Henry Alford

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Henry Alford

Henry Alford (7 October 1810 – 12 January 1871) was an English churchman, theologian, textual critic, scholar, poet, hymnodist, and writer.

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  • My bark is wafted to the strand
    By breath Divine;
    And on the helm there rests a hand
    Other than mine.
    • Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 280.
  • Truth does not consist in minute accuracy of detail; but in conveying a right impression.
    • Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 603.
  • The Holy Spirit of God dwelling in us, knowing our wants better than we, Himself pleads in our prayers, raising us to higher and holier desires than we can express in words, which can only find utterance in sighings and aspirations.
    • The New Testament for English Readers (1865), Romans 8:26, p. 73, footnote.

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