Obituary for Edward P. Noyes

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Obituary for Edward P. Noyes

Subject

Clergy; Obituaries; Death; Christianity; Devotion; Sabbath schools; Heaven; Religious poetry; Funeral service

Description

This appears to be a newspaper clipping of Edward Payson Noyes' obituary, the brother of the Noyes' missionaries. He died following an extended illness. Like his mother's obituary, this piece emphasizes his devotion to God and Christianity. It concludes with a poem about heaven found in Edward's papers.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Loose, The College of Wooster, Special Collections, Noyes Collection

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

1902-10-16

Contributor

Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

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PDF

Language

eng (English)

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Text

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noyes_c_misc_944

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OBITUARY.

Thursday evening, October 16, 1902,
Edward P. Noyes, after long months of
suffering fell asleep in Jesus, and Sab-
bath afternoon under the beautiful
sunshine of a perfect October day, all
that remained to earth was laid to rest
in Mound Hill cemetery beside the loved
parents who have been sleeping there
for many years. A large circle of sor-
rowing friends gathered to pay the last
tribute of love and respect in the church,
where beautiful flowers expressed the
love and sympathy of dear friends, and
the draped organ, sorrow for the loss of
the master's touch.
Messages had been sent across the
sea to anxious ones in China that
they might be present in spirit. Loving
tender hands bore him to his last resting
place and sweet voices which in the past
had so often joined with his in the songs
of the sanctuary, sang once more for him
the hymns he loved, "Rock of Ages,"
"Thy will be done," and "They are
gathering homeward from every land,"
the music of the latter his own comp-
sition.
His present pastor, Mr. Sheeley, with
Mr. Notestein by whom he was ordained
as an elder, and Mr. Elliott who received
him into the church, with the pastors of
the other churches in Seville and Elder
James Stoaks were present to share in
the last services, and to testify to the
beauty and strength of his Christian
character and the value of his Christian
work. To each of the pastors with
whom he had shared in the care of the
church he had been a constant friend,
an able helper, a tower of strength. In
his death the church loses a faithful
elder, the session its clerk, the Sabbath
School its Superintendent, the choir its
chorister and organist, and the home its
head and center. In all these different
positions he had shown the same kind,
gentle, unselfish spirit, and rendered the
same faithful efficient service. Ever
inclined, in lowliness of mind, to esteem
others better than himself, only those
who knew him best knew the beauty of
his character.
Ever ready to heed the call of duty, he
considered the interests of Christ's
kingdom before everything else, and
responded promptly to every call for
service, for as he sometimes said, "the
King's business requires haste." His
warm sympathy was ever given to those
who were in affliction, and they were
always remembered in his morning and
evening prayers in the family circle, as
were those in the community who had
not yet accepted for themselves the
blessing of salvation. His prayers and
words of comfort, help, encouragement
and instruction in the prayermeeting
and in the Sabbath School will not soon
be forgotten.
Many earnest prayers from loving
friends have gone up for him during
these months and they are doubtless
"Answered in God's own best way" and
"Sometime we'll understand." Through
the long, weary months of suffering
which wore his life away no word of
complaint passed his lips until made
"perfect through suffering" he went
home to be "forever with the Lord."
Among his papers were found the fol-
lowing lines written several years since,
expressing his anticipations of the heav-
enly home:
There is a happy land
Where God and Christ abide
Prepared for all the saints
For whom the Savior died.
There they shall ever shine
Bright as the noonday sun.
When done with things of Time
And life's short day is done.

There is a promised land
For all, who love the Lord,
Who strive to do His will,
Obey His holy Word.
The Lord to each will say
Abide at my right hand,
Well done thou faithful one
Enter the promised land.

There is a holy land
Where those that enter in
Forever shall be free.
From every taint of sin
They shall be purified
When passed from earth below,
In Jesus' precious blood
Washed whiter than the show.

