Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sheard Johnson

At his home near Pleasant Hill church, Hot Spring county, Ark., May 31, 1897.
The subject of this sketch was born in Henderson county, Tenn, in 1836. In 1858 he professed faith in Christ and united with Pleasant Hill Baptist church; he was a thorough Baptist from principle; he was a man of untarnished reputation and an earnest, devoted Christian. But he is gone. The wife is bereft of a loving husband and companion, the children of a kind and tender father, the church and Sunday school of a zealous worker and the community of a good man. But God knoweth best and doeth all things well. While he has gone, may we feel 'twas for our good that the Lord has only called him to his reward. Was he not ready when called? For one who has lived in the fear of God justly and uprightly as he, the grave has no victory and death no sting. I know he was only waiting for the summons which comes to us all, for he humbly sat at His footstool, gladly responding to his call.
                                                                                        Jno. B. Deer
Arkansas Baptist, June 30 1897, page 15

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