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 Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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Charles Haddon Spurgeon Famous memorial

Birth
Kelvedon, Braintree District, Essex, England
Death 31 Jan 1892 (aged 57)
Menton, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Burial West Norwood, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England
Plot 24395, Square 38
Memorial ID 1203 View Source

Religious Leader. Known as the "Prince of Preachers," Charles Spurgeon was among the most legendary ministers of the Christian Gospel in history. His theological viewpoints were largely Calvinistic, Reformed Baptist, and anti-Catholic. A world-renowned pastor at London's Metropolitan Tabernacle pulpit, Spurgeon preached eloquent, unforgettable, deeply-moving sermons to faithful Christians of all ages. In 1856, he was the founder of Spurgeon's College, an Evangelical school of historic significance in London, which is still in operation today. The college has supplied England with numerous pastors as well as missionaries around the world. He preached over 3,600 sermons in his lifetime, and penned nearly 50 Bible commentaries, which are in high circulation long after his passing and translated to numerous languages. Audiences would surpass over 10,000 at Exeter and Surrey Music Halls, where he led many to Christ as a result of his magnificently-delivered talks. At the close of 1857, a tragic event took place at Surrey Gardens Music Hall, when a visitor yelled, "Fire!" and a stampede resulted in several deaths. Spurgeon was devastated and mourned for the rest of his early life. Spurgeon's legacy has influenced hundreds of thousands of Christians worldwide, in many religious sects of the Protestant and Non-Denominational faiths. Born the oldest of seventeen children, he converted from Congregational to a fundamentalist Baptist minister, starting to preach at age sixteen. He distrusted the scientific methods and philological approach of modern Biblical criticism and, in 1887, left the increasingly-liberal Baptist Union. He married Susannah Thompson on January 8, 1856. In September of 1857, the couple became parents of twin sons. She supported her husband's efforts by obtaining monetary funds to supply 3,058 theological books to impoverished pastors by 1874, and nine years later, she distributed 71,000 more copies. He will be fondly remembered by all who were deeply moved by his works, and remain highly respected as one of the most noteworthy "giants of the faith" of times past. He suffered from painful arthritis and Bright's Disease before his death. "We shall soon have to handle truth, not with kid gloves, but with gauntlets, – the gauntlets of holy courage and integrity. Go on, ye warriors of the cross, for the King is at the head of you." - C.H. Spurgeon

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Inscription

Here lies the body of
CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON
Waiting for the appearing of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ
Also that of his dearly beloved wife, SUSANNAH
Born January 15, 1832, Died October 22, 1903
His love in time past forbids me to think
He'll leave me at last my trouble to __
Each sweet Ebenezer I have in review
Con__ his good pleasure to help me quite through
Some __ that I meet shall work for my good
The __ is sweet, the medicine food.
__ at present will __ before long
And think of how pleasant the conquerers song

2 Timothy 4 Chapter 8 Ver.
I have fought a good fight
I have finished my course
I have kept the faith, thenceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord the righteous Judge shall give me at that day and not to me only but unto all them also that love his appearing.

This monument was erected in loving memory of C.H. SPURGEON
who was born at Keveldon Essex June 19th, 1834
and fell asleep in Jesus at Mentone France January 31, 1892

E'er since by faith I saw the stream
Thy flowing wounds supply
Redefining love has been my theme
And shall be til I die
Then in a nobler sweeter song
I'll sing Thy power to save
When this poor lisping stammering tongue
Lies silent in the grave.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 1203
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1203/charles-haddon-spurgeon : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Haddon Spurgeon (19 Jun 1834–31 Jan 1892), Find a Grave Memorial ID 1203, citing West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium, West Norwood, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find a Grave .