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Preabgliorlana Advosates V.l e XXX' Ne• 161
DAVID MoKINNEY and JAMES MINN, Editors.
Trust In God.
Oh Thou, who art the helper still,
Of .those who trust in thee,
LoWthou on me ory for help,
Dolifranoe speed to me. .
I'm weary, Lord ; downcast and weak,
I 'm apt to turn aside;
And oft forget what thou host traid
4, The Lord, he will provide."
I'm fearful, yea, and faithless too,
When clouds around me fly,
And I forget, that o'er them all,
There shines a oloudless sky.
Perplexed by many dismal fears
That crowd around my way,
I often fail to call on thee,
To drive those•fears away.
Afraid te trust a sovereign Clod
• . My : Maher and my Friend
Oh no 1 I 71 ever trust in thee,
Until tbis life shell end.
For thou, art good, my graoioue Lord,
Oa thee I'll fix my trust,
And thou wilt save my preoloue soul,
And lift me from the duet.
Then; 'mid the anxious cares of life,
I'll oast my cares on thee,
I'll lean upon my Saviour's arm,
Till cares and troubles flee.
Yes, e'enln death I 'll trust thee still,
To walk with me along
Thro' death's dark vale, and then will sing
Thy praise in endless song.
for the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate
Letters for the New Year to My Con.
"walk in wisdom toward them that are without,
redeeming the time."—Col. iv: 5,
Let this be a year of Increased Liberality.,
Begin it with your "Systematic Beneio.•
lime." Or, rather, since BenevoleTue;
means only to wish well, and there is often;
an (( impassable gulf" between the wish!
and the deed, write on the field of your
practical Christianity, in bold, broad letters,;
Systematic Beneficence. Systematic well
doieg. And let it be systematic.
1, Remember, giving is a grace. It is a
beautiful grace. It is also an ordinance of !
God's house, as much as prayer, praise, or
preaching. We must give, as well as pray'
or preach . Indeed, giving is just the hand!
which praying and preaching holds up.
When we give, Israel prevails; when we!
stop, giving, Amalek prevails. It cannot be
otherwise. The work of the Church is to
evangelize the world. This is the work of
the whole Church. The great commission,
" Go preach the Gospel to every creature,"
was given to the whole Church. The obli
gation to do it rests on the whole Church.
But how Bibles are to be printed, churches
and -eohoollouses built,- - missionaries lren't
°Wand sastained, without money, is a mys-
tery. The heathen will not print. Bibles
and pay missionaries to convert themselves;
we must do it. And to what better use we
can appropriate our money, I know not.
Yet, when the cry of perishing millions
comes to us, and we ask you for help, some
of you mill it " Legging I" Oh I. lot me
tell you, the man who so despises God's
ordinances, and so tramples underfoot the
most snored instincts of humanity, I should
not be surprised to see himself a despised
beggar in the public highway. " With
what measure you mete, it shall be measured
to you again.' Think of that.
2. Give Systematizall,y, Do not leave
to chance impulses this glorious, heaven
sanctioned philanthropy, which shall one
day bring all nations redeemed to the foot
of the Cross. Understand your bumbles',
and know your yearly income; determine
the claims of your family and other inter
ests ; then give, five, ten, twenty per cent.,
as God his prospered you. Honor God
with your substance, and my word for it—
nay, God's word—all history and experience
for it—God will honor you. " give, and
it shall bo given unto you," dollars for
8, Deny yourself for the sake of giving.
Et must come to this, or the world will never
be converted—by us. The dollar that you
give for cigars, young man, would print
a dozen Testaments, which might save a
Atundred souls, or start another Chinese
revolution. Yet when I come to you, on
contribution day, you give me a quarter to
give the heathen with, and your tobacconist
a da;:.,r for cigars ! What shall I call that ?
Christianity ? No, sir. Humanity ? No,
sir What then t Why I call it a mon
strous absurdity, if not l!Orse, before God.
There must be self denial. But you ask,
what will all this lead to; is there, no end
to giving ? Shall we beggar ourselves, and
let our children grow up in ignorance, for
the sake of the heathen? No.' I answer
emphatically, No, to both questions. No
end to giving until giving has wrought its
overt end, and no begging for yourselves or
intelleetual starvation for your children. I
never yet knew a liberal, God-fearing man,
aughf,the poorer for enlightened giving to
Ohurek enterprises. Never. On the con.
miry, the most liberal and successful business
men of the age unite with the wise King
of Israel in saying, n The liberal soul shall
be made fat." And both but express the
uniform teachings of Providence in respect
to this; But practical men want other
proof than any man's word, or perhaps even
the word of God. Well, I verily believe the
peace of Mind and the good feeling about
the heart which acmes of duty done, will
tsti sharpen every faculty for business, that
die increase of your gains will be double
7tbst , you gave to God. You know how
di es ; !lit, brain is, when the conscience is
atom jti l Vtit! The amount of careful
read* neeehsai, to an intelligent giving,
will'make you and yon" children so much
better informed, that, your 7orri.tY will
increase in the ratio of your intZl",4l 6ooo .
