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Shot through vast masses of enormous weight? Master's fortunes—that they might mourn and weep Who bade brute matter's restive lunp assume in company—that they might have the luxury of Such various forms, and gave it wings to fly?

fellowship in sorrow, such as they only can know who Has matter innate motion? Then each atom,

have drunk of the waters of Marah. And now they Asserting its indisputable right To dance, would form an universe of dust.

go from Jerusalem, the accursed city, where the spot Has matter none? Then whence these glorious forms less victim had been cruelly put to death. A tempo And boundless lights from shapeless and reposed ? rary absence from the scene of never-to-be-forgotten Has matter more than motion? Has it thought, barbarity and nameless crime, might appear to offer Judgment, and genius ? Is it deeply learned In mathematics? Has it framed such laws

a particle of relief to their wounded hearts. They Which but to guess a Newton made immortal ?

selected Emmaus, probably because a convenient If so, how each sage alone laughs at me,

distance of seven to eight miles off, and also, that they Who thinks a clod inferior to a man!

might relate to deeply sympathizing spirits in the If art to form and counsel to conduct,

country the heart-harrowing tale which had trans And that with greater far than human skill,

pired in the city; or that they might indulge grief Resides not in each block—a Godhead reigus.

amid the stillness and solitude of rural scenery. Grant then invisible, eternal Mind; That granted, all is solved. But granting that,

Our blessed Lord, who was accessory to their Draw I not o'er me still a darker cloud ?

plans, alive to their pitiable ignorance and their Grant I not that which I can ne'er conceive? overwhelming griefs, resolved to embrace this as a A Being without origin or end !

fitting opportunity for revealing himself, and putting Hail, human liberty-there is no God.

a period to their acute sufferings. And, truly, he is Yet why? on either scheme the knot subsists :

wont to reserve his richest consolations to the hour Subsist it must in God, or human race. If in the last, how many knots besides,

of our deepest distress. Does he intend good to the Indissoluble all? Why choose it there,

widow of Nain?-he waits till the mourners were Where, chosen, still subsist ten thousand more? actually bearing her dead son to the silent grave. Reject it; where that chosen, all the rest

Does he sympathize in the sorrows of the family at Dispersed, leaves reason's whole horizon clear?

Bethany?—but he delays his visit till Lazarus has What vast preponderance is here! Can reason With louder voice exclaim, Believe a God?

been dead three days. Or does he design to rescue What things impossible must man think true,

Paul and his company from impending destruction? On any other system! and how strange

he brings out his gracious purpose

" when all hope To disbelieve through mere credulity.

that we should be saved was taken away.” So here, YOUNG.

Cleopas and his brother walked forward to Emmaus,

and were sad,” too sad for aught on earth to upTHE JOURNEY TO EMMAUS.

raise or to draw off their drooping spirits from the

one object of intense interest on which their concenBY THE REV. JONATHAN WATSON, EDINBURGH.

trated affections loved to settle-the death of their CALAMITIFS frequently cloud the brightest day of the Master! In such circumstances, like water to a seven, and render that a season of weeping which thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. had else proved an occasion of purest joy. Who has | Light to newly opened eyes, or healing to the dis !! not known tribulation come in with the week, which eased, and health to the hopelessly incurable, could has augmented as it rolled on, every new day deepen- not be more welcome than the discovery which was ing the gloom, and cach night exasperating the afilic now to burst upon these wo-begone travellers. tion—the sufferer's eyes refusing to be closed, till But we must attend to the manner of his manideath at length shut them in everlasting repose ? festing himself. The Lord joins them in the way, in And then has come the Sabbath-day to the bereaved the form of a fellow-traveller. Having first stole | survivors--dark, silent, ever memorable day-spent, upon them unperceived, and listened to their tale, he not in the courts of Zion, but in the chamber of enters familiarly into conversation, as one who heregrief and bitter mourning. To the disciples of Christ tofore had been a perfect stranger to the tragic what a week was this! The farewell discourse had events that had taken place in Jerusalem. He makes been pronounced-the betrayal, the agony, the seizure, himself strange to them. Whom do you speak of?the mock trial, the crucifixion, the death and burial who is Jesus of Nazareth ?-what things have taken of their Master, had all been pressed into this one place with respect to him? Who does not see in all

