Dr. Phillips (Newaddlwyd)
The name of Dr. PHILLIPS, Neuaddlwyd, can
never be separated from the history of religion in
Wales during the first half of the present century.
He was a pioneer of education--especially in the
training of young men for the ministry. It was
pre-eminently a labour of love; his influence therefore
on his pupils, and through them on the churches,
was immense. He was an enthusiast of foreign
missions, and had the pleasure of ordaining three
young men out of his own Church as missionaries.
He was born in the parish of Llanvihangel-ar-Arth,
Caermarthenshire, March 29, 1772, and died
December 2, 1842. A few single verses of his
are very popular--none more so than the one translated thus:
Once again the world shall see
Him who went to Calvary,
Sitting throned in high command,
With the balance in His hand:
All of every time and place
Shall be weighed before His face:
Seek, my soul, the pearl most rare,
That will turn the balance there!