A Modern Paul Triumphant By J. H.
SAMMIS Dr. Meyer’s satisfaction and tri umph at the end of his conflict was that of a true apostle and soldier of Jesus Christ, identical with those of his most Christian kinsman, Paul, who said: “ For the which cause I also .suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have com mitted to him against that day. . . . I have fought a good fight, I have fin ished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing” (2 Tim. 1:12, 4:6-8). Glorying in Christ (Suggested by the trium phant testim ony of Iic y . Louis Myer, D. J).. who fell asleep in Jesus his Messiah a t Monrovia, California, July 11, 1913.) “I am not sorry that I bore the cross, My kinsman's curses and the Gentile’s frown; That what was gain to me I counted loss And at the feet of Jesus laid it down. Could I be sorry to fare forth with Him “Without the camp,” where He to spare us all, With lips love-fevered pressed the death- cup’s brim Till' drained of all its hemlock and its gall.* No; I’m not sorry that I’ve kept the faith, And followed fully through the thickening strife; ■ ’ I know whom I have trusted unto death, Whose hand holds forth to me a crown of life.' j— „ Oh; L have gloried in the cross of Christ, Welcomed the scourge of scorning with a kiss; And would, had I a thousand lives, sufficed With this glad moment of expectant bliss. See Note—page 499
REV. LOUIS M E Y ER , D. I N The Missionary Review for Sep tember occurs a biographical sketch of the Rev. Louis Meyer, D. D., by Mrs. T. C. Rounds, editor of The Jewish Bra. The words of eminent believers at the approach of death are often full of interest and encouragement. To those of a Chris tian Jew, who has long and faithfully borne testimony to his people that he has found, in Jesus, the Messiah, there is an added emphasis, a wider appli cation, and a more triumphant ring, since he has known and overcome, with the common trials of believers, the peculiar and bitter persecutions of his race. Mrs. Rounds writes that Dr. Meyer, “about two weeks- before his death, said feebly to his friend, Mr. Lyman Stewart, ‘I have never been sorry for the cross I have borne in the perser cutions of my people.’ And that, again, “a few days before his death he said something in Latin. When asked what he meant he smiled and replied: ‘Tell M rs.----- the battle is over, the victory is won.’ ”
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