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3593 ful Lord, that he may fit us to be attention of all religious parties. It come messengers of his good-will is that of people of different deno. towards the Heathen nations,” &c. minations meeting together, to the
J. G. MATTHES. amount of two or three thousand The two brothers ALBRECHT. at one time; and many of them ex
J. P. M. EHRHARD. hibiting signs of the most uncomTo the Directors
inon spiritual distress : and, what. of the Missionary Society.
is an undeniable fact, some profane infidels and vicious wretches, who
go only for sport, receive the same Extract of a Letter from the serious and violent impressions that
Rec. Robert Easton, Ncw- others do. This began in Kenburgh, in America, to the tucky, and it is now sprealing in
North Carolina, Pensylvania, and Rev. A. Waugh, London,
Jersey. A tree is known by its “ The state of religion is very
fruits. Sober men, whose philosodifferent in various parts of this phy and experience do not lead country. The deadening poison of them to approve entirely of this re. infidelity is dreadfully prevalent in ligious commotion, are yet obliged many places. In Newburgh, where to think more favourably of it than I am at present, attempts have been they have done, from the circummade to organize an infidel society;
stance of its being accompanied, in as a large number of the inhabitants many, with unexceptionable piety are of that unhappy description. and virtue. The violent symptoms Yet, where infidelity most abounds, have disappeared in Kentucky; and where Satan seems to have the there remains, according to the acgreatest influence, God is not with, counts which I have received, a out his witnesses. There are some thirst among the people for spiritwho warmly embrace, and strenu- ual knowledge, and a sober gladness ously contend for the truth of the in hearing the words of eternal life, blessed gospel; and may we not
with a conscientious attention to reasonably hope, that such efforts the personal and relative duties are present tokens of future success which are enjoined upon Christians. and triumph?
P.S. “ The Indian Missions in "An extraordinary phenomenon this country bid fair for the most has lately appeared, engaging the desired success."
years, the people in general received
their visits with thankfulness; and By a Report of “The Society in eagerly solicited a renewal of them. Scotland, for propagating the Gos- The Report gives an account of pel at Home,” lately printed, it ap- the work in Dunkeld; where it is pears that great and successful ex. hoped that 145 persons have expeertions have been made, by means rienced the power of divine grace chiefly of preachers educated for on their souls, by means of the Soitinerating, and by the occasional ciety's preachers. At Aberfeldie labours of more settled ministers. fifty-seven persons profess to have Some of the foriner have been em- experienced the same; and by siployed in the north of Ireland, milar instruments. In the district where their labours have been much of Kintyre, which is represented as blessed. The Shetland, Orkney, having been in a deplorable situa. and Western Islands have also been tion, the labours of Mr. Archibald visited by the preachers; and, in Mićallum, though much opposed, many places, where the incorrupted have been greatly owned. In Cargospel had not been heard for many radel, upwards of thirty give satis
fying evidence of their conversion ceiveth wages, and gatherethi fruit to God. Public dances are gene- unto eternal life." What astonish. rally given up, public-houses al- ing motives do the Scriptures of most forsaken, and rents paid with truth everywhere exhibit, to lead punctuality: - a thing too much us to humble confidence, to holy neglected before. Here, some of the diligence, and unremitted activity prosessors were severely tried, -be- in the work of the Lord! We are ing required to leave their farms or sure that our exertions can never be renounce their new connection; and altogether vain. Even to prophets, they readily gave up their farins " whom God had not sent;" even rather than their pastor ; and Pro. to them, it said, " But if they had vidence soon appeared in their be. stood in my counsel, and had caused half. Others, it is hoped, will be my people to hear my words, then graciously provided for. Near 100 they should have turned them from persons have become members of their evil way, and from the evil of Mr. M‘Callum's church. - In their doings. Jer. xxiii. 22. Dunbartonshire, Mr.M.Ewan, who “Resolving, from henceforth, speaks Gælic, has been heard with not to forbear any more to deliver great attention, and apparent advan. them that are drawn unto death, tage, by crowds of people.
but to be ready to every good In Breadalbane, where much ig. work, let us apply these principles norance and many wicked customis to the case before 115. Here is an prevailed, there has been a consider Institution that furnishes the means ahle awakening. By the preaching of salvation to thousands of our of Mr. Farquharson, and others, countrymen; many of whom, before many have been called; and about it was set on foot, were not seeking 200 are united in church-fellow- after God, but were living without ship.
him, and without hope in the world; The Report concluiles with an and many, without its continued animated Address to the Members aid, are still unable to support a of the Society, acknowledging, with preacher. - In behalf of this So. thanksulness, what God hath al- ciety, brethren, you are now adready wrought by their instrumen- dressed. Perhaps soine of you are tality; and exciting them to puro still unacquainted with the destitute sue their grand object, the Salva- state, in a religious view, of a great tion of Souls, with redoubled ar- part of your native land. You will dour. We transcribe a passage or find, on enquiry (and it is your duty
to enquire) that in inany places the “ Brethren, the present times are
people are perishing for lack of favourable to Christian exertions,
knowledge; and that deplorable ig.
