W.H. Bennet

Select Extracts and Sayings

Over sixty years ago someone said, “Robert Chapman is always dropping pearls wherever he goes.” A few of such pearls are given in following pages; but a further brief statement of his own experience, as carefully written by himself after he was ninety, may be acceptable. For some years in early youth I diligently sought eternal life by the works of the law, works proceeding from myself, hoping that by God’s mercy in Christ I might be saved. According to Romans 7:9, “I was alive wi...

Books By R. C. Chapman

Choice Hymns and Meditations: A Collection of Hymns on many portions of God’s Word, with Meditations on the First and Second Chapters of the Song of Songs. The Hymns Include: · The Blood of Jesus Shed on Earth. · My Soul, Amid this Stormy World. · Once the Lamb of God was Offered. · With Jesus in our Midst. · Jesus in His Heavenly Temple. · No Bone of Thee was Broken. · Oh! My Saviour Crucified. · The Lamb of God to Slaughter Le...

Mr. Chapman’s Hymns

These have been referred to in the Memoir, and a few have been given from the valuable little book, Hymns and Meditations, which contains 165 pieces, with meditations on the first two chapters of the Song of Solomon. The following six are newer, and are not in the volume. The piece on Love’s Excelling Way was once published as a leaflet. Resting in God My God, who gavest Thine own Son The curse for me to bear, Thy Well-beloved, Thine only Son, Thy justice did not spare! Thy ...

Notes of Addresses

The Grace and Glory of the Cross Isaiah 6:9-13; John 12:35-41; Rom. 3:19. In Romans 3 we have the common state of all mankind Godward, but in Isaiah 6 we have God’s judgment when the light has shone, and men have shut the eyes of their heart against that light. Terrible was the blindness of the Jew in Isaiah’s days, more terrible still his mind and heart when Christ came. The Jew, when the Son of God came, was first in crucifying the Lord of glory; the Roman governor would not have...

Christ Equal with, yet Subject to, the Father

“He made Himself of no reputation.” The Son of God emptied Himself of the state in which He was not a servant, but God’s equal. He had as the Son of God all the properties essential to Godhead and dominion over creation. While He could never empty Himself of Godhead, in which He was equal with the Father, He could empty Himself of the state in which He was equal, and so having taken upon Him “the form of a servant,” He is now for ever subject to the Father. He never will, and never...

A Heavenly Conscience

When anyone obtains peace of conscience through Christ, it then becomes him to make pleasing God his great business. If there be a spot of guilt on the conscience it spoils the heart for heavenly music. It is not a little matter for our consciences to be readily judging all self-will, and to see whence it comes and how abominable it is to God. The natural conscience never sees the filthiness of pride; we can only see it by the Spirit of God revealing Christ to us. If we walk in integri...

Select Extracts and Sayings

Over sixty years ago someone said, “Robert Chapman is always dropping pearls wherever he goes.” A few of such pearls are given in following pages; but a further brief statement of his own experience, as carefully written by himself after he was ninety, may be acceptable. For some years in early youth I diligently sought eternal life by the works of the law, works proceeding from myself, hoping that by God’s mercy in Christ I might be saved. According to Romans 7:9, “I was alive wi...

In Loving Memory

Oh, what a welcome from the friends of years, Dear, aged Father-brother, thou would’st have Within the gates of pearl! The golden street Would echo and re-echo with their song— “Ten thousand welcomes, aged pilgrim, home!” For nigh a century thine arms and heart Were opened wide to welcome every saint Who loved the name of Jesus Christ thy Lord. Those whom thou didst embrace, embrace thee now, And many more besides, for in that home Love beams in every eye and fill...

Robert Cleaver Chapman

The last time, probably, that Robert Chapman and Denham Smith were in the same meeting (October, 1884), Mr. Denham Smith expressed the wish that Mr. Chapman’s “Life “might be written. Mr. Chapman’s ready reply was: “It is being written, dear brother, and will be published in the morning.” Only on High is it truly written, and only there can it be fully appreciated. But the exhortation to remember our guides who have spoken to us the Word of God, to consider the end of their condu...

Introduction

As will be seen by reference to page 51 of the following Memoir, the Author deemed the few remarks regarding the late Mr. R. C. Chapman which I made in this year’s Report of the “Scriptural Knowledge Institution” worthy of insertion in his book: and to this favour he has added another in very kindly requesting me to write a few lines by way of introduction to his work. I cannot decline the opportunity thus afforded me of expressing my sense of the gracious influence which the godly wal...
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