il eventful period of time. And what a Sabbath was this the art of Joseph, his once lively and beautiful that which succeeded! Their Lord lay dead in type ? “ Have you a father?-is he alive, the old Joseph's tomb, and with him were buried all their man of whom ye spake?-have you another brother!" hopes, their confidence, and their joy. It proved no Thus did the governor of the land of Egypt prepare day of rest to them, but one of restlessness, anxiety, his brethren for the disclosure of the mysterious and despondency.

riddle of his own life and labours; and just as Joseph's But misfortunes usually draw closer to each other bowels yearned over his brothers, did Jesus' heart the children of grief. In the softening of the heart, yearn over the sorrowing brotherhood, while he made its bursting griefs seek relief in association with haste to divulge the secret in the manner most effeckindred spirits. The disconsolate widow seeks not to tually to impress and convince, and best calculated the gay and the prosperous in her day of calamity; to drown them in rapturous joy. He discourses on but to a sister who has passed, or is passing, through the Scripture account of Messiah ; he is the textdeep waters like herself. So the two disciples get himself the man; and, charmed with the unfolding of together, that they might debate the matter of their | the sacred page, and with the new and wonderful

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light which the Unknown threw around the subject, which has been called into a new and happy existat once the most interesting and incomprehensible to ence, through the revelation of Christ in his true them, they beg that he would turn in with them to character, must diffuse the swelling joy. He cannot the cottage now before them, and pass the night in contain it; there is felt to be enough for himselfan exercise which had already beguiled the way, and enough for all-in the person and work of his blessed gone far to irradiate the darknees in which they Saviour, and to spread the tidings becomes his high groped. He is easily persuaded; for they only anti- | ambition. Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God-his cipate his own design. Food is spread on the table, death is an atonement for the whole world-his resurand the God of providence must be acknowledged ; rection establishes the truth-doubt is at an endbut who shall be the mouth of the company-Cleopas, eternal life abides the reception of the message. his brother, or the mysterious stranger? He waits “ Look unto me all ye ends of the earth and be saved; not for invitation, but pours forth his soul in a strain for I am God, and there is none else.” Thus all of devotion, so elevated as to thrill their hearts and genuine Christian feeling must spring from a spiritual dissolve the charm — “ they knew him, and he discernment of the meaning of the Scriptures; and vanished!” the resurrection-body being endowed all religious zeal of a right stamp must originate in with mysterious power of visibility or invisibility at the same source. True Christianity is active, lively, pleasure, and of a celerity in locomotion, like that of vigorous, diffusive. It rejoices in its own spiritual the living creatures seen by Ezekiel, who “ went and opulence; but 'it dares not monopolize its wealth, came like a flash of lightning."

which seems to augment by being distributed. And now may we not remark, that the effects

It cannot be too deeply impressed, that true reliwhich remain leave intuitive evidence of the charac- gion is a thing of the heart-that it creates and keeps ter of the visitor? “ Did not our hearts burn within up a burning of the affections. Heads may be full us when he talked with us by the way, and when he of notional Christianity; there, in the higher regions, opened to us the Scriptures?" He called us " fools;" the sickly moonbeams of a harren sentimentalism and fools indeed were we, not to have discovered the may play to the amusement of the subject, and of character of our fellow-traveller; for who but our

many others beside; but where the Spirit of the Lord blessed Master himself could have thus broken the dwells, the heart, the vitals of the man, become the seal of prophecy, and set our hearts on fire with the seat of a divine, yet a rational enthusiasm, which glad tidings of great joy, that“Christ musi nced. have neither the remaining depravity within can overlay, suffered these things, and entered into his glory." nor the chilling influence without quench. Happy

