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“ Capital ! they left it rich men,” answered Smith, “Well, I don't know but you are right about the looking somewhat surprised at the sudden change of matter," Smith began again, “ I don't know but you subject; “ they were very industrious men, Mr Kent. are;" feeling at the same time that the conclusions They gave themselves to their work."

put him under a harrow; “but”-he again stopped. “I suppose you expect to do as well."

“What! do you mean that the usefulness of Sabbath“I see no earthly reason why I should not. My schools depends upon ”—and he paused. prospects, Mr Kent, I consider first rate."

“Upon the promptness, fidelity, and prayer, with “Your success, I suppose, depends in some mea | which you, and I, and every other individual teacher sure upon your master workmen and his journey| undertake their duties," added Kent earnestly. men," remarked Kent.

“That is certainly coming to the point," said « Exactly so. Wright and Cole made it a point to Smith. “What do you think a teacher ought to do?" employ none but the best workmen. Every screw “Qualify himself to be a teacher. He ought to that came out of that factory was a first-rate article. know where the lesson is, and to study it, and to pray Their orders were all promptly attended to. Nobody over it. He is bound to be as constant and punctual ever found them behind hand."

to his class as the minister to his pulpit, and if he “People under those circumstances will generally cannot come, supply a substitute. He should suffer succeed," said Kent.

no small hindrance to keep him from the teachers' “So I say, Mr Kent, people will succeed, there is meetings, if there are any; and if there are not, there no mistake about it, and I calculate to conduct this ought to be. In a word, he should enter upon the business pretty much as they did."

work with the diligence and determination of one re“ And if you do, you calculate it will nett you as solved to succeed." good a profit, I suppose ?"

“ Are there many such teachers ? " asked Smith “I have no reason to doubt it. There are some slowly, and with a nod of doubt. excellent workmen in the establishment,” said Smith, “I hope so-yes, I believe there are." with great animation. “In fact, I mean it shall. Smith looked incredulons. “Are you not making Others have succeeded, why should not I? I've it too worldly a matter? It is the Lord's work, and had ill luck in times past, it is true; but I mean to he can bless the feeblest means. The race is not albring all my energies to bear here, and it can't fail ways to the swift, you know."

“But the universal principle of action in all our “I have no doubt you look at the thing as it ought own concerns is, that the race is to the swift; or, in to be looked at, in order to success," said his com- other words, that he who resolutely trics, usually panion.

succeeds. We believe it, and act upon it every day. Here Mr Smith stroked his whiskers with a com. It is only when we begin to labour directly in God's mendatory gleam upon his face. He respected Mr service that we show a slackness and inattention, Kent's opinions, and was happy to find them coincid which we should feel to be unpardonable in our own ing with his own. He felt thankful too, that the business. Do not many adopt in the Sabbath-school current of the conversation had been changed; for a lame and lazy mode of doing things, which would Anderson's remark was rankling in his conscience, for ever ruin their credit in any other cause; and exand be felt himself more at home on business. cuse themselves in the belief that some way or other,

“And,” continued Mr Kent, after a brief pause, without exactly knowing how or why, God will own “ Mr Smith, perhaps you have no more right to and bless such efforts in the church, which we are question the usefulness of Sabbath-schools until you very sure he never would out of it. Is not this so, have fairly applied, and honestly carried out, the and can it be right? Do not the Scriptures every same course of reasoning and of practice to them where inculcate diligence, earnestness, and a full purwhich you do to your business; until you do so, there pose of heart, in the work our Lord has given his certainly can be little prospect of doing much good. disciples to do?" A common-sense view of the whole matter is, that | Mr Smith listened. He could not but listen, for in order to make any organization accomplish its it all came upon him unawares. Had the preacher proposed results, no matter whether it be a manu uttered it from the pulpit, he would probably have factory or a Sabbath-school, there must be efficient been composed for a nap, or his mind might have workmen. Inattention, lazy, unfaithful or indiffe wandered, consciously or unconsciously, to his ledger; rent workmen, are enough to prostrate the energies but he was now caught with the speaker's eye full and ruin the credit of any establishment.”

upon him, and listen he must. He heard every word, “Are you coming to that? ” said Smith, hardly and what was better, or worse, according as Mr Smith knowing whether to be amiable or angry. Yet there viewed it, his conscience accorded with all that had was a kindly frankness in the speaker, which seldom been uttered. offended even when his words cut deepest.

