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noble in nature; all her operations are, in his infatuated congregation. Should any clergyman, dissenting miopinion, only the movements of self-existing machinery; nister, Sunday school teacher, or parent, he induced and if he is thus limited in regard to the objects of to try the same plan, I shall be rewarded, his people
or pupils will be edified, and God will be honoured, him language has no richness, and from the treasures of by an additional impetus being given to the habit of expression he is entirely shut out.
studying the inspired oracles. Christianity furnishes so many proofs of its excel
PRESBYTER. lence, that when you fancy the subject exhausted, another suddenly starts up under your pen. We have
OUTLINE OF A BIBLE CLASS EXERCISE. reasoned on Christianity in the arts and sciences, and
No. LXXI. Bible Class. are now called on to exhibit the decided superiority of
Aug. 12, 1833. its eloquence. The only species of eloquence used by
Acts viii, 5–17. the ancients were judicial and political, moral eloquence
Q. 1. What was meant by Philip preaching Christ to appeared not upon earth till the gospel dispensation. the Samaritans? — Acts viii, 5. The orators of Greece and Rome founded their hopes Q. 2. How could the delusions of Simon prevail over of eloquence on the agitation which they excited in the
the Samaritans? — Acts viii, 11. heart: the eloquence of the pulpit has sought its suc- Q. 3. What influenced Simon the sorcerer to desire cess in a higher region; by appeasing the passions, she
Christian baptisın ?-Acts viii, 13. makes them listen to her voice. God and Charity, such Q. 4. What may we learn from the fact of Simon is her text, ever the same, cver inexhaustible. Incapa
continuing with Philip, beholding lis miracles ? ble of fear and injustice, she gives lessons to kings, but Acts viji, 13. without flattery; she comforts the indigent, but without
Q. 5. What was meant by the Holy Ghost falling reproaches. The heathens were ignorant that real ex- upon the believers at Samaria? — Acts viii, 15–17. istence begins not until death, the Christian religion
P. S. The “ has alone founded tbat great school of the grave, where
Companion to the Bible," and “Manthe apostle of the gospel imbibes instruction. In short,
ners and Customs of the Jews,” and “Watts's Scripture religion, in all ages and countries, has been the source
History,” are recommended to the young persons who
write. of eloquence. (To be continued.)
AnswER OF A Young Person in a Bibls Class.
Sir, WHAT IS THE BEST PLAN FOR BIBLE
I have had the privilege of attending several of
the Bible Class meetings, and have found them rery CLASSES ?
interesting, and I trust I can add profitable. EnChristian pastors, Sunday school teachers, and pa- couraged by what you said on the last occasion, 1 rents, are deeply interested in this question. Scrip- ventured to take a paper on leaving the school-room, tural knowledge is divinely ordained to be the means of
which I found contained the first question proposed by regenerating inankind, according to the inspired pre- you on that evening, “What is meant by Philip preachdiction, “The earth shall be full of the knowledge of ing Christ to the Samaritans ?” In reflecting upon the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Bible classes this question, I imagined to myself, Philip leaving scem admirably adapted to promote that glorious ob- Jerusalem to avoid the persecution which raged there, ject, and therefore an intelligent, practical answer to and escaping to Samaria. Arrived at this city, what the question proposed, will be suitable for the Chris- would his first feelings be? Most likely, gratitude to tian's Penny Magazine, and probably useful to many the Most High, for deliverance from cruel and wicked of its readers. Although my method may not be the men; and I think also he must have felt deep regret at “Best Plan for Bible Classes,” yet as it has been found losing the society of those with whom he had taken profitable in a considerable circle during several years, sweet counsel, whose hands had administered to him and part of the plan for nearly twenty years under
the bread of life, and who had called and set hiin apart direction, it may perhaps furnish valuable hints to to the honourable and important office be filled in the those for whom they are designed.
