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RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

85 Society for educating the Chil- to the painful vicissitudes of life,

dren of Debtors, under Con- that many of these children who finement in and near the Me pathy, were the endearing pledges

now clain their patronage and symtropolis.

of once happy unions; that they Ara meeting of the committee have been fustered during infancy, held the 14th of December, 1802, and the first rudiments of their Joseph Reyner, Esq. in the chair, education, with great parental tenthe following Address to the public derness; and even in the unpropiti, was ordered to be printed.

ous hour of removal from their do. “ Amidst the various calls for mestic circles to the confinement of liberal support of charitable and prisons, were innocent victims of benevolent Institutions, the Society the misfortune, extravagance, and for educating the Children of con- even profligacy of their unhappy fined Debtors, instituted in 1796, parents. feel themselves, in consequence of

“ To afford an asylum to such as the reduced state of their finances, these, from misery and wretched. again under the necessity of appeal- ness; to shelter them, during the ing to the benevolence of the pub- day-tiine, from a familiarity with lic. - Impressed themselves with scenes of gross licentiousness and the laudable object of their primary profanity to extend to children of Association, and consoled with the this description, of both sexes, the success attending the progress of privileges of a guarded, moral, and the work, they are only desirous of religious education, are the leading, exciting in the public mind a more and may it not be said, the dignified extended, as well as livelier interest, objects of this Institution? than appears yet to have discovered «« The Society, through the meitself on the important occasion.- diuin of its committee, has the hapIn the course of the extensive cir- piness of assuring the public, that culation which is purpused to be

the schools in the city and the bogiven to this address, it is probable rough of Southwark are both well that it will meet the attention of appointed : the masters and mis. many individuals, who have hither. tresses, in addition to the necessary to remained ignorant of the very ex- qualifications for instruction, ac istence of this Society; but whose serious and exemplary characters, benevolence would otherwise have and discover a lively interest in the prompted them to aid a cause welfare and improvement of the which powerfully appeals to the children. — Many grateful testimofinest feelings of the human heart, nials have been received from pa. and has a tendency to exalt the rents discharged from prison, of the standard of morality and public vir. benefiis derived from time to time tue.

by their children. " It will be remembered, that the

"About 1000 children have been great philanthropist, Mr. Howard, educated since the opening of the was perhaps the first happy instru- schools in 1799; and there are now ment in turning the attention of the remaining in the achool, sixty-two real friends of humanity to this boys, forty-eight girls.' degraded class of the community. Subscriptions are received by - And let it be remembered by H. Thornton, Esq. M. P. the trees those who are blessed with af. surer; Mr. Sriti, ihe collector; And fuence, and who are yet strangers by the committee.

MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS, Collection at the Tabernacle, Glasgow, towards defraying

the Expence of printing the French and Italian Bibles,

by the Rev. Greville Ewing
Froin a Congregation at Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, by Mr.

D. Philips
E. T. Wouler, Northumberland

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ASSOCIATIONS. SEPT. 15, 1802, the Eighth Ge. Dec. 28, a Meeting of Ministers neral Meeting of the Lincoln and of the county of CORNWALL, was NOTTINGHAM Associations was held at Tregony. The morning. held at Great Grimsby. On the service was commenced by Mr. preceding evening Mr. Mather, Cope, of Launceston, with prayer į of Hull, preached from John x, 27. Mr. Wildbore, senior, of lial.

Next morning the ministers met, mouth, preached from Isaiah xlii. according to their usual custom, 10.; Mr. Anger, of East Love, for prayer, and the arrangement of concluded; the ordination of the the business of the day. In the Lord's Supper was afterwards ad. forenoon Mr. Griffith prayed, and ministered. In the afternoon, Mr. read suitable Scriptures; Mr.Bean Wildbore, junior, prayed; Mr. preached froin Rev. i. 12, 13. ; and M‘All, of St. Ives, preached from concluded that service. The Lord's Phil. j. 27.; Mr. Baron, of BodSupper was afterwards adminis. min, concluded. In the interval of tered.-In the evening service, Mr. the two services, the ministers Clark prayed, Mr. Griffith preach. agreed upon an Half-yearly Assoed from 1 Jolin iji. j. and Mr. ciation, to be held alternately in the White from Psalm cxviii. 25. latter castern and western parts of the cl.; Mr. Smelle concludod. -- In county; and upon a statement of the afternooi), a conference was the number of places opened for held among the ininisters, when it the preaching of the gospel, butun. appeared from the account given, able separately to support a stated : that the interest of true religion pastor, It was resolved, To obtain increases in this part of the country. ihree itinerants to labour in the May the great Head of the church courty; and a variety of resolu prosper his own work !

tions thereupon were agreed to. The next Meeting is to be held The next Meeting was appointed at Mr. Bean's chapel, at Alford, on to be held at St. Ives, provided the the last Wednesday in April, 1803. new meeting-house there be finished. Mess. Smelte and Griffith to preach. Messrs. Padľon and Cope to preach.