The Lord Jesus leaves, where he visits, hearts burn- soul whom Jesus has thus kindly met by the way-to ing with the love of sacred truth. Its disclosurcs—the whom he has revealed his secret and incommunicable wisdom, the wondrous adaptation with which it is name!—he has warıned thy heart with the song which framed to meet man's moral necessities—the divine

no man can learn save the hundred and forty-four beauty, the transcendent glory which beans on the thousand who have been redeemed from the earth. plan of mercy-ravishes the soul with ecstatic delight, Bless him, evermore bless him; but, seek opportuniimparting a “joy unspeakable and full of glory.” ties, in the journey of life, to introduce him to the Where he is the teacher, the flames of holy desire acquaintance of thy fellow-sinners, that they, too, arise, to penetrate yet deeper and deeper into the

may become his admirers and partakers of thy joy. mind of God, and to explore the hidden riches of

Amen. boundless grace which have their abode there. Other descriptions of knowledge may bless the intellect, but the excellent knowledge of Christ blesses

A COMMUNION SABBATH IN A COLOURED ti the heart. Philosophy leaves it cold and cheerless,

CONGREGATION. if it does not introduce its disciple into regions of

(From Lewis's Impressions of America.) scepticism. “ He that increnseth knowledge in

We expected to be in Mobile early on Sabbath morncreaseth sorrow," inasmuch as it creates an insatiable ing, or late on Saturday night, but were again deappetite, which it is unable to gratify; but where tained by the darkness of the night and low state of Christ comes he breathes full upon the soul, “ Receive the river. There is little distinction on board to

mark the Sabbath. The mate has got on his best ye the Holy Ghost;" and forthwith, blest satisfaction steals through all the powers of the inner man; it is coat, and there is no one playing at cards. One pas

senger has his Bible in his band. No opportunity found to be “ life eternal to know the only true God,

offers for a public religious service, as we expect to and Jesus Christ whom he has sent.” Burning zeal be in Mobile soon after breakfast. is enkindled there also. It is evident that Cleopas The population of Mobile is between sixteen thouand his companion meant to remain at Emmaus over

sand and twenty thousand souls, and was originally the night; but it was found impossible to fulíil their

a Spanish settlement. It has only started into indesign. Night had spread her mantle over a slun- portance within the last ten years. As we landed

on the wharfs, I was pleased to observe most of the bering world, laying to sleep both man and beast; stores closed.' Those that were open, I was told, but the fire which had been kindled in the breasts of were the stores of Frenchmen, Spaniards, or Jews. the disciples could neither be extinguished nor re I proceeded immediately to the church of Dr Hapressed--they “ aroge the eame hour and returned to milton, and found the morning service almost con

cluded. Jerusalem,” to bear the welcome tidings to their brethren that the Lord was risen.

There being no service in the afternoon in his own

church, Dr Hamilton, at my desire, took me to the Neither will it be possible for a genuine Christian African Methodist Church, where it happened to be now to remain silent and motionless. The spirit the communion. There were not fewer than a thou

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sand blacks present. The officiating minister was a ginning to take root, they were torn up by misforwhite man, who, two years before, had been their tunes. They then packed up all the family and all pastor, and was now only on a visit. His sermon was their goods in a waygon, and proceeded southward, sensible and atlectionate. The Negroes echoed every all the world before them, not knowing whither they sentiment that pleased them by an audible “ Amen! were going. In Virginia they settled a while, and or “Glory be to thy name!" or " Truth, Lord!” When made their early Scottish school education available he alluded, towards the close of the discourse, to his in teaching the childiren of the planters, from whom former labours annongst them, the females, who sat on they experienced much kindness, and were entreated

11 one side of the church by themselves, began to weep; to settle amongst them. But again they betook

