317 – Nov. 13 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Originally posted on James1948's Blog:

 

On Christ the solid Rock I Stand…”

 

1874 – Pastor Edward Mote peacefully slipped into the arms of Jesus, his body was borne by weeping saints to whom he had ministered, and he was buried in the little graveyard in the back of Rehoboth Chapel, Horsham, Sussex England. In June of 1873 he had become so weakened that he could no longer minister to his church, where his ministry had been used of God to bring many to Christ. Mote was one of the great hymnists that is numbered with those who have written some of the half million or more hymns that have remained from days gone by that are still in the hymnals of today. Singing has ever been a part of Christian worship. At the last supper it says, “And when they had sung an hymn, they went out…” In a letter written to…

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