Christian church. But he would soon think on his I take a section of some chapter in the New Testa- future employment. Prudence, we might suppose, ment, form a number of questions upon it, and copy would suggest the necessity of his seeking retirement, them on slips of paper to the supposed number wanted, of concealing his principles, of ceasing to appear ready for the Prayer Meeting on Monday evening. publicly as a disciple of the despised Jesus of Nazareth. This exercise takes place once in a fortnight or three He could not forget the hatred which had been maniweeks. After a brief exposition of the section, and fested towards all who dared to bear the name of reading the questions, any person present is allowed Jesus. He could not but reflect on the martyrdom of to take one; and those who choose write answers, his companion and fellow-disciple, Stephen, nor expect putting them in a letter box conveniently placed in the any thing better for himself, were he to stand forth as chapel, for me to take out on the Lord's day evening. a soldier of the cross. The risk he must know and On the Monday evening I read them, approving those feel to be great, and that probably bonds, imprisonwhich are correct in sentiment and expression, and ment, and death, would await him. But such prospointing out errors which any may contain. As no pects do not appear to have damped his ardour, or name is allowed to be put to any of the papers, I may abated his zeal. He appears to have lost all thought not know who are the writers, which is sometimes the of self; he felt and acted as a patriot and a Christian, case; and corrections, in a spirit of kindness, exposing as one who had been richly endued with the gift of the the inaccuracy, as it is not generally know whose paper Holy Spirit, as one who had felt the love of Christ shed it may be, are always well received, and become pro- abroad in his heart, and which, therefore, led him to fitable. Some of the answers would do credit to a desire that the Samaritans might be saved. With a theological student; and the exercise is declarell, by noble resolution then, and those who attend, to be peculiarly edifying.
“ With arın invincible to wield A neighbouring clergyınan had adopted part of my
The Spirit's sword, the Spirit's shield," plan for similar exercise, with much benefit to his he stood forth to proclaim to his countrymen the
words of eternal life. Disregarding alike the frowns He preached Christ unto them as an Intercessor at and the smiles of men, he could say with the great the right hand of God, living to carry on his cause; and apostle of the Gentiles, “None of these things inove
being possessed of all power in heaven and on earth, me;" and knowing there is “none other name given would render unavailing all the opposition made by under heaven among men, whereby they may be saved,”
them to oppose his reign ; that to him every knee he “preached Christ unto them.”
should bow and every tongne confess, for he must reigu May we not with propriety conclude, that he
till he hath put all his eneinies under his feet. preached Christ unto them as the subject of prophecy, Lastly, he preached Christ unto them as their future as him of whom Moses and the prophets wrote ?
Judge. If they refused to embrace the sceptre of his Knowing that they were acquainted with the sacred grace, they must submit to his iron rod; for the time is writings, he would appeal “to the law and to the testi- approaching when he will be revealed from heaven with mony;" he would show that the long-expected Messiah faining fire, taking vengeance on them that know not had come, and the predictions made concerning his
God and obey not his guspel. Then, first advent, and the work he was to perform on earth, ** Thron'd in mid-heaven, with crowns of glory spread, had all received their accomplishment; that all the
He'll sit in judgment on the quick and dead. rites and ceremonies, the sacrifices and oblations of the And then will all receive according to what they have Mosaic dispensation, had reference to him, and pre- done, whether good or bad. Those that have Christ for figured the work which he came to perform. He their Saviour and their friend will then be welcomed would preach Christ to them as the Prophet foretold to glory; while to the unbelieving he will say, “Those by Moses, when he said, “A Prophet shall the Lord mine enemies, that would not I should reign over them, your God raise up unto you, of your brethren, like bring them hither, and slay thein before me.” unto me;" as the Priest referred to by the Psalmist, Such, I think, we may fairly suppose to have formed when he sang, “Thou art a Priest for ever, after the the theme of apostolic ininistration, and such to be inorder of Melchisidec ;” as the King seated upon *the
cluded in the preaching of Christ by Philip the Deacon. holy hill of Zion,” “whose dominion is an everlasting And does it not point out what ministers should preach, dominion, and of whose kingdom there shall be no and what their heaiers love to listen to? If Christ is end."
left out of the sermon, the basis of Christianity is wantHe preached Christ to them in the dignity of his ing; and wherever Christ is preached, there may we person, as he “who was in the beginning with God, expect success to follow. If I had room I should like and was God, as he who was in the form of God, and to relate the anecdote of the Moravian Missionaries, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:” as the who so long sought to reform the Indians, but tried in Creator, Preserver, and Upholder of all things, in vain, till they preached Christ, when the most wonderwhom all live, and move, and have their being.