1 when he warned them against backsliding, and al- then selves to their waggon, possessed by that wanluded to some of whose evil courses he had learned, dering spirit which, once indulged by a Scotchman, to his great sorrow, and from whom he had hoped though the most difficult of all men to uproot froin better things, the weeping waxed louder and louder. his native soil, makes him roll on in search of adren

The communion was then celebrated; the commu tures, and of a happiness which, like the horizon, nicants coming up to the rails enclosing the table, or, flies from him as he approaches. At length this as they call it, aliar. The females knelt on one side worthy pair, with their waggon and family, reached of the railing, and the men on the other-thirty Mobile, settled, and were beginning to take root, when coming up at a time to receive the sacrament. The the fire of 1839 burned the house they had built, and minister stood within the rail, before the communion consumed all the earnings of several years' industry. table. The black deacous of the church stood around, Nothing dismayed, instead of " folding their banda, ready to assist the pastor in distributing the ele- and eating their own teslı” like the fool, they put their ments. We were requested to act for the time as trust in Hin who tempers the wind to the shorn deacons; and being told by the pastor that this would lamb. Amidst the plague which then desolated Mo be expected, we cheerfully complied; and the black bile, they set about repairing their misfortunes, and deacons attended to the marshalling of the cominu have been enabled, through industry and economy, micants as they came up and retired. All received to save a few thousand dollars, with which they have i the elements kneeling, with much solemnity, and few purchased a dwelling-house and workshop, and with without tears in their eyes, or running down their their family around them, promise again, hy the dark cheeks. The interval between each service was blessing of God, to thrive and take root in this occupied by singing hymns, as in Scotland, by the southern region. I was gratified to find the old man congregation; and the singing was so full of heart, had assembled his children, after the Scottish fashion, and so sweet, that the melody, and the sight of their “ to worship God.” Both parents could enumerate earnestness of soul, melted me into tears. I sat dowa | Scottish martyrs among their ancestors in Lanark. with them to celebrate the love of Him whose love snire, ana rejoiced to speak of their memory, and of knows no colour-before whom all are black and need the spirit of the martyrs that seemed to animate the washing in the same blood. Dr Hamilton was asked Free Church of Scotland. I feit quite at home at

1 to close the service as it hod begun, with prayer, their table, and in their society; and was pleased to when we all knelt. In a few touching words he gave learn from an American lady, that the mother of thanks for the unspeakable gift of Christ, which drew this promising family, while a notable woman at forth a universal echo from the congregation. When bome, took her part zealously and heartily in every he gave thanks that in Christ Jesus there was neither good work in the Church, and was never to be miseed black nor white, bond nor free, mister nor servant, at the meetings and conferences of the Church for that all were one in him, the whole congregation prayer. This family is one of the best specimens of burst forth in a voice of mournful joy: * God be our Scottish emigrants that I have met with. They praised! Glory be to thy name!"

emigrated before they lost all-when their fortunes The sacrament of the supper was followed by the were falling rather than fallen-before adversity had baptism of about thirty children and adults. The impaired their spirit and courage, soured their tempastor made an exhortation, and put some questions, pers, or reduced them to despair. With spirits un. to which the parties bowed or curtsied assent. The broken-with the best principles, and the best trainadults then knelt down, and water was poured on ing of the sons and daughters of Scotland-they entheir heads, with the usual words. The parents and tered the New World, and, annidst all their ups and relatives then brought the children, whom the minis- downs, they never lost their first love and early printer took, one after another, in his armis, after the ciples. Their misfortunes have only softened their manner of the Church of England; and without any hearts, and made them inore feelingly alive to the sign of the cross, or any other ceremony than the goodness of God and the misfortunes of others. A words of the institution, poured water upon each colony of such families, so taught and trained, and so child. I saw a young man that looked as white as a disciplined by misfortune, would make a noble nation. European, and whose features were also European, come up with his wife and child. I thought at first that he was an American, until on inquiry I learned A Presbyterian minister of the United States, an that both he and his wife were slaves, and that the American by birth, but of Scottish parentage, haplittle one they brought to dedicate to Christ was the pening to be in the city of New Orleans, was reproperty of their master, as much as their own flesh, quested to visit an old Scottish soldier who had wanblood, and bones.

