Rowland Hill (preacher)
Rowland Hill A.M. (1744–1833) was a popular English preacher, enthusiastic evangelical and an influential advocate of small-pox vaccination. He was founder and resident pastor of a wholly independent chapel, the Surrey Chapel, London; chairman of the Religious Tract Society; and a keen supporter of the British and Foreign Bible Society and the London Missionary Society.
- I have learned by experience that no man's character can be eventually injured but by his own acts.
- P. 45.
- Unless you live in Christ, you are dead to God.
- P. 90.
- I do not want the walls of separation between different orders of Christians to be destroyed, but only lowered, that we may shake hands a little easier over them.
- P. 188.
- We can do more good by being good than in any other way.
- P. 217.
- But I am unable to reach the lofty theme; — yet I do not think that the smallest fish that swims in the boundless ocean ever complains of the immeasurable vastness of the deep. So it is with me, I can plunge with my puny capacity, into a subject, the immensity of which I shall never be able fully to comprehend.
- P. 269.
- Prayer is the breath of a new-born soul, and there can be no Christian life without it.
- P. 457.
- I like ejaculatory prayer; it reaches heaven before the devil can get a shot at it.
- P. 470.
- Cast thy burden on the Lord,
Only lean upon His word;
Thou wilt soon have cause to bless
His unchanging faithfulness.
- P. 600.
- Conformity to the world has in all ages proved the ruin of the church. It is utterly impossible to live in nearness to God, and in friendship with the world.
- P. 621.