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whereer I am—at home, abroad,
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Oh Saviourl blessed. Son a:God,
Abide with me, abide' tiith me.
When faith is weak;•and doubts come nigh,
When sin would tempt my soul astray,
'T is then I need thee, then I cry,
Abide with me, my Saviour stay.
Abide.with me when joys o'erflow,
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. To pass with weary trembling feet,
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My home in heaven prepared by thee,
Then let me hear thy words, "`Yell done
Thou faithful one—come, dwell with me."
Old and Young Presbyterian Again.
0. P.--Glad to see yOu- at. our church
again. I suppose,- as ;far as the Catechism.
had to do with your •coniCieace, you could
join with no in singing the praise of God,
Y. P.—Not that fast, quite;
our minis
ter, Rev. D. D., says we•must have Scrip
ture warrant for singing hymns, or we will
be following the commandthents of men
and not the ordinances of God.
0. P.—Very well; so I say, too. Please
give me a Scripture Warrant for confining
the worship . of God in his praise to one'
book of the Bible.
Y. P.—l.did- not think of that; but I
suppose there is such a command.
will give "you a month to find
it, and will now try, to-show you from the
Scriptures that we ought to use the whole
Bible in the praise of God. Do you think
that praising God is a good work I
Y. P.—Of course I di), if itislione Scrip
0. P.—l understand you now to say, if
we "sing with the ,spirit and the under
standing, making melody in our heart to
the Lord," that we are doing a good work:
Am I right?
Y. P.—You are. I think just so.
0. P.—l am glad> to hear` you say so ; we
are perfectly agreed on that point.. But
have you never read that "all Scripluie is
profitable, that the man -of God may be
thoroughly furnishedlo every good work 5"
Y. P.—Certainly I have; but what of
that ?
0. P.—What of thati Why surely
this : Praising God, you say, is a good
work; and the Apostle says; all Scripture
is needful to furnish us for every good
work. Thus, 'according to this passage of
Scripture, we are not thoroughly furnished
for the good work of praise, or indeed for
any other good work, without we use the
whole Bible for that purpose. This I call
a Divine warrant for a Bible Psalmody.
By the phrase, "Bible Psalmody," I mean
a Psalmody taken froth 'ffuriiiioTe'llible:
And I can't see that your Psalmody is
rightly call6d Scriptural, when it rejects so
much of the Scriptures. lam afraid you
take away from that: perfectßook, which is
all , needful. But I will wait for your
proof. N.
Seeking and Finding.
"Seek and ye shall find." This is a
truth capable of a very extensive applioa
tion. It is true always and in almost `all
things. ' If a man diligently seeks a thing,
he will find it if it be a thing to be found.
Let him seek to be a. man of strong faith,
and he finds what he seeks, in the very act
of seeking. The exercise of faith in the
search, for strength makes faith strong.
Let a man seek to be heavenly-minded, and
the fellowship held with heavenly things
in this search, makes him what he sought to
be. Or let him seek purity, and the cast
ing out and shunning , of all impure
things, in this search, actually puts him in
possession of the thing he sought. So the
truth will apply to the whole range of
spiritual gifts and graces; seek them
earnestly and you find them; the very seek
ing develops them within you..
The truth has another application that
we do not generally think of. In, the af
fairs of this life a man ordinarily finds
what he seeks. Let a man go out among
men, seeking and expecting to find knavery,
meanness, selfishness, and he will be sure
to find them; they ie ground everywhere,
and he who is on the look-out for them can
not well fail to see them. Let him, on the
other hand, go out among his fellows, seek
ing and expecting to find honesty, gener
osity, and disinterestedness, and ho will
find them. A man can hardly be disap
pointed in his search in
,either case.
There is villainy and honesty, good and
bad, among men, and we will find either
according as we seek.
There is a sort of affinity, too, in villainy
to draw villainy to itself, and honesty to
draw honesty to itself, as there is among
particles of gold in the earth.. Where
there is one particle of gold there will
likely be two, and where there are two
there, will likely be more. Goodness de
velops goodness in others, and so a good
man will see goodness where a bad man
could not, because it was not there for him
to see.
Evil elicits evil, and let a bad man seek
badness in others, and ,he will find it spring
up all along his path, elicited—brought to
the surface—by himself The good - find
good when they seek it, partly -because
their very presence develops it. The bad
find badness for the same reason.
A man goes to an evening party, expect
ing to find people:selfish and unsocial; and
the whole thing a - bore and it turns
out just as he expected; people, are
to him. selfish and unsocial—the whole
thing is, to him, a bore. A man
goes to church on Sabbath, expecting
to hear a dull , sermon and witness a formal
worship, and,tbe sermon and the worship
prove to be just what he predicted it, would
be—the one dill], and the other formal.
These evil prophesyino-s are almost-always
true—to the prophet. ! '"
On the other hand,
a man goes into church expecting to, be
pleased, and he is; intending to be edified,
and he is edified; moaning to worship—not
witness a worship—and -he finds the wor
ship warm and real.
There is a way, then, of finding anything
you want." If you Want to find things
green, put on green spectacles, and every
thing is green to you. If you want to
find blue things, put on blue ;spectacles,
and everything will look blue: If you
want to find happiness, look through happy
eyes—seek it with a happy heart , and you
will find happiness everywhere. If you
want to be miserable, leek thrpugli:j aundie ed
eyes, and the world and, things will
all look miserable enough. - " Seek - and ye
shall find." Seek goodness and you'll find
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it. If it was not there befOre, your very
presence will develop it—goodness elicits
goodness, kindness elicits kindness, as the
light eliciti life. Seek evil and you'll find
it. If it was not there before you, as soon
as yOn come on the path, it will spring up,
under your' feet, worked to life by your
very tiesence and the spirit of your' mis
" Unto `the pure - all things are pure ; but
unto them - that are defiled and unbelieving
is nothing pure;
but even their mind and
conscience are defiled."—Tit:i : 15.
