“The First Native Clergyman in India”

BIPOC Voices in the Victorian Periodical Press

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The First Native Clergyman in India.


[...] He joined in singing a hymn which he himself had composed, and soon afterwards gently breathed his last. We give a literal translation of this hymn:—

"Beloved Saviour! let not me
In Thy kind heart forgotten be!
Of all that deck the field or bower,
Thou are the sweetest, fairest flower.
"Youth's morn has fled, old age come on;
But sin distracts my soul alone;
Beloved Saviour! let not me
In Thy kind heart forgotten be."

Digital Publication Details

Title: “The First Native Clergyman in India”

Creator(s): Anonymous; Abdul Messeeh

Publication date: (1875) 2022

Digital publishers: One More Voice, COVE

Critical encoding: Kenneth C. Crowell, Cassie Fletcher, Adrian S. Wisnicki

One More Voice identifier: liv_026046

Cite (Chicago Author-Date): Anonymous, and Abdul Messeeh. (1875) 2022. “The First Native Clergyman in India.” Edited by Kenneth C. Crowell and Cassie Fletcher. In “BIPOC Voices,” One More Voice, solidarity edition; Collaborative Organization for Virtual Education (COVE). https://onemorevoice.org/html/bipoc-voices/digital-editions-amd/liv_026046_HTML.html.

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