George Muller  (1805-1898AD)

George Muller

From an oil painting owned by W. H. Harding and printed in his "The Life Of George Müller" 1914AD.

Evangelical preacher and founder of Ashley Down Orphan Houses at Bristol.

GEORGE MÜLLER (1805-98) was the founder of a celebrated Orphanage at Bristol in 1836. He was born at Kroppenstaedt, near Halberstadt, Germany in 1805 but later became a British citizen. He studied at the gymnasium of Nordhausen and the university of Halle, and had a license to preach in the Lutheran establishment. According to his own account his early youth had been very sinful until about 1825 when he was converted by the Lord through contact with a group of devout Christians.

In 1829 he came to London to take up an appointment with the Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews; but owing to his poor health he resigned  after a few months and settled on the coast at Teignmouth, Devon, where he associated himself with the Plymouth Brethren and first began to preach to the local community. It was there that he married the sister of Mr. Graves of Exeter, who until her death proved a zealous fellow-worker in carrying out the orphanage scheme.

Believing that temporal as well as spiritual needs could be supplied through faith and prayer, he abolished pew rents and refused a salary, supporting himself and his charitable work with offerings from his followers. Two years later he moved to Bristol, where he devoted his life to the care of orphan children, relying on voluntary contributions which flowed in through the deep impression made by his "Narrative of the Lord's Dealings with George Müller".

The home for destitute children bereaved of both parents was opened at Bristol in May, 1836, and a year later the orphans numbered sixty-four. The orphanage gradually grew until in 1875 two thousand orphans were receiving food and clothing, and a Christian education fitted to prepare them for situations suited to their character and circumstances.

The yearly revenue of the establishment in 1875 was about £36,000, and it was from first to last, to quote George Müller’s own words, maintained “as the result of prayer to God, no one ever having been applied to by me for a single farthing.” The funds, without ever asking for them, always came in as they were needed. On other worthy projects, missionary and educational, he spent well over £200,000 obtained in the same way. These were considerable sums for those days.  An orphanage so begun, and carried on in such a way and with such obvious success, was without precedent at that time.

At the age of 70, leaving this work in the capable hands of his daughter and her husband, James Wright, Müller set out with his second wife on a preaching mission to Europe, America, India, Australia, and China extending over 17 years. He died at Bristol.

 


George Muller

COUNSEL TO CHRISTIANS.

 

BY

 

GEORGE MÜLLER.

 

 

London:

FOURTH EDITION,

J. NISBET & CO., BERNERS STREET, W.

JOHN F. SHAW & CO., 48, PATERNOSTER ROW, E.C.

 

Bristol:

W. MACK, 75, PARR STREET.

THE BIBLE AND TRACT WAREHOUSE OF THE

SCRIPTURAL KNOWLEDGE INSTITUTION FOR HOME AND ABROAD

78, PARK STREET,

And through all Booksellers.

1878AD

PREFACE & CONTENTS. docx rtf pdf

COUNSELS TO CONVERTS. docx  rtf  pdf

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COUNSELS TO CONVERTS (continued.)  docx  rtf  pdf  

THE GOD OF JESHURUN. docx  rtf  pdf  

THE SECRET OF PREVAILING PRAYER. docx  rtf  pdf  

THE BRIDE OF CHRIST. docx  rtf  pdf 

THE POWER OF THE KING. docx  rtf  pdf 

THE KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST. docx  rtf  pdf 

TRANSFORMED IN MIND. docx  rtf  pdf  


Sermons and Addresses

 BY

 GEORGE MÜLLER,

 The Founder of the Ashley Down Orphan Houses, Bristol.

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 COPYRIGHT.            ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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BRISTOL:

W. J. MACK & CO., 52, Park Row.

 

LONDON:

S. W. PARTRIDGE & CO., 8 and 9, Paternoster Row;

THE BOOK SOCIETY, 28, Paternoster Row.

1898AD

 

1. "Trustin the Lord." (98k) pdf (101k) docx (31k)  Proverbs iii. 5-17. A Sermon Preached at Bethesda Chapel, Great George Street, Bristol, on Sunday Evening, May 30th. 1897.

2. The Twenty-Third Psalm. (90K) pdf (87k) docx (27k)   A Sermon preached at Bethesda Chapel, Great George Street, Bristol, on Sunday evening, June 20th, 1897--Jubilee Sunday.

3. "The God of All Grace . . ." (103k) pdf (52k) docx (27k) A Sermon preached at Bethesda Chapel, Great George Street, Bristol, on Sunday Evening, March 28th, 1897.

4. Yet I Will Rejoice in the Lord. (74k) pdf (44k) docx (24k) A Sermon preached at Bethesda Chapel, Great George Street, Bristol, on Sunday Evening, June 13th, 1897.

5. The Lord's Prayed. (94k) pdf (38k) docx (28k) A Sermon preached at Bethesda Chapel, Great George Street, Bristol, on Sunday Evening, March 21st,1897.

6. Lost Sheep, Lost Coin, Prodigal Son. (94k) pdf (53k) docx (25k)  Luke xv. A Sermon Preached at Bethesda Chapel, Great George Street, Bristol, on Sunday Evening, July 4th. 1897.

7. Paul's Thorn in the Flesh. (112k) pdf (51k) docx (27k) 2 Corinthians xii. 7-9. A Sermon Preached at Bethesda Chapel, Great George Street, Bristol, on Sunday Evening, July 11th. 1897.