dered thither, and having been attacked by the yelThe deacons in the African Church act as our

low fever, was conveyed to the hospital in a dying Scotch elders, not only waiting on the members at state. On announcing his errand, the sick soldier the communion, but holding prayer-meetings. told him in a surly tone that he desired none of his

visits-that he knew how to die without a priest. A FAMILY OF SCOTCH EMIGRANTS.

The minister replied that he was no priest, but a Here I have met an interesting Scotch family from Presbyterian clergyman come to read to him the whe neighbourhood of Glasgow, consisting of the wor Word of God, and to speak of that eternity to which thy parents, now turning down the hill, and a family he seemed drawing near. The Scot doggedly reof four sons and a daughter. The history of their fused all conversation, and after lingering a few migrations afforded me much interest. They landed, minutes, the minister was reluctantly compelled to with their infant children, at New York, and there take his leave. Next day, however, he called again, made their first essay in the New World. After be- | thinking the reflections of the man on his own rude

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ness might secure a better reception on a second down the words from his own lips, I have no doubt visit. But the soldier's tone and manner were that his version is substantially correct. The docuequally rude and repulsive. He turned himself in ment, as far as he could recollect it, ran as follows:bed, with his face to the wall, as if determined to

TRANSLATION. hcar nothing and relent nothing. As a last effort to

“ Joseph Dies, son of the late Ignazio, a Roman, gain attention, he bethought himself of the hymn, well known in Scotland, the composition, it is sup- lioni; and it was given to him as a precept, that he

was summoned before the High Police by me, Bugposed, of David Dickson of Irvine, one of the worthies of Scotland :

was not at liberty to let his lodging-house to persons
of
any

nation that may be Methodists; with the proO mother dear, Jerusalem!

hibition, moreover, of the use of his kitchen (eserWhen shall I come to thee?

cizio della cucina). If he does not observe the aforeWhen shall my sorrows have an end ?

said percept, Signor Dies will be subjected to the Thy joys when shall I see?

closing of his lodging - house (inabilitazione della This hymn his Scottish mother had taught him to

locanda).
* Two Witnesses.

JOSEPH DIES." sing, when a child, to the tune of "Dundee." He began to hum his mother's hymn to his mother's tune. I should mention that Signor Dies's lodging-house The soldier listened for a few moments in silence, but is one of the largest in Rome, and is let out in tioors, gruually turning himself round, his countenance re or suites of rooms, to several families. The kitchen laxed, and the tear in his eye, he inquired, “Wha is a separate enterprise, and supplies not only the learned you that ? " " My mother," said the minister; families in the house, but any others who may wish * And so did mine," replied the now softened and re to use it. Signor Dies was given to understand that lenting sollier, whose heart was melted by the recol he would be at liberty, under this order, to continue lections of infancy, and who was now prepared to to supply families actually residing at that time give a willing ear to the man that had found the key | under his roof, until they should leave Rome; but, to his Scottish heart.

with this exception, the order would take full effect.

Signor Dies informed me of this proceeding, and

consulted me how he should act. He asked me in SPRING.

particular how he was to distinguish a Methodist The glad birds are singing,

family. I told him that, as far as I was aware, there

were no members of the Methodist denomination of The gay flowerets springing

Protestants at that time in Rome, and that, therefore, O'er meadow and mountain, and down in the rale; the word could only be used in the sense of serious The green leaves are bursting,

Protestants, of whom there were great numbers of My spirit is thirsting

various denominations. I added, that it seemed to To bask in the sunbeans, and breathe the fresh gale. ment, to conipel him to inquire into the private and

me a very serious step on the part of the GovernSweet season! appealing

personal religion of foreigners, and that I thought To fancy and feeling,

English families who might be disposed to engage Be thy advent the emblem of all I would crave

rooms in his house, would be justly offended if he

asked thein questions about their religious opinions Of light more than vernal,

before accepting them as tenants.