“Yes-but," he tried to begin, but the assent and “Am I not right?" asked Kent. “You are a fair the excuse seemed to die away in his throat. man and understand these things."

“ Well! but-what's to be done? Speaking about “ Right!' cried he evasively,“ right ? about what? Sabbath-schools, can't they somehow be differently that the diligent hand maketh rich ? Yes, you are organized? What are the best methods to be used ?" right about that, no doubt; it's Scripture."

It must be confessed, he did not exactly know what Kent said nothing, and there was an uncomfort- he said, nor had these questions ever perplexed or able pause.

deeply interested his mind.

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“It is yet to be shown that they need organizing," “Yes, there is abundant testimony that they have answered Kent. “ So far as their external organiza- done, and still do, untold good," exclaimed Kent tion goes, it is all well, I believe. There may be energetically. “When," he added with deep seridifferences in the modes of teaching, some preferring ousness, “there are faithful teachers, God blesses the one question-book, some another, and some none at work." He then selected many interesting cases

l; some adopting tickets, some the catechism, some which had come within the range of his own obserboth. They are all good, but I think it would be diffi-| vation and experience. His companion's ear was cult to show that any one of them should be univer gained. He listened with genuine interest, and when sally adopted above the others. The main thing is, Mr Kent ceased, he could have heard a great deal to get a teacher intelligently, prayerfully, and with more with deep attention. his whole soul, interested in the work. That would “I have no doubt of it,” he at length responded at once settle many irksome questions and disputed seriously, “I have no doubt of it, although it reflects points."

awfully upon some of us." Did it not then flash upon Mr Smith's memory, “It certainly does," added Kent, no way disposed how hard he once tried to resist a vote to hold at a | to smoothe away the sober impression seemingly certain hour the sessions of the Sabbath-school with | made upon Mr Smith's mind. which he was then connected; how provoked he felt “Well, my dear sir, what is to be done ?" at the adoption of the resolution, and how reluctantly! The same question had been asked before, but in he dragged himself to school in consequence of it; / a very different tone; Mr Smith evidently meant and all because he was thereby called upon to sacri- the question. He even repeated it in a more defifice his comfortable after-dinner Sunday nap! Ah! nite form. “What can I do? I confess I do not a heart in the work would never have suffered this. feel all the interest which you justly say a SabbathA fretted and reluctant mind is not the mind for school teacher ought to feel, and which, if he does' healthy, hearty work. As friction in machinery he must needs do good. But the fact is, Mr Kent, essentially impairs its power, so must an unwilling I do not feel that interest. My heart is not in the spirit diminish, if it does not destroy, the moral force work. Now tell me what shall I do?" All selfof the best act. And does not this unwillingness to complacency had faded from the speaker's face. He take hold, this want of heart, this spirit of self-in- | looked serious and ill at ease. dulgence, weaken our confidence in religious organiz “What can I do, Mr Kent?" he repeated. ations, and cloud our hopes, both for ourselves and “My dear sir," answered Mr Kent, with unafothers, with sinful unbelief? We neither know where | fected solemnity of manner, “ if you do not like the we are, nor what to do.

Lord's service, you must go and tell Him so, not me. " What is to be done in this sad state of things ?" | It is a concern to be settled with him; if not now, it some may ask.

will be at the day of reckoning, which must soon “ Lag no longer. Go to the work with your whole come." heart, and all difficulties will vanish,” the ardent Does Mr Smith stand alone ?- New York Observer. worker himself will answer. Alas! Is it not to be feared there is another dif.

WILLING TO DIE. ficulty far back of all these? Whence this reluc

Much stress is often laid on this, more, probably, tant heart and love of ease? Is it not to be found than is suitable. With many persons, it seems to be in the worldliness which pervades the churches ? almost a matter of no account what the past life has in the half-way piety with which the Lord's people been, if the dying friend is “resigned," and willing are content to live! Do not Christ's followers con- | to die. Undoubtedly it is a Christian duty to have cede too much to what the tempter calls the de

this feeling. With regard to this, as with every mands of society upon their modes of living, their

event of our being, we should choose that God's own

| will should be done. It becomes us to submit the entertainments, the training of their children? In | time, the manner, and the circumstances of our dying, a word, do they not yield to those demands in al as of all things, to him whose right it is to arrange most every thing, in spite of their daily prayers and and control all. But a person may be willing to die better judgment, until at length they so far depart

without having the least regard to God's will, or for from Christian purpose and simplicity, that they

his salvation. Every suicide is willing to die. Is he

therefore prepared to die? In many instances, perhave but a name to live, the body without the soul,

sons are in such extreme bodily pain, that they are the tree without the root, the world without the sun. anxious to have death take them away. Many are Who can serve God and mammon?