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Music and Iltisio Books.
NUMBER. 111.
A second difficulty of a different char
acter, arising out of our imperfect supply
of our own music books as 'a Church, meets
us as we -would promote the music of the
Church. We are left to
. go a begging at
the doors of other.denommations, or out to
the world for material, both of which have
been much more provident for their fam
ilies than we for ours. In this they have
been wise—to be commended not con- ,
demned. We find the Baptist Harmony,•
the, Methodist Harmony, the Episcopal
Choir, and a host of minor names for minor
persons, in their different families; and
who would think of a Roman Catholic ,
singing. from any but his family book ?
We are left to hang upon one of the two
horns of this dilemma—to use the mate
rial.provided to our hand by some of these
various denominations, (and in the Roman
Catholic books is found much of the very
choicest music,) or to take that provided
by the world. If' we prefer the fornier,
we cultivate a character of music and
musical taste associated withwords impart
ing aentiments--all foreign to our views=
Church tastes, and interest. And in using
them we prepare our youth with' musical
taste, sympathy, and sentiments for annoy
ing and injuring ourselves,or sending them
to these denominations - to enjoy what we
have trained them to prefer. This pay, be
thought a small matter, but it is far other
wise. The writer, in many years teaching
and "leading church choirs, has been long
since thoroughly' convinced' to the contrary
—has witnessed much annoyance from this
source in our, own churches, and seen many
a Youth, by these instrumentalities, led ert
tirely from the Church of their fathers,
greatly to the grief of parents and others.
If we go to the world for our music, we
make a still worse choice, and secure a' far
worse • end. The music of our Church
every way, has - very much to do . with the
church attendance of our: young people
after beyond the direct control of parents.
If there is danger of our youth becoming
contaminated by' sending them to Roman
Catholic schools, there is a more insidious
danger here, because less suspected 'or •per
ceived, and we ourselves using the means,
in our own fainilies to effect the end. It
was once, at the writer's request, made a
matter of grave decision by the venerable
Drs. Alexander and Miller, of Princeton,
as to whether it would be proper or idola
trous for him to use, in teaching their fam
ilies music , the words, " Ave Sanctiisiina
Ora Pro robis," as placed to that beautiful
piece of music, "Evening Hymn to the
Virgin," in Kingsley's Social Choir; a
'boat rdlifid thotarrcis - a - eita.
Centre tables—who decided it to be en
tirelyiniproper, and to enjoy the Use of the
music other words were arranged to siiit•it.
Music, to have its legitimate effeet,
especially upon youthful minds, should be
married to its own words, and never di
vorced or prostituted. So we find much
used by other denominations to their spe
cial benefit. This is a principle of asso
ciation of immense importance, from which
alone we can account for much of the effect
produced by such combinations. Who will
doubt 'that upon this principle arises all
that peculiar effect arid .charm upon both
young and old 'of some old camp-meeting
piecew; bringing •to mind familiar 'words'
and a thousand sympathiei and associations
of places and times gone by, borne in upon
the soul by the' power of sweet sounds.
The moment one word is articulated, all
present know the music to" be sung; or
one sound struck, all rememb'er the words;
men, women, and children, often uncon- -
sciously in' motion and tone, join the en
chanting..strain ; hence the magic effect,
not so , much from the excellence of the
music as the power of sympathy and union
of act. Who would think of singing for
effect, " Say, brothers, will you meet us ?"
or "From Greenland's .icy mountains," to
any other than their own music ?
In all this are seen living lines of instruc
tion to us m a Church in regard to our bay
ing our own family music, suited to our own
taste, and associated with our own peculiar
doctrinal and devotional hynins, and the
danger of adopting foreign material. If we
would give to music its proper place and
power in our Church, and properly guard it
and our youth in this day of error and in
roe&• in every thing, we' should go on
principle and known law: of experienee:
Said one--" Let me make the ballads of a
nation, and others may make the laws."
We wish no Unitarianism; Universalism,
Spiritualism, or any of the multitude of fa
naticalisms of the day introduced to our
families. But adopt music" from abroad,
and' we open a ready and most, .insidious
channel to them all ; noiseless as the gentle
stream, but sure. Much of our Calvinistic
orthodoxy as a Church 'has been secured to
her through her psalms and hymns, treasured
in memory in her families by songs of early
days, and retained to a ripe old age and dy
inghed in their delightful`associations and
influences for Christian consolation.
The writer has witnessed much of this
under various circumstances. He once
knew an aged great-grandmother, for nearly
twenty years blind to all this world, who
would spend hours upon hours during the
day, when no one was at liberty to read or
converse with -her, and sleepless nights in
repeating and singing the ten thousandth
time over, in German, the devotional hymns
of her youth with great comfort; and at
times, in her lonely, sleepless nights her
songs of ecstasy upon these precious words
would wake the house. In another case an
aged servant of God, when so weakened by
protracted disease as to be himself unable
to either repeat Cr sing his favoiite pieces,
or bear the noise of song, he, would, to his
very last moments, call for them to be
played over. very softly upon a violincella,
to revive their hallowed,' associations of
truth to soothe and comfort his dying mo
ments. •
During a pastorate of near twenty Years,
in a multitude of cases, has he been re
quested to sit by the dying bed of the mem
bers of his charge; and soothe their last
moments by singing such 'hymns .as "How
sweet the name of Jesus sounds!" and the
last passing breath of the companion of his
life died away to wake in hallelujah to the.