An ignorant Man is always behind in" ever}
thing. Again: Would not the habit of
prudence, foresight, and economy; acquired
by this careful looking into your business to
know where the dollar is to come from that
you give to God, amply repay you?' But a
truce to such compromises. What is the
religion worth that will net submit to a little
self-denial in so glorious a cause ? What is
a man's Christianity worth—nay, I will not
speak of Christianity—what is a man's
humanity worth, who would poise a dollar
on his finger's end, uncertain whether to
give it for' the civilizing and evangel
izint of the nations, or for a dozen
Havanas P I come to you and say,
" Gentleinen, here is a boz. of the first
brand cigars," and you hand me a .Ir, for
the Winter'', smoking) 1 come WO ) . and
" Gentlemen, here are five Misdeed
millions of heathen in utter darkness rind
degradation, and I want you to help' titi• Pour
the light of heaven in upon thou,'
you hand me a gnawer/ Do you think I
put the ease strongly ? Let me tell you I
could;put it stronger yet, and be far within
the' whole truth. And I ask again, „not
what is euoh Christianity worth, because
there is no Christianity about it, 'but what
is such humanity worth ?
The world mustbe brought to Christ. ,
We mutt bring it by preaching Christ.
Miracle! havestoeued. "Go teach,". is our
business. Make dollars "teaoh,'! if you
cannot teach in person. Dollard arc- elo.
quent when they speak through Bibles,'abd
schools, and Missionaries, on heathen shores.
The .Alillennium: will not come • we must,
bring it about. Therefore, and /or this end,, ,
be more liberal this year than ever you Were
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate
Decease of Dr. Addison
Truly, a great man has fallen in. Terliel.,
Joseph Addison Alexander is dend:l Thal
laborious student, the profound thinker, the;
able Oemmentator, the ripe scholar, the
learned professor, the apt instructor, the,
impressive and powerful. preacher,. hie lefty
us. The •places that lately knew him) shelt
know him no more. . The man of naiwkandt
memory, and large attainments, &Wells no!
more on earth. On the evening betomthe 1
Sabbath he reared oalmly from :the scene of!
his earthly labers, to rest in the bosom of
his Redeemer. His failing health for some
time had 5 created' deep anxiety as. to the
issue, awl 'yet the announcement of hie!
death came suddenly.
As a Professor, Dr. Alexander never
failed to impress every one who entered his!
class-room. Strong in his convietione, he
carried conviction to the .minds of others.;
He was a thoroughly read historian, a die.
oriminating and philosophical observer, clear
in exegesis, will a mind of the highest
order, and equal to the successful analysis
of any subject. No student sat before him,
without feeling that he was in the presende
of an extraordinary man.
As a scholar, he was a fine illustration of
the benefits of long.contitmed training. He
was a scholar from his early youth. At the !
age of fourteen • years, he had mastered the
Arabic, and read thelKoran. He delighted !
in the study of languages. His knowledge
of languages at an early period was exten
sive and accurate. He'was . a rare instance
of a scholar fully ripe. He was fond ,of
books. He loved' hie study; no place had
more , attractions for him. And in it, re-
olining;on his couch, he breathed his list.''
He road much. He thought much. Ile
learned much. He seemed to forget
nothing. The traits of his toil and learning
have abounded like (Austere on the vine.
Asa preacher, he had few equals. He I
wrote with ease and elegance. It may
truly be said of him, Nil tetigit quid non
ornavit." He wrote with power, too. The
truth came strong and vigorous frotn his
lips. Without aiming at oratory, he was an
eloquent and powerful preacher. His happy ;
illustrations, his clear presentation of truth,
his beautiful method, his glowing- desorip.
tions, nicely blended with earnestness and
pungency, • always attracted and. edified,
while he often amazed his auditors by the
vast amount of truth evolved from a single ;
text. When it was known that he would
preaoh he ;_always commanded a large
audience; nor did he disappoint expects. ;
Lion. He was remarkably gifted in prayer.
His prayers abounded with varied and
earnest petitions, eloquently poured into the
ears of Him who hears the suppliant's cry.
Alas l that we shall hear no more the voice
of this' faithful expounder of the inspired
As a man, he was modest and retiring,
perhaps•even to-a fault. He shrank invol
untarily from the public, gaze. He was at
different times urged to. go to the General
Assembly, as a representative from the
Presbytery of New 'Brunswick, but never
consented. Nor would he consent, to serve
as Moderator of his Presbytery; yet he
always made it a matter of conscience to
attend Preebytery and Synod whenever his
duties .at ,the Theological Seminary, would
allow. Although retiring,, and mingling
comparatively little in society, he was not
wanting in social qualities.. He, was fond
of the young. Fifteen months ago, he
spent. a Sabbath with us. Our people
listened with' great satisfaction, to two able
sermons . from his lips. He tarried with us
until the following Monday. In the flowe
d° circle, he delightedus with his cheerful
flow of instructive conversation. His visit
will not soon be forgotten. He noticed with
interest each child,evert the little one who was
just accomplishing the feat of standing by a
chair. And- when the hour of family
worship came, the devout earnestness with
which he lead us in most appropriate prayer
before the mercy seat, is still fresh in mem,
cry. We were inapreesed, at the time, with
the growing resemblance to ,his excellent
father, whose society we had enjoyed on
similar occasions, and whose precious naem
cry is embalmed in multitudes of hearts.
Within the ,period of about six weeks, the
Presbytery of New Brunswick, as well, as
the Church at large, has. been called to
mourn the loss of two distinguished men.