ful results ensued. Also the case of the poor Hindoo, He preached Christ unto them in his mysterious in- who walking on spikes as a voluntary punishment, heard carnation and wonderful humility, leaving the highest the Missionary take for his text, The blood of Jesus throne in glory, assuming our nature, and tabernacling Christ his Son, cleanseth from all unrighteousness,' in the flesh; living a life of poverty and of pain, de- and juinping up, threw off his torturing sandals, and spised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and exclaimed, * That is what I want !” Perhaps, Sir, you acquainted with grief; and, oh! wonder of wonders ! will have the kindness to relate these anecdotes more at last dying the ignominious death of the cross, that
fully. the guilty might go free. He would show to them the
I'am afraid you will think me very tedious, and I authenticity of his mission, by the iniracles which he
shall therefore close with mentioning a circumstance had wrought while on earth. Philip would, and no that occured a few days since. Meeting a neighbour, doubt did, remind them that these mighty works were I inquired of him where he had attended on the prenot done in a corner.
He could appeal to them, and cediug Sabbath afternoon. He informed me he went say, “Have you not witnessed, or at least heard from
a short distance from this neighbourhood, and heard credible authority, of these things ? Did not the blind an elderly minister preach. On asking him how the receive their sight, the lame walk, the deaf hear? Were minister was liked, he replied, that some present coinnot the lepers cleansed, and the dead raised to life?
plained very much; but, added he, I liked him very Were not multitudes fed with a few small loaves and
well, for “he preached Christ.” fishes ? Was not his whole life spent in doing good to
I remain, yours respectfully, the bodies and souls of men? Yet with wicked hands
THE WRITER. he has been crucified and slain!”
He preached Christ to them as their only Saviour. He would tell them of the necessity of the atonement
THE LOVE OF KNOWLEDGE. made by him on Calvary, and show, that while by his spotless life the law of God had been honoured, by his The love of knowledge, or of intellectual power, is, in vicarious death the claims of justice had been satisfied, its most perfect developinent, the love of infinite wisand the way opened by which God can be just, and the dom, or the love of God. Even in our imperfect life, justifier of them that believe in Jesus.
this passion exists in a considerable degree; it increases He preached Christ unto them as risen from the with age, outlives the corporeal faculties, and at the dead, and ascended up into glory, and there exalted as moment of dissolution is felt by the conscious being, a Prince and a Saviour, to give repentance unto Israel and our future destiny depends upon the manner in and the remission of 'sins, to bestow pardon on the which it has been exercised. When misapplied to penitent, and reconcile the rebel to God. “Be it there- vague curiosity, restless ambition, and pride, the being fore known unto you, men and brethren, that through is degraded, and sinks in the scale of existence; but this man is preached unto you the
forgiveness of sins." when this love has been exercised on the noblest objects, He would exhort them to close in with the offers of in discovering their various properties, and applying mercy, reminding them, that if they rejected the atone- them to useful and benevolent purposes, in developing ment of Christ, there remained no more sacrifice for the laws of God, and admiring them, it becomes then sin; that “whosoever believeth on him shall have ever- of a nobler kind, and raises its possessor to the most exlasting life ; but he that believeth not, shall not see life, alted height of honour which can be attained in this but the wrath of God abideth on hiin."
most transitory world.
Sunday School Lectures.
Why not? Because it is declared, Rev. xxi, 27,
“Avd there shall in no wise,” &c. LECTURE IX.
What is the second thing that a true Christian has,
and not the impenitent sinner? - Christ's righteous. GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD."
What is the meaning of righteousness ? - Good Teacher. This is the fisth Sunday that I have spoken works. to you on this portion of the Lord's prayer, and it is Why will not our own righteousness do instead of also the last. On the first Sunday, I explained to you Christ's ? — Because we have none. the meaning of this sentence, as it referred to our Where do we find this declared ? - Rom. iii, 10, temporal wants. On the second Sunday, and on the “There is none righteous, no not one.” last two Sundays, as I shall also to-day, I considered it Whose righteousness must we have then ? — Christ's. as referring to the wants of the soul: on the second Where is this declared ? — Rom. x, 4, “For Christ Sunday, I went into these several wants of the soul very is the end of the law for righteousness, to every one generally. On the third Sunday, we considered what that believeth." was the meaning of the word redemption, who was the Teacher. It is plainly shown that no man can enter Redeemner, who were the redeemed, from whoin we heaven without Christ's righteousness, in a parable, were redeemed, and what was the price with which we Matt. xxii, 12, 13, where a king is represented as were redeemed; and lastly, I showed from Scripture, making a great feast; and it is said that those who came that all were redeemed. On the fourth Sunday, I showed to the feast were obliged to have on a wedding garhow that Christ has borne the punishment deserved by ment; it is also added, that one guest came without a all, both lost sinners and saved ; that Christ has ob- garment, and was consequently cast out. The meantained the Holy Spirit for all; and lastly, I showed you ing of which is simply this: The king is the Father; the that redemption, and Christ's having borne the sins of feast, heaven; the garment, Christ's righteousness; and all, and offering the Holy Spirit, cannot by theinselves the man who intruded himself into the feast was a save a sinner. On the frih Sunday (i. e. to-day), I sinner without Christ's righteousness. shall show what Christ has donc for the glorified only. Where is it declared that no man can go to heaven
What is it that we are to do to-day? – To show what without Christ's righteousness ? — Matt. xxii, 12, 13. Christ has done for the glorified only.