ORDINATIONS. AUG. 19. Mr. Brook (late of the Lord has done wonderous things, Rotherham academy) was ordained whereof we are glad ! to the pastoral charge of the inde

SEPT. 8, the Rev Mr. Crockford pendent church at Tutbury, Staf

was ordained to the pastoral office fordshire. Mr. Gawthorn, of Der.

at Nottingham, in the Methodists' by, began the service by prayer and chapel, Hallifax Lane, where a reading ; Mr. Phillips, classical tutor of the Rotherhain acadeiny, gation attended, -Sion chapel, the

nunerous and respectable congre. delivered the introductory dis

stated place of worship of this course, &c.; Mr. Dawson, of Shef. church and congregation, being confield, offered up the ordination

sidered too small for the occasion. prayer; Dr. Williams, divinity- Mr. Start, of Newark, introduced entor of the above acadeiny, de- the service by reading and prayer; livered the charge, from 1 Tim. ii.

Mr. Alliot, of Nottingham, deli15. middle clause ; and Mr. Boden,

pered a suitable introductory disof Sheffield, preached to the people course, asked the questions, and from John xv. 12, and concluded received the confessions of faith; with prayer. Mr. Shuv, of Ilkis

Mri Gawthorn, of Derby, othered ton, preached in the evening, from

up the ordination prayer; Mr. Isaiah lv. i.

Brewer, of Birining ham, delivered Turbury is a place that has been a solenin charge froin 2 Tim. ii. 15. long envelopped in almost midnight “ Study to shew thyself approved darkness; but of late, we trust, unto God." The service of the

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87 day being divided, the congrega- attention of the people might not tion assembled in the evening in be fatigued, the congregation was Castlegate-meeting; Mr. Froom, then dismissed; and the service of Sutton Ashfield, offered up the was renewed in the afternoon ; general prayer; Mr. Burgess, of when Mr. Sharp, of St. Helens, Chesterfield, preached to the people gave a seasonable address to the from Phil. i. 27. ; after which Mr. church and congregation, from Brewer preached from 2 Pet. i. 7. 1 Thess. v. 13. In the eveniug, « Precious faith." A sermon was Mr. Smith, of Manchester, conpreached the preceding evening at cluded the services of the day with Sion-Chapel, by Mr. Burgess, from a discourse from Gal. iv, 19:Psalm xсні. 5.

Through the whole, the audience Dec. 7, 1801, the Rev. Mr. appeared to be uncommonly in JOHNSON, late student at the Hox. pressed ; and we hope it will be a ton Academy, was ordained pastor day long remembered. of the Independent church of The Rev. J. FOWLER, late of Christ at Warrington, Lancashire. Sheerness, having accepted an Mr. Toothill, of Rainford ; Mr. unanimous invitation from me Wilson, of Northwich; Mr. Dan church and congregation at Tot. vies, of Liverpool ; Mr. Parsons, tenham and Edinonton chapel, to of Bamford ; Mr. White, of Ches. settle over them, the same ter; Mr. Hanforth, of Gatley; publicly recognized Jan. 1!. in Mr. Raban, of Macclesfield ; and the forenoon Mr. Buck, of LonMr. Kenworthy, of Norwich, who don, read appropriate Scriptures was, some time ago, the pastor of and prayed ; Mr. Towers, of Bar. this church, engaged in different bican, asked the necessary qurşparts of the service. Mr. Bradley, tions and prayed; which was fol. of Manchester, delivered the intro. lowed by a discourse to the minisductory address, and proposed some ter and people by Mr. M. Wilks, suitable questions to the minister frem Ezek. xxxvii. 17.; and the and the church. Mr. Ralph, of service was closed with prayer by Liverpool, presented the ordination- Mr. Platt, of Holywell Mount. prayer, with imposition of hands; In the evening another serinon was after which, Mr. Roby, of Man- preached by Mr. W. B. Collyer, chester, recommended the ministe. of Peckham, from Psalmcxviii. 29rial example of Christ to the newly latter clau se. urdained pastur. That the lively

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CIIAPELS OPENED.

