Imatges de pÓgina
PDF
EPUB

RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE,

37 I have heard of your family-trials, able, without his will, to destroy and sincerely sympathize with you. a hair of our head. His will is, that May you find that the consolations all should turn to him, and obtaia of God are not small in times of salyation; and this is, no doubt, peculiar need! My sincere love to the aim of all the great and small all your friends, and the ministers revolutions which are now passing of your acquaintance ;' to all of in the world, with which a child of whom I am unknown, except Mr. God has nothing to do, but to stand Scott of the Lock, whom I highly still ;-10 pray that our compassionesteem. I am very affectionately ate Redeemer may obtain his great yours, WM. CAREY. aim, both with himself and with all

poor sinners;

patiently to submit Extract of a Litter from a

to every yoke ;-10 follow the com

mand and example of our Lord and pious Lady in Switzerland.

Master, “ Render unto Cæsar the Basil, Nov. 4, 1802.

things which are Cæsar's, and unto Respected Friend in Christ Jesus,

God the things which are God's;''You would have heard some to endeavour, through God's grace, weeks sooner from your Basil

more and more to disengage his friends, but we hoped, at the same

heart from all attachment to the time, to be able to give you some

things of this world, that when the account of the fate of Switzerland, cry is heard," Escape for thy life! and of our own fate ; but as yet, ali Look not behind thee!" we may be is involved in darkness, and will ready to follow the command of our probably continue so for some time. Lord and Saviour ; and, in confi. Mr. H. will probably give you a

dent reliance upon hiin, to forwake circumstantial account of all the houses, business, friends, and relalate occurrences of our poor coun

tions:--to trim our lamps with the try ; I will, therefore, confine my- oil of faith, that whenever the self" to what regards ourselves. bridegroom calls, we may go to Thanks and praises be to God that

nicet him. These, muchesteeined we fare so well! We have hither. Friend, are the sentiments and feelto been enabled to consider all oc. ings of our hearts; yet I must add, currences as proceeding from the not as though I had already attain. hand of our dear Saviour, and to ed, but I follow after it; and He receive them in that light; yea,

who has given me the will (for that we are fully persuaded that all the is undoubtedly his gift) will also powers of man, combined with all enable me to perform. the powers of darkness, are not

Yours, &c.

ASSOCIATIONS,

SEPT. 22. The Members of the Associations met again, at seven STAFFORDSHIRE, SHROPSHIRE, o'clock in the morning, when it and CHESHIRE Associations, as- was resolved, That they should, sembled at the Meeting-house of with the assistance of their respecthe Rev. Mr. Sipions, Stafford. tive lay-friends, form a Society for Mr. Morelcy, of Hanley, preached the support of the Widows and in the evening. The service closed Children of Deceased Ministers, with the administration of the and their own support, in case of Lord's Supper. Messrs. Brook, of superannuation, or other incapaTutbury; Wilson, of Drayton; city for public labour. – Messrs. Whitteridge, of Oswestry; Wil Whitteridge, Moreley, and Kidd, liams, of Stone ; Smith, of Leek; were ordered to prepare a plan Pritchard, of Cheadle; and Ches against the next meeting. ters, of Uttoxeter, engaged in dif. The Dissenting Ministers of the Ierent parts of the services. WEST KENT district, united for

Da the 23d, the ministers of the extending the ministration of the

[ocr errors]

gospel, held theirhalf yearly meet. we had the pleasure of informing iing at Alaidstone, Nov. 2, 1802, the public, that the ditterent deno. when Mr. Gooding, of Lenham, minations of Calvinistie dissenters preacher in the afternoon, froin in Manchester, had instituted a 3cts viii. 5.; and Mr. Kent, of morthly 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 nuinerously attended. Podmore, and Poppywell, engaged The association of the several mi. in prayer.

nisters and congregations, uniting It was resolved, That Mr. John in these services, has greatly conStanger, 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, froin for the next six inonths, 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 tappy 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

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

follow : Time and Place,

Subiecis.

