THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY
AND THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND
ZENANA MISSIONARY SOCIETY
PUNJAB AND SINDH
BY THE LATE
REV. ROBERT CLARK, M.A.
Edited and revised by
ROBERT MACONACHIE,' LATE I.C.S.
Robert Clark was a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, being 28th Wrangler in 1850. In 1851 he went out as one of the first two English missionaries to the Punjab, his comrade being the Rev. T. H. Fitzpatrick. He started successively the important Missions at Amritsar, at Peshawar, and in Kashmir. He assisted T. V. French to found the Lahore Divinity College; he established the Alexandra Christian Girls' Boarding-school; he organized the Punjab Native Church Council; he was for years the Hon. Secretary of the Punjab Bible Society and the Punjab Religious Book
Society. He helped the Rev. Dr. Imad-ud-din to prepare Commentaries in the Urdu language on St. Matthew, St. John, and the Acts. When the Diocese of Lahore was established in 1877, and the Punjab and Sindh Missions were removed from the administration of the Calcutta Corresponding Committee, he became Secretary to the new Punjab and Sindh Corresponding Committee, which office he held for twenty years. His knowledge of the work was, naturally, unequalled. He laboured for nearly half a century; and almost all the stations and the various agencies described in this book were started by him or under his auspices. He died on May 16th, 1900, honoured and beloved by all who knew him.
The Punjab Mission is now fifty years old; and in no way can its jubilee be better commemorated than by the publication of such a work as this. No one can read its chapters without perceiving the hand of God in the successive developments of the work, and in the fruit vouchsafed to the labours of the missionaries. The field has been in many ways a hard one. There have been as yet no mass movements towards Christianity, as formerly in Tinnevelly and latterly in Uganda. But the grace of God has been conspicuously manifested, and the diligent seed-sowing has already
been rewarded by at least the earnest of a coming abundant harvest.