Lamb, singing, with his two infantochildren
at her bedside ' •
"Jerusalem; my happy
home; 0 how I long for thee i" stibject
fraught with so many tender and hallowed
interests , to the pious, in life .and. at death
cannot-readily attach. to it too muchimporz•
tanee in our minds, or' demand qcio 'much
attention at the hands •of ,the Church. of
Christ. How exceedingly . linportant that
p.ITT:SI3VRGTI* I ''sATTJTOIAy;" 4P , ',M4.'. 7,,509.
these associations, having so much power'
over the min& for life and for , dettthcbet
only those of truth, and not error•and fana
ticism! How dangerous•that such a pow-:
er be left in the hands of the_world ; or er-,
rorists, and we adopt Aeir provisions, or.
neglect a better! The cup will be full, so.
our children's minds; if not with good, it
will be evil.
The world well understand and appreci- ..
ate this whole subject. The stage teems,
with it to allure our youth astray; low in
sipid the "scene" without music! Many
of oar wide-spread secular papers know that,
they must head off with a ballad or a Song.
Shall we not arise and grasp the power,
Which is our right, and - not 'indifferentlY.
suffer it to be - rent from our hands, and:
hurled against all our dearest interests;
often with the vilest purposes and most
fearful effects thrust in upon our firesides'
in ballads and'Songs; coupled with words of
licentious lust and passion; pallutin the
very earliest breath of our children; blast
ine. the dearest interests of our homes, and•
ultimately, through a thousand ungodly
sources' carriedin spirit arid forin into our:
very church services. .Such ^can only be
the case so longias we make no proper pro
vision for ourselves, thereby supplying and.
guarding our own .homes. Nothing can
reasonably be expected from our present'
provision and-attention to the subject but ,
comparative ignorance ;• from the time,
places, manner, circumstances, and, person
by whom our music is too generally taught, ;
but the use of improper music and a per
musical taste; and from much of the
materials used, but a pernicious and disas
trous influence upon our families and church
All this Ulay be said to be bringing in a
new era and effort in regard 'to church mu
sic; that the `Church` has, in , ancient time,
gone on in her stayed course without` 130
much ado about an attention to her Mere
music. This, on examination hereafter,
may be seen to be otherwise; or if true, hence
much of our difficulty now.' But this is not
that age, but one very different; of forsak.:
ingithe '" old paths;" in roads, and motion
in every thing ~ a nd that which is not kept
abreast must' be cast out, or trodden.under
foot. O..7:.WonuELL.
LONDON; March 9, 1890
,POLITICAL, DISTRUST is, at this: moment
the prevalent feeling over ,Europe. As
might, be expected, the cause of this is the
French Emperor. He has " pattered in a
double sense," in the whole of his conduct
with'regard to Italy and even when he
makes ,fresh_ prefessions of peace, the
stronger they 'are, - they but remind us of
this time last' "year, when similar good
words' really meant war. ,
The Savoy annexation seems to be re
solved on by the Emperor; and Sardinia,
even while backed by the moral - weight of
`England and 'that pregnant correspondence
of Lord John Russel with our Ambassa
dor at. Parisywhich (protesting ,against the
nnetationj has extorted the approbation
of a Tory opposition, Sardinia, I say, seems
but feebly to stand up for, her retention of
the land which gave birth to her 'earliest
Sovereigns, and whence her Royal dynasty
has sprung. A deep game is suspected by
not a few; in - other words, that Count Ca
vour and Napoleon are secretly agreed, that
on the pretense of Sardinia's proceeding to
annex Tuscany; against Napoleon's ex=
pressed wishes, the Emperor will Withdraw
his sixty thousand troops from Lombardy.
Thus 'a strong - temptation would be given
'to •Austria to` come out from behind her
fortresses and try to reclaim her lost pos
sessions, including Lombardy, as well as to
restore the exiled• Princes, and tore-estab
lish the Pope's authority in the Legations'.
Then all Italy would rise against. Austria;
blood would flow, and at least the Emperor
would find an excuse to quarrel with Aus
tria, and so come to the rescue, and finally
effect his,avowed purpose:,of 1859, that
Italy shoud be free from the Alps to the
War in Italy this year, seems to be very
probable., If so,:the Papacy will receive a
fresh concussion that shall cause the old
decaying fabric to show fresh fissures, and
to topple toward its final fill. Naples, too,
whose bigotted king is drunk with supp;
stitions zeal for the Pope, and the young
Emperor of Austria, whom the Jesuits
rule; and whom his wife advises' to liberal
measures in vain, would: come out of the
conflict worsted, even while young Italy
would be left bleeding at every pore. It
may be - that there *ill be a little season of
forther peace, yet after all it` is but an
armed truce as long as Napoleon 'lives, or
rather as long as he is to be used as the
Nemesis of guilty'nations.
The funds and share markets are much
depressed at this moment, both in Paris
and London, even while the Commercial.
Treaty is likely to -be ratified: without fur
ther opposition on the part of the Con
Trade with France has been-shigularly
small in its extent :hitherto, as compared
with other countries. Our imports froni ,
France, in 1858, were ;M . :271,000 f ;but
our exports were only £4,563,000,
` tittle
more than a third of what we took from
that country. Our exports moreover; vere
mostly of raw material,while of our man
ufactured articles we exported -less than
£1,000,000 to the French, our- nearest
neighbors. During the same year-we-sent.
to the 'United States, goods to the, value of
more than £22,000,000; to Northern Ger
many, £11,770,000 ; to Holland, £5,329,-
000 ; to the Australian Colonies upwards
of £11,000,000; and to Turkey /mark as
much, as to .France, £3,493,000. So that
the . amount"of mutually beneficial commer
cial intercourse has 'hitherto been immen
surably below what it should be. Free
trade will increase this very speedilY, and.
will:- inevitably . cerise both countries to
gravitate toward peace and concord.
territory of Burmak from Rangoon to cer
tain provinces now almost inaccessible and
containing a population of eighty million's,'
is being earnestly urged on the eonsidera:
tion of the Government:' It would bring
China nearer by fifteen hundied miles, be
sides tending-to; commercial , develOpment
It is said that the Burmese •Government is
friendly, and- that. the expense-would be
comparatively moderate.