It appeared, in That day-spring eternal

fact, to be an extension of the Inquisition to the ProWhich shall dawn on the dark wintry night of the testant residents in Rome. grave!

The subject, however, of practical and immediate BARTON, moment to Signor Dies, was the closing of his kit

chen.

By the advice of his friends he made a strong reSUPPRESSION OF A PRAYER-MEETING presentation to the Government, of the ruin which AT ROME.

would be thus brought upon himself and his family,

and requested the removal of the precept. He reFROM a tract lately published, entitled “The Ro ceived for answer (as he informed me), that the inmanism of Italy," by Sir Culling Eardley Smith, we junction respecting the kitchen would be immeextract the statement which follows, and which will

diately taken off, provided the meetings in my roonus

were discontinued. speak for itself:

On learning this, my friends and myself of course During the last winter, weekly meetings of Eng resolved to hold no more meetings. We made the '; lish Protestants were held in my lodgings in the Via change known to all persons who were in the habit Gregoriana, for reading the Epistle to the Romans of attending, and whose addresses we knew; and for

the information of those friends of whose residence A dignitary of the Church of England presided, we were ignorant, the following notice was put up at and members and ministers of many denominations, the entrance of the house, on the morning of the British, Swiss, and German, were occasionally pre

next intended meeting: sent. One meeting, rather more numerous than the “The meetings in Sir Culling Smith's rooms are fest, was held on the 20th March last, at which a stopped by order of the police. The landlord has collection was made for the Church and London Mis

received a precetto, not to let his apartments any sionary Societies. On the 6th of April, my landlord, more to METHODISTS, with a prohibition to have a Si mor Giuseppe Dies, was summoned before the public kitchen in his house. police, when a precept (so called) was given to him

“The latter prohibition has been suspended, on This was afterwards reduced to writing, and he condition that there are no more meetings.

“ Under these circumstances, it has been thought 1783 required to sign it, in acknowledgment of having received the intimation. No copy was furnished

best not to hold the meeting to-day. him, and I am therefore dependant on his memory

April 18th, 1844. As, however, I saw him very The prohibition to let apartments to Methodists, shortly after his return from the police, and took | I understand to be still in force.

| and for worship.

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TUESDAY.
Dally Bread.

“ Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?"

1 Cor. i. 20.

Men this world's wisdom seek and gain-
FRIDAY.

That wisdom which God calleth vain; “ Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one

But, oh! are strangers still ; that believeth."-Rom. X. 4.

To that which makes our spirits wise, When free grace awoke me, by light from on high,

And sets before our waiting eyes When legal fears shook me, I trembled to die ;

What is our Saviour's will. No refuge, no safety, in self could I sec

Some may be ready to envy the death of the Jehovah - Tsidkēnu my Saviour must be.

scholar. His name is announced in the journals with God showed me I was lost, if I had not Christ, all his honours. Some masterly pen is immediately because I had been a sinner; I saw that I wanted á engaged to publish his life and his works. The perfect righteousness to present me without fault marble perpetuates his name, and his bones are enbefore God, and this righteousness was nowhere to be tombed by the side of poets and philosophers. But ! found but in the person of Jesus Christ.-Bunyan.

the soul- where is this? Alas! he was great every

where but in the sight of the Lord. He could speak SATURDAY.

every language but the language of Canaan. " He “ Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,

knew everything but the one thing needful. But see and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind."--MATT.

that cottager, on yonder pallet of straw. He is xxii. 37.

dying fameless and unknown; but he knows Christ O Lord, we cast our carc on thee

Jesus the Lord, and knows that in him he has riguWe triumph and adore;

teousness and strength. And the excellency of this Henceforth our great concern shall be,

knowledge raises him above the fear of death, reTo love and please thee more.

