THE HISTORY OF METHODISM IN KENTUCKY

 
9781235883200: THE HISTORY OF METHODISM IN KENTUCKY
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 Excerpt: ...Browder. There is hardly a neighborhood, for several counties around, where he was not known, and his memory revered. Even yet we hear him spoken of as 'the best man that ever lived in this country.' He lived to see the small Society which he first joined in this county, grow into a large congregation, and the old church torn down, and a commodious house of worship erected in its stead. He loved the Church of God, and was never absent when able to attend public worship. He often said, with burning emphasis, 'I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.' When his first and second wives were dead, and his children and grandchildren were married and gone; in his extreme old age--ninety-three years old--he wTas induced to accept a home in my father's house, (Robert Browder,) where he was kindly nursed and cared for as long as he lived. He used to express great gratification to my mother for her attentions. He said he could 'never be thankful enough to God for putting him in the hands of the kindest woman that ever lived, in his old age.' His presence in the family was a blessing to us all. In September, 1848, he took his bed, to rise up no more. All through his sickness he was elated with the prospect of soon being at home. He seemed to be conversing with invisible friends, and would smile as he uttered words inaudible to us. The night he died, I sat by his bed; he was happy and exultant in hope of heaven; told me of his friends, and said he expected soon to be with them. He praised God for his supporting grace while 'walking through the valley of the shadow of death.' Truly 'he was a faithful man, and feared God above many.' He wTas buried in the old church-yard at Bethlehem, September 27th, 1848. So lived and di...

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