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prevailed ? On whom lies the guilt of having of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of taken from the people Christ crucified, and of the spirit : for the letter killeth, but the spirit having intoxicated them with the deadly poison giveth life. But if the ministration of death of a false philosophy, at variance with the was glorious, so that the children of Israel Word of God ? It is impossible to conceal it-- could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses the blame rests with the ministers. It was for the glory of his countenance; which glory the professors, indeed, that supplied the an was to be done away: how shall not the minis. munition; but the pieces of shot respectively tration of the Spirit be rather glorious ?”. The which, with crushing violence, have fallen former office, as the apostle testifies, had, and upon Jerusalem, and shaken the temple of still has its own peculiar glory and brightness. truth, have been discharged by the priests The office of that man is unquestionably glothemselves of the temple. They were the rious who goes forth in God's pame, ard cries channels through which the dark system of with all the holy eamestness of Sinai : “Thon Neology first became popular, till it descended shalt," and, “ Thou shalt not;” and makes even to the plough and to the weaver's loom. known to a guilty world the fact that God has Ah! how many noxious weeds may spring even kindled a devouring fire for every one who from one minister, if he be the devils apostle, continueth not in all things which are written or have in him the spirit of error! By word in the book of the law to do them.” Yes, unand behaviour he may destroy an entire gene- doubtedly, that man's office is honourable, that ration that had been morally and religiously man's employment is glorious, although its trained, if he be himself a servant of the powers glory is as the brightness of lightning. But of darkness. If the minister be a man who is O forget not that the bell of grace is souding guided by party spirit and a factions temper, over our heads. We are in search of a man what dissensions and distractions may be cre for that offee whose glory is unequalled, beated in a congregation ! And will he not, if cause it is an office which cries to the sinner: he knows not how to “divide the word of “Behold your God !”- which carries the trem. truth,” be the means of leading foolish wander- bling, terrified one, to Zion, to the blood of the ers astray, instead of guiding them, as their | Lamb—which can speak of the grace that is allspiritual teacher, in the ways of truth and righ-powerful, all-cleansing, all-satisfying. A Goere! teousness? Evil example is ruinous even in minister is no taskmaster-no jailer; it is his the common affairs of life. But, again, what a province to diffuse around a blessed joy that is blessing a minister may be, if he is a man after full of love. Having thus considered the ole God's own heart! Will not streans of living ject that has brought us together, we woulu water, in such a case, refresh the surrounding askneighbourhood ? will not peace and joy follow II. What are our wishes? These, I think, his steps ? and, by God's grace, through his must be apparent to all, as in harmony with instrumentality, will not new life arise from those of the venerable assembly to which eu the dreary waste of death ?

text introduces us. The pillars of the Church, As much darkness and soul-destroying error there referred to, desired specially a man" she ! have gone abroad into the world from this plat- had companied with them,” who abode with fori-I mean the pulpit---so might there be them, and whose voice was heard in the miust poured down from it liglit which would gladden of them. Now, it is such a man that we desire men's hearts, even that light which leads to --one built on the foundation of the prophets life everlasting I remember a famous and and apostles, filled with their wisdom, compewell known (Roman] Catholic once saying to hending their mysteries. Is vot this the thing me: “So long as you do not thrust your bab- that is most essential, and about which we are bling-box”-he meant the pulpit—“into a cor-chiefly anxious ? ner, you Protestants can do nothing." Yes, I Were we in search of a teacher for a Jewish would say, so long as there is nothing in the synagogue, would we not desire a man tho heart—which was his meaning—we can indeed ronghly acquainted with the Talmud? Were do nothing; and on that account our enemies re- it for a pagoda, an eloquent Heathen would bexi joice. Suffer me, then, to point out to you the suit us. Were it for a lecture-room, wbere important work which is before us this day. Only moral obligations and anties were pointed In truth, we cannot set this forth too plainly; out, then the man we should be desirous of for it is nothing less than our decision with having need know nothing of Jesus and his regard to the manner of man that shall come apostles. Were it for a theatre, then would the amongst us. Apply yourselves, therefore, to most finished actor suit us best. Wer it for a this great work calmly, and in dependence upon school of plulosophy, what would ove be to us God; and I would again say, Pray-supplicate who was learned in the wisdom of the fsber -implore.

