgh, and was so much blessed in his labors that he received numer­ous invi­ta­tions to labor as an evan­ge­list at the close of his course of study, and labored in such a way in Scot­land for about a year.
In the sum­mer of 1861, he returned to this coun­try on board the Great East­ern with two thou­sand and more British sol­diers on their way to Que­bec, and preached to them daily on the way.  From that time until July 28, 1866, he labored almost inces­santly — preach­ing once and twice a day con­tin­u­ously as an evan­ge­list in dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try.
In “the Har­vest Work of the Holy Spirit,” by Rev. P. C. Headley, an extended account is given of his labors.
In July 1866, he went with his wife to Pales­tine — preach­ing, while on his way thither, on the con­tinenet through an inter­preter many times, as also after­wards in the Holy Land.
On his return home­wards he preached for a year and a half in Lon­don, Glas­gow, Dublin and many other places, dur­ing which time he wrote and pub­lished numer­ous books which had a large cir­cu­la­tion.
His atten­tion has been much directed to efforts for the con­ver­sion of chi­dren, and thou­sands it is believed have been led by him on both sides of the Atlantic to con­se­crate them­selves in their youth to their Mas­ter in Heaven.
He was ordained a min­is­ter of the gospel Jan­u­ary 1863, by the Third Pres­bytery of New York.
He spends his sum­mers (1870) at Ver­non, Con­necti­cut.  To him the author is indebted for most of the account here fur­nished of the Strong-Hammond Famiy.
He is the author of “Sketches of Pales­tine,” “Jesus, The Way,” “Lit­tle Ones in the Fold,” “New Praises of Jesus,” “Chil­dren and Jesus,” “Jesus’ Lambs,” “Hymns of Sal­va­tion,” “Jesus, the Lamb of God,” etc.

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