THE SPECIAL - SERVICES are; still contin=
ued_ in eathedrals,Jialls, and Theatres.
Reginald Radcliffe and Brownlow North re
spectively • officiated at the. afternoon and
evening services at St. , James' Hall. 141 i.
Spurgeon continues his regular ministra
tions, in Exeter Hall, on ,Sabbath, both
morning and eveninz, always to a ierowded
audience, and with his wonted fullness ancl
Two- PREA.CgraS -at,:-week-day: aervices
peculiar .to theoldeuttimes of London' City
and ite godly iiieichihte,ivcre heard nie
on;Tuesday raet. first 'Wee 'WO* Mir:
Daniel Moore, M.A., a,; ,
Church of England; t.
Rev. Thomas Bitiney, tfi
Weigh House Congregati ,
are men: of mark; but t , l
diversity in their meat;;
The the more po
the second is more orig
of genius. Mr. Moore
sons Henry Melville :in
tureeliip at. Ldthbury cb
behind the Bank
fOundation of awn,
daily designed fo.
business whd can,
city day; . repair to
ht‘fe theif spirits
by united prayer,
word. • lrithe
lives a-fine old elm
school, the llev. W
to an advanced per
drop from his lips ;
Words for the hew
flock. From the
dies: and gentlem
thitker; and - when'
san, and during On
uanee, large 9augl
attend: Melville
retired to a Canoe
dral. Daniel MOoJ
asilitant, - brit early
Universities, and
preacher, not'only
in a suburban inc
but also, on Itiely4
LeethreShip -aptie
pit in his idol bi
the Trustees of
amounting, I beli
Entering Lothb
morning, I found
and delivering', in
mon bie''theJ 4 Savi
ed on the words, "1 wi
not sacrifice." .And 'v
set - forth the -tender for , earance and' long
suffering;,.and symphtliptf itheTivine• Man
in the believer's trials, t mptations, doubts
and fears, as well as in - e valley:and shad
oW of death. Mr, Mo c," is_about forty
fiVe years •of . age, with' rown hair, natu
rally and thickly , cutli ' 'over a compact
brain, and an intellectu brew: His gray .
eyes looked out - from , der overhanging
brows, Which at first g e' a, 'sferiniehs to
his aspect, but which, oupled with' the'
glance of the • eye, leav an impression - of
keen, searching power, ` e uses a manu
script, but with, great freedom . from re
straint or slavish readLitg,., His voice is
ringing, and his style nrarkeclby , elearness
and force. Altogethertgray l liaired men,
and ripe Christians of IT i t,h , sexes, here, find
i n
weekly, refreshing dra, h_ is from -the wa
ter-spring of Truth lit; e ; cir,• to change
the figure, " streams frojnl4ehanon." .. ,
Here is a specimen 'oliMr. Moore's ordi:,
nary style, from. his , i , week's Printed ',
sermon, on "My ; tho 1 ta are not your-.
thoughts," &c. After s ;: awip.g that Gad's ,
: thoughts and ways , are i'et, 'as ours-1: As
to the original way of , great.plan-of the
world's salvation: - ,, 2„ f-1 to, the,-Way of
bringing a person to t
~ now,ledge of this
salvation. , 3. As to tAt• bounding: extent
and, freeness of his pa „.'ne. 4, As to the
method of training an. ' effari'ng,redeemed
Souls for - glory—theukwucludes his ,'dis
course in the :
because t believe, it tO
,be , eminently balm ,
dated to, edify and comfort; I ask
print in "full : '
Neither are our ways God's ways' With regard
to'spiritual experience. We find ourselves con
stantly baulked,and thwarted. in things :whichwa
feel persuaded would have been most ter our .
soul's good. The best aids to our growth in
'grace - are taken away; hindrances to epiritush
usefulness are thrown right acroisiF our path.; evil
tendencies continue to assault us,. which - it must
have been to Abe honor of the Divine grace to
subdue; and sine, aesociations,.siares, are wear-,.
ins a mesh of moral peril' around us, front
which we strive in vain to tear ourself' away.
And yet all these initiate, other very-myste
rious permiisions, knowing as we 'dd that God .
must: be ordering. all things for our final salva
tion. The tyranny of evil thoughts, and the
ing of unsanctified tempers; and over-much care
fulness about this present- world, and' -felt decay •
and lassitude in . our 'spiritual , thoughts and feel
ings, and prayer less loved than it was, and
Christ not so near as he was, and heaven 1614
thought -of than it was, and frequent fears,. and
doubtings,'and Misgivings of 'our interest in the
promises;'and if- a little sicknesa "come, thinge
worse still—a little cloud no bigger than, a man's
hand perhaps, but very thick, dark, and threat-,
ening, hiding the face - of 11
the throne from /3:
which no prayer. can pass through—all this is.
very wrong. If 'we be indeed Christ's, why ,
should it be thtts with us? Why are we . not' 'fir:
leased from the bonds of this hard captivity ? '
Why not the law in 'our members got under,
and the power of the world cruelied, and the'
soul, permitted to rise heavenward on the wings
of its regenerated nature,' sunning itself in God'a
own light, without temptation and without a cloud? •
These would be our thoughts, as being most con
ducive to our spiritual happinees. Yea, but they
are not God's• thonghts.' lie has for us other
and better, though none' but himself know what .
they are. "I know the • thoughts which I have
toward you; thoughts-of peace, and - not thoughts
of evil, to give you an expected end.?' Ai
pected end, for herein lies chietly the diger
ence. between' God's ways and our 'wait.. - Wi"
think too much of present means • he-is
ful only of the fi nal - result .... We leek only at s..
few links of the chain, much twisted as we think,
and involved, and out of plebe; this eye of Got''' .
