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the ruin of the religious enjoyment and usefulness of sinewy frame and capacious wings-watched his houryoung members of the Church. But we must not glass. The elements were around him; war was at enlarge. Let all beware of the snares of the devil. work; plague, pestilence, and famine pursued their He “desires to have you, that he may sift you as course; disease was slaying his thousands, and intemwheat.” Beware of the Devil's sieve! Once in it, perance his ten thousands; but Time regarded them and you begin to deteriorate-your virtue leaves you not. He only regarded his hour-glass, and the at a rapid rate; and the great Sifter will, if possible, sands ran on. hold you fast, and shake you in his sieve until Time-rigid, pitiless, and implacable Time-as he nothing is left of you but “chaff”—and then you moved on, held in his hand his scythe, which he will “be burned with unquenchable fire."-The seemed to have newly sharpened. The captive, who Christian Advocate and Journal.

longed for liberty; and the swain and maiden be

trothed in marriage; and the fundholder, who looked BLESSING.

onwards to his dividends, urged him to increase his “And my prayer shall turn into my own bosom."- PSALM

speed; but he would not. Others there were whose Xxxv. 13.

plans were not matured, whose money was not ready Who ever lost by giving ?

for the day of payment, and whose lives were nearly The sky pours down its rain,

spent, who begged hard of Time, yea, besought him Refreshing all things living,

with tears for some delay; but he deigned not to noWhile mists rise up again.

tice them; his keen grey eye rested on bis hour-glass,

and the sands ran on, Go, rob the sparkling fountain,

Time-aged, hard, and inaccessible Time-reclines And drain its basin dry;

on a sofa at the end of a ball-room, where Beauty The barren seeming mountain

leads the dance. Pleasure and joy live in her smile; Will fill its chalice high.

the glance of her eye is felt from afar, and a thought.

less crowd flutter around to pay her homage. She Who ever lost by loving?

is tastefully and splendidly arrayed; for riches are Though all our heart we pour,

hers, and power, and this is a season of revelry and Still other spirits moving,

delight. Alas! even now her cheek is pale; the diaTo pay our love with more.

monds in her eyes are dim. A mortal stroke, to And was there ever blessing

which all are liable, has suddenly palsied her frame; That did not turn and rest;

sbe is hurrying to eternity. A moment she revives. A double power possessing,

Time, she is faintly shrieking thy name ! she has a

neglected Bible to read; neglected poor relations to The blesser being bless'd ? - Nero York Observer,

relieve; and she has to prepare for her latter end. Hark! she is raving for thee. Time seems not to

hear; for, as she is carried away, he leisurely adjusts ON TIME.

his hour-glass, and the sands run on. BY OLD HUMPHREY.*

Time-selfish, severe, and immovable Timesat at For a brief season let us talk together of Time. his ease in a chamber, while a miser grappled with Few subjects are more important, though hardly any | Death, whose summons to quit the world he declared occupy less of our thoughts. We do, now and then,

himself willing to obey; but not then. The conflict it is true, indulge in an ejaculation, “How time

was desperate; and almost had Death overpowered flies !" and sagely advise others to “take time by the liim, when the miser, as his last resource, turned to forelock,“ but rarely do we make time the healthy bribe Time to assist him. He offered him silver and and profitable subject of our meditation.

gold; hundreds, nay thousands, for another year--ay. Were I to content myself with telling you that for another hour. Fool that he was, to suppose that time is “the measure of duration," and that this golden and silver dust would be taken in payment measurement is made apparent to us by the revolu for the sands of life. Time gave no answer to his tions of the heavenly bodies, by the changes of the appeal, but occupied himself with his hour-glass, and seasons, and by the returns of day and night, as well

the sands ran on. as by human contrivances, such as hour-glasses, Time--rigorous, ruthless, and resistless Time-lin. clocks, and watches,-you would perhaps think, and gered in the precincts of a palace. A mighty monwith great propriety, that I might very safely have

| arch was drawing near his latter end, and an impor. given you credit for knowing all this quite as well as tant document affecting a kingdom's welfare was myself; but, as I do not mean to content myself with

being drawn up for the royal signature; dominion giving you this unnecessary information, I feel that

hung on a spider's thread. The order of peaceful I have some claim on your regard.