Acts iv. 20.

OCT. 7, a small chapel was mud-walled place of worship was opened at Redbourn, Herts. Two occupied by the friends of Mr. serioons were preached on the oc- Westley, in this village ; but the casion ; one by the Rev. S. Bur- proprietois changing their sentider, of St. Albans, from Mark xvi. menis, it was occupied soon after. 20; the other by the Rev. T. P. by Calvinistic Ministers ; and seve. Bull, of New po? t.

Pagnel, from rai per ons having been constrred The place was very

under the ministry of Mr. Clark, much crowded, and has been well who has the care of two congregaattended at every subsequent ser- tions at Bring and Wrawby, new vice,

chapels have been built at both En omission in the account of Wraw. places

. The former opened atous

thre: years ago; and the latter ou by chapel, Lincolnshire, in our list, the i7 h of last October, on which obliges ki to repeat this article.

occasion the service was conducted About twelve years since, a little

as stated in our last.

PSALM CXLV. IC.

THE UNCLOUDED SUN! All ihy works shall praise thee, O Lord, On the Motto to the Earl of Ross and ihy Saints shall biess bbce.

slyn's Arms.
Great God! how wonderful art Thou
In all thy works and ways !

Illæso lumine Solem.
To Thee should all thy creatures bow,
And ineditate thy praise.

TH''unclouded sun! -While I survey

Th' appointed ruler of the day,
Bright seraphs that surround thy throne
Their noblest honours bring ;

My spirit ardent cries,
From bliss to morials yet unknown

Enlighten, Lord, my darken'd mind;

By Truth's bright beams I fain would Superior praises spring.

find lo mystic harmony above,

Salvation's blessed prize. The planets roll along,

Th’unclouded sun! - How it displays And teach the universe thy love,

In its reviving, - cheering rays, In never-ccasing song!

An Iinage of my Lord **! The winds that sweep along the sky, O Sun of Righteousness arise, By thee directed, breathe;

Revive, and cheer, and make me wise ! And clouds and vapours soat on high, Health to my mind afford. t. Or drop in show'rs beneath.

Th' unclouded sun ! an emblem bright From darkest shades thy lightning Of the approaching world of light, breaks,

Without a dark’ning veilI! And darts thy glory near :

Kuowledge shall shine resplendant there, Thy voice in awful chund r speaks, Nor clouds nor tempests interfere, And fills the wretch with fear,

But light and cruih prevail. Compar'd with thine immensity,

Their Sun shall never re decline, The sea a drop abides;

But with unfading lustre shing 'Tis peopled, ebbs and flows by thee,

Throughout eternal days! And foams or gently glides. God is their " light and glory " teo i The summer's heat, the winter's cold, His presence evermore they view , The seasons all proclaim :

And sing his worthy praise ! As each ebeis various scènes unfold,

Westminster.

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Thy gooducss still the same.
In How'rs, and fruits, and trees, and

• Psalm lxxxiv. 11. + Malachi iv. 3. herbs,

Isaiah lx 19. § Rev. xxii. 4.
The cartha thy bounty gives;
And men and reptiles, beasts and birds,
And ev'ry being lives.

THE TRUTH.
Thy mighty hand, thy watchful care,
Direct each Aeeting hour ;

Now when tbev saw the boldness of And Nature's countless forms declare

Peter and Fobn, &c.
Thy wisdom, love, and pow'r.
Yet in thy law adone, we view

The doctrines we boldly profess,
Thy justice and thi grace ;

By what name salvation is givin, Deep truths that Nacure faintly drew,

Compel priest and scribe to confess And Reason could not trace.

That we with Christ Jesus have been.

The plague of the heart is reveal'd, But in Moriah's work divine We learn the wond'rous plan,

Through wulearned and ignorant men; Where Justice, Love, and Mercy join,

The power cannot be concealid, To teach rebellious pian.

For we with Christ Jesus have been. His doctrines teach, his deeds explain,

The practice which flows from this faith, His death and triumphs prove

Most clearly by all must be seen, The first and best of truths we gain,

While each taketti knowledge, and saith,

That we with Christ Jesus have been.
That orr great God is Love.
ALIQUIS.

Zexas.

G. AULL, Printer, Greville Sireei, Halcon Carden, London,

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