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Thou Remainest:
A selection of papers setting forth the excellency and sufficiency of the Lord Jesus Christ

by John Wilson Smith

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  • ISBN-10: 0-901860-04-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-901860-04-0
  • Price: £6.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publication date: 2 December 2013
  • Author: John Wilson Smith
  • Edition: 1st
  • Series: Understanding Christianity
  • Height: 216 mm
  • Pages: 100 pages
  • BIC Subject heading: HRCV, HRCS
  • Place of publication: Crewe, England
  • Publisher: Scripture Truth Publications
  • Distributor: Lightning Source

Short description

This selection of papers setting forth the excellency and sufficiency of the Lord Jesus Christ is taken from those contributed to Scripture Truth magazine between 1909 and 1919 by John Wilson Smith (1842-1922) of Cumledge, Scotland. They were first published in book form in 1920 and reprinted c.1930, but have been out of print for many years.  We are glad once again to make them available to a new generation of readers.

Long description

"That pen is made of gold which writes of Him; the ministry which has the all-sufficiency of the Lord Jesus Christ, whether as Saviour, Lord, or Head of His body, for its primary theme is assuredly the ministry of the Spirit of God."

John Wilson Smith (1842-1922) of Cumledge, Scotland, regularly contributed articles and poems to Scripture Truth magazine from its commencement in 1909 until shortly before his death. Soon after conversion in his late teens, leaving an army career, he devoted himself to evangelism – that others might know and love Christ as he did. Of private means, he preached and taught at home and abroad, associated with such as John Nelson Darby on a visit to Canada, where he met his future wife, marrying her at Niagara. This book contains a selection of his Scripture Truth articles on the subject of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Publisher's comments

"He writes, not worn-out platitudes, nor of untried theories, but of a Person, well-known, out of the fullness of a heart that finds its joy in the Lord."

"Yes, the servants of the Lord come and go; the ruthless hand of time changes everything beneath the sun; the world itself grows old, but Christ abides; and He is sufficient for all the vast needs of His saints on earth until He comes again; and then shall He still abide, the all-satisfying and eternally glorious object of the heart of His church – the Lamb's wife. And this I know well is the present joy and certain hope of the author."

J T Mawson (from the Foreword)

Table of Contents

Everlasting glory (poem); The All-sufficient One; God’s Present Ministry; Christ the Creator; "A Saviour Jesus"; The Angels and the Magi; "Never Man Spake Like This Man"; "Jesus Wept"; The Son of God; A Word to the Weary; "Jesus the Son of God"; Christ our Pattern; The Cross of Christ; The Risen Lord; Christ’s Priesthood; "The Coming of the Lord Draweth Nigh"; The Bridegroom; The Coming King; King of Kings (poem); "My Glory"; Praise; Bridal Affection and Brotherly Love; "For the Sake of the Name"; The Last Psalm; Love’s Retreat (poem)

Author biography

John Wilson Smith (18 May 1842 - 22 January 1922).

Of private means, following education in Edinburgh and Blackheath, he entered the army; but, along with other officers, soon after conversion in his late teens, he left an army career and returned to Cumledge, Scotland, to devote himself to evangelism – that others might know and love Christ as he did. He was early associated with such as John Nelson Darby, Lord Adelbert Cecil, Dr Christopher Wolston and T.B. Baines, and in later life Dr Walter T.P. Wolston, J. Alfred Trench and James Boyd, as well as F B Hole, A J Pollock and J T Mawson (who wrote the foreword to Thou Remainest). He preached and taught at home and abroad, marrying his wife on 12 September 1876 at Niagara on a visit to Canada.

He contributed many articles in Scripture Truth from 1909 until his death in 1922. Apart from writing articles, he also composed hymns – two of which are reproduced in Thou Remainest and appear in "Spiritual Songs": 108: "King of kings and Lord of lords"; and 222, "Everlasting Glory be, God and Father, unto Thee". This latter is a beautiful hymn of worship.

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