William Lewis (1753 - 1816) was convinced of the truth as a young man, and made a sincere resolution to follow Christ in a self-denying life. But when the light that had previously visited him with sweet drawings, later allured him into the wilderness and showed him the desert land of his own heart, “the painful conviction quickly ensued,” he relates, “of being in reality wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.” And because the Seed of life was not yet sufficiently rooted in his heart so as to enable him to patiently endure tribulation, he sadly drew back, fell into great despondency, and for some years sought comfort and distraction in lying vanities. But when at thirty-six years of age he was visited with a severe illness, and left to his own thoughts and reflections on his past course, he was mercifully convinced that there was no hope of finding the path of peace except by turning with full purpose of heart unto Him from whom he had so deeply revolted.

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Selection from the Life of William Lewis

William Lewis

Selection from the Life of William Lewis

by: William Lewis

William Lewis (1753 - 1816) was convinced of the truth as a young man, and made a sincere resolution to follow Christ in a self-denying life. But when the light that had previously visited him with sweet drawings, later allured him into the wilderness and showed him the desert land of his own heart, “the painful conviction quickly ensued,” he relates, “of being in reality wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.” And because the Seed of life was not yet sufficiently rooted in his heart so as to enable him to patiently endure tribulation, he sadly drew back, fell into great despondency, and for some years sought comfort and distraction in lying vanities. But when at thirty-six years of age he was visited with a severe illness, and left to his own thoughts and reflections on his past course, he was mercifully convinced that there was no hope of finding the path of peace except by turning with full purpose of heart unto Him from whom he had so deeply revolted. (Original title: Memoirs of the Life and Religious Experience of William Lewis; to Which are Added Extracts from His Letters)

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