Price, Henry

Price, Henry a minister of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Ireland, was born in Dromore, Antrim County, Ireland, Jan. 30, 1802; was converted at seventeen, was made a local preacher about the year 1821, and entered the itinerant ministry at the Conference of 1823. He soon became an able and judicious preacher; "he was mighty in the Scriptures," reasoning out of them, and having a remarkable talent for apposite and convincing quotations from Holy Writ. He was a zealous and effective advocate for Christian missions, a section of evangelical work to which British and Irish Methodists pay more attention and devote more labor than does any other Christian Church. While Mr. Price adorned the Gospel of God our Savior in all things, there were especially noticeable in him a childlike simplicity, a transparent sincerity, an uprightness which scorned to countenance anything low or mean, a charity "which thinketh no evil," and an unselfishness "which seeketh not its own." Sweeping revivals occurred on many of the circuits on which he was stationed. He was especially attentive to the sick and afflicted, and his visits to them were frequent, sympathizing, and consolatory. He was truly "a brother beloved," and his brethren in the ministry manifested their high appreciation of his character and talents by electing him repeatedly to fill the highest offices in their gift, and on all occasions he proved himself worthy of their esteem and confidence. He was cautious and practical, always ready to carry out every arrangement entrusted to his care with punctilious exactness. Never had Irish Methodism a more faithful son, or a minister of more perfect singleness of aim, purity of intention, or exemplary fidelity. Mr. Price died in the sixty- eighth year of his age.

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