is upon the end of the chain, seen,. as he only can
see it in the hands'of fastenedlis thi
eternal throne. •
And therefore, how much of spiritual comfort
by the way, or how 'little; how intricate, arid'
rough, and dark our path May be, or how smooth.
and easy, , this we know..not. In regard to our,.
journe.ylioni this World to the other; God speakiof us as blind. It is better for us to feel that w are
blind, holding. on by. Christ's hand.and-walking
trustfully when we cannot_ see., - Our.-thoughts
will be God's thoughts in-the end ;' 'and when we
see whither his way has brought us, we shall .
wonder 'at the -blindness which could have Made:
us ever, desire our own. "I will bring the blind
by a way that . they.know not, and lead .them in
paths they have not known; and I will make dark
ness light' before them; and . crooked things
Our subject, brethren, comforting to
many, but especially to those who are prone to
despond, to be cast down, to beCome 'a prey to
unfilial fears; to those who' write bitter - things'
against themselves—to those who forget -that
they have been purged from their old sins, and..
allow them . to rise; and accuse; and affright
again. They - think they 'have" 'sinned "Itivayihe'
'days of their accepted time; they have made a
circle for Christ's mercy, to work in, and "have'
put themselves just without the line; they•be- . '
lieve that the blood of Christ will cleanse from
muoh, but not from their sin. Oh ! put," I be- -
set-eh you, these hard thought's aWay, for this, if '
for no other reason, , that. they are not God's'
thoughts. Rather are' they the reverse . of his;
for where, train one end of his blessed . Book to
the other, do you read anything of this limited
Christ? of this blood with a limited clemisint, of
this grace with a limited power of this covenant
with limited' undertakings, all Owing that you
might have been Chriat's yetiterday; but that'you'
have ceased to be his to-day"? Oh ! measure not
the mercies of God by these low human stand
ards. Suppose-not that the everlasting heart of ,
Jesus cannons:take - room for larger thoughts than
yours. What depths of love are hidden. 'there^
none can tell., Angeke know them not, time ex- .
hausts them not, linteerfiessures them not,' " For
as the heavens are higher than the earth, to are
my ways higher then your ways, and my thoughts
than your thoughts."
linmediately. afterleaving•St. Matgaret's,
Lothbury, I. hastened to theToultry Chapel,
'nearly opposite . the.. Mansio n. Honge,.,:the
Lord Official ries' iaence. Here
limner was about to dehver Tfie-Mer- .
chant's Lecture?' An.ancierit ".foundation;"
• also but which only regnites oecusiorial
Wieldy ! . leCtiiiie lief.ther Lee.'
tureslup confine to one minister. Enter
Inglthe Chapel, winch stands at a sufficient
=distance front the, :rush and rear 'Of traffic,
as to be- perfectly free fiord interruption
froth Withoilt, I found 'about one hundred
periens gathered in the pews` below, in
front of the *center's desk, in which Mr.
Bintie,,y, tall and towering, stood.. Ile was
.reading in a IOW voiced `the story of the
healing of thelltuler's - daughter. There
Was a marked contrast. between the two
pen, in their aspect as well is - .in their
dress.: The, Churchman was in his, robes.;
the Pissenter stood
.up in unadorned
and with an "outside coat sheltering
hini-=for- the place 'and the morning "were
old.• He is; as once informed you when
Writing= from. that great Northern town, a
4eweapt4p man by birth.- His style. of
speaking, as a.s writing, :is singular,
three, and thoroughly Saxon. , It is any
thing bat rdiffese, although sometiffies he
preaches 'an Its character is, that it
awakens thoughtfulness r and is eminently.
suggestive. • , , • • .. •
On this occasion, :Mr. 'Kinney brought
out with great' clearness and' force, points
and truths from the narrative, which,
thOugh.iii it trciostlicidedly; would yet, I
fear, be occult to. most: preachers. Thus he'
called., attention
..first x the! narrative as
I ;•• ;;,*-- ther,
• ,ii:-....,-4.-N1,..!•-•!arorko..M?
bipian cif the
second was- the
minister of. the
ial Chapel. Both
-i!eis 'a very wide
alike and oifts.
I;ed . and elegant:
'al, and is a man
teededed the' fa,
the Golden' Le&
01, iinniediately
blind. to the true: meaning and intent of
Messianic prophecies,' and who,' as a class,:
therefore, were totaly unprepared to. re
eeive Jesus as the Ohrist; here was a man
who shared.thelifejlidices - iif firs class, who
yet had his intellectual` consent won and
overcome,, as it .were, through And .by; his
affections. His daughter" (how
tender, that Word.litqe;) lay dying. Day
by day she was pining away, and the case"
became hopeless.. And so in'his own quaint
way = proyoking . a, smile, but - ere long.
causing tears to start—Mr. Binney.repre
sented.the Ruler's Wife speaking thusto her
haiband : Do you 'think,. my' dear, that
there is any trilthaliont that Mat's -Mira ,
ales,: about. which there is - such -a noise ?
'And.:de . ; you.think,—if he can - do such
things-that he.w.ouldn't.come and pee and
heal our little daughter" :And then the'
fattier answers both qUestions th-tiapiejn
dice and. sorrow struggling- the heart's logic .
winning the victory,. it last.: "‘ Well,. it
mayhe true.; I thought riot.;..but-- , but---' 7 -
.We,canhit try.„ I, will go 7 -yesl' I will go
and ask ' And then preaeher:
yen'eralized as foIIOWS : "Amaze that - his -
-Wife and children; not :only.giies, - a's Lord
'Bacon hotages
.to., fortune,' but- is
in_ a „nitwit of afflictive- discipline which
may Open the way to ..the . reception of
vine trnt."
their he added:' "See, 2:(1,' How. MO
indn'S . infanefixith; rs `sorely . tried jest as
Jesus, encourages him by saying, will'
Comeand heal hes ' then comes an impedi-
Ment. The crowd presses .on. Jesus. And .