There is a blessed land
Where there will be no night,
There we will need no sun,
For God will be the light.
From sorrow, death and pain
We ever shall be free,
And in that blessed land
We'll spend eternity.



讣告。

1902 年 10 月 16 日星期四晚上,
Edward P. Noyes,经过漫长的几个月
苦难在耶稣里睡着了,安息日下午在美丽的
完美十月的阳光,所有
留在地球上的东西被安息了
在爱人旁边的丘陵墓地
一直睡在那里的父母
很多年了。一个大圆圈
划船的朋友们聚集在一起支付最后的费用
在教会中表达爱与尊重,
美丽的花朵表达了
亲爱的朋友的爱和同情,和
悬垂的器官,为失去的悲伤
大师的触摸。
消息已通过
向中国焦虑的人说
他们可能在精神上存在。爱的
温柔的双手支撑着他到最后的安息
过去的地方和甜美的声音
经常和他一起唱歌
圣所的,再一次为他歌唱
他喜欢的赞美诗《时代的岩石》
“你的旨意已成,”和“他们是
从四面八方聚集归来,”
后者的音乐是他自己创作的
位置。
他现在的牧师 Sheeley 先生与
任命他的诺特斯坦先生
作为长老,艾略特先生接受了
他进了教堂,和牧师们一起
塞维利亚和埃尔德的其他教堂
詹姆斯斯托克斯出席分享
最后的服务,并作证
他的基督徒的美丽和力量
基督徒的品格和价值
工作。给每一位牧师
他与他共同照顾的人
教堂,他一直是朋友,
得力助手,力量之塔。在
他的死教会失去了一个信徒
长老,会议的职员,安息日
学校的校长,合唱团的
唱诗班和管风琴家,以及它的家
头和中心。在所有这些不同的
他曾表现出同样的立场,
温柔,无私的精神,并呈现
同样忠实高效的服务。曾经
在卑微的心目中倾向于尊重
别人比自己好,只有那些
谁最了解他,谁最了解他的美
他的性格。
随时准备好听从使命的召唤,他
考虑到基督的利益
王国在一切之前,并且
及时响应每一个要求
服务,因为正如他有时所说,“
国王的事需要匆忙。”他的
曾经对那些人给予过热烈的同情
他们在苦难中,他们是
总是记得在他的早晨和
家庭圈子里的晚祷,如
社区中的那些人
还没有为自己接受
救恩的祝福。他的祈祷和
安慰、帮助、鼓励的话
和祷告会上的指示
而且在安息日学不会很快
被遗忘。
许多来自爱的恳切祈祷
在此期间,朋友们为他上去了
这几个月,他们无疑是
“以上帝自己最好的方式回答”和
“总有一天我们会明白的。”通过
漫长而疲惫的几个月
这耗尽了他的生命
抱怨从他的嘴里传出来,直到做出
“通过苦难变得完美”他去了
“永远与主同在”的家。
在他的论文中发现了几年后写的以下几行,
表达他对天堂家园的期待:
有一块幸福的土地
上帝和基督居住的地方
为所有圣徒准备
救主为谁而死。
在那里他们将永远闪耀
像正午的太阳一样明亮。
当完成时间的事情
人生短暂的一天结束了。

有一块应许之地
对于所有爱主的人,
谁努力遵行祂的旨意,
服从他的圣言。
主对每个人说
住在我的右手边,
干得好你忠实的人
进入应许之地。

有一片圣地
那些进入的地方
永远是自由的。
从每一个罪恶的污点
他们将被净化
当从地下经过时,
在耶稣的宝血里
洗得比秀场还白。

有一块福地
没有夜晚的地方,
在那里我们不需要太阳,
因为上帝将成为光。
从悲伤、死亡和痛苦中
我们将永远自由,
而在那片福地
我们将度过永恒。

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Newspaper clipping

Citation

Unknown, “Obituary for Edward P. Noyes,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed January 31, 2023, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/1055.

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