the dry dock of a thousand wrecks

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: n GOD'S GOOD MAN " And the King said, He is a good man, and cometh with good tidings."—/ Sam. xviii. 27. IN the days of Jerry McAuley, God manifested Himself down in Water Street in a way that set New York astir and sent men and women in hundreds to see and learn what the whole strange business meant. Under Samuel H. Hadley even the former glory was eclipsed. Of this wonderful man it has been said that he was the finest example of human love that the city of New York ever saw. Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman, in the tender tribute he delivered at the funeral of Mr. Hadley, said: " If greatness is to be measured by a passion for souls, by a spirit of love, and by a Christlikeness in all that he said, or did or thought, then, I say, I believe Samuel Hadley was easily one of the greatest men in the city of New York, if not in the whole of the United States." Here in JOHN H. WYBTJKN. ', Water Street this undaunted soldier of the Cross fought valiantly, until God's summons called him home. Possibly no one was in a better position to appreciate the greatness and at the same time the simplicity of Hadley's Christian life than Superintendent Wyburn. It was he who pointed him to Jesus twenty-four years ago and for many years he had the joy of sharing Hadley's labours in Water Street until called to the superintendency of the Bowery Mission from which he resigned in 1899 to go out West. After repeated and urgent requests from Mr. Hadley he returned to New York City in the fall of 1900 to become his assistant in the Water Street Mission. During the latter years of his life Mr. Hadley was in great demand all over the United States as a speaker and away from the city possibly nine months out of the year. It was to leave him free to fill these engagements that Mr. Wyburn took charge...
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