men and publicans of Galilee? Were it for About what would we be engaged? You an academy of science, would not our wish be know it is our object to have an office filled; to have a man of learning ? Were it for : but what office? Consider well what Paul has chapel of devotion, such as many in these times said of it in his Second Epistle to the Corin- desire, it would be necessary to think of a man hians: “Who also hath made us able ministers who knows how to divest the Lord Jesus Christ

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A CONGREGATION'S OBJECT, WISHES, AND HOPHO, &c. 603 of all his glory, so that nothing remains but a element, with Christ dead, buried, and ascended mere handful of personal virtue, to be exhi- into heaven; yen, a man like unto him whom bited to the people as a pattern which they are they at Jerusalem desired-who might be a in no wise inclined to follow Did we desire a witness, not merely of the birth, sufferings, and Babel, then we should stand in need of a mul- death of Christ, but also of his glorious resurtitude to constitute this Babel. But I may well rection—who has been made a partaker of the say Anathema maranatha of those who would life of that living One, and has received his thus designate a Church, in which God causes resurrection greeting, “ Peace be unto thee”his pure and unsullied Gospel to be proclaimed, who has felt him breathe on his soul these and in which the Spirit bears wituess with signs, words, “ Receive the Holy Spirit”- who, in and power, and living wonders. Still, did we the act of being instructed day by day, has desire a Bubel, then a priest of Baul behoved been wont to hold a living communion with to be procured, of whom we should in vain ask that living One. O how heartily will not such counsel in perplexity. But it is not go. We a shepherd as this be greeted by us! If the would give a new shepherd to a Christian com- | lot fall upon one corresponding to these demunity-to a portion of the Church of Christ; mands, then praise the Lord. With these quaand, in so doing, we know weil what sort of liticatious, whatever else may be awanting, we man you desire-a man one in heart and soul main point is gained. with the apostles.

Nevertheless, minor points are not altogether The disciples at Jerusalem were not satisfied without importance. Why should we conceal with a mere yes-sayer, or assenter to anything, that there are many things to be desired besides nor with a man of cold orthodoxy, having what is of the greatest moment? Were we to neither experience, spirit, nor life. The man give expression to these, the following would they wished for was one who had been with | bave a place. It is of importance that our mithein all the time that the Lord Jesus Christ nister be well grounded in theology and general went in and out among them; and herein do knowledge. The rising generation learn much, our desires coincide. The man on whom we read much, and know, or will one day know, fix must not be one who knows his calling only much. Would not the fact that the rising from hearsay. He must be able to say, in a generation equalled, or, it might be, surpassed certain sense, with John: “That which was their minister in many branches of knowledge, from the beginning, which we have heard, be itself sutticient, humanly speaking, to weaken which we have seen with our eyes, which we the efficacy of his ministry! And there are in have looked upon, and our hands have handled, this congregation not a few, so to speak, who, of the Word of Life, declare we unto you, that on account of their acquirements and learning, ye also may have fellowship with us; and truly may lay claim to a well qualified preacher: our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Above all, error is ever increasing, and the atSon Jesus Christ.” In his own walk and life tacks of the enemy are becoming more and he must exhibit to us the footsteps of the Lord more subtle. So, sharpness of perception cunJesus. He must preach from the house-tops not fail to be of advantage to our minister, that what Jesus has whispered in his ear in the he may not only discover the adversary, but that closet. He must be able to tell of visits with he may promptly and speedily disarm him. We which the Holy One has honoured liim; and would, therefore, have him to be “strong in the what he tells of God's dealings and gracious Lord.” He must be a man who, by his entire suficiency must not be gathered from books walk and conversation, proves his cause to be and foreign treasures, but from his own expe. that of truth. Many and diverse winds are rience. The disciples at Jerusalem desired a blowing. Woe, then, to the weak-minded man! man who had been with the Lord Jesus since How soon will not he be cast down! Oftenthe baptism of John until the day when he times do these minds veer about. A preacher, ascended into heaven. We desire nothing less. therefore, who is nothing but a cock on the He who passes sentence on the blasphemer church-spire, must be ever turning. The man must be no novice, but a herald well proved whom we choose must not be too susceptible, and tried. He must be a man deeply and fun as if born only for the honey of popularity. His damentally initiated in the secret of Christ's sufficiency must be in his God. Not unfrelife--a man on whose heart is deeply engraven quently is the cry of “ Crucify him, crucify the testimony of the Father at the baptism of him” as close upon the hosanna, as