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

Rev. Mr. Roby Feb. 2, Lloyd St. The Unsuccesstulness of the Gospel. Bradley March 2, Canon St. Complete, Redemption accom; plished by Christ.

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

Jolinson May 4, Lloyd St. The efficacy of Divine Grace in Conversion.

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

Bradley July 6, St.George's,

'
Believers.

Jack 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 inportance of Preparation
for Death,

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

Bradley

[ocr errors]

}

} {

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, a commodious little chapel, minister of this place, by reading built about twelve years ago for and preaching, afternoon and eventhe friends of Mr. Westley ; but ing, to full congregations, froin Ps. ihe proprietors changing their reli- lxxxvii. 5. and Sam. 7. 12. Sous views, it was soon after oc

[The Rest of our Intelligence is unavoidably deferred.]

POETRY.

REFLECTIONS

I have been hambled when my pride

Disdan'd the yoke; the scourge apply'd ON THE NEW YEAR.

Hath taught me to revere : Gap of my days, to chee anew

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

Tu sit submissive at thy teel,
For life concinued here :

And lower ev'ry year.
Syar’d, and apply'd, preserv'd by Thee,
Ture's annual circle clos'd I see,

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

I ne snares of Sin and Death were found;

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

At thy rebuke the tempter tlod,
A borren cuinb'rer of the ground,

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

To end another year.
Bus Thou hast with my manners borne,
Asd granted yet a space to mourn God of my life, I gladly owv),
My past untrustiul year.

Through all my days thy love hath shone I have been well supply'd ; — who find

In rays of mercy clar:
A buey freil, an anxious mind,

Make me obediendly depend
A mals of care and fear :

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

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

ALIQUISE And crown'd with love the

year. I have been well preserv'd throughout, When evils compass'd me about,

HYMN UNDER AFFICTION.
And ev'ry foe was near :
Yet am I safe ; for thy great pow's My dearest Lord, in love appear,
Has been my 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 sharp foisook,

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

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

Thy promise can my comforts ráisé.
I have he. n piloted along

My earthly house is breaking down ; Through many a shoil and tempest strong, O bear 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, my portion, and my gain ! But thou wert 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 behold, The means to know, and time to learn

And tune his love on harps of gold. With dull and deafen'dear; Yet hast thou open'd truths divine, Eye hath not seen, nor ear hath heard With patient precepts, line on line, What God hath for his saints prepar'd ; Another Gospel-year.

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

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

E. R.
And urge the secret tear :
Thy visitings have brought relief,
Thy promises haze sootli'd my grief,

AN ESTIMATE OF TIME.
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 down,

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

sinall: Thou gav'et me patience for their length ; Time future is not, and may never be ; And in my weakness perfect strength Time prosent is the only time for Thee. Uphold me all the year.

ALTRUIS.

THE MUSIC BY SHULTZ.

The Iords translated from Madam Guion, by W. Cooper, Esq.

[graphic][ocr errors][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][ocr errors][ocr errors][graphic][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][ocr errors]

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 us some dejection,

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

Changing sorrow into joy.
Sov'reign love appwints the measure,

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

In the trials he ordains. Cooper's Guion.

Amongst thy happy blood-bought racea

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, Io 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, bless these means, we humbly

pray,
And grant us grace, to prove
I hat we thy precepts do obey,

From principles of love,
Mav we revere ty sacri drage,

And as we read it o'ér,
Our tender ininds 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!

CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY. Ye little tlock,whom Heav'o 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 keenest sorrow,

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

Where Deity incarnate 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 heav'nly course pursue : Error retires; and Anguish, smiling,

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

In careless indolence remain ! Taught by example so endearing, O, may I never gaze in vain 1

ALZIRA

G. AULD, Printer, Greville Street, Londona

« AnteriorContinua »