In what words ? “And he said,” &c. Teacher. The righteous and wicked, all have been Teacher. Now no man can have Christ's righteousredeemed, had the punishment of their sins borne, and ness without being made boly, and no man can be the Holy Spirit offered to them: now the righteous made boly without having Christ's righteouness. A having died from Satan to Christ, taking advantage of man must be made holy, before he can have Christ's his redemption, have prayed for the Spirit, who
righteousness, as you would strip a man of his dirty Ist. Has washed away their sins in Christ's blood, and ragged clothes before you would give him a beautiand has,
ful new suit : the filthy rags are our own rightevusness, 2dly. Sanctified them; then,
the new suit Christ's righteousness. 3dly. Christ has given them his righteousness, thus What is the third thing that the Christian only has making them fit for heaven; and
done for hiin? - He is justified. 4thly. God has justified them, and will also glorify Teacher. Justification means, being placed precisely them.
in the same situation as if mau had never sinned. These are the four things which are performed only Suppose a man to owe another 201., and another was to for those who are saved : if these four things were ac- pay down the money for the debtor, he would be complished for all, then all would be saved.
placed in the same situation as if he never owed a What are those four things which are done only for farthing to his creditor; this is justification : and justithose who are saved ? - The glorified only are cleansed fication is caused by a mau's sin being taken away, by by Christ's blood from their sins, are sanctified, being sanctified, and having Christ's righteousness, and clothed with Christ's righteousness, and then justified, upon this follows glory. and when justified, glorified.
But man is not merely a debtor with nothing to pay, Why are not these four things done for all?-Be- but a criminal also, with punishment to endure. If cause, if the sins of all were washed out by Christ's blood, were only a debtor, and Christ had paid the debt for if all were sanctified, clothed with Christ's righteous- me, I am no longer a debtor, and then I have a right ness, and then justified, it must follow, that all would to heaven through Christ. But being also criminals, be glorified, because then they would be heirs with we cease not to be criminals if another die for us. If I Christ, and be entitled to heaven.
were a murderer, and some one died in my stead, I What is the meaning of sanctification ?-The making should be just as much a murderer, when my beneof a man holy, willingly devoting himself to God's factor had died for me, as when I was under sentence service, and loving God's will.
of condeinnation; and therefore it is of God's soreWho is to sanctify us! - The Holy Spirit.
reign will, and that only, that I am saved, if ever I am Teacher. It is declared, I Cor. vi, 11, “But ye arc saved. washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the From what I have said it follows, that to obtain name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our sanctification, Christ's righteousness, justification, and God."
glory, is, or ought to be, our most earnest wish: Where is it declared that the Holy Spirit washes a and remember what are the means, “Aşk, and ye shall believer from sin, and sanctifies him? - I Cor. vi, 11. receive.” But consider what David said, “If I re
In what words ? -“But ye are washed, but ye are gard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord me.” Strive then, trusting in God through Christ, Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”
to conquer sin and Satan, earnestly desiring to forTeacher. A man cannot go to heaven, without his sake uprighteousness, and those things which offend sins having been taken away from him, because it is God, and as earnestly desiring to glorify him in your declared, Rev. xxi, 27, “And there shall in no wise bodies, which are his ; and then, for Christ's sake, you enter into it (i.e. heaven), any thing that is defiled.” will not go away empty. Can a man go to heaven in a state of sin ? ---No.
C. R. A.
ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION.