freshes his fainting spirit, opens a heaven in his lieart, The love of God, that supremely glorious and and brings angels near. Let me go and die with him! supremely gracious Being, is, of all other tempers, -Jay the most delightful and divine; a sacred ilower which, in its early bud, is happiness, and in its full

WEDNESDAY. bloom, is heaven. To plant this noble principle in the breast—to cultivate its growth, and bring it to

“ Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;

and all these things shall be added unto you.”-Mart. vi. 33 maturity-is the grand end of all religion, and the genuine fruit of faith unfeigned.--Herrey.

Poor, weak, and worthless though I am,
I have a rich almighty Friend-

Jesus, the Saviour, is his name;
SABBATH,

He freely loves, and to the end. “ All things work together for good to them that love

Get Christ, and get all; want him, and want all.
God."-Rom. vín. 28.

A man that catches at the shadow, loses the substance;
O happy he whose hopes depend
Upon the Lord alone;

but get the substance, and you get the shadow with The soul that trusts in such a friend

it. So long as you look after other things beside Can ne'er be overthrown,

Christ, you lose him; but if you get him, you get the Though gourds should wither, cisterns break, shadow of all-you get life, and peace, and comfort, And creature-comforts die,

and all that your hearts can desire. Be content to No change his solid hope can shake, Or stop his sure supply.

lose all to get him who is so precious, and who, when

you have got, you shall be sure never to lose.- ValThe work is on the wheel, and every movement of ton. the wheel is for your benefit. All the events that take place in the world carry on the same work--the glory

THURSDAY. of the Father and the salvation of his children. Every

"Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered illness and infirmity that may seize you, every loss into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared you may meet with, every reproach you may endure, for them that love him."-1 Cor. ii. 9. every shame that may colour your faces, every sor

High in yonder realms of light, row in your hearts, your every agony and pain, every

Far above these lower skies, aching in your boncs, are for your good; every change

Fair and exquisitely bright, in your condition-your fair weather and your rough

Heaven's unfading mansions rise. weather, your sunny and your cloudy weather, your Heaven is a place where all joy is enjoyed-mirth! ebbing apd your flowing, your liberty and your im

without sadness, light without darkness, sweetness prisonment--all turn out for your good. The Lord is without bitterness, life without death, rest without at work; all creation is at works; men and angels, labour, plenty without poverty. O what joy enterfriends and foes—all are busy, working together for

cth into a believer, when he enters into the glory of good to you.—Rowlands.

his Master! Who would not look for glory with the greatest patience? O what glories are there in glory!

Thrones of glory, crowns of glory, vessels of glory; MONDAY.

a weight of glory, a kingdom of glory. Here Christ We would see Jesus."-JOHN xii. 21.

puts grace upon his spouse; but there he puts his O come, this wondrous one behold

glory upon

his

spouse. In heaven the crown is made The promised Saviour ; this is he,

for them, and in heaven the crown shall be worn by Whom ancient prophecies foretold,

them.-Dyer. Born from our guilt to set us free. Oh! did we but know ourselves and our Saviour ! We are poor, but he is rich; we are dead, but he is "A Stamped Edition, for circulation by Post, will in life; we are sin, but he is righteousness; we are

future be published, price 2d. each Number. guiltiness, but he is grace; we are misery, but he is mercy; we are lost, but he is salvation.

If we are

Edinburgh: Printed by JOHN JOHNSTONE, residing at , willing, he never was otherwise. He ever lives, ever

Windsor Street, and Published by him at 2, Hunter
Square. London: R. GROOMRRIDGE SONS,

Glas. loves, ever pities, ever pleads. He loves and saves to

gow : J. R. M'NAIR & Co.; and to be had of any Book. the uttermost all that come unto him.-Muson. seller throughout the Kingdom.

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