so drugged that they are perfectly insensible to their To return to the counting-room. It was several

situation, and care not whether they die or live. moments before Mr Smith recovered from the remi

Some are left to " believe a lie," with regard to their niscence which flashed across his mind, making good

religious character and prospects; and, thinking that

all will go well with them hereafter. are willing to the opinions of his companion. “I suppose so," he

die. Othere are so harassed with cares, vexations, at last said, either in reference to his inward inspec disappointments, losses, and mortifying events in tions, or in the way of a general assent to all that their lives, that they long to be rid of life, and would had been uttered, it did not seem clear which. “I almost covet annihilation. Does it follow, then, suppose so," arousing himself as from a painful re

that because these different classes of individuals are

willing to die, that they are prepared for heaven? verie; “ I do not doubt but Sabbath-schools have

It would be much more satisfactory to see them done, and do still, do good.” He spoke slowly and willing suitably to live. A manifest willingness to then stopped.

continue all of our appointed time here, and do all of

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our appointed work, and glorify our heavenly Father care little though we even lose now and then the by holy living, and do. or enjoy. or suffer all his more studied expression of artistic excellence: h

m righteous will, is far better evidence of suitable pre- | we want in our social atmosphere this genial and conparation for death, than merely to be willing to die. tinuous harmony, we cannot be compensated for it . We would by no means say that it is always wrong by any occasional conspicuous displays. to desire death. Perhaps Elijah was not wrong in A “ Trifle," too, has sometimes an intrinsic impraying O Lord, take away my life;" nor was it sin- portance which is har

gined. As a sli ful for Paul to have a desire “ to depart and be with dust-grain in the eye will cause inflammation and Christ.” It is not sinful to be weary of toils, pain, and, except as removed, may destroy the eye, cares, trials, sorrows, and pains, and to look with so a harsh word hastily spoken, a momentary caredesire for the best time to be released from all. lessness of another's kindness, a wounding reproof, It surely is not sinful to groan when we are oppressed or a sharp jesv, which springs from the lips almost by the body of sin and death, and to sigh for deliver thoughtlessly, may cause permanent though silent ance. It cannot be wrong to meditate on the infi- sorrow in a heart whose affections are quick and sennite glories which "eye hath not seen," and wait sitive, and so are more precious in their continuance with strong desire; if we also wait with submission and more liable to be wounded. And by a succession for the gracious words, “ enter thou into the joy of of such “ Trifles " bitterness may be made to take the thy Lord.”

place of affection, and a life that should have been as But Christ's kingdom must come on earth, as well a golden tissue may be shaded thickly by dark-grained as in heaven. It must come in the hearts of multi- griefs. While on the other hand, as the drop of oil tudes who are yet servants of Satan, and therefore relieves the friction upon the worn surface, as the enemies of Christ. Here is work for us. Are we point of light in the eye of the portrait illustrates all willing to remain and labour for him who died for the features, so the kind word cheerfully spoken, the us? If we may, by divine grace, turn one soul to slight act of thoughtful and attentive affection, the righteousness, will not that more than compensate cheering recognition of the effort or the anxiety that for many years of prayer and labour? Should we have been wearing the system, and the affectionate desire to die having done so little ?

assurance of sympathy and remembrance, will often The kingdom of Christ must be fully established relieve a long day's gloom, and give freedom and in our hearts. Is it so already ? Are there no ene- | pleasantness to the movements of a household. mies there to be subdued ? Has your will no struggles True politeness has therefore been well defined against the Divine will? Are not the very trials “ Benevolence in trifles;" and he who will see to which weary and oppress the heart, a part of the that in the trivial details of life he manifests a kindly needful discipline which is designed to prepare us for and Christian spirit, while he will never lack oppor. the kingdom above? If we desire to go to heaven tunity for the more visible acts of exertion and selfto serve and glorify God, we should not the less be sacrifice, may be assured that the whole fabric of his willing to serve and glorify him here. He knows | life will grow to be what he would have it ; that his where it is best that we should be, and is best for us own character will rapidly become more beautiful to be, do, or enjoy.-N. Y. Evangelist.