was of old Jesus: “This is my beloved Son, in whom I amongst the Jews at Jerusalem. He who, like his am well pleased” --a man to whom the Holy Master, is so little elevated by the hosanna that Spirit has given the key of the treasure of the cry of “Crucify him, crucify him," cannot Christ's doctrine--a man who, with lively faith, shame him, is the man for us. Our minister must can forget his own and his brothier's nakedness not be too tenderly strung—too sensitive. A in Christ's obedience--a man who knows how constitution such as this will not suit ourclimate. to divide aright Law from Gospel-a man who We have amongst us hands like unto the hands presses into the sanctuary by the sinner's way, of Esau. I speak not this to our praise. Our even the blood-bought way of a crucified Sa- fame is not always unsullied. Where, thereviour-a man who is at home, and in his own | fore, there are so many different characters op

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posed to one another, it is impossible to escape on the fact that we are assemoled here in order opposition from one party or another. I would that we may choose a minister? And is not only desire to proclaim from afar, as did Paul to this a new seal and pledge of the grace and love Timothy : “Thou, therefore, my son, be strong of our Lord ? and is it not a sure guarantee that in the grace that is in Christ Jesus; thou, there he will give us a shepherd after his own beart fore, endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus -a man who will not fail to make known to 18 Christ.” And if we may still desire more, is it his truth and mercy? not that our minister may, if I may so speak, Yes, he will give us a man who shall make blow his own trumpet in such a way that our us glad. But O who will that man be! We preaching choir may be perfectly harmonious. are met together that we may, in this solenin United in doctrine, we might exhibit in our hour, implore light from on high. The gates of practice that variety which is not incompatible heaven are opening. The Almighty's decree with union. And had we room for one wish will be unveiled. Lord, searcher of hearts, show more, would it not be that our new brother may us whom thou hast chosen ! Yes, He is ready be animated with that same love, and walk with to show us; and whomsoever he grants to us, us in that same bond of peace, which, God be with that man we will be satisfied. praised, has united us three as one man ! But of good courage and of joyful confidence, and it is enough that God knows what we desire. have no hesitation in calling to you in prophetic Into his bosom we would pour out our wishes. voice, with Joel the seer of God : “Rejoice, ye He is rich in grace; he will hear us.

children of Zion, and be joyful in the Lord; for III. What do we hope for? This is the last he sendeth you a teacher of righteousness." point of which we would treat.

Amen. Now, for what do we hope? Nothing less than that we may obtain a man according to

THE GERMAN EMIGRANT. our wishes. Yes, we say with Peter in our text: “Wherefore of these men which have It was once my privilege to have connected with my companied with us all the time that the Lord charge a pious old man-a subject of the great reviva Jesus went in and out among us, must one be America some forty years ago. He loved to converse

that was experienced in the Western Churches of ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrec on the subject of experimental religion. He had a ! tion." " M 1st ! ” why " must?” Wherein con- happy method, also, of illustrating topics of this sists this necessity? I will show you.' Away nature by incidents belonging to the days of his bar with the idea that this “must” implies that he hood, and the early settlement of the Churches in

the West. whom we choose must come. This would be

I have heard him relate many things proud, arrogant. We would choose with humi- might be interesting and profitable to the present

concerning the ways of God, which, if written cut, lity. We boast not as if we had this world's generation. The following was one of the remarkagoods to offer. We promise him no mountains ble stories which he told. He said, of gold; but prefer to show him plainly the In the days of my boyhood, it was the custoc cf' mountains and valleys through which, if he the people here, in the West, to live in log cabins. rightly discharge his duty, he must take his spend the night with any of his parishioners

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Our minister was an old man, and when he came to daily walk, proclaiming the Gospel of peace. his babit to ask the privilege of lying down at an We do not promise him peaceful days. Although early hour. When in bed, he would say to the ! he be one of four, he can have no holiday rest. younger members of the family, “ Come, my children, ! We will not exhibit pleasant arbours, whereby gather round my bed. I am now ready to talk to to allure him: he might afterwards complain subject of religion, in the most affectionate manier

Ile would then commence with us on the of our having deceived him; for what he took and tell us interesting stories, designed to illustrate to be arbours he might find to be tents of war.

