Richard De Courcy

Richard De Courcy (1743-1803) was an Anglican sovereign grace preacher and hymn-writer. His gospel labours grew after meeting George Whitefield and receiving an invitation from Lady Huntingdon to fill the pulpits in her chapels. He attracted large crowds, often provoking the Arminians by his forceful proclamations of sovereign grace, incurring their slur and slander. In 1774, he was appointed Vicar of St. Alkmond's, Shrewsbury, a position he held until his death twenty-nine years later.

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    The Life And Ministry Of Richard De Courcy

    Richard De Courcy was born in Ireland in 1743 or 1744. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. As the Irish bishops would not ordain him, probably because of his Calvinistic sentiments, he left Ireland, and came to England, when he immediately waited upon Whitefield. On being introduced, Whitefield took off his cap, and, showing De Courcy a scar on his head, said, "I got this wound in your country for preaching Christ;" alluding to a time when he was once nearly stoned to death by the Papists. Through the influence of Lady Huntingdon, De Courcy was ordained by the Bishop of Lichfield, when he joined her ladyship, and preached in many of her chapels. Multitudes flocked to hear him, notwithstanding that the Arminians cautioned…

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    Jesus, At Thy Command

    Psalm 107:23-32: "They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; these see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep. For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their…