Princeton mourns ! It is not long since a
large company of mourners gathered in her
noted cemetery, to deposit in the silent
tomb the remains of that incomparable
preacher and pastor, James Waddell Alex
ander. The sod` is yet fresh upon the grave
of the lamented Hope, who was snatched
away from us in the, vigor of his manhood,
and in the midst of his growing usefulness.
And now. comes again the stroke of death,
and cuts down one whose place for learning,
finished scholarship, and devotion to his
USSter I S service, in his particular field of
labor cannot soon be filled. In. the sadness
of our bereavement, we stand in awe at these
mysterious dispensations of Providence,
while faith locals up with tearful eye, and
exclaims, "Even se, Father, for BO it seemed
good in thy sight." S.M.H.
Lawrenceville, .If. J., Jan. 30, 1.860.
A man of great learning* and talents, but
an unbeliever,. was traveling in Manila. He
was escorted by a native of rank, and as
tiki; wig* about starting, the native, with
refract : b ow me n which characterizes
the Orientals . re-eCatad the white stranger
to pray to.his God.-
This was probably the only thing he
could have been asked to do, without being
able to comply; and on his declining, the
Well, some god must be prayed to ) SD
you will excuse ma if I pray to mine."
Full many a shaft at random sent,
Finds mark the stoker never meant."
And so it was in Chia ogee. The lunbe•
never-was rebuked by the heathen, aud the
nun of science, who bad gone there in
quest of natural onxiositiea, returned, having
found' the a pearl of great price." au next
visit is to be with the mimaionaries to preach
nu.N maybe great by chance, but paver
*be smigood wittiout sn Wert. '
"ONE THING IS NEEDFUL:" "ONE THING HAVE I D
PUBLICATION OFFICE, GAME BUILDING, FIFTH S
FOB THE WEEk ENDING SATURD
For the Ereabytethin Banner and Advocate. ,
Funeral of Dr; 3. Addison Alexander.
PItINCETON ) January 31, 1860.
Mnasns, Enrrous :--The funeral of Dr , .
J. Addison Alexander, was Attended here td.
day. lie died ,unexpectedly, :; the Saturday
previous, in his study, surrounded with hip
bolo, the,odimpanions and witnesses of hie
labdra. ' Btaides citizens 'of the : place, and
students - of 'the Seminary; there .was present
a large number of prominent ministers' arid
laymen, ,especially from the _Presbytery of
- New Brunarriek, and 'froth' the eity of New
Tail:. The places orhneineas in the towel
were ..closed during the, services. The r 4
.mains - were. placed in . 'the 'chapel' of the
Seminary for a short time, to allow friends
to take-a:farewell look, and then-borne in
*octagon to the Pint Presbyterian Aural!
Thosewhethad not seen Dr. Alexander:hi
some Aime, were :struck with the: marked
. change in his appearance.... His' noble, linliai
-aive',brow.ramained,sbutvehis face and 'form
seemed wasted with disease . I
t At the ohureh Dr McDonald,of Prinoer
ton;Dr.*lfall, of Trenton, and Dm. Sprig .
and. Pdtts ' of, New' Yorir, conducted th
'services:: Dr." iiiir preached ?rine. Ilose,a
- vi :' I, " Come and let us return unto the!
Lerd'; for he bath torn and he will heal ns ;"I
he - htli - amitten and he will bind us
His discourse was simple, touching, ma
-beautiful. A strain of hope' and' cheerfuN
111388 ran through it, like threads of goldi
through a garment of dark velvet, which
relieved the gloom W and sorrow of the aces.'
tion. Ile exhorted all to regard the sad!,
event which had called them logether, not}
as an unmixed calamity or insorntableprovi-'
deuce, but as a call for humility, mingled'
with gratitude. The gift„ of moll men to:
the Church was a mark of Divine favoc;l
and thoucfh their removal was a great loss I
their talents and services should be remem,-I
bered with thankfulness. "We. have re-I
oeived good at the hand of the Lord, and
shall we not receive evil also." It was dis.l
graileful to he unmindful of his, benefits,l
beeause in his good pleasure • he choie tol
remove some of them from us. Let your:
grief, then, he said, be trusting and sob.;
Missive, worthy of God and of the departed. !
The preacher briefly sketched the history
and character of Dr. Alexander. He was
born in Philadelphia in'lBo9, and graduated
at Princeton in 1820. He was Prefesser in i
the College there from 1830 to 1833,; then,
after a residenbe in Europe, he was licensed
to preach by the Presbytery of New Bruns
wick in 1838, and ,the •sam year elected
Professor in the Theologibal Seminary at
Princeton, though : he had for some time
previously fulfilled the duties of that office.
For twenty-five years, with, a marvelous
application, he had devoted himself to study
and to teaching, and, with his great powers
and unwearieddiligence, had accomplished
what was equivalent to a century of, labor
by common minds. His brilliant gifts and
varied attainments fitted him to shine in any
department, of letterai but be., devoted all
his talent& and energies to the Word of God,
even from , his .youth: At .the age of four
,teen read ttho..• KoraminArabic, and
with , what success he bad pursued his •work,
hie lectures, sermons, and writings, shun,
dantly testify.lSTo attempt was made to
analyze hie mind, nor to eulogize his char
acter. flis natural reserve was mentioned.