some important truth. While thus reclining ofc Let us not boast too highly of the number of night, he gave us the following narrative :Christians amongst us, as an allurement to the I was appointed one spring to attend a mectis; flesh; let us not boast that the office of a of the General Assembly. Travelling one day through preacher will always amongst us be treated the mountains, on my way to Philadelphia, I pari li with the utmost respect. The character, not

by a smith's shop, at the door of which I noticed. the office, of a preacher must decide all. Let far from the shop when I heard a horse gallopin: 2

man who eyed me very closely. I had not travers God be praised for all that we can boast of; behind me, and turning in my saddle, I discorered and away with all selfishness.

that the rider was the same individual who had scrt But although we have done away with this tinized me. When he came opposite

my horse, it's idea of compulsion, still, in a certain sense, it

out any ceremony, he said, “ Be you à preacher ** remains. So one of these men must come among stranger, for such I discovered him to be, "I les

Yes, I replied, I am. “ Then," said the lentam us. Now, where is the necessity, or on what clad to see you. I been long wanting to see a preacher, does it rest? Does it not rest on our congre I hear there be preachers out at Pittsburgh, and !! gation, whose earnest and powerful voice de- had a mind to go and see one; but now the Lord lid mands an evangelist-a herald bearing the stan. sent me a preacher. You must go home mit (with dard of the cross? Does it not rest on the me, and talk mit me. I lives just over the bill dare ! position in which God stands towards this flock ?

I keeps you and your horse well, and wont chart

. And has he not gloriously revealed himself to view the wildness of the region in which I was the

You must come-wont you ?" Taking is its shepherds and guardians? Does it not rest | accosted, I hesitated a little about the course I shou.

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pursue ; but the day being far spent, the man's fore. I could jump mit joy so high as de fence ! countenance being honest, his whole manner seem Now I loves Jesus. "I loves iny Bible: for whenever ingly sincere, and remembering his language, “The I see my sins, I see Jesus standing between me and Lord has sent me a preacher,” I turned and went dem. loves to pray. I go, too, and tell my bruders with him. After reaching his house, he gave me the

dat I found Jesus—dat he had taken away my sins; following account of himself, in simple broken Eng but they again thought I was crazy: for dey had lish :-" I be born and raised here," said he, “ in dese never seen dare sins nor Jesus in de Bible. "Since mountains, and for a long time I lives like de Ingens I found peace I have been happy; but I have wanted (Indians). I fights, I swears, and I gets trunk. I very inuch to see a preacher to talk mit me about never reads the Bible. I never prays, and I never Jesus." dinks (thinks) any ding good. I hears dare was a hell, You may readily suppose, my young friends, conout I don't care for it. On Sunday me and my bru tinued the old preacher, that I most cheerfully talked ders would go hunt deers, and turkeys, and coons. to him about that precious Saviour whom he had I was living in dis way, when one Sunday night we found so strangely. I tried to teach him more fully went out to hunt. We did not hurt long before we the way of salvation, and to confirm himn in the faith saw a coon. It was on a very high tree; we had no which he had embraced. In the morning I went on gun mit us to shoot him, so I climbed up de tree to my journey with my spirits refreshed with the blessshake hinn down. I could climb almost so good as de ing of my German friend, and admiring the riches of covi), and soon got on the limb (branch) where he grace in Christ Jesus our Lord. Was,


gulve de liub one shake; but just so soon as To me this narrative was truly interesting. It was you could dink, it broke! and down, down I comes. so for the following reasons :I cried, Lord, have merey on me; and so soon as I did 1. It shows that the Bible alone, without note or dat, I catch a limb mit my hands. Dare I hung, comment, is sufficient to lead the sinner to Christ. high up on de tree, and no liabs under me. I Here was a man who had never read the Bible till he tried to get up on de limb I held nuit, and saw hell was awakened-who had never heard a Gospel ser

I felt, if I let go, I would never stop till I mon; and yet, in his Bible, he found Jesus ! The would go right down to hell. I prayed, Lord, have Spirit alone was his teacher. Ile opened his eyes, so mercy on me; and he helped me to get up on de that he understood the Scriptures. Here, then, is limb Í held mit my hands. I came down from the an argument for the circulation of the Bible, powertree, and just so soon as I come down I fell on de ful as the soul is valuable. It alone pointed one sinGround, and had no strength. My bruders helped ner, burdened under a sense of his sins, to the Lamb me home; but I could not sleep dat night. Oh! Iof God; and may it not point others ? had such ugly thoughts! I thought, what if dat 2. This narrative shows that the exercises of the limb which I cought mit my hands had broke! de truly awakened sinner are substantially the sam, devil would now have me, and I would be burning in under all circumstances. When this man hell. I got up in de morning and went to work, but awakened, it was it was not mit me as it used to be. I could not laugh and swear any more.