:he "stops :and turns round. The poor father
*Aid like 'Jana to dY on wings, blit . r he .
stops': Ali I bid' then. Cornea: encourage
ment. ','‘ Virtue' has actually 'gone out of
hiiiii,".by..the very fact ef.a womantouching
his garmenil . Jesus has wrought a miraele..
And faith SaYS,' He can surely": save my
conies' 'a dread . bIOW to faith.
s alliy danghter is' d'ad Well; " Jesus
never yet . hid raised the:dead. No one yet
had Idea thathe co:old - do - it. The - poor
father :la' iii deep dgiair , .. •••But,;the T c***
the-'word, 'Have . 'courage; only helieve
Yext"there are 'the bbitacles at the door of
the house, •the hiredinetirners; all so
dischniaping to:the father."
The preaCher appliedall this' to the e;,.-
perienee. of believers, as to the vieissitudes .
of their faith and its various "'You
• ,
are like the reed' or the willow, now,befid
. .
ilign way and 'then another,. yet , still the
;vine work' goes not only in spite of,
these blasts of 'trial, but because of theni.
The"shower is as needful as . the sunshine.
have' mercy and'
sweetly .did he
, " Then mark, 3d, The beautiful repre,
sentation o conscious power. J esus 'is nu
mared- 'by their lamentations: He vis
laughed 30, scorn; but calmly he' poises
into the chamber of the dead; turns out'
'tat, rebel mass , of unbe.lief and ridicule ;'
and Alien hp stands, like a rock which the
:fierce` waves Shake 'not ; subliine in the
consciousness of - hire own omnipotence."`
Here the preacher• reminded- us- that we
must not forget what had been going on in
the heart of the poor 'mike; ITer sorrow.
had a history, as well as that of 'the father.
" She had been aione with her sick
daughter ; alone when: she expired; alone..
with the dead child. All is over ; and she,
sends the' messenger_ after the father; she
sent 'for the mourners; she had to begin
preparations for the funPral. Some hope
had she once.; but oh, now faith in Iter
heart is as dead as is that dead child.
" Yet' she look's out of the window
the'm esiagelas been delivered, , yet Jesus
comes ! Her heart flutters, hope springs
up ; perhaps she 'overheard - Jesus say,
'_Why make ye this ado and weep; she is .
not dead, but Sleepeth ;' and She sees him"
pushing away the crowd at the door. ' Oh,'
she, says,, there is some merciful meaning
in ail this.' " And then the preacher again
indulged in one of his admirable generali
zations. " Oh, yes 1 the quick instinct of
women gets' to the right conclusion far
more rapidly than the logic of men. There
is, too; compensation in everything.' Men
in the time of family sorrow have resources
and reliefs which women have net. They
go forth, and
_'niust do - so, to business; to
scenes so absorbing that they cannot but
have their sorrows blunted: But the
I woman is alone with her sorrow and with
her dead one.
4th. Mark the life-giving Word.
Speaking in the language of the: common
people, jestiw says, Tabitha Omni.' He
touches the dead The High Priest
dare not do so. He would be defiled. But
not so the Holy One: And the dead rises;
for there touches, here stands the Resur
rection and the Life. - He it 'is wlui has
changed_ death into sleep.' And is it
not sleep, when there is to be a ibaking
up 1 Is it not "thus with our . ' holy . dead
And just as that group wag then a picture
of hunianity weeping, a Saviour standing
by; .ready to heal, and the Apostles (the
representatives of the elnirch,) looking
on ; so, now, in the Spiritual - domain,. Jesus
heals; and bids to live - by his life-giving
, '" Lastly.% Mark the command to give the
raided ' something to; eat ; ' What does that;
teach? Why, that with God there is nu
made of iower. He could have made that . '
girl feel as if fully fed ; but the natural'
hungerTs there; and.(itie•to be supplied`by
those around her. I , So we, while . helped r. in •
the domain of ,grace, may also 401 P oiXr
'selves. The angel broke off Peter's chains,
'and caused to . . swing back the pontlerons
iron gate, but, after that he was lett alone ;
unhelped, 'because.he had-the power to go
to his friends a freeman: If God gives you
the food, it is yours to take it. If he leads
into green pastures and beside the still
waters, the sheep must' eat . and. drink for
The'discouise .Conclitded • by a. reference
•• •
to.; the cubninating. character. of ahrise s
teaching, in; and by :'act et . nclirdracle;"ga"to
0 . 90 1116 to" 'of :t ll6 :iPss:oo o4 ' off' his
WIC:or - Ida
nesies of his glorified body on the lilotuit—
WHOLE ..NO - ',. :391
the type and model of whit we shall be."
Next, they saw - this Ruler's ' daughter
raised,. ,almost immediately after death,
" the, spirit, coming again," as if it had
hovered near. .Next came the-raising of
the widow's son, from off his bier, dead and
about to b'e buried. Next came the resur
rection' of Lazarus, when four days in the
tomb, and corruption had begun. Next
came the resurrection. of " many that , slept,
in their graves," when Jesus himself arose.
But another and
,more glorious display of
his omnipotence remains, when the dead in
Christ shall arise—aa arise, when he' shall
".change, these vile-bodies, &c. God grant
that you and T. may, be among them t."
Such is a faithful outline of a discourse
delivered by a remarkable man, in his own
singular way—in short sentences, with
frequent pauses, and sighs, and apparent
hesitations, with didactic plainness, yet,
emotion shaking his great bosom, and with
his dark eye, and raised finger, and anon
his crossed arms, all speaking too.
I hope and believe your readers will for
give this•sk:etch of the persons, style, and
sermons of two of our remarkable men ;
especially as. I trust it, will be found sug
gestive to ministers, and not unedifying to
the peop e.of od—s,ome of them, it May
' .; . . .
`At'S , l , :"Gion.G:uss; in the East, there *as
a fresh scene. last Lord's day. The .Rev.