Bat he who could gambol with children,
and find his amusement, even perform his
severest labor in the crowd and noise of a
large city, could not be misanthropic. His
piety could not be questioned, though less
demonstrative, owing, to his temperament,
than is often witnessed. But his loVe for
the study and preaching of God's Word, if
there were no other evidence, would prove
its Divine character. marked, indeed,
was his love of the BciiPtures; that only .'a
fewhours before his death he was known to
he reading them in several versions. When
too feeble to prosecute severer studies,- be
spent a portion of his time in committing to
memory and. reciting to himself snob simple
hymns as : '
"Just as I ate, withdut orterilea, •
But that thy blood vas shed forme,
And that ; thou bidet me come, to thee,
.0! Lamb of God I come,"
Aud, again, the last verse
Just as .1 am—thy love, unknown,
Has broken every barrier down ;
`Now to be thine yea, thine alone,
01 Lamb Of God, I come."
The truths which suit a little child, and
which the plainest believer rests upon with
joy and hope, were the truths in which his
great Mina delighted and trusted •,.• while he
relished even. the simple language which
adapts them to - the ,humblest; eoniprehen
sion. What an evidence of .the oneness in
Christ of all believers, and - of. the suitable=
nem and ,sufficiency of the Gospel to all
In his reading, some little time before his
'death, Dr. Alexander found a sentence of
Whitfield's, which arrested his attention,
and' which he marked as if . forhshadowing
his own end.. It was this : 4 ( I shall die
silent." It proved a true prophecy, or
description,, though there is no reason to
suppose that at the time he thought his own
hour of departure was - et) , near. -He sank
away; from Sudden. prostration, and died
unconscious. But ; he has gone, to a higher
sphere, and a nobler tservice.- Precious in
the sight of the Lord is the death of his
All.the exercises were simple and, digni
fied, suited. to the tastes and character of
the departed. They'derived additional
solemnity from the fact that three times in
six, months, similar services had been held
in that' church. Indeed, six months from
that very day, the earthly ties between Dr.
Alexander and his distinguished brother
had been sundered, and• only a few weeks
before 'Prof. Hope, of the College, had
been lolloied from that house to his lot
resting place. 'All felt that " a prinCe and
a great man " bad fallen in Israel. But
faith looked. up from that scene with calm
ness, and rested with fresh hope on Jesus
as the life and refuge of his people. There
were numbers fliers who have grown gray
'in the service of the Churgh, who must
soon be summoned to the General Aseembly
of the first. born 'in heaven. And as the
long procession followed the remains in
silence to the cemetery, where rests so much
honored dust, the thought could not but
arise, " Who shall be the next reaper in
the Lords vineyard on earth, gathered by
the great-reaper death, into his garner in
heaven." Yours, &o.
A Blessed Intimacy,
A friend once asked Professor Franke
how he maintained. so constant a peace of
mind. tr By stirring up my mind a hun..
Bred times i'day," replied Franke. tt Wher
ever I am, whateVer I do, 'Blessed Jesus,'
I say, i have I a share in thy redemption ?
Are my sins forgiven Am I guided by
thy Spirit ? Renew me, ;strengthen' me.
By this constant intercourse with 4Teaus,
enjoy.serenitr of mind and a sealed peace
Per the Presbyterian Danner and Ad‘
Third Annual Statemet
Of, the Operations of the Bible Cause
Ohio, for the Year ending December SO
In presenting to the friends
of the Bible Cause, in Eastern
third annual statement of its
affords me pleasure to state, ti
standing the, continued depressioi
rested so heavily upon all the i
terests of the State throughout
year, the receipts from my fiek
decided increase over those of any
year, since I entered the field.
period, perhaps since the °tail!
the American Bible Society, have
oulties in the way of a successful •
`of the work been greater than
past year. The hopes of thoin
were lookin& b to the fruitful' korai
labor of thehusbandinan;haie bet
to another disappointment, and
and sinew" of the land have felt
and felt it severely. -
It would not be surprising, th
cause .whose claims are. of a
'character, should shire largely in
Much-of the success of the
all these. dill:hales, is due to the
of the system now in operation.
is mainly conducted through the
of auxiliaries and branch Boob
forater usually compriiii?g a aingl
- and the latter only"a Townihip.
The number of auxiliary Soot
my field, is now tliiity4our;
branch Societies has been inorer
hundred and eighty—eighty 4
number having been added Wit
ing the past year. Where throe.,
many of these auxiliary or County
were sustaining but a feeble and
twice, and were, practicalliis
rather than auxiliaries of the
Bible `Society,' now liberal donati
ing , annually made by many of 1
of thei-generitl nork abroad.
"The utility of branch or Town
ties has herein been satisfactorily
They have imparted a vigor ands
our auxiliary Societies, such as
have been secured to them in
By the annual co-operation of
agents with the-friends and pat
cause, these Societies Are kept it
eration by regular annual ,meeti
no instance has a Society thus
fallen into decay or stagnane:
other hand, every successive yea,
one of advancement.
Another wheel in the • wca
machinery has been the flat(
Agencies. Each Township Pot
ded into a number of distr.!
comprising the limits . of a Sal
each—over which a local or u
appointed, who visits his dist
supplying the destitute, and at
all who• are friendly to the caul
in its behalf.
