O God of the nations, who didst give to thy faithful servant Henry Martyn a brilliant mind, a loving heart, and a gift for languages, that he might translate the Scriptures and other holy writings for the peoples of India and Persia: Inspire in us, we beseech thee, a love like his, eager to commit both life and talents to thee who gavest them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Henry Martyn (1781–1812) lived a short, lonely but fruitful life as a Christian missionary & scholar. He become chaplain to the East India Company in Bengal, ending up translating the New Testament & the Book of Common Prayer into Hindustani & Farsi – https://t.co/DGSl5mx3o6. pic.twitter.com/stOts3KkyC
— Peterborough Cathedral (@pborocathedral) October 19, 2019