Lord, Jeremiah S

Lord, Jeremiah S.

D.D., a Reformed (Dutch) minister of note was born at Brooklyn, New York, about 1817, and was educated at Union College, class of 1836. He entered the ministry in 1843 at Montville, N.J., where he labored until 1847, when he assumed the charge of the Reformed Church of Griggstown, New Jersey. In the year following, however, he accepted a call from the Reformed Church in Harlem, and there he labored until his death, April 2, 1869. "Few ministers of our denomination," says the Intelligencer (April 8, 1869), "were more highly esteemed by their brethren, or enjoyed in a higher measure the confidence and affection of their people, than did this most excellent brother. The Lord blessed him in his work, and gave him many souls as seals to his ministry.... His preaching was characterized by great earnestness and solemnity. The love of Christ in the gift of himself was the central theme of his discourses. His style was clear, compact, and persuasive. His was indeed a most useful life, and his example of faithfulness, earnest zeal, and self-sacrificing devotion to the duties of his high and holy calling is a rich legacy to all his surviving brethren in the ministry."

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