John MacDuff – He had to Borrow whatever He Needed (Christian devotional reading)
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2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
Ephesians 3:19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
JOHN MACDUFF (1818 – 1895)
“For sound doctrine, presented Scripturally
and devotionally, with its application to the
Christian life, you cannot go beyond MacDuff.”
“MacDuff writes popularly, yet he is by no
means shallow. For an hour’s pleasant and
holy reading, commend us to MacDuff!”
Macduff, John Ross, D.D., second son of Alexander Macduff, of Bonhard, near Perth, was born at Bonhard, May 23, 1818. After studying at the University of Edinburgh, he became in 1842 parish minister of Kettins, Forfarshire, in 1849 of St. Madoes, Perthshire, and in 1855 of Sandyford, Glasgow. He received the degree of D.D. from the University of Glasgow in 1862, and about the same time also from the University of New York. He retired from pastoral work in 1871, lived at Chislehurst, Kent and died in 1887. He has published many practical and devotional works which have attained a wide circulation. In 1857 he was appointed by the General Assembly a member of their Hymnal Committee. His 31 hymns appeared in his Altar Stones, 1853, and were also included with his later poems in his The Gates of Praise, 1876. Of these hymns the following are in common use.:—
1. Christ Is coming! Let creation. Second Advent.
2. Eternal Rock! To Thee I flee. (1853.) Christ the Rock.
3. Everlasting arms of love. (1853.) Support in Christ.
4. From Thy habitation holy. Whitsuntide. I
5. Hasten, Lord, that morn of glory. Second Advent.
6. Jesus wept! Those tears are over. (1853.) The raising of Lazarus.
7. O do not, blessed Lord, depart. Christ’s presence desired.
8. Where shall I look for holy calm. (1853.) Passiontide.
9. Why should I murmur or repine? Resignation.
Of these hymns those dated 1953 are parts only of Dr. Macduff’s originals.
[Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
– John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)