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gospel, held their half yearly meet. we had the pleasure of informing ting at Maidstone, Nov. 2, 1802, the public, that the ditrerent deno. when Mr. Guodug, of Lenham, minations of Calvinistic dissenters preached in the afternoon, from in Manchester, had instiruted a Acts vill. 5.; and Mr. Kent, of monthly lecture. With this they Gravesend, in the evening, from have since connected a monthly Isaialilis. 17.; the brethren, Mess, meeting for prayer. Both have Ralph, White, Stanger, senior, been very numerously attended. Podmore, and Poppywell, engaged The association of the several miin prayer.

niiters and congregatious, uniting It was resolved, That Mr. John in these services, has greatly con. Stanger, junior, late student of the tributed to increase that harmony Kent seminary, be employed as an and affection which before subsisted itinerant preacher in this district among them; and they can, from for the next six months, under the experience, recommend the 'utility direction of a committee of settled of such a plan in other large towni, pastors.

and in every place where it is precThe next Meeting to be held at ticable. Encouraged by the happy Maidstone, on Tuesday April 5, effects they have witnessed, they 1803, to meet at eleven in the fore- intend to pursue the design of their

Mr. Rogers, of Eynstord, union, hoping to enjoy the presence is appointed to preach in the even- and blessing of the great Master of ing:

assemblies. The subjects of the MONTHLY LECTURES. lectures for the ensuing year, are as In our number for January last,

follow:Time and Place,


Preachers. ?:n. 5, Nosley Str. The Care of the Soul.

Rev. Mr. Roby Fieb. 2, Lloyd St, The Unsuccessfulness of the Gospel. Bradley Murch 2, Canon St.

Complete Redemption accom-
plished by Clirist.

Jack April 6, Mosley St. The Docirine of the Atonement.

Johnson May 4, Lloyd St. The efficacy of Divine Grace in? 1 Conversion,

Roby June 1, St. George's, Christ the Believer's Life.

Bradley July 6, St.George's,


The Character and Privileges of

Aug 3,St. George's, The Duty of Searching the Scriptures, Roby
Sept. 7, Canon St. The Duty of taking Heed how
we hear

Johnson Oct. 5, Mosley St. The Danger of Delays in Religion. Jack Nov. 2, Lloyd St. {The Importance of Preparation 1

Jolinson for Death. Dec. 7, Canon St. The Duty of Self-Examination,





OCT. 17, 1802, was opened at cupied accordingly. It was opened Wrawby, near Brigg, in Lincoln- by Mr. Clark, of Brigg, who is also shire, á commodious little chapel, minister of this place, by reading bult about twelve years ago for and preaching, afiernoon and eventhe friends of Mr. Westley; but ing, to full congregations, from Ps. the proprietors changing their reli- 1xxxvii 5. and 1 Sam. 7. 12. Slulis views, it was soon after oc

[The Rest of our Intelligence is unavoidably deferred.]


I have been humbled when my pride

Disdadid the yoke ; the scourge a ply'd

Hath taught me io revere :
God of my diss, to thee anew

Then have I found it passing sweet
The tribuary song is due,

To sit suomissive at thy feet,
For life continued here :

And lower ev'ry year,
Spar’d, and supply'd, preserv'd by Thee,
Time's annual circle clos'd I see,

I have been rescu'd when around
And bail ihe new-born year.

The snares of Sin and Death were found;

Thou didst my aid appear :
I have been spar'd,-- who still am found

At thy reoene the temprer tied,
A barrea comb'rer of the ground,

And i escap'd as from the dead,
Deserving stroke severe ;

To end anuifur year.
Puc Thou bast with my manners borne,
And granied yet a space to mourn

God of my life, I gladly own,
My past unfruitful year.

