If he has work for me to do, I cannot die!

Henry Martyn (1781–1812)

While in college, Henry Martyn was stirred by the missions interests of his pastor Charles Simeon of Holy Trinity Church as well as by reading the journals of David Brainerd, the Puritan missionary in North America.

Henry was a “Senior Wrangler” at the prestigious Cambridge University. That meant he graduated first among the honor students in his class. His field was mathematics.

Martyn’s New Testament was the first translation into Persian since the fifth century.

My favorite quote of his: “Whether life or death be mine, may Christ be magnified in me.  If He has work for me to do, I cannot die.”


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