norance, and lukewarm formality beyond any former period. Civili fearfully abound. The Highlands, zation and Commerce have opened, particularly, are in a most wretched enlightened, and comiected the world in a very remarkable manner.
condition. Few, comparatively, of
the Highlanders are in possession of “ Say ye not, there are set four
a Bible; nor is it sold üt such a months, and then cometh harvest? price as to be within reach of the Behold, I say unto you, lift up bulk of the people. Even in parts your eyes, and look on the fields; of the country where this precious for they are white already to hur
treasure is possessed, the instances vest." On the discovery of the New World, by Columbus, it is re evangelical preaching, it is found to
are but rare, in which, without ported, that men of that age con.
be very useful. When this is want. gratulated each other, that they ing, men are not only naturally lived at such a period ; but much
averse to take the trouble to read more may wat Christian, who knows his privilege, rejoice in the with false teachers, who pervert its
the Bible, but are generally misled present day. Now there is an op- contents. Thus they perisla for lack portunity of reaping a spiritual har. of knowledge. It behoves us all, vest; and “ lie that ‘reaseth re. beloved, seriously to reflect on this
361 state of things, and well to consider removed to Dunstable.) The texts Irow it may be remedied."
from Heb. x. 12; 1 Cor. xii. 23, 24; It appears froin the whole, that Psalm xxxii. 8.
Messrs. Mills, the Society laas sent out about 100
Churchill, Nicholls, Johnson, Hall, preachers, ninety-eight of whom Fletcher, Keely, Cave, Hopper, have received education for the mi- Crachrade, Crapps, Burton, &c. nistry: — that the expences attend- engaged in prayer. ing so extended a work, are very June 5, 1803. This evening a new considerable ; – and that the So. Baptist Meeting-house wa opened ciety carnestly solicits further assistance.—Mr. A. Rochead, Trea. wall, by Dr. Ryland, from Bristol,
at 3x. Day. near Redruth, in Corn. surer; Mr. J. Ritchie, Printer, Se
who preached from Mark i, 13, cretary to the Society, Edinburgh. " Repent, and believe the gospel.'
March 10. The Dumfries Miss The place was exceedingly crowded. sionary Society met in the Relief Church, when a Sermon
June 7. Mr. W. Rowe, lately a preached by the Rev. Decision
student at Bristol, was ordailed Laing, from Rev. xii. 2. The col pastor of the Baptist church at lection amounted to 251. 1os.
Redruth. The meeting · house
newly opened, though prerry large, At Great Drifieli, on the 12th of being insufficient to contain the April was opened a new chapel for people, the Methodists kindly ofreligious worship. In the morning, feréd the use of theirs, which was the Rev. S. Bottomley prayed; and much larger Mr Opie Smith, of Mr.Thorgoland, of York, preached Bath, began the service; Mr.Redfrom Isaiah lx. 7. In the after- ding, of Truro, introduced the bile noon, the Holderness Missionarysiness of the day; Mr. Rowe de.' prayed; and Mr. Bottomley preach. livered his confession of faith ; Mr. ed, from Psalm xxvi. 8. In the Winterbothiam prayed the ordina. evening, one of Mr. Lambert's dea- tion-prayer; Dr. Ryland gave the cons engaged in prayer; and an- charge, founded upon 2 Cor. ii. 6; other gave an exhortation, from Mr. Steadman preached to the Like xiv. 23. — 'This is a new inte. church, from Thes. ili. 8; and rest; and the congregations were Mr. Hogs, of Thrupstone, connumerous and attentive.
cluded. Mr. Page, of Bristol,
preached in the evening. April 13. The Associated Ministers in DORSETSHIRE, held their June 8. Mr. S. Saunders, who Annual Meeting at Beaninster; was also a student at Bristol, was. when Mr. Vickery, of Compton, ordained pastor of the Baptistpreached from Rev. vii 15; Mr. church at Penzance.
Mr. Opie Herdsman, of Petherton, from 2 Sam. Smith began with rearling and xxiii. 2; and Mr. Lambe, of Cerne, prayer; Mr. Steadman introduced from John iii. 7; Messrs. Harring- the business of the ordination ; and, ton, Higgs,' Cracknell, Morren, after Mr. Saunders's confession of Gale, Weston, Toms, and Pricé faith was delivered, Mr. Winterengaged in prayer. The preceding botham prayed; Dr Ryland delievening, Mr. Morren, of Shattes- vered a charge to the pastor, from bury, preached from Mat.viii. 2, 3 ; 1 'l im.vi.1); Mr. Redding preachand the following evening, Mr. ed to the church, from Heb. xiii. Toms, of Chard, from Phil. i. 6. 7, 8; and Mr. Page closed in
prayer. In the evening, Mr.Win. May 31, and two first days of June, ter butham reached, tron Isaiah ii. the NORTHAMPTONSHIRE (Bap; 5; Mr. Rowe concluded. tist) Association held their Annual Meeting at Sheepshead, Leicester- July 12 Mr. Harris's new nieet. share ; Mr. Sutclitt, Moderator. ing-house, at Kingston, Surry, was Sermons were preached by Messrs. opened by iwo Sernions, ty the Blundell, Fuller, and Cox (who, Rev. Mr. Clayton, and the Rew. at Clipstone, succeeds Mr. Morris, Mr. Hughes.