Still another feature Of. the,
annual . nature of our -mbar
this-plen , the'-work hasheen- _
eked and ,ecenomized. Oar subscriptions
falling due annually, the necessity of a call
from the , traveling agent year after year, is,
to a great extent obviated.
As was above stated we have now in op
eration, upon my field, which comprises,
twenty-three of the Eastern counties, or
one-fouith of the State one hundred and
eighty branch Societies. Each of these
Societies is frirnished with a well assorted
Depository of Bibles and Testaments, thua
rendering the Bilble accessible to almost
Connected with these branch Societies
are about sixteen hundred Local, or unpaid
agents, who cheerfully devote such a por
tion of their time as the interests of the
COMO may require, in visiting their respec
tive districts annually. They constitute a
noble array of fellow: laborers, and to them
Ole cause is greatly indebted for its effi
Two' thousand copies .of The Bible So
ciety flecord are sent monthly to the local
agents and main officers .of the branch, and
auxiliary Societies, which_ serve, to keep
alive the interest taken by our fellow labor-,
em and the patrons of the cause. In this
way the operations and claims of the So
ciety are statedly brought before almost'
eight thousand readers. The number 'of
families visited upon my field the past year'
is about twelve thousand; of whom' up
wards of fourteen hundred have been found
destitute and supplied with the Bible. The
number- of volumes distributed was about
The amount of funds raised the past
year on my field, is about 611,000; of
about $B,OOO have been remitted to
the parent Society, and the balance applied
upon the field in supplying the destitute, &o.
In addition to the amount of cash re
ceived, muoh has been accomplished of a
prospective character. An unusual number
of liberal and reliable pledges have been
obtainedand secured by promissory notes.
In this way,. in a single county, about one
hundred life memberships ; (thirty dative
each,) were obtained for the Society.
We have endeavored to keep in view
thronghout the year the missionary 'part of
the work to be performed. We trust that
the good which has been accomplished is
not measured solely by dollars and . cents.
The Word of God has been circulated among
many destitute households, who have given
expression to the liveliest emotions of joy ;-
and' both local and county agents have found
abundant opportunities for presenting the
claims of this Blessed. Word `upon the,indi
The "Christian's Bible Fund," has re
eeived.some attention during the year, and
is serving a useful purpose in enlisting our
youth in this noble muse.
The plan of semi-annual meetings has
been introduced, during the year, into the
workings of our branch Societies, and is
found useful in serving to keep up an in:'
tercet in them and render them more self
About six hundred' pastors, representing
eight or ten different denominations, have
cordially co•operated with us, and to theta
we feel much indebted for the success that
has crowned the cause.
In the work of supplying, special. atten
tion has been bestowed - upon places of pub=
lie resort. Many of our , criminal and hu
mane institutions, hotels, :vessels, and rail
road stations have been thoroughly supplied
with substantially bound copies of the
We desire to return our sincere thanks to
the numerous friends who have so cheer
fully co-operated with - ,,us in our- labors to
promote the cause • nor would we forget to
acknowledge the blessing of God upon them,
and to implore a continuance of his favor
during the year to come.
T. C. HARTSHORN,
Agent American Bible Society,
UNLESS we are saints on earth, we shall
never be mints. in heaven.
`OF THE LORD;" " THIS ,ONE THING I DO.''
ABOVE SMITHFIELD, PITT'SBIBIGH, PA.
FEBRUARY 11, 1860,
Per the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate,
The Pilgrim. •
Until the day break, and the shadows flee
The pilgrim is weary and, needs to rest.
Tiers has been a long and toilitime journey.
For nearly fourscore years 'tihe has trodden
these desert trilds, we rejoice that
shortly she will walk lesiderthe river of the
water of life. She has long-:--ayt 'for more
than fifty years has 'she known 'and 'reefed
upon the Satiehr: of 'Sinners. Full, often
has , the Adieriary whispered in her_ ear
doubts of .heirliceeptance :with Christ, and
for a little season tithid heart has trem
bled, lest the"suggestion be true. But
those apprehensions' shall ceisisidiOrtlY now,
and that forever. sensitive - has
been ever pitiful , toward others' woes; but
especially haver tire, the children of 'tier
love, been the objects of hei,tender, sym
pathy. That priciims mother's memory
sh rennin fresh life. lasts; yea,
0 -4 /eNOMiticreiehikhe houndafi
6 Wale acau till years, why I .44ltrip'
and OW We cansever fAte ;
wise ;guiti t
aneedier tirelesilqve. Most of all should
we remember the gentleness with whioh she
taught .our : infant ,feet to incline toward
• " the green pastures and the `still 'waters."
But our mother's active labors are, over
now, and she has but to suffer the will`' of
our :heavenly Father for a little season, and
then will come the blessed realization of the
Saviour's aseurince,.." In 'my Fither's hoide
are many manitione." '
We could not cal the thought of
parting, from thee, - teloVed pilgrith, but
that we expect a re-Union after a few more
-reyolving suns ,have marked the limits of
our, sojourn 1.. No imperfection shall mar
the 'pleasriree of our interceursetlien '
nese Will not . enter there
_;` the Wok wing
death shall not cast a shadow over celestial
'joys. , ' : •
A little -while since and the life-long
companion went home, and as he, entered;
gf,he left the pearly gates ajar." He. waited
long amidst weariness acid pain for the
bright, &irking of an eternal day,-and 'now
she too, whom , we have t been Font .to call
by, the tenderest ,of human t.itjes, is but
waiting. "Until the ,daybreak, and- the
shadowe flee away." - 'ALETHET.A..