LECTURES TO MECHANICS. The important services rendered to the cause of Christ by the “ Christian Instruction Society," demand the warmest acknowledgments of every well-wisher to the spiritual improvement of his countrymen. Amongst their other plans of usefulness, the establishment of an annual course of “Lectures to Mechanics " in Lon. don is a most valuable part of their labours, and offers to the working classes of the metropolis, which contain many of the inost acute and intelligent of our countrymen, an opportunity of obtaining information on the most important topics of Christianity, from ministers of the Gospel eminently qualified for the task, in an argumentative form peculiarly adapted to the habits and feelings of the parties for whose benefit they are especially designed." We recommend to all our readers of this class an attendance on the ensuing Course of Lectures, which commence on the 1st of October next; and which, if heard with that degree of serious attention which their vast importance demands, are eminently calculated, under the Divine blessing, to make the hearers “ wise unto salvation.”
“ Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old
he will not depart from it.” PARENTS are naturally and honourably anxions about advancing the interests of their children ; but they do not always extend this anxiety to their best interests. They prepare them for the world, but neglect to prepare them for eternity: their affection is warm, but short-sighted. Liberal learning need not interfere with religious acquirements ; nor ought any human learning to keep religious instruction in the background, so as to render it a subordinate part in the education of a Christian gentleman. Let it be your chief concern to train up your son in the fear of God. Imbue the youthful mind betimes with sound principles and right habits. Consider that such are io be the elements of his future character, the fountain of honourable actions, the germ of whatever may hereafter be pure, virtuous, and lovely. In education never lose sight of this great truth, that irreligion is the death of all that is graceful and amiable in the mind — the destruction of all moral beauty : an irreligious man has no conception of any thing that is lofty in virtue or sublime in feeling. He does not look to God as the model of perfection : he will act nothing that is holy, for he does not honour His cominandınents. There is no true elevation of soul, but what the youth must acquire by the knowledge of God as revealed in his word; no perfect example but that exhibited to him by our Saviour. Nothing but the gospel, through the grace of God, will check his corruptions, give him a sense of his accountableness, and raise his nature above the degraded state to which sin has reduced it.
Let your child be made familiar with God's word, his providence, bis controlling power, his superintending eye. Let him be taught, not barely to read, but to understand, to love, tu venerate his Bible. Implant in his mind the evidences of Christianity, in the simplest and most explicit manner: furnish him with arguments to defend it, for he will not fail to hear it attacked. Teach him to despise ridicule, that last resort of the defender of a bad cause.
Learning, though it invigorates the mind, will not reform it: it will correct his taste, but not enable him to resist temptation : it will improve his judgment of the world, but not secure him from its pollutions. Human learning will only teach him the knowledge of others, the Bible that of himself.
Morality is disgusted by vulgar vice, by the practical sins of the sensual mau ; but mere morality can never extirpate the vices of the heart. His must be the religion of the New Testament. Be not ashamed to teach your son the gospel of Jesus Christ : other notions will occupy ground which you leave vacant. Oh! stamp right impressions on the heart while it is soft, tender, and ductile.
COURSE OF LECTURES TO Mechanics, By Ministers in connection with the Christian Instruc
tion Society, at Jewin Street Chapel (Rev. T. Wood's), on Tuesday Evenings, at Eight o'clock.
Oct. 1. — The Pre-existent Glory of Jesus Christ. Rev. J. P. Smith, D.D.
Oct. 8. -The Incarnation of Jesus Christ. Rev. C. Stovel.
Oct. 15.- The Condition of the World at the Advent of Christ. Rev. J. Blackburn.
Oct. 22.- The Public Ministry of Jesus Christ. Rev. J. Clayton, M. A.
Oct. 29.-The Temptations of Jesus Christ. Rev. J. Young, M.A. Nov. 5.-The Miracles of Jesus Christ.
Rev. J. Styles, D.D. Nov. 12.
The Character of the Apostles of Christ. Rev. C. Morris.
Nov. 19.— The Prophetical Office of Christ. Rev. E. Steane.
Nov. 26.— The Priestly Office of Christ. Rev. N. M. Harry.
Dec. 3.—The Kingly Office of Christ. Rev. J. Bennett, D.D.
Dec. 10.—The Triumphs of the Gospel of Christ. Rev. J. Dyer.
Dec. 17. - The Final Advent of Christ. Rev. H. F. Burder, D.D.
Dec. 24.- The Glorification of Believers with Christ. Rev. H. Townley.