Mr. Barber, prayed; Mr. Clayton
preached from 2 Cor. vii. 6; and
Mr. Goode concluded with prayer.
exempted from serving in the Army
At this peculiar crisis, it will be
commenced on Wednesday last;
metropolis. This example, we
speakers, had been proved
Mr. Walker's Course of Experi- the Rev. Mr. Jenkinson, Jate mi.
Rev. A. Crole, forinerly in the
connection of Lady Huntingdon;
but for several years the pastor of a Complaint having been made, by church in Founders' Hall, Lotha valuable and respected friend, of bury. He had suffered much from a paragraph in the Memoir of the
a long and painful illness; but was Jaie Rev. Mr. Eyre, supposed to
removed suddenly, at last, on Lord's reflect on the Seminary at Hoxton,- Day afternooni, July 3, to the great we bez leave to say, That no such grief of a numerous family and an renection was intended by us; and affectionate flock. His corpse was that we considered the whole pas, attended to the grave in Bunhill sage as the simple statement of Fields, in a most respectful man. those views which induced the plan ner, by many ministers and Chris. of a new Seminary, more directly tian friends. Mr. Waugh delivered calculated for itinerant purposes. the funeral oration, and read, ac.
July 6. The Rev. George Burcording to the will of Mr. Crole, a der (late of Coventry) was publicly paper expressive of his gratitude to. set apart to the pastoral office over his people for their friendly offices. the church in Fetter-lane, in the – Mr. Wilks preached his funeral. room of the late Rev. Mr. Mau. sermon, at Founders' Hall, oo Sunrice. Mr. S. Burder, of St. Albans, day afternoon, July 17th. - We prayed and read the Scripture ; Mr. hope we shall be enabled to present Thorpe delivered a discourse on our readers with a Memoir of this the nature of a Christian church; faithful servant of Jesus Christ.
LONGING FOR HOME.
Blessed Spirit! Heavenly Dove !
Thee I'd slight not, thee I love ; A Thought at the Cluse of a Week.
By iby pow'r, and thine alone, And now another week is past,
The value of these gifts I've knows. And I one week am nearer come ; Fly swift, ye hours ; convey me fast
To my long wish d. for, dearest home.
THE POOR BLIND.
A Morning Reflectior.
Be glad, my soul; the gloomy night
His now her rule resign'd:
Behold mine eyes! the grateful light
Returns again to bless thy sight,
But visits not the blind. His love has plac'd mr in this school,
Where ev'ry lesson of his grace, The morn may make the sun arise,
And these no pleasure find ;
Thank my kind Maker for my eyes,
And picy the poor blind. Soon as his grace has made me meet They pity claim; but more, much more, For my inheritance above,
The man of darken'd mind,
And take me to my blissful home. Tbis his sad case does not deplore,
W.B. Christians, who yourselves of late,
In darkness were coofin'd;
Can you forget your dismal state;
A Saviour's love so free, so great, I ascend unto my Father and your Father. That pity'd you when blinda FATHER ! that name is music to my ear!
“ No," you reply, while life remains;
His grace we'll call to mind : My heart reverb'rates at the cheering
We'll publish tno in joyful strains, sound: Anxious, in vain, I ran gay Pleasure's
Jesus still lives, and grace still reigns,
Io pity to the blind!
In pure compassion join'd;
And light to sinners blind,
Go on, ve highly favour'd still, While only disappointment waits me bere. The shades begin to dlce; Father! that title I would still repeat :
Go on till light all nations fill, An orphan knows the bliss that word
And (if it were Heav'n's soy'reign will) reveals :
Till all the blind shall see. (Dear to my heart,till it shall fail to beat !)
W. BARRE. An orphan best its boundless value feels. My Fatber, Gou ! 'tis balm for ev'ry woe; A spring whence joys ecstatic ceaseless
On the Domestic Happiness of a flow. ANNETTES
Christian Couple. LINES Written on a Blank Leaf of a How blest the pair whom Christian love Pocket Bible.
Joy smiles upon their days, and crowns Precious Book ! of books the best ;
their nights; Dearest gift of God, but one ;
10 peace their happy moments glide away, That surpasses all the rest ;
lill both are welcom'd to eternal day. Gift of God's beloved Son,