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- Professors Yet.
t 4 r would not have expected that of a
professor." Why not 7 Where do you
live? What do you read ? The professors
in your place must be much better than
common, or you would :have expected• that!
long ago. We learn aoree'tihings about pro
fessors from the Bible; aid, from that it
seeme, they will do anything- 7 anything
from dying for the truth, to betraying the
Saviour, for the pitiful price of blood. But
perhaps you do not form your, expectations
of prefessore from the Bible. • Some have very
extravagant whimsieal notions of the 'charac
ter of a professor; and he would be an odd'
creature iddeed who would meet all notions,
As-to whathe r should be. -We learn some.'
thing of professors from experience; and from
that, it seems they will do anything or nothing.
This last case is as common, and as bad as
the other. I know a number of men, ve,ry
respectable men, who made a " public pro
fession that they would help build churchee
sipped ministers, sustain schools, suppress
drunkenness, prevent gambling '
improvements, who never did any such
thing, but the contrary. And though
good men have forgiven them, and been re
conciled to them, and they have renewed
their, profession twenty times, still they do
no better. Then I have knovirt soma who,
very solemnly, Notepad. -to hate,-falsehood,
perjury, and dishonesty,and to be painfully
animus to be elected, only for public good . ;
tut when elected, they not only pocketed
the salary, but did not refuse to share " the
stealings." Indeed if we - may judge 'the
future by tile put, professors will do any=
thing: Why then expect' that; since that
is no .awful crime 'after all? I know a per
son who did not expect that `of 'II professor,
when that meant getting a feather for a
baby's cap. The person who did not expect
that, had no baby. Another, who did • not
expect that, meant, that in paying a bill
tween four and five dollars, the professor
had said he ought:to throw off three cents,
by which the change would come even.
These are , specimens; others will suggest
themselves to every mind. Why did you
not expect that ? Dees the Bible may it is
wrong? Do you not think well, of yourself ;
and have you never done anything as bad as
that, ill God's sight. Has not the same
God made you,? Do you not ettjoy, as much
! of his care and bounty, and owe him for
greatly increased comforts r Does the child
I owe nothing to the father, until it has pro
: fond that it will pay 'Ahi my friendl
there is a matter of much imPortance
tween, you and God. You owe him a child's
[ gratitude, obedience, and love. - There' is
nothing wrong in a professor that is not
wrong in you. Yoursin is =fast running ‘ ip
before- God` 'and and I fear for you, because,
those who look much at others, do not often
olosely watch themselves. A.
For the Presbyterian Banner. and Advocate.
66 And what of that ?" (methinks.' hear
some careless reader , ask.) "•Have I not.
I often said in mylearti No God!' Have
I not often said to God, 6 Depart from me,
for I< desire, not the knowledge •of thy
ways ?'" Perhaps,., my friend, you have
I never thought what it is to be " .citheut
God in the world." Do not imagine that
you are beyond his notice, or out of the
f limits of his - government. His eye still
'f sees .you; his rod is «still stretched over
you; and for every' idle - word he holds you
accountable. Nor are you without God as
a providential carntaker, and friend. Sad,
l• indeed; were it for you, if this were the case.
How wretched would you be if the Father
4 . of lights should withhold himself, with all
his good gilts, from you. How would you
live without the cheering rays of the sun,
and the refreshing drops that distil from
! the clouds? What if your bread should
be withdrawn, and even the air you breathe
shut out from yotir lungs ? Yet all these
• are the gifts of Him who 'oauseth his sun to
shine on the evil and on the good, and
sendeth rain upon the just and upon the
unjust; in whose. hand our breath is, and
whose are all our ways. For in him <we
I live, and move, and have our being. 0,
how would you live a single day without
God's rich bounty—much less without him
self To be without light, without food
and drink, without invigorating air I How
• utterly'undone must that man be, who is
; deserted by the God of providence I Must
he not instantly perish and die, and return
; to - his lust I •
But while God sees you at'all times and
holds you strictly accountable for your con
duet, and supplies all your temporal Want's,
!till there' is an important sense in which
"Without God in :.the World!"
His Spirit moves our heating lungs,
Or they should breathe no more."
Philadelphia, South West Corner of Seventh and Chestnut Streets
you may be "without God in the world."
You may not have his gracious presence
with you, to enlighten, renew, dandify, and
*1 Insteadof this,his wra th
etre your en •
may be abiding on you. And, 0, how
dreadful 'such a situation I The immortal
spirit cast out from, 'the presence of its .
Creator; involved in outer darkness; desti
tute of all title to, and meatless for the
joys, of heaven; having no hope, and with
out God in the world !
c , 0 dreadful state of deep despair,
To see my God remove,
And fix my doleful station where
I cannot taste his love."
If your condition would be hopeless with
out 'the • God of providence, rest assured it
is still more so without the God of grace
The entrance of his Word giveth light.
