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THE SONG - "THE LIFE & LEGACY
OF MR. Eternity"
like to tell you the story, the one of mr. E
his real name was Arthur Stace
This trophy of God's grace joined the human race,
back at the last century, in the Balmain slums
Home was hell for this young lad, with a desperate
mum and a drunkard dad.
the first half of his wretched life was torn
by sin and left in strife.
He spent more time in jail than school, for breaking
the law and being a fool
and almost followed his family into a Christless
the age of 45, uttterly lost and barely alive,
he went into St. Barnabas to see, what
else he could get for free,
besides a rock cake and a cup of tea.
He found Godís grace and mercy in the
love of Christ on Calvary.
convicted he went out in the dark,
and walked across to the park,
and under a Morton bay fig tree, he
cried "Lord be merciful to me".
He trusted Christ and believed, eternal
life he received,
from sin and shame he was set free.
and was saved for E
November '42, God was working in and through, the evangelist John G. Ridley.
He preached so eloquently "the echoes
and wished that all of Sydney, would hear that
With conviction from on high, Arthur Stace began
as he left and went for a walk, he had with him
a piece of chalk,
outside the church in Burton street, and right
there by his small feet,
began a life long ministry, the writing of "E
July '67, Arthur Stace went to heaven, at the ripe old age of 83.
He entered and saw finally that place he wrote
and the Saviour he loved dearly whom he served
The life of little Arthur Stace, reflects
the mercy and the grace,
of God who is great in his love, he even left
his throne above,
for a cruel death on this earth, to give the
repentant second birth,
and for sinners like you and me, he stepped
down and crossed E
the lifetime of the Almighty.
You've got to meet E
where will you spend E
Where will it be where will it be? will heaven
or hell be your destiny?
Call on Godís grace and mercy, in the love
of Christ on Calvary.
With the love of Christ
Text ©Peter Rahme AD 2000. - 40 Cardigan Rd Greenacre
NSW 2190 Australia Tel (+61 2) 9742 5716; Fax (+61 2) 9742 5715 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Rahme AD 2000.
For more copies or for the Gospel tract version or the
60 minutes audio tape, contact the writer.
Photos supplied by: Ramon Williams; A
scene from the film "Mr Eternity" by Liz Hughes - RoninFilms; Eternity
on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, -C. Kirton and W. Cardwell Eternity Production
Design;Arthur Stace-Rex Beaver; St Barnabasí Church, - Rev R Forsyth
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COPYRIGHT FEB 2000 AD
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