Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Owen's dying words

Image: Owen's grave at Bunhill Fields Cemetery, London

 I did a biographical message last Sunday afternoon on The Life and Legacy of John Owen (1616-1683).  Here is a closing anecdote on Owen's dying words:
On the day of his death, August 24, 1683, a fellow minister named William Payne arrived to tell Owen that his final book “Meditations on the Glory of Christ” had begun printing.  Owen replied, “I am glad to hear it; but oh brother Payne, the long wished for day is come at last, in which I shall see that glory in another manner than I have ever done, or was capable of doing, in this world.”

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