and noble, and that his influences on others, distilling as the dew and falling as the light, will be as refresh

ing and gladdening as they. “TRIFLES." The principle involved in the maxim of Franklin,

THE BIBLE FOR CHILDREN. “ Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take It is thought by some that the Bible is above the care of themselves," is universally just, and susceptible of quite other applications than the philosopher

capacity of young children, and that books of a simgave it. “As applied to literary pursuits, for example, ple character, presenting perhaps the narratives and it might be rendered: “Take care of each point of instructions of the Bible in plainer language, should inquiry as you successively reach it, and the resources be substituted for it until the mind of the child has of the whole will erelong have been mastered;" or been tolerably well developed by study. Some of as applied to one's business in the world, mercantile,

these books are admirable for the purpose of conveyprofessional, or other: “ Accomplish carefully each duty as it meets you, without waiting for opportu

ing religious instruction to very young minds; and Inities for conspicuous exertions, and your entire life. | when used not as a substitute for the study of the plan will at last have been accomplished;" or as Scriptures, but as auxiliary thereto, explaining the applied to the daily domestic and Christian life, it meaning of Scripture language, and the historical might read thus : " Attend to the 'trifles,' and see and local allusions of the Bible, are greatly to be that they are what they should be, and the sum of your life will take care of itself.”

commended. But they should never be permitted It is these Trifles which make the life, “as mo

to keep the Bible out of view, nor by constant ents make the year.” Slight in themselves, in their association to acquire an interest which does not accumulation and aggregate they constitute by far pertain to the simple word of God.

he larger part of that which memory reverts to as There are many books for children which have in she reviews the Past. They affect others even more them little of Scripture narrative or of Scripture constantly and intimately than do things which seem more important; and they express more clearly, and

truth in any form, and which dilute that truth, so so in their reciprocal influence modify more influen

that, instead of being milk for babes, it resembles tially, the character of their performer. They are rather those simple teas of herbs which serve to the small stones, by the silent addition of which each quiet a restless stomach in the absence of its proper to the other in the masonry of our daily activities, the nourishment. A child fed only with such producTemple of our Life is gradually reared; and of that temple the most important part is not the fine façade

tions is stinted in its moral growth; it should have or the few lofty columns that stand in front, but the

“ the pure milk of the word.” encircling walls and the unseen foundations. These

Admirable as many stories for children are, any Trifles are the familiar voices that daily and hourly one who has made the experiment must have obsery. fill the ear. If they be musical and sweet we shall ed how far superior to those of human composition NEVER CROSS A BRIDGE TILL YOU COME TO IT.

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are the stories of the Bible, told in the language of this blessed cross (taking one from his breast) that the Bible, with such explanations only as may serve you will not give my money to such an infernal purhere and there to fix in the memory the meaning of pose.” So saying, and with a furious imprecation, a word. Take the account of the creation, and of he sprang off the saddle. It was truly a wild and the temptation and the fall of man, of the deluge, painful scene! There stood the weeping boy and the the ark and the rainbow, the story of Abraham of- man! the boy so bewildered as to forget restoring fering up his son Isaac, the story of Joseph, of the the coin; the priest so frenzied with religious ardour birth of Moses, of the deliverance of the Israelites as to forget he was before a child. There they stood, from Egypt, of the appearance of Jehovah on Sinai, for a moment only. The savage man had an Irish the story of Samuel, of David and Goliath-in a heart; the tears of childhood fell upon that breast word, the entire historical part of the Old Testa- and melted it to softness. The priest remounted ment; take the account of the birth and of the cruci- his horse and bade the last adieu for ever. The priest's fuion of the Saviour, or one of his parables, or the curse fell where it was uttered. The arrow touched simple record of a miracle like the raising of Jairus' not the Society, for the breath of God's blessing daughter, and of the widow's son at Nain, and read wafted it aside. The priest has since been gathered it to a child of ordinary intelligence, from two to to them that sleep. He died a penitent. O may five years old, and you will find that nothing which he awake to glory! But what of the boy? Some your own imagination can invent, and nothing which kind voice here may ask“ What of the boy ?" He the invention of others has supplied, is so fascinating | lives, my friends; he lives to muse full oft on that as a Bible story in Bible language, with such expla eventful scene. He lives to pray for the Society he nation and practical improvement as the circum- | much loved then, and loves much now. He lives to stances may suggest to your own mind.

