Only one life, a few brief years, Each with its burdens, hopes, and fears; Each with its clays I must fulfill. living for self or in His will; Only one life, 'twill soon be past, Only what s done for Christ will last.

— Charles Studd

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If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.


Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell, I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of Hell.


I realized that my life was to be one of simple, childlike faith, and that my part was to trust, not to do. I was to trust in Him and He would work in me to do His good pleasure. From that time my life was different.


Sometimes I feel... that my cross is heavy beyond endurance... My heart seems worn out and bruised beyond repair, and in my deep loneliness I often wish to be gone, but God knows best, and I want to do every ounce of work He wants me to do.


How little chance the Holy Ghost has nowadays.

The churches and missionary societies have so bound Him in red tape that they practically ask Him to sit in a corner while they do the work themselves.


Funds are low again, hallelujah! That means God trusts us and is willing to leave His reputation in our hands.


True religion is like the smallpox. If you get it, you give it to others and it spreads.


Christ wants not nibblers of the possible, but grabbers of the impossible.


Had I cared for the comments of people, I should never have been a missionary.


I cannot tell you what joy it gave me to bring the first soul to the Lord Jesus Christ. I have tasted almost all the pleasures that this world can give. I do not suppose there is one that I have not experienced, but I can tell you that those pleasures were as nothing compared to the joy that the saving of that one soul gave me.


The light that shines farthest shines brightest nearest home.


Prayer is good; but when used as a substitute for obedience, it is nothing but a blatant hypocrisy... Don't hedge! Time flies! ... Enlist!


About Charles Studd

Quotes 24 sayings
Profession Missionary
Birthday December 2, 1860

Nail the colours to the mast! That is the right thing to do, and, therefore, that is what we must do, and do it now. What colours? The colours of Christ, the work He has given us to do- the evangelization of all the unevangelized.


Real Christians revel in desperate ventures for Christ, expecting from God great things and attempting the same with exhilaration.


For five years we never went outside our doors without a volley of curses from our neighbours.


A good thing to have up your sleeve is a sanctified funny-bone.


My only joys therefore are that when God has given me a work to do, I have not refused it.


Christ wants not nibblers of the possible, but grabbers of the impossible, by faith in the omnipotence, fidelity, and wisdom of the Almighty Saviour Who gave the command. Is there a wall in our path? By our God we will leap over it! Are there lions and scorpions in our way? We will trample them under our feet! Does a mountain bar our progress? Saying, 'Be thou cast into the sea,' we will march on. Soldiers of Jesus! Never surrender!


...I do not say, Don't play games or cricket and so forth. By all means play and enjoy them, giving thanks to Jesus for them. Only take care that games do not become an idol to you as they did to me. What good will it do to anybody in the next world to have been the best player that ever has been? And then think of the difference between that and winning souls for Jesus.


It takes a real man to make a true confession-a Chocolate Soldier will excuse or cloak his sin.


Let us not glide through this world and then slip quietly into heaven, without having blown the trumpet loud and long for our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Let us see to it that the devil will hold a thanksgiving service in hell, when he gets the news of our departure from the field of battle.


Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.


Cease your insults to God, quit consulting flesh and blood.

Stop your lame, lying, and cowardly excuses. Enlist!