Through all my days thy love hath shone
I have been well supply'd ; -- who fiad In rays of mercy clear:
A body frail, an anxious mind,

Make me obediently depend
Amals of care and fear :

On Ther, my Guide, my Guard, iny Friend,
But Thou hast lighten'd ev'ry load,

For ev'ry fucure year!
And ev'ry needful good bestow'd,

And crown'd with love the year.
I have been well preserv'd throughout,
When evils compassid me about,

And ev'ry foe was near :
Yet ain I safe ; for thy great pow'r My dearest Lord, in love appear,
Has been iny sword, and shield, and tow'r, And banish ev'ry guilty rear ;

And guard, the passing year. Increase my faith, contrın my hope,
I have been guided on my way,

And lift iny drooping spirit up.
A silly wand'rer, apt to stray
And leave my Shepherd dear ;

Shou'd all forsake, my God is kind,
Yet hast thou not thy shecp torsook,

Make me to all thy will resign'd!
but with thy faithful rod and crook

Disease, my outward frame decays ;
Hast led me through the year.

Thy promise can my comforts raise.
I have be-n piloted along

My earthly house is breaking down ;
Ihrough many a shoal and tempest strong, I hear me to thy blisstul throne,
Where I knew not to strer :

To view the Lamo who once wis slain :
I thought chee siambiring on the wave, My life, iny portion, and my gain!
But thou were watchful still, to save
From found'ring all the year.

In Heav'n I shall his praises sing,

And triumph in my glorious King;
I have been taught, — who us'd to spurn His matchless beauties there behoid,
The means to know, and time to learn

And tune his love on harps of gold.
With dull and deafeod ear :
Det nast chou open'd truths divine,

Eye hath not seen, nor ear hath heird
Wish patient precepts, live on line, Whai (id hath for his saints prepard ;
Another Gospel-year.

There Sin and Sorrow never come :
I have been comforted, when woe

I long for this ctcrnal home!
Would sink my fainting spirits low,

E. R.
And urge the secret cear:
Thy visitings have brought relief,
Tay promises have sooth'd my grief,

And made a joyful year.
I've been supported when thy frowa Time was, is past, thou canst not it recall;
With heavy crosses bore me dowli,

Time is, thou hast, employ the port.on
Thy smile my heart would cheer :

small :
Thou gav’se me patience for their length ; ! Time future is not, and may never be ;
And in my weakness perfect strength Time present is the only ume for Thce.
Uphold me all the year.


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The Words translated from Madam Guion, by W. Cooper, Esqa

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Oh then, with supreme affection,

Perfect love has pow'r to soften His paterval will regar!

Cares that might our peace destroy ; If it cost ús some dejection,

Nay, does more, transforms them ofteng Ev'ry sigh has its reward.

Changing sorrow into joj.
Sov'reign love appoints the measure,

And the muniber of our pains :
And is pleas'd when we find pleasure

In the trials he ordains. Cooper's Guian.

Amongst thy happy blood-bought racey

O may we each be found, The praises of redeeming grace

For ever to resound! J.M.


Sung at Sion Chapel. Once more before thy sacred throne,

Lord ! see a youthful race, In humble supplication come,

To seek thy lovely face. Thro' love divine we here are brought,

Where truth divinely shines; Lord, bless the sacred truths we're

And make us thine betimes !
Whilst numbers of our helpless race

Are left to go astray,
May we, as tutor’d by thy grace,

Pursue the narrow way !
Lord, ble:s these means, we humbly

And grant us grace, to prove
That we thy precepts do obey,

From principles of love.
May we revere thy sacred page,

And as we read it o'er,
Our tender minds do thou engage,

Thy blessing to implore !
Let choicest blessings, Lord, descend

On all the hearts of those, Who fain the friendless would befriend,

And so ten others' woes !


CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY. Ye litile dock, whom Heav'n has chosen,

The wonders of its love to know ; In horrid vales, in mountains frozen,

Or where the temp'rate breezes blow; From all your songs of joy I borrow

Delight, that makes a kindred strain ; And ever, in your keepest sorrow,

I feel the bitterness of pain. While in the hallow'd paths ye wander,

Where Deity incarvate trod, I hear the hell-taught tongue of Slan

der Proclaim her wondrous tales abroad. But, 'midst a blended world's reviling,

Ye still your heaw'niy course pursue : Error retires; and Anguish, smiling,

Fixes her grateful eye on you. And shall, my soul, your zeal revering,

In careless indolence remain ! Taught by example so endearing, O, may I never gaze in vain !


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