Elias Boudinot was the first president of the American Bible Society and was also the president of the United States Continental Congress in 1783. His gravestone in Burlington, New Jersey, refurbished by modern admirers, says of him, “His death was the triumph of the Christian faith, the consummation of hope, the dawn and pledge of endless felicity.” In addition, those who loved him added this bit of verse:
“To those who knew him not no word can paint
And those who knew him
Know all words are faint.
Mark the perfect man and behold
The upright for the end of that man is peace.”
What a great legacy for all who love God and his Word.
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