succession, and the anarchy of a contested throne, It is much better to improve time than to be able

were suspended in the balance. Among men, to define it; and if I can impress your minds with where the word of a king is, there is power." the value of time, I may do something towards the

“But wealth and power, and courts and kings, attainment of this desirable object. Listen, then, to

With Time are very trifling things; the words of Old Humphrey.

No more they are, nor will they be, Time-silent, stealthy, and unstaying Time--with

Than bubbles on the boundless sea," * From “ Half Hours by Old Humphrey." The expiring monarch, the princes of his court, and

his physicians, were urgent and importunate with pect him to deal more tenderly with thee? Trust Time, for an hour was worth a diadein; but Time him not, but improve thy flying moments with all was deaf to their entreaties; he was busy with his thy power, so shalt thou survive the tyranny of Time. hour glass, and the sands ran on.

Turn thee from Time to the Eternal; for with the Time-austere, callous, and insensible Time-had Lord“ one day is as a thousand years, and a thouseated himself at night on the stump of an old tree, sand years as one day."-(2 Pet. iii. 8.) Seek the near a cottage. Alice was sober, honest, industrious, mercy of Christ, like the dying thief on the cross; and cleanly; but, oh! it is fearful to be every thing for the only opportunity may be the present. Adore for this world, and nothing for another. Alice had his name, implore his grace, believe his gospel, obey found no time for prayer, no time to read her Bible; his word, give him thy heart, and then and, when she wanted it, it was not to be had. A

Though Time, exhausted Time, shall die fire broke out; the flames caught Alice in her bed,

An old, forgotten story, and she was burnei, dreadfully burned, before she

Yet shalt thou live and reign on high, was rescued. Then it was, when eteruity appeared

In everlasting glory. in view, that she entreated Time to let her read and pray; but princes and peasants, courts and cottages, THE DIFFICULTY OF SALVATION. are alike with Time. Alice's entreaties were disre

“ If the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the uo. garded; Time shifted his hour-glass, and the sands godiy and the singer appear ?"-I PETER IV. 18. can on.

The apostle here speaketh, not of the uncertainty Time – hoary-headed, obdurate, and relentless

but of the difficulty of salvation. If it be so hard for Time-walked on the billowy beach. A vessel was

them to be saved that have passed the pikes, shot the

gulf, and travelled a considerable part of their wa about to sail to a distant land, having on board a

heaven ward; how hard will it be for them who ar broken-hearted father, whose abandoned son had not yet set out, that have not hitherto taken one ste, forced him by his profligacy from the land of his in the way to life! birth. That son, repentant and reformed, was flying to

| The sleepy world dream indeed that men mass throw himself at his father's feet, that he might bathe

to heaven without so much ado- they look upon our

ward decency as sanctity, worldly sighs to be godly them with penitent tears. In another hour he would

sorrow; and if they can but spare a little time non nave arrived, and sorrow would have been turned

and then from the world and the flesh to mumble into joy. Did Time grant him the space he required over a few night petitions, they hope with the hel;

-only one little hour ? Not he. The son came, but of these to get to heaven. Or if before their death the father was gone for ever. Time heeded them

they get a little warning, so that they can but cry. aot; he heeded his hour-glass only, and the sands

Lord! have mercy on us-or tell their neighbours that

they are sorry for their sins, or get a minister to prat' tan on.

with them--then all must be well, and that when Time-remorseless, inflexible, and flinty-hearted they die. they must as sure go to God and Christ as Time--stood on a scaffold. The rope was around a they lived to the fiesh and the devil. But stay a culprit's neck, but as yet the cap was not pulled over little. Christ never would have commanded men to bis face. The wretched man strained his eyes to strive, as in an agony, to enter in at the strait gate, ward the distant road, for he expected a reprieve.

