Hymn Stories: No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus

In November of 1871, a son was born to a German baker and his wife in Lafayette, Indiana. Charles Weigle grew up in a devout Methodist home. However, he had a violent temper and often got into fights with other boys.
One night, he attended a revival meeting at his church. The Holy Spirit worked in his heart, pointing out his sin and need for Christ. He later wrote, “There seemed to be no hope for me. My sins towered up before me. Then Jesus came and quieted my fears. He paid the penalty for all my sins and guilt…When this great truth dawned upon my mind, my heart was filled with gratitude and praise. There came a great love into my heart for my Saviour.” 

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Heroes of the Faith: Brother Lawrence

“We should fix ourselves firmly in the presence of God by conversing all the time with Him…we should feed our soul with a lofty conception of God and from that derive great joy in being his.” -Brother Lawrence

Born in 1611 in Hériménil, France, Nicolas Herman grew up during the bloody Thirty Years’ War. At the age of eighteen, Nicolas had a remarkable conversion to Christ. After serving as a footman to the royal treasurer, he decided to enter a monastery in Paris as a lay brother. He took the name, “Lawrence of the Resurrection.”

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