“ John xvi, 26, 'I say not unto you that I will pray the Father for you.' We are but little aware how much we are indebted to the intercession of Christ. But I conceive the meaning of this is, - I do not say that I will pray the Father that he will love you. It never was the work of the great Intercessor to pray the Father to love his people. The love of God flows from the heart of God.' The intercession opens the way by which the love may flow to us in the way of strict justice and holiness."
“ As at sunset we observe the dark clouds of the western horizon, the lower edges of which, by their bright light, show the sun to be already risen in the country beneath them; I would say that they serve as an image of the hopes of immortality derived from revelation : for as we are certain from the light reflected in those clouds, that the country on which they border is in the brightest sunshine, though we are entirely ignorant of the surface and ihe scenery; so by revelation the light of an imperishable and glorions world is disclosed to us; but it is in eternity, and its objects cannot be seen by mortal eye, or imaged by mortal imagination."
The music whose enchanting strains
Are wak’d by angels, first was taught How vast, how complicate the debt
By him who to our groves and plains
The melodies of nature brought;
And those, like these, commingling blend,
And to his hallow'd seat ascend.
That God, who gave inmortal breath
To inillion cherubs near his face, As life advancd, inore priz'd they were,
Is he who disciplines by death Prompting me manhood's ills to bear.
Mau’s bere probationary race ; They feel not thy transcendant worth
And gives delight, or sends distress, Wbo love thee most in sun-bright hours ;
Alike to benefit and bless.
THE MODERN JEW'S' DAY OF ATONEMENT, And sorrows know no bursting tear, "Tis then in thee the wretched find
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1833.
SACRIFICIAL offerings of atonement constituted the The balm of syınpathy to shed
grand peculiarity of the Levitical institutions. AtoneOn wounds whichi God alone can heal,
inent was daily made, both morning anıl evening, for the sins of the nation. Exod. xxix, 38— 12.
This And call back Hope as from the dead. None, none can paint who have not known
ceremony was doubled on the Sabbath, but its annual Such hours, what thou canst then reveal.
observance was attended with most remarkable circum
stances of solemnity. 'Tis not thy beauty can impart
Divine inspiration directed Moses to institute these This influence o'er the inourner's heart;
sacritices; and the same inspiration of the Holy Spirit, It is the patient, quiet power
in the Epistle to the Hebrews, shows their typical chaOf deep affection, given with birth,
racter as fully accomplished by Jesus Christ, when he Thy richest and thy noblest dower,
'by one offering perfected for ever them that are Whose ineek and self-forgetting worth, sanctified,” and gave himself a propitiation for the sins In bleak adversity's chill blast,
of the whole world. Endures unshaken to the last.
The Jews disbelieve the New Testament interpretation Yet though this glorious gift appear
of their prophets, and reject the Christian application Thy natural birthright here below,
of their sacrifices as prefiguring the atoneinent of Let meek humility and fear.
Christ; yet they still observe the * day of atonement," Its holiest source both feel and know.
which falls this year on Tuesday, September 24. The Mere earthly love
readers of the Christian’s Penny Magazine will doubtinay come As meteors o'er our path, may shine;
less be edified by an account of the manner in which it But that which lives through care and woe,
is observed : and this we promise them in our next Religion's iufluence must refine.
Number, desiring them in the mean time to consider This only gives that higher zest,
the remarkable prediction of a Hebrew prophet, de. To which thy spirit should aspire;
scriptive of the condition of his people in their state of Thy influence o'er man's grateful breast
dispersion and infidelity. “ For the children of Israel By this, dominion should acquire.
shall abide many days without a king, and without a Man is immers'd in worldly cares,
prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an And ceaseless conflicts; science; fame;
image, and without an ephod, and without teraphin."
Hos. iii, 4.
Beset his every earthly aim.
ON OLD AGE.
Divine Providence seems to have intended advanced Which shall mortality survive!
age as a season of repose, reflection, and preparation The busiest life that man can lead
for death; and to have sent its infirmities, sufferings, Has many a moment's breathing space :
and debility, as gracious intimations of our approaching Seek thou for wisdom, strength, to plead
change, arid with a inerciful view of our attaining, by In such, for pure Religion's grace.
those remembrances, to the end of our faith, even the Then shalt thou in thy proper place
salvation of our sou.s. Meekly the Gospel's power adorn; And prove, in more than forın or face,
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