to work out their salvation with fear and trembling,

: to labour for the food that endureth to everlasting As he gazed with agony, the clammy sweat hung

life, if it had been such an easy thing to have reached about his brow, for in his excited imagination he heaven. Things of such excellency are not obtained aw at a distance a horseman urging on his flying with such facility. They must travel far, dig deep, steed, waving a handkerchief-the symbol of pardon work hard, that will get at the golden mines. The Land flying as a saving angel to his rescue. He way to hell lieth downhill, but it is hard to go up

hill to Mount Zion. turned to Time, with all the fearful energy of one

Friend, I write not these things to discourage, but grappling for life. He begged, he prayed, he raved

to quicken thee to industry in that which is of such for a few minutes' delay-in vain! The cap was unspeakable concern to thy soul. And if thou dost pulled over his distorted face; Time only looked on take but a brief view of what things are wrought in his hour-glass, and the sands ran on.

a man when he comes to be saved, and how little be Time-stern, unsparing, and inexorable Time

doth contribute to them, nay, how opposite he is lo

them, thou mayest perceive that salvation is not easy. leaned against a bed post in a sick chamber. A

Thy mind must be enlightened to see both sin and backsliding reprobate had sinned away his season of the Saviour. Now, is it easy to open the eyes of the grace; his mortal hour was come. The pangs of re- blind? When Jesus gave sight to one that was born morse were tearing him; the horrors of despair blind, the Jews themselves could not but acknowledge were gathering around him. He cried aloud that a

him a worker of miracles. What then will the scat. space might be allowed him for repentance; a year,

tering the mists of ignorance, and dispersing the

clouds of darkness, which gather and thicken about a month, a day, an hour, nay, only a quiet minute to

y, only a quiet minute to our understandings by nature, speak the Sun o! put up one prayer-one cry for mercy-one breath i Righteousness to be Thy heart also must be to Sin chuckled at the frightful scene, and thoroughly humbled; stone must be turned into flesh. Death smiled in derision, as Time, iron-hearted Time, And oh! it is not easy to melt such hard metal, when turned his hour-glass, and the sands ran on.

thy heart naturally is like clay, hardened both by And will Time tarry for neither youth, beauty,

i the sunshine of mercies and the fire of judgments, so

I that no change of weather can make that stone to nor riches? Will he neither stand still for princes ween.-(Ezek. xxxvi. 26.) and peasants, nor allow a moment's respite to the dy. Besides, the strongholds of sin must be cast down; ing reprobate? How, then, reader, canst chou ex- | thy old friends must be deserted, and persecuted with

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implacable hatred, as irreconcilable enemies; those or dallieth about his salvation, upon the supposition beloved lusts which are as thy right hand, and have that he can do it easily enough hereafter, when all such large room in thy heart, must be cut off and this that I have written must be wrought in him ere parted from thee. Thy fondest sin-the Isaac of thy he attain to salvation, and when he is not empty of, corruption, which is the child of thy warmest affec- or an enemy to, but even enmity against, it all. tion, in which thou hast taken such great delight, | Swinnock. and from which thou hast promised thyself such large returns of profit, pleasure, or preferment, must he laid on the altar, and have the sacrificing knife

JOY. thrust into the heart of it, and its blood poured out NEVER doth a soul know what solid joy is till it before the Lord. Now, is not this an hard saying? gives itself up to the Author of its being, and feels —who can hear it? Is it not a hard lesson ?-who itself become a hallowed and devoted thing, and can can learn it? Dives and his dishes-Balaam and his say, “My Beloved is mine, and I am his: I am con- ! wages-Herod and his Herodias—the young man and tent to be any thing for him, and care not for myself his great means, are not easily separated. In works but that I may serve him." A person moulded into of art it is hard to build, easy to destroy. In the this temper would find pleasure in all the dispensaworks of nature, a tree which has been many years tions of Providence. Temporal enjoyments would growing may be cut down in an hour. But in the have another relish when he should taste the Divine works of sin it is otherwise; man's weakness may goodness in them, and consider them as tokens of easily build them up, but God's power only can throw love sent by his dearest Lord and Master; and them down.

