Ashton Oxenden – Oh, This is a Sad Sight (Christian devotional)
New International Version (NIV)
9 You who are young, be happy while you are young,
and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth.
Follow the ways of your heart
and whatever your eyes see,
but know that for all these things
God will bring you into judgment.
Oxenden was the fifth son of Sir Henry Oxenden, seventh baronet, who died in 1838. His mother was Mary, daughter of Colonel Graham of St. Lawrence, near Canterbury. Oxenden was born at Broome Park, Canterbury, on 20 September 1808.
Educated at Ramsgate and at Harrow School, he matriculated from University College, Oxford, on 9 June 1826, graduated B.A. 1831, M.A. 1859, and was created D.D. 10 July 1869. In December 1833, he was ordained to the curacy of Barham, Kent, where he introduced weekly cottage lectures. In 1838 he resigned his charge, and during the following seven years was incapacitated for work by continuous ill-health. From 1849 to 1869 he was rector of Pluckley with Pevington, Kent, and in 1864 was made an honorary canon of Canterbury Cathedral. That year he also married, on 14 June, Sarah, daughter of banker Joseph Hoare Bradshaw of London. The couple would have a daughter, Mary Ashton Oxenden. At Pluckley he first commenced extemporaneous preaching, and wrote the Barham Tracts. In May 1869, he was elected bishop of Montreal and metropolitan of Canada by the Canadian provincial synod.
Please watch: “FULL ALBUM Christian Praise Worship Songs 2013 – A Message of Hope”