Selections from The Story of John G. Paton
G. Paton (1824-1907) was a Scottish missionary to the New Hebrides.
Before sailing there with his newly wed wife in 1858, he was a
city missionary in Glasgow for ten years. Paton began work on
Tanna, an island inhabited by savage cannibals and later worked
on the island of Aniwa. He gave to the Aniwan people the first
hymnbook in their own language and translated the New Testament
into their language. Other well-known servants of Christ who lived
during this time of history include missionaries James Chalmers,
Mary Slessor and Hudson Taylor; evangelist D.L. Moody, preacher
Charles Spurgeon, and hymn writers Fanny Crosby and Ira Sankey.