“The Lord Is My Shepherd”:
and Other Papers
by Hamilton Smith
£8.25 (UK); $12.75 (USA) - available from STP or online bookshops.
- ISBN-10: 0-9511515-5-X
- ISBN-13: 978-0-9511515-5-6
- Price: £8.25
- Binding: Paperback
- Publication date: 18 August 2020
- Author: Hamilton Smith
- Edition: Revised
- Series: Understanding Christianity
- Height: 216 mm
- Pages: 140 pages
- BIC Subject heading: HRCG9; HRCV2
- Place of publication: Crewe, England
- Publisher: ScriptureTruth Publications
- Distributor: Lightning Source
This collection of 14 meditations on a variety of Scriptural subjects, including individual Psalms, incidents in the Gospels, and chapters in the Epistles, is an excellent introduction to the ministry of Hamilton Smith. The author’s aim is to encourage in Christians a greater appreciation of Christ and growth into His likeness.
This book of devotional meditations looks at Old Testament passages in Psalms 23, 16 and 121, and the fourth chapter of the Song of Solomon; the letter to the Philippians; studies in Philippians chapter 4 and 2 Corinthians chapter 3; character studies from the Gospels on Mary and Martha, the Apostle John, and Mary of Bethany; and further New Testament meditations on “following Jesus”, “abiding”, three “one thing” statements, and “the brokenhearted”.
This revised edition provides improved layout, additional references for quoted Bible passages, together with source information for prose and poetry works quoted by the author.
Other Books by Hamilton Smith are available from STP.
Table of Contents
Foreword; “The Lord Is My Shepherd”, The Love that will not let me go, The Disciple whom Jesus loved, “One Thing”, The Loveliness of Christ, Seven Exhortations, Christian Experience, The Garden of the Lord, “Abide in Me”, Epistles of Christ, In His Steps, At His Feet, The Lord Thy Keeper, The Brokenhearted.
Hamilton Smith (1862-1943), born in Barnes, Surrey, the son of a sea captain, was employed in the office of his uncle’s building firm, where he was later joined by his cousin F B Hole. By 1901, married and living in Sutton, Surrey, with his wife and young family, he had retired from the building trade and entered full-time upon the task of building up the church of God. Later in life, he moved to Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, his wife Rachel’s home county.
His personal ministry was delivered in the United Kingdom, but his written ministry continues to be read worldwide. Along with H P Barker, A J Pollock, J T Mawson and F B Hole he frequently contributed articles to “Scripture Truth” magazine, which often provided the basis for books later published by the Central Bible Truth Depôt.
Hamilton Smith’s written expositions of the Scriptures are brief: in keeping with a desire “to be nothing and to give Christ all the glory”. Yet they are clear and very much to the point: “If we present doctrines with all the arguments for and against, leaving our hearers to judge whether it be true or not, we shall hardly be speaking with authority, but rather as those who are groping for the truth. We are to speak as those who, by grace, know the certainty of the truth they proclaim.” He is probably best known for his Old Testament character studies, but he also wrote topical studies and expositions of Bible books