Hie Son formed in'the heart is the hope of
glory.. His Spirit imparts peace and joy to
the soul. Through him strengthening us,
we can do all' things. Would you eseape
the darknes!,..tha desmir ? the.hopelessneas
ti* .11 7 17,,, t iji.g..m04411,i0ut
nigh by the blood of :Wit: No man
'ennieth unto the Fither.butl3i him. - "Take
heed, lest there.
.any you'an evil
heart of unbelief, in , departing from the
living God." "If ive 'believe : not,
abideth faithfil; canno t deny himself."
"Bat now in Christ Jesus, ye who some
, times were far off are made nigh by the
blood of Christ : for through him we both
have'access by one Spirit unto the Father."
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int Cresting religions services were held
' Ebenibutg Presbyterian church, on Wed-I
nesday evening, January 18th, at "7 o ; clooli,:
od the occasion of Rai , . R. J. Evans gObig!
out to Washington . Territory, under the di
rection cf, the Board of Domestic Missions.
A large and intelligent congregation filled
the - house to its utmost capacity, every
'available spot being occupied, even to the
After invocation and singing, Rev. Mr.
Shane, of the Methodist Episcopal church,
engaged in Inner. Mr. Evans preached an
excellent, sermon from the words, "Go ye
into all the world," &c., enforcing the duty
of the Church to put forth greater efforts
than ever before, to send the message of
grace and peace to all people, encouraged
as she is by the Divine promise of Christ's
Rev. Mr. Powell, of the Webb Congre
gational church, addressed the congregation
on the seltdenial and Sacrifices made by all
missionaries, who leave home and country
to spread abroad the knowledge of Jesus.
Nothing but the constraining love of Christ
could account for men of talent and educa
tion forsaking kindred and friend, to preach
the Gospel in distant gvts, where society,
in its forming state, could not be expected
to possess the refinements and advantages of
Rev. "Mr. williams,'of the ;Welsh Calvin
idle church, *livered - an admirable address,
tracing the origin and growth of the mis
sionary enterprise, and the increased atten
tion that is now given to the work of
evangelizing the nations; spoke of the
greatly enlarged contributions of the Chris
tian public in England and America, to
sustain the zealous and single-hearted men,
who are spending and being spend in this
most holy and honorable work of pointing
sinners to the Lamb of God that taketh
away the, sins of the world.
Rev. Mr. Harbison, pastor of the Church
in which the meeting was held, addressed
the 'congregation on the. importance of es
tablishing Christian institutions in every
part of our country, and especially in the
Pacific region, and closed by bidding the
missionary farewell in behalf of the au
dience, assuring him of their interest in the
arduous work, and their purpose to follow
him with their prayens that his labors might
be richly blessed in the salvation of many
Mr. Evans responded in a few happy re
marks—deeply affected himself, as were the
The services lasted three hours, and as
evidence of the solemnity and interest mani
fested, it need only be said that not one
left till the close, and scarcely a dry eye
was seen, in the vast assembly. The whole
was a fitting close to a week of prayer which
was well observed 'here and a new and en
larged interest in the subject of Missions is
aroused, which, it is hoped, will grow and
appear in increased contributions to the
After each address, appropriate missionary
anthems were sung by the Welsh and Pres
byterian choirs, and the services were .closed
by prayer, commending , the missionary and
his wife to the protection of that. God who
rules the raging sea, and imploring the Spirit,
to crown with amens his ministrations in
the field to which he is assigned.
Many lingered to express their kind feel
ings to Mr. E., but sorrowful emotions pre
vented more from giving utterance to their.
thoughts: He is a native of this place; and
carries withlim the warmest regards of all
in all our churches+. C. C.
Dying Poor and Dying Rich.
"It was a sad funeral to me," said the
speaker, " the saddest" I have attended for
"That of Edmondson 7"
"How did he die 7"
" Poor ; poor to poverty—his life vias one
long struggle with the world, and at every
disadvantage. Fortune mocked him all the
while with golden promises that were
tined never to know fulftliment."
"Yet he was patient and enduring," re
marked one of the company.
" Patient as a Christian--enduzing as a
martyr," was answered. - "Poor man ! he
was worthy of a better fate. He ought to
have succeeded, for he deserved success."
" Did he not succeed ?" questioned the
pne who bad spoke of his perseverance and
"No, sir he died poor, as I had just
said. Nothing that he put his hand to ever
succeeded. A strange fatality seemed to
attend every enterprise."
" I was with him in his last moments,"
said the other, " and thought he died rich."
"No; he has left nothing behind," was
The heirs will have no concern as to
the adlinistration of. the estate!'
" He left a good name," said one, " and
that is something."
"And a legacy.of noble deeds that were
done in the name of humanity," remarked
" And precious examples," said another.
“Lessons of patience in suffering, of
hopo in adversity, of heavenly confidence,
when no rumba= fell upon his path," was
the testimony of another..
" And high trust, manly courage, heroic
fg Then he died rich I" was the emphatic
declaration; richer than the millionaire
By Xs% or of the Office, $1.50 per Year, t "
Delivered in the Oity, 2,00
who went to his long home the same day, a
miiterable pauper in all but gold. A. sad
funeral, did you say ? No, my friend, it
was' rather a triumphal procession ! Not
the burial of a human clod, but the cerorno
nial attendant on the translation of an angel.
Did not - succeed I Why, his whole life woo
a series of successes. In every conflict he
came off the victor, and now the victor's
crown is on his brow. No, no, he did not
die poor, but rich, rich in neighborly love,
and rich in celestial affections."
