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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 different denowhen Mr. Gooding, of Lenham, minations of Calvinistic dissenters preached in the afternoon, from in Manchester, had instituted a Acts vill. s.; and Mr. Kent, of monthly lecture. With this they Gravesend, in the evening, from have since connected, a monthly Isaiahliv. 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.

nisters 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 towns, pastors.

and in every place where it is pracThe 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 noon. Mr. Rogers, of Eynsford, 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.

Subjects.

Preachers. Jan, 5, Mosley Str. The Care of the Soul.

Rev. Mr. Roby Feb. 2, Lloyd St. The Unsuccessfulness of the Gospel. Bradley March 2, Canon St.

Complete Redemption accom? plished by Christ.

} Jack April 6, Mosley St. Thc Doctrine of the Atonement.

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

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

Bradley Believers.

Jack Aug 3,St.George's, The Duty of Searching the Scriptures, Roby Sept. 7, Canɔn St. {The Duty of taking Heed how 1 we hear.

Johnson Oct. 5, Mosley St. The Danger of Delays in Religion. Jack for Death.

Johnson Dec. 7, Canon St. The Duty of Self-Examination.

Bradley

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CHAPEL OPENED.

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 built about twelve years ago for and preaching, afternoon and even the friends of Mr. Westley; but ing, to full congregations, from Ps. the proprietors changing their reli. lxxxvii. 5. and i Sam. 7. 12. givus views, it was soon after oc

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REFLECTIONS

I have been hombled when my pride
ON THE NEW YEAR.

Disduind the yoke ; the scourge a ply'd

Hath taught me to revere : Gop of my dáss, to thee anew

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

To sit submissive 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'a I see,

I have been rescu'd when around
And hail the new-born year.

The snares of Sin and Death were found ; I have been spar'd, who still am found

Thou didst my aid appear:

At thy reorke the tempter died,
A barren camb’rer of the ground,

And i esca'd as from the dead,
Deserving stroke sevexe ;

To end anviher year.
Put Thou bast with my manners borne,
And granted 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 find In rays of mercy clear :
A tody frail, an anxious mind,

Make me obediently depend
A mass of care and fear :

On Thee, my Guide, my Guard, iny Friends But Thou hast lighten'd ev'ry load,

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

ALIQUIS
Abd crowa'd with love the year.
I have been well preserved throughout,
When evils compass’d me about,

HYMN UNDER AFFICTION,
And ev'ry foe was near :
Yet am 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 fear ;

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

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

Should all forsake, my God is kind,
Yet hast thou not thy sheep foi sook,

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 he:n piloted along

My earthly house is breaking down ; Through many a shoal and tempest strong, o hear me to thy blissful throne, Where I knew not to steer :

To view the Lamb who once was slain : I thought thee slumb'ring on the wave, My life, iny portion, and my gain ! But thou wert watchful sull, to save From found'ring all the year.

In Heav'o 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 deafen'd ear : Y hast thou open'd truths divine, Eye hath not seen, nor ear hath heard With patient precepts, live on 'line, What God hath for his saints prepar'd ; Another Gospel-year.

There Sio and Sorrow never come :
I have been comforted, when woe I long for this etcraal home!
Would sink my fainting spirits low,

E. R.
And erge i he secret tear:
Thy visitings have brought relief,
Tay promises have sootli'd ray grief,

AN ESTIMATE OF TIME.
And made a joyful year.
I've been supported when thy frown Time was, is past, thou canst not it recall ;
With heavy crosses bore me down,

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

small :
Thou gav'si me patience for their length ; ! Time futur: is not, and may never be ;
And in my weakness perfect strength Time present is the only uime for Thce.
Uphold me and the year.

ALIQUIS.

THE MUSIC BY SHULTZ. The Words translated from Madam Guion, by W. Cooper, Esqa

Jea-lous, and with live o'er -flowing, God demands a fer - vent heart;

Glace and boun-ty still be stow-ing, Calls us

to

a grate - ful

'part.

Oh then, with supreme affeciion,

Perfect love has pow'r to soften His paternal will regard !

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

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

Changing sorrow into joy.
Sou'reign love appoints the measure,

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

In the trials lic ordains. Cooper's Guion.

Amongst thy happy blood-bought racey

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

For ever to resound! J.M.

SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN,

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

taught,
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

pray,
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 soften others' woes !

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CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY. Ye little flock,whom Heav'n has chosen,

The wouders 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 incarnate trod, I hear the hell-taught tonguc of Slan

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

Ye still your heaw'nly 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 !

ALZIRA

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