Bryan King, the notorious rector, and'his
curate,•Mr. t iove,•were -greatly enraged by
finding that persons who had been present
,at the afternOon lecturer's service, set them-
delves composedly in pews, to wait for the
evening service. They, therefore, with a
following of' Tractarians, seized them, and
tried to drag them out: .For this, he and
his curate, with three others, have been
iummoned before the magista:ate of the
district, who is so constantly tormented by
the 'agitators on both •sides, that he wishes
that they were both thrown into the Court
of. Chancery,-and-the,Ecclesiastical Court,
with plenty of law and plenty of costs, so
that the operation might he like that of
." bleeding; by lancing; and bleeding by euP
ping,at the same time."' .
.formity therein, are • the subject of a Bill
brought into the House of Commons by 'a
_private member, with little probability of
being passed.. The Times turns it into
ridicule' '
and not without reason.' It styles
• the' Bill as the- proposal for' a "Second Act
of Uniformity." The• Church• of England
~would-be much wiser if_ she were to,repeal
the Act of Uniformity which• almost de
prived her of her life-blood. two centuries .
ago, and which now keeps out of her pale
some of the , chOicest spirits, and makes her
largely impotent for good. Liturgical 'Re
vision . deprecated by, a majority of the
Evangelicals, the Broad. Church, and the
High Church parties - will easily Upset any
attempt by Lord Ebuiy to 'effect his Cher
ished design.
ceived a mighty inftuene,e, and has assuMed
. a national' and-permanent' character, by
the introduction this week to the Queen,
at a Drawing Room, of thousands of the
,officers of Artillery and Rifle Corps, from
every part of - Great Britain. The Duke of
Cambridge, the Commander-in-Chief of'the
regular army; presided at; a +dinn,r. of the
volunteer, officers, and thus -emphaticallT
staniped his approbation on the moyeMent,
and put away the possibility of jealous feel
bi's. is eminently genial in his dis
position, and practical withal in his Mili
tary J.W.
A Short' Serton to' Sextons,
. .
DEAR DRETITEEN—I r on oeaurir an 'im
portant , •office in the Church of Christ,
which is the kingdom of God ,on
An ancient „saint, _with a, crown on his
head, said he would; rather. be among you
Than'dw r ell: in the tents of wickedness.
Ve4l:O•nortible, then', is 'your' office. 'llia
is, the firstly of our sermon. Let us now
Secondly., Very us eful may your post
be also. No man in the congregation can
more effeatnally'stapify the preacher; no
one can more effectually put to sleep the
hearers. Know you, brethren, the impor-'
tance of good air", It is next important in
the, worshipping assembly to the good spirit,
from on high, of Which the Holy Scripture
maketh it the emblem: As the Lord bath
the gift of the latter, so the sexton-hath'of
the former. If hei giveth it not,. the
thoughts of the preacher flag, ,and the
heads of the hearers bow in worship to the
false God Morpheus. Keep idolatry out of
the church, brother sexton. There was a
band 'of old saints once, who were called
IconoclaSts, because they tore down idols and
east them out of the temples. The temples
.of our land are, degraded by the worship
pers of Morpheus; sextons are the cham
pions to make a crusade against this aboud
nation. They couldpurge , the land of it if
they would. " Up then, brethren,und expel
this heathenism. .Do you ask hpw. it .shall
be done ? .
.1. Up, with the wirtdows at seasonable
.2. Especially keep open, ,'a little, ,thOse
nearest the pulpit, during the:whole service:
The preacher will repayyou•,by better iser,
3. Manage this matter with skill, blun
der not, as some in your honorable offico'do,
by having the windows either too much
open, so As to chill the hearers, or not apen
at all, so as to stupify them. Distribute,
the ventilation in small drafts all along the
, _
( 41gairt. Never freeze the congregation by
neglecting the fires ; begin them early to
make sure the comfort of the temple;: it.
is better to begin too soon than too late,
for when there is too, much heat it can ,be
relieved by ventilation;`when there is not
enough ventilation has to be lost without
remedying, the= deficiency. How many ins
your , honorable functions, brethren r 'have
thus robbed the Lord of the worship of
an entire assembly?, RemeMber, that with
your peculiar' honor is connected Peculiar
responsibility, and we must all give-ac
Again., Men in honorable posts should.
always have courtesy up to their honor. .A,
sexton shonhl be a model - of politeness;
should .move With alacrity, aecoraniodating
everybod3r, and whew- he. cannot accOmnio
date them, showing that, he feels-the priva
tion more than they Alo.- Next in impor
tance to a good- • preacher i,inthe pulpit;* is a
good sexton at tke portal; 4i smile lighteth,
up the multitude ;:his'Whispor of courtesy .
opeitetli • the "ear's 'of the'' peolile for the'
trumpet of truth. - A rude•sexton liskout`ef
his place.; he is beneath its!' gracious honor,'
as much as a bearwould
.be, guarding the.
palace-gate of a king.
.ApPlication. And' flow bretliien - let him
that hath. ears to 'heir, hear this message;
Harden 'not yew lreaite`..a ga li s t • it ; ...He°
that= bath. sinned - in, these respects, let..hinii
sin no, more, but make..,haste, to .repent._
Let all our temples§abbath, -
slow the'Veorel'his 7 been l fitly Spoke#,
and the seed - hais fallen into gooa—ind
eet thearts. The Lord_ , a&tahis)blessingl
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The Sacred Scriptures have called forth
the efforts of the human mind for the pur
pose of elucidatiihi and instruction, to a'
greater extent than could have been sup-.
posed previous to inquiry. An English.
gentleman, who for. thirty, years was, con
nected with. the Antiquarian Book store in. -
London,lias interested hire Self in 'ascer
taining facts upon' this subject.
