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Rev Hope Hull

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Rev Hope Hull

Birth
Campbell, Worcester County, Maryland, USA
Death
4 Oct 1818 (aged 55)
Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, USA
Burial
Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, USA GPS-Latitude: 33.9504444, Longitude: -83.3688194
Plot
EH 8
Memorial ID
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Rev. Hope Hull. What a powerhouse filled with the Holy Spirit of God! Considered by many to be the father of American Methodism in the State of Georgia, he preached, prayed and sang at every turn. His interest was to minister the Word of God to the humble country people. In the handwritten journal of Rev. Thomas Griffin, he said of his own pre-salvation experience: "It was like a man looking one way but rowing another." (p. 110)
Thomas Griffin was developing an interest in spiritual things and wrote in 1841 about his conversion in 1808 in GA: "There was to be a two days meeting held at Pope's Chapel in Oglethorpe- (county). Hope Hull and James Russell were to hold it in connection to Benjamin Blanton. Several of our relatives, my mother and myself went to meet them, I well recollect that I thought James Russell an enthusiast. Hope Hull came down and sang a hymn that made the flesh tremble on me, and caused an awful sense of the hereafter to press on my mind that has not lost its charm though it was 32 years ago it was sung."

Let Thy kingdom, blessed savior
come and bid our warring cease
come oh come, and reign forever
God of love and prince of peace.
Visit now poor bleeding Zion
hear thy people moan and weep
day and night thy lambs are crying
the good shepherd, feed thy sheep.
(The Good Shepherd)

"I think it was the first time I had ever heard it sung. Mrs. Patrick broke forth and shouted. It fell on me like a shock. There was a small class there composed of the Popes, Hills, Benjamin Blanton, Mr. Thurman, and William Patrick. They were a STEADY, ORDERLY PEOPLE."
(Rev. Thomas Griffin- Journal, p. 41-53)

NOTE:
May God help us if we are NOT a STEADY, ORDERLY Christian people. The best testimony any individual Christian can have is to be known as a STEADY, ORDERLY person and as a corporate body such as a Church fellowship of believers--- to have the reputation of being a STEADY, ORDERLY PEOPLE!
That is precisely the type of a person that the Lord Jesus Christ Himself WAS and IS and WILL BE!

Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Good_Shepherd_(song) "Good Shepherd" is a traditional song, most known as recorded by Jefferson Airplane on their 1969 album Volunteers. It was arranged and sung by the group's guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, who described their interpretation of it as psychedelic folk-rock.
Called by nearly a dozen different names and with varying words, melodies and purpose but common themes, the song's history reflects many of the evolutionary changes and cross-currents of American music. It begins early in the 19th century with a backwoods preacher who wrote hymns, persists through that century, manifests itself in a 1930s gospel blues recording done in a prison by a blind axe murderer, and sees use in the 1950s as a folk song, before attaining its realization by Jefferson Airplane. Several of these different variants of the song are still performed in the 21st century.

Judge in yourselves how badly we need today the unbending integrity of spiritual leadership as manifested by THAT generation of Christians such as Rev. Hope Hull of GA, Rev. Robert Sayers Sheffey of VA and Rev. Thomas Griffin of LA and MS in early America.
Amen.

R.I.P.
2014

NOTE: Rev. Thomas Griffin was my great uncle, three times removed if I'm correct in my calculations. He was born in VA, came with his parents and siblings to Greene Co., GA in 1792. He was converted at Pope's Chapel in Oglethorpe County and was a close friend of Rev. Hope Hull and other early Methodists in the region. I think I'll keep the active management of Rev. Hope Hull and wife on Find A Grave while I continue researching this family and add additional details to the memorial. We plan a road trip to Athens and Oglethorpe the summer of 2014 and plan to visit a number of graves including the Hull family plot.
--Silas Griffin
Rev. Hope Hull. What a powerhouse filled with the Holy Spirit of God! Considered by many to be the father of American Methodism in the State of Georgia, he preached, prayed and sang at every turn. His interest was to minister the Word of God to the humble country people. In the handwritten journal of Rev. Thomas Griffin, he said of his own pre-salvation experience: "It was like a man looking one way but rowing another." (p. 110)
Thomas Griffin was developing an interest in spiritual things and wrote in 1841 about his conversion in 1808 in GA: "There was to be a two days meeting held at Pope's Chapel in Oglethorpe- (county). Hope Hull and James Russell were to hold it in connection to Benjamin Blanton. Several of our relatives, my mother and myself went to meet them, I well recollect that I thought James Russell an enthusiast. Hope Hull came down and sang a hymn that made the flesh tremble on me, and caused an awful sense of the hereafter to press on my mind that has not lost its charm though it was 32 years ago it was sung."

Let Thy kingdom, blessed savior
come and bid our warring cease
come oh come, and reign forever
God of love and prince of peace.
Visit now poor bleeding Zion
hear thy people moan and weep
day and night thy lambs are crying
the good shepherd, feed thy sheep.
(The Good Shepherd)

"I think it was the first time I had ever heard it sung. Mrs. Patrick broke forth and shouted. It fell on me like a shock. There was a small class there composed of the Popes, Hills, Benjamin Blanton, Mr. Thurman, and William Patrick. They were a STEADY, ORDERLY PEOPLE."
(Rev. Thomas Griffin- Journal, p. 41-53)

NOTE:
May God help us if we are NOT a STEADY, ORDERLY Christian people. The best testimony any individual Christian can have is to be known as a STEADY, ORDERLY person and as a corporate body such as a Church fellowship of believers--- to have the reputation of being a STEADY, ORDERLY PEOPLE!
That is precisely the type of a person that the Lord Jesus Christ Himself WAS and IS and WILL BE!

Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Good_Shepherd_(song) "Good Shepherd" is a traditional song, most known as recorded by Jefferson Airplane on their 1969 album Volunteers. It was arranged and sung by the group's guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, who described their interpretation of it as psychedelic folk-rock.
Called by nearly a dozen different names and with varying words, melodies and purpose but common themes, the song's history reflects many of the evolutionary changes and cross-currents of American music. It begins early in the 19th century with a backwoods preacher who wrote hymns, persists through that century, manifests itself in a 1930s gospel blues recording done in a prison by a blind axe murderer, and sees use in the 1950s as a folk song, before attaining its realization by Jefferson Airplane. Several of these different variants of the song are still performed in the 21st century.

Judge in yourselves how badly we need today the unbending integrity of spiritual leadership as manifested by THAT generation of Christians such as Rev. Hope Hull of GA, Rev. Robert Sayers Sheffey of VA and Rev. Thomas Griffin of LA and MS in early America.
Amen.

R.I.P.
2014

NOTE: Rev. Thomas Griffin was my great uncle, three times removed if I'm correct in my calculations. He was born in VA, came with his parents and siblings to Greene Co., GA in 1792. He was converted at Pope's Chapel in Oglethorpe County and was a close friend of Rev. Hope Hull and other early Methodists in the region. I think I'll keep the active management of Rev. Hope Hull and wife on Find A Grave while I continue researching this family and add additional details to the memorial. We plan a road trip to Athens and Oglethorpe the summer of 2014 and plan to visit a number of graves including the Hull family plot.
--Silas Griffin


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