" You have a new way of estimating
wealth of a man," maid the one who had at
first expressed sympathy for the deceased.
"DLit not the right way ? He dies rich
who can take his treasure with him to the
new land where he is to abide for ever; and
he who has to leave all behind on which he
has placed affection, dies poor indeed. Oar
friend died richer than Girard or Astor ;
his monument is built of good deeds and
noble examples. It will abide for ever."
"My mind being now more enlarged, I
began to reed the Noly Scriptures upon my
knees, laying aside all other books, and
praying over, if possible, every line and
word. This proved meat indeed, and drink
indeed, to my soul. I daily received fresh
life, light, and power from above. I got
more true knowledge from reading the
book of God-in one month, - than I could
over have acquired from all the writings
of men. In one word, I found it profitable
for reproof, for correction, 'for instruction ;
every may ''„istiffieientl to • 'make the; man of
God perfect, thoroughly furnished for every
good work' and word., :About this time God
was pleakeil to enlighten`roy soul, and bring
hue into ihe 'knowledge of his grebe, and
the neoeikartir of being justified in his eight
by faith only. Batkitee and. Henry's
positions, wer e of admirable nee to, lead ,me
into this and all other Gospel Walla?'
To these habite of residipk; Whitefield
'added much secret prayer. " Oh, what
sweet communion had I daily vouchsafed
with. God in prayer ! How often have I
been carried out beyond myself when medi
tating in the fields I how assuredly I felt
that Christ dwelt in me and I in him, and
daily, did I walk in the comforts of
the Holy Ghost, and was edified and re
freshed in the plenitude of peace !"
"It Shuts out the World."
A few years since, on visiting a mother in
Israel, one who wrestled and prevailed is
prayer, she led me to a small room in a re
tired part of her low-roofed dwelling, and
showing me the hasp which fastened the
door of that quiet retreat, said, ac I• often
think that this little piece of iron is more
to me than all the treasures of the rich in
yonder city are to them—for this shuts
out the world.' "
It was a sacred spot, that room of prayer.
For more than fifty years had it been a
bethel to the soul of this aged disciple; and
bow many in that mountain village, aye, and
in the world, are indebted, to ,the prayers
offered there, eternity alone Will reveal.
It seemed to me holy ground, hard by the
very gate of heaven.
Reader, have you any bar, or bolt, or
key, which, when you enter your place of
prayer, keeps away the intruding cares and
perplexities of the world without? Alas !
alas ! how many weary, aching hearts,
burdened with earthly treasures, would give
all they possess for the " little piece of
iron," the something, which would "shut
out the.world," and give the sublime repose
which he gives to " his beloved."—Tract
The DiScouraged Pastor.
We believe that z large number of the
frequent removals of ministers, arise from
morbid feelings on their part, that their
people hive ceased to love them, and their
usefulnem is therefore almost gone. In
some oases there may be truth in these feel
ings, but generally they are a species of
morbid diseouragement, the origin of which
is in the prostrated. nerves and jaded mind
of the pastor, rather than in the aetual feel
ings of the people.. In many oases all this
might be prevented with a very little trouble
on the part of the people. A. tithe of the
affection shown to many a pastor in leaving
his flock, and a hundredth part of the trouble
required to replace him with a suitable suc
cessor, would have retained him, and glad
dened him to a double efficiency in his
Work, if it had been shown before he had
taken the inevitable step. Let the people
think of these things, as well as the pastors.
Uonfession of a Drunkard.
Some years since there was a pamphlet
published in England, entitled the " Con.
fessions of a Drunkard." The statements
made in it are asserted, on good authority,
to be authentic, and what does the writer
say? "Of my condition there is no hope
that it should ever change ; the waters have
gone over me • but out of the black depths,
could I be heard, I would cry out to all
those who have but set a foot in the perilous
"Could the youth to whom the flavor of
his first wine is delicious as the opening
scenes of life, or the entering upon some
newly discovered paradise, look into my
desolation, and be made to understand what
a dreary thing it is when a man shall feel
himself going down a precipice with open
eyes and a passive will; to see his destruc
tion and have no power to stop it, and yet
to feel it all the way emanating from him
self; to perceive all goodness emptied out
of him, and yet not be able to forget a time
when it was otherwise; to bear about the
piteous spectacle of his own self-rain; could
be see my fevered eye, feverish with last
night's debauch ; and feverish looking for
this night's repetition of the folly; could ho
feel the body of the death of which I cry
hourly, with feebler and feebler outcry to be
delivered, it were enough to make him dash
the sparkling beverage to the earth in all
the pride of its mantling temptation."--
London Quarterly Review.
Keep your view of men and things ex
tensive, and depend upon it, that a mixed
knowledge is not a superficial one. As far
as it goes, the views that it gives are true;
but he who reads deeply in one 'class of
`writers only, gets views which are almost
sure to be perverted, and which are not only
narrow, but false. Adjust your proposed
amount of reading to yopr time and inclina
tion; this is perfectly free to every man;
but whether that amount be largo or small
let it be varied in its kind, and widely
Varied. If I have a confident opinion on
any one thing connected with the govern
ment of the human mind, it is this.—Dr.
ALL those who are guided and led by the
counsel of God in this world, shall be re.
olived to his glory in another world.