immense, labor •he has collected - the names
of 'works upon the, whole or single portions
of the Bible, and .made an able and.valnar
ble claisification of them. He has amt.=
tamed that their number is not tees thin
sixty thousand. —This number, in a -single
collection, would equal some ; of thellargest
libraries which embrace ' boOki upon all
subjects. -
On the first five' books, twenty-five hun
dred different works have-been published
and this, exclu,te of commentaries pn the
whole Bible; and not less thin 6e:then. :
sand works on the Psalms. The evangeli
cal prophet Isaiah has had two thousand'
commentators and about six thousand dif- 1
ferent volumes,en published on the
four Gospels, as a whole, and. Matthew, in
particular„ exclusive of
• Coninientaries on
the whole .New 'Testament and the other
ly ,; There' haVe , been about
- :thenisandJworkseorrlitontans, and tall"
thousand on;Revelation;
But all this mighty labor bestowed upon
the Sacred - Yoliiine, clogs not exhaust the
mine. Pens are busy now, and thought is
flowing, from, them;, deep and earnest
thought, ,drawn from the same blessed
Book. If there be now three thousand
men 'upon the Gospels, yet the depths of
these living waters have not been sounded,
nor, all their treasures brought, to light.
Mind after mind sharpened by holy curi
osity, and burning with love and zeal, will
be' brenight into contact with these Lively
Oracles, as years and generations roll on—
those minds' to be, illumined and refreshed
by, these sacred studies, and communicat
inc, the results of them to the hungering
minds of others. •
We cenfess . worild gratify us to walk
into a library devoted to this one subject,
and tO find ourselves in the presence of
those sixty thousand volumes. What
vast congregation, echoing and re-echoing
the' sublime doctrines and sentiments of
the Book ! What a cloud of witneiser to
the value of it !—Boston. Traveller. •
It is not always the Gospel that is deliv
ered from the pulpit. A man: may preach
'very sensibly concerning the , Divine perfec
tion and authority of God's governreent and
laws'. He may set for the general obliga
tiotis to clutynnd obedience.. He may in
'culcate the amiableness of virtue in gener
-fat or of particular virtues, and ,may.repre
sent , many worthy examples for men's
encouiagement and excitement.
_He may
earnestly call on nien to repent of their
sins: and reform- the general dispdsition of
'their hearts and conduct. He may incul
cate this with all the earnestness and action,
'that would entitle him to the chardcter of
the complete 'orator. The compositiOn may
be very . ; the language; eloquent and
pathetic, and the preacher ntarbe so•great
ly applauded- that it may be sometimes said
Nth' his lewlird. Not only may ,the.
ears-` of Welteirerstbe tickledi thar
.minds' may be 'agreeably entertained with
sentiments that are in themselves just, and
With many a good thought. Yet, in all
this, there may be nothing by which a soul
may be relieved and refreshed, that labors
and is heavy laden; nothing by' which a
serious soul may be the proper
sources oCsanctification. A discourse may
'have in. it much truth that is consistent
with,the Gospel; and presupposed by it, and
yet have nothing in, it of the Gospel prop
erly so-called. Of such a discourse, with
all its advantage . of sentiments and expres
sion, it may: be said as the apostle says of
the law—it is` weak through the flesh. The
corruption. of nature,-in which sin hath do
minion, is too strong for logic, rhetoric, and
philosophy; too strong for refined specula
tion; too 'strong for the'greatest oratory.
The Debtor.
Morley.—A youthful widow, left with
three helpless orphans, and one of them
sightless ;, I should not deserve the name
of, a Christian man did I not hasten to re
lieve a case so urgent, so distressing ! I
have indeed, little to give; I ain a poor
man i •but what Ihave is hers ! She , shall
have my last banknote; I will divide it,
and send the first half by the earliest
Philias".—Pause a moment ! Your desk
is full of unpaid bills, your tradesinen - call
day after day for their money, the wages of
the servant who has just quitted the room
were due to her long ago.
illorlo.—ls the eager hand of charity
to be stayed by such paltry considerations?
Misery is before me, and I must relieve it;
it is-my pleasure—a very necessity of my
nature-to do: goodwithout pausing to par
ley about expediency
Philia,s.-L-If you must send that bank
note, send it thus endorsed : "Borrowed of
my servant without her consent." There
will, at least, be some candor in this,
honesty in_ words though not in deed.
The money is hers, not your own. '
.11forley.—Are my imhaPpy circumstan
ces, to deprive me4dtogether of the privil
ege ofexereising charity ?
Philias.—Such generosity - is at the
pense of justice, is as valueless as the one
half of ihat note would be while dissevered
from, the other. It' is their union which
enables them to pass current, which gives
to them the sterling value of Christian
virtue.—A. 0. E.
Making Every Day Happy
When. you rise in the morning, form a
resolution .to make the day a happy one to
a felkw-creature. It is easily done-;:a left
off garment to the man who needs it; a
,kind' word toile sorrowful ; an encourag
ing expression' to the striving : trifles in
themselves; light as air, will do it, at least
for the twenty-four hours ; and if you are
young, depend upon it, it will tell when
you are'old ; and ' if , you are old, rest as
, surecLit' you gently' and' haPpily
down the stream of human time' to eter
By the most simple arithmetic, look at
the result; you send one person, only one,
happily through the day—that is, three
hundred and sixtY . .-five`in the" course _of the,
year ; t and supposing you live forty yearw,
only, after you commence that course of
medicine, you have made fourteen thousand
six hundred 'human beings happy, at all
events, for a time.
'Now, Worthy reader, is not this simple ?
rlt is too 'short for a sermon, too , hinneiffoi
thics, and, to,easily accomplighed
. to' . say,. would, -.4 .could. . '
" lAIVI reoy . to die,- through thdlzrice
of my Lord Jesus, and I look forraTd, y,
the }full enjoyment of - thePf-Yobr
angel's, aced ' the liil l vision of hod
fprevermore."— Carey.