thank England's people for their zeal in that Society's It is one of the most wonderful features of the behalf, and to urge them to continue in the noble Bible that it is adapted to every period of life, and work of giving Irishmen the Bible-of giving children to every grade of intellect. The child and the their Father's will in a copy they can understand-of philosopher may alike slake their thirst together at giving the bondmen of Rome the Magna Charta of its crystal fountains, and may partake with equal Protestant liberty. Full of gratitude for the past, delight of its golden fruits.

and full of hopes for the future, it is he who now adIn the religious instruction of children we should dresses you. make the Bible the groundwork: it is adapted as a first book to the infant mind.

NEVER CROSS A BRIDGE TILL YOU COME

TO IT. THE IRISH LAD AND THE PRIEST. “ Never cross a bridge until you come to it/" was

the counsel usually given by a patriarch in the minis[The following anecdote was related by William try to troubled and over-careful Christiang. Are you Digby Seymour, Esq., a young Irish barrister, at an troubled about the future? Do you see difficulties Anniversary of the “ Irish Society of London.")

rising in Alpine range along your path ? Are you The boy was taking a walk, when a father-confes- | tanties hanging over your life-at the dubious pro-!

alarmed at the state of your business-at the uncer sor of an adjoining parish met him; and when he had

pects in reserve for your children at the gloomy spoken awhile with him he said, “ You're a smart contingencies which fancy sketches and invests with lad, you young heretic! Do you know, I'd eat meat a sort of life-like reality-at the woes which hang nine Fridays running to coax you into Maynooth ?”

over the cause of the Redeemer, or at any other

earthly evil? Do not cross that bridge until you “ Would you ?" replied the youngster;"I'd do more;

come to it. Perhaps you will never have occasion toll id fast every Friday of my life to coax Maynooth

cross it; and, if you do, may find that a timid imagi- ! into the Shannon.” The priest was surprised at this nation has overrated greatly the toil to be undergone, sally. He spoke with the lad some minutes longer, or has underrated the power of that grace which can and, when going off, he presented him with a half-lighten the Christian's every labour. In approachcrown, saying, he gave because the other was "the

other was "the / ing the Notch of the White Mountains from one di

rection, the traveller finds himself in the midst of very picture of his poor, dear, departed grand

conical hills, which seem to surround him as he admother !" The boy took the half-crown, and said,

vances, and forbid further progress. He can see but he would put it into his papa's collection-box for the a short distance along his winding road; it seeins as Irish Society. This enraged the priest. The face of if his journry must stop abruptly at the base of these the holy father, proceeded Mr Seymour, blazed, an an- barriers. He begins to think of turning back his athema of pious vengeance burst from his lips :-“My

| horse, to escape from hopeless inclosure among im

passable barriers. But let him advance, and he finds curse the Virgin's curse—the curse of Peter and Paul

that the road curves around the frowning hill before the curse of the church and martyrs be upon that him, and leads him into other and still other straits, Society !” he shouted; “may a blight and a blast be from which he finds escape simply by advancing. upon it! It took from me the best Catholic in my Every new discovery of a passage around the obparish to be a Scripture-reader last week, and he'll

structions of his path teaches him to hope in the steal them all from me before this time twelve months.

practicability of his road. He cannot see far ahead

at any time; but a passage discovers itself as he adSo, you young reprobate, you're going to abuse my vances. He is neither required to turn back, nor to kindness this way! You'll not take your life and scale thc steep sides of towering bills. His road your half-crown together from this till you swear on winds along, preserving for miles almost an exact

level. He finds that nothing is gained by crossing a thing else wholly different. Peace in believing, and bridge before he comes to it! Such is often the jour- / joy in the Holy Ghost, is what true religion brings. ney of life. How much of its toilsome ruggedness | If you are sad, Christian, sin is the cause of your would be relieved by careful attention to the above sadness. If there is a load on your conscience, it is admonition ! Never cross a bridge until you come to sin. If there is a cloud between you and the mercyit! Or, to express the same counsel in another form, seat, sin has raised it. Then fellow-Christian, delay “ Be careful of nothing; but in every thing, by prayer not, but find out the sin, and have it washed away in and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests that fountain opened for just such a sinner as you be made known unto God, and the peace of God, are, so that you may joy and rejoice in the God of

which passeth all understanding,' shall keep (garri- your salvation.-Christian Observer.
son) your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."-
Independent.

