Francis Asbury

Francis Asbury (HMKUM)

Location: Richmond, VA 23223
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 31.992', W 77° 25.541'

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To the glory of God
and in grateful memory of
Francis Asbury
Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church
in America

An apostle whose only home was his saddle,
his parish the continent.
With fervent love for his Lord and a zeal that never flagged
this lifelong missionary sought the people
in the van of the advancing pioneers,
made strong the moral foundations of the Commonwealth,
and built up the Kingdom of God.

Carried from his bed, frail and spent,
to the Methodist church which stood on this spot
he preached, March 24, 1816, his last sermon.

Happy if with my latest breath
I may but gasp His name;
Preach Him to all and cry in death
"Behold, behold the Lamb!"

Dedicated by the Methodists of Richmond, Virginia, October 27, 1921,
The one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of his landing in America.
Year Placed1921
Placed ByMethodists of Richmond
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 4:46pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285671 N 4156789
Decimal Degrees37.53320000, -77.42568333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.992', W 77° 25.541'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 59.52" N, 77° 25' 32.46" W
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Area Code(s)757, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1900 E Franklin St, Richmond VA 23223, US
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