* On his heart the burden lay, Oh! I had such a load here

And past offences pained his eyes." (pointing to his brenst). My bruders thought I was sick, and I was sick too; but dey did not know it was He looked into the Word of God for peace ; but at my sins made me sick. I feit now I was a sinner -- first, when the commandment came, sin revived, an something in my breust did not go away ; but what he died. He saw that the law was holy, and the could I do? I had never prayed except when hang- commandment holy, and just, and good. What he at ing on de limb of de tree. I had no Bible; I had first sapposed would immediately take away the burnever heard a preacher; I thought I must get on my den from his heart, only made his sin appear exceedhorse, and go out to Pittsburgh and see a preacher; ingly sinful. He saw in the Bible death, before life, but I could not well leave home. I got a Bible, I anguish of mind, before peace; a burning hell, before thought now I will see what I must do to have my a glorious heaven; and a lost sinner, before a Saviour sins forgiven, and de load taken from my breast; I found. And where is the child of God that may not open de Bible, and read it much, but it only make my see, in these things, some of the lineaments of his load heavier. 'Oh! it make me feel so bad; I see no own experience? thing in de Bible for me, but heil and destruction. 3. We see in this narrative how strangely some of It said, de wicked are turned into hell dat dare is no God's children are brought to a knowledge of the peace to de wicked; and I know I was wicked. It just truth. Who would have supposed, when that carepour its curses right on my head. Oh! I was now go less, ignorant, and wicked (rerinan ascended the tree. miserable,

I thought if de Bible won't make me hap he was going where he would get a sight of hell, and py, what will I do? I go now and wander in de himselt as a sinner? How great the change wronght woods, and go on my knees behind de trees and pray; in his feelings and destiny, from the time he ascended, but it was no praying. I did not want to be where till he came down ! On the limb where he hung, other people was; I did not like to hear them laugh; struggling for life, he hung all his carelessness about and when dey swear, it makes me feel so bad. When God and his soul. Truly, he was brought in a way be my bruders and me were in de field ploughing, I knew not-he was led in paths that he had not known. would go to de other side of the field from them." I Darkness was made light before him, and crooked would plough awhile, and den go into de woods and things straight. pray; but it was no praying. My bruders now thought 4. This narrative shows the care of the great was crazy-dat de fall on de tree in turned my Shepherd for ail his sheep. Here was a straying head. I keep on dis way a good winile. I thought i sheep, wandering on the mountains, without any

woald die; I eats little, sleeps little, I gets 80 poor under shepherd to bring hiin back to the fold, or ! as a skeleton; I still read de Bible. Though it show lead him to still waters or green pastures.

Human me hell, and seem to burn me up, I thought I must wiselom would have said, that situated as he was, he read it;' I still tried to pray, but it was no praying. could never find his way to the true fold. But human One day I thought I must surely (lie, I feel so very wisdom in spiritunl things is folly. Far away as this baul. get de Bible and read and read; and dare i single sheep was from the fold, he was pursued by the see Jesus ! I see Jerus standing between me and my great Shepherd and brought back; and is now, no sins. My load den was gone--1 hari joy in my heart cubt, iumongst those who are led by that same Shep Oh! I was so happy; just so happy as miserable be., herd unto living fountains of waters.