THE WORLD'S ENMITY. FULLER AND HIS CHURCH REWARDED. | From my very childhood, when I was first sensible “THERE was a period of my ministry," said this de

of the concernments of men's souls, I was possessed voted man to a friend,“ marked by the most pointed

with some admiration, to find that every where the

religious, godly sort of people, who did but exercise systematic effort to comfort my serious people; but a serious care of their own and other men's salvation, the more I tried to comfort them the more they com- | were made the wonder and obloquy of the world, plained of doubts and darkness. Wherever I went especially of the most vicious and flagitious men; among them, one lamentation met my ear,' Ah! sir,

so that they that professed the same articles of faith,

| the same commandments of God to be their law, I can get no comfort. I am unable to appropriate

and the same petitions of the Lord's prayer to be any of the great and precious promises to myself; Il their desire, and so professed the same religion, and looked for light and behold darkness.' I knew not every where revile those that endeavoured to live what to do, nor what to think, for I had done my in good earnest in what they said. I thought this best to comfort the mourners in Zion. I was there was impudent hypocrisy in the ungodly, worldly fore at my wit's end. At this time it pleased God

sort of men—to take those for the most intolerable

persons in the land who are but serious in their own to direct my attention to the claims of the perishing

religion, and do but endeavour to perform what all heathen in India; I felt that we had been living for

their enemies also vow and promise. If religion be ourselves, and not caring for their souls. I spoke as bad, and our faith be not true, why do these men I felt. My serious people wondered and wept over | profess it? If it be true and good, why do they hate their past inattention to this subject. They began

and revile them that would live in the serious practo talk about a Baptist mission. The females es

tice of it, if they will not practise it themselves ?

But we must not expect reason when sin and senpecially began to collect money for the spread of the

| suality have made men unreasonable. gospel. We met and prayed for the heathen, met

But I must profess that, since I observed the and considered what could be done amongst ourselves course of the world, and the concord of the word for them, met and did what we could. And, whilst and providence of God, I took it for a notable proof all this was going on, the lamentations ceased. The

of man's fall, and of the truth of the Scripture, and sad became cheerful, and the desponding calm. No

of the supernatural original of true sanctification, to

I such an universal enmity between the holy and one complained of a want of comfort. And I, instead

the serpentine seed, and to find Cain and Abel's case of having to study how to comfort my flock, was my so ordinarily exemplified, and he that is born after self comforted by them. They were drawn out of the flesh persecuting him that is born after the themselves. Sir, that was the real secret. God

Spirit. And methinks to this day it is a great and blessed them while they tried to be a blessing."

visible help for the confirmation of our Christian faith.-Baxter.

REJOICE ALWAY.

THE LONELY COTTAGER. A GLOOMY Christian! Is such a thing possible ?is it ever true ? Unhappily, we must say that there A Pious cottager, residing in the centre of a long are some gloomy Christians. But is it Christianity

and dreary heath, being asked by a Christian visitor, that makes them gloomy? No, no. It is not their religion that makes them sad: it is the want of re

“Are you not sometimes afraid in your lonely situaligion. If any one should be happy and cheerful, it tion, especially in winter?" replied, “O no, sir, for is the Christian. For is he not a son of God, a joint faith shuts the door at night, and mercy opens it in heir with Christ to an heavenly inheritance? Is not the morning." Cottagers, what are your feelings on Christ his elder brother, shepherd, and Saviour? I retiring to rest, and as you arise in the morning Surely there is no sadness in any of these things. | Then why, when the prospect is so glorious, be de

Do they afford similar confidence to this poor believer, pressed, as if there was not a Sun of Righteousness ?

and with her do you also sayFellow-Christian, when you pass your life sad and downcast, do you know what your depression implies?

“I lay my body down to rest, It implies doubt and unbelief-doubting of God's

Since thou wilt not remove; goodness and his ability and willingness to save; dis.

And in the morning let me rise, belief of his promise to save to the uttermost all who

Rejoicing in thy love?" come unto him. Gloomy Christian, you are very guilty. Does your

And if so, you will surely exclaim, “ Godliness is religion make you gloomy? Be assured, then that profitable unto all things, having the promise of the ' yours is not the religion of the gospel; it is some

life that now is, and of that which is to come.”

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