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5. This narrative is interesting, if we take into con forgot Him who alone could be to it and to them as sideration the circumstances under which it was given a wall of fire round about, and the glory in the by the old minister, and the effect then produced. midst.” And too many in our own day are like Reclining upon his pillow, he told it to a circle of them. They boast of, and reckon themselves safe in youth. One of those youths has since grown up to

" the Church" manhood, and passed into old age. His head is now

the Church, namely, of outward white with the frost of many winters, and yet he has organization, and forms, and observances; forgetting Lever forgotten the story of his old minister. He tells all the while Him who bought the Church - the it with a warmth of feeling that shows it affected his living Church, even the multitudes of his saints, youthful heart; and when he comes to that part, with his own blood; and without a personal interest where the German says, “I see Jesus standing be- in whom, a mere visible Church connection, and a tween me and my sins," his eyes melt into tears.

lifetime spent in the formalities of outward service,

will be worse than useless. THE CHRISTIAN'S GRAVE.

When the Lord suddenly came to his temple, the Jews, with all their reverence for it, seized and cruci

fied him. And in the end he destroyed it, and scatO BCRY me not ’mid honours and state,

tered them; the wall of fire to protect became the 'Neath a monument costly and rare;

fire to consume-Zion was ploughed as a field-JeruAnd carve not my name with the rich and the great, salem became heaps—and “the mountain of the Where curious strangers admiring wait;

house, because of which they had been haughty," Oh, make not my sepulchre there.

became “as the high places of the forest." It is to I ask not a place 'neath the time-hallowed dome, be feared that, in like manner, the day will declare Where the ashes of monarchs repose;

that those who are placing their dependence on their For why should I covet a glittering tomb ?

temple, and not on its Lord—on their Church, and Can splendour enlighten the depths of its gloom,

not on their Saviour-on their forms and sacrifices, Or gladden the dust they enclose ?

and not on " the finished work," are but building on

“wood, hay, stubble,” which will be “burned up,” But seek a lone spot in the green forest shade, and leave no foundation.

Where the birds sing the flowers to rest,
And there let my body be quietly laid,

Far away from the clamour of idle parade,
And green be the leaf o'er my breast,

She enters her chamber. All is quiet and retired.

There is no eye to witness her deep emotions but Yes, green be the turf; let the flowers be fair

that of God-no ear to hear her earnest pleadings That encircle the spot where I lie,

but that of the Almighty. A sweet and sacred soNor shed o'er my grave an unreconciled tear,

lemnity pervades her soul. She feels that she is For the heart that once sorrowed hath put off the about to commune with a Being who holds her descare,

tiny in his hands, but who, notwithstanding his Where the eye of the mourner is dry.

power and might, encouraged her to come, and will To the spirit released from her bondage of clay

condescend and even delight to listen to her prayer. A purer existence is given;

She bows her knees before him, and lifts her implor" 1, And her midnight of sadness is turned into day,

ing eyes to heaven. O hallowed moment! O inte All peaceful, all holy, nor fadeth away,

resting sight! Listen to the language of her beart. Eternal with angels in heaven.

For what does she plead ? It is for her dear children.

What does she ask for them? Not the riches of Louisville, December 8, 1845.

earth, nor the plaudits of surrounding admirers, por the external gracefulness and beauty of youth.

These are, in her estimation, of little value. Instead i OLD PUSEYISM.

of these, she asks for her dear ones the protecting “Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple care of God, and for strength to discharge her duty of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of toward thein. With what anxious solicitude is each the Lord are these.” — Jer. vii. 4. The spirit of one remembered before him, from the absent son ou Puseyism is not new; it existed many hundreds of the boisterous ocean to the unconscious babe of her years ago among the Jews. The above is its con bosom! She asks, that from the earliest lispings of! demnation.

infancy the best tribute of their hearts may ascend What is the grand boast and cry of the Tracta- to their Creator. With what increased earnestness rians of our day? What but this : “ The temple of does she plead, as the recollection of the many snares the Lord, the temple of the Lord"—the Church, and temptations which they must encounter crusses the Church-—“ hear the Church.” Not as of old her anxious mind! It is then she feels her own time: Heur the word of the Lord;” nor yet: weakness and her entire dependence upon God. It “ This is my belorul Son, hear ye him;" nor yet: is then she sees her need of divine assistance and “ He that hath ears to hear, let him hear what the support, and the vast importance of maternal prayer. Spirit saith unto the Churches.” None of these; It is then she fervently excluims: “Of myself I can but “ Hear the Church.” The Jews declared them- do nothing; 0 thou who holdest the hearts of my selves safe because of their temple, with its visible children in thy hand, I bless thee for this resource. presence, its sacrifices, and its symbols; while they | I know that the mother's prayer of faith will avail

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