chastisements would hereby lose their sting. The Again, all thy earthly comforts, whether friends, rod as well as the staff would comfort him: he would relations, name, estate, limbs, life, must be laid at snatch a kiss from the hand that was smiting him, the feet of Christ, hated for his sake, and parted and gather sweetness from that severity.-Scougal. with at his call and command, and that for the hope of such things as thou never sawest, nor art ever likely to see while thou livest. Is not this hard-to

KINDNESS IN THE FAMILY. forego an estate in hand for something only in hope .-to throw away present possessions, and follow

If a man has the soul of benevolence in him, where Christ, thou knowest not whither, to receive an in- | should he more show it than at home; to whom heritance thou knowest not when!

should he more develop it than to the wife of his And as thy sins and thy soul must be parted asun- bosom, and the " olive plants" around his table ? der, so thy Saviour and thy soul must be joined to- ! We never could have any fellowship with that sort gether; faith must accompany repentance, thy own righteousness must be accounted as dross, the weight

of piety which fails to make home sweet and happy. of thy soul and the burden of thy sins must be laid | It never could gain our confidence. In a very pracon the naked cross of Jesus Christ. Now, for thee, | tical and pertinent sense, real charity always begins who art by nature so extremely in love with thyself, at home.” There it does its first works, and some of to loathe thyself; and for thee, notwithstanding thy | its best. discouragements from the numbers and nature of thy sins, the threatenings and curses of the law, the

There is a sort of piety, so called, which promises wrath and righteousness of God, to cling about and

d well in the distance, and has the best name farthest hang upon the Lord Jesus, and resolve, though he from home. A worse testimony than this for its kill thee, yet thou wilt trust in him-surely this is genuineness need not be sought. not easy.

God made the family; every element of beauty and Farcher, and finally, all the commands of God

| fitness of order and sweetness, blending in its constimust be heartily embraced, some whereof are as contrary to flesh and blood as fire is to water. Self,

tution, combine to evince his handiwork. He made which is thy great idol, must be denied; the world,

it to be the nursery of the Church-the school of with all its pomp and pride, in comparison with morals—the home of happiness and of piety. Let no Christ, refused; principalities and powers encoun Christian think that his home responsibilities are tered and foiled, thine enemies loved, godliness met, unless the family of which he forms a part bears owned, though much disgraced by others, truth fola

| this image, and answers these divinely-conceived ends. lowed close, though it threaten to dash out thy teeth with its heels, a buffeted Christ with his cross pre. ferred before weighty crowns; things which reason

MISSIONARY SACRIFICES. cannot comprehend, believed, and which done ever obtained, laboured for. Friend, are these easy When the Rev. Mr V , of the Church Missionthings ? What thinkest thou ? Add to all this, not ary Society, received his instructions before the only of thy weakness and inability to do these things, Committee at the Church Missionary House, he but also thy wickedness and contrariety to them. manifested such a lively disposition, and expressed Thou art not only deprived of good, but all over de himself in so impressive and affecting a manner, praved with evil. The imaginations of thy heart are that a gentleman present followed him out of the evil, only evil, and that continually. “The hearts room, feeling desirous to obtain some information of the sons of men are fully set in them to do evil," from him respecting his family. He asked, “ Have -(Eccles. viii. 11.) Observe how full that text is. you a father living?” Mr V r eplied, “I Man is resolved to have his own way, though he have." "Is your mother also alive?" He answered, have wrath, and death, and hell into the bargain ! “Yes.” “ Have yon any brothers and sisters ? " If thou wert only empty of God and grace, the work. The answer was, " There are ten of us in the were more easy; but thou art an enemy to grace and l family." The next question was a very natural one: godliness; thy carnal mind is- not an enemy, for | -“Did they give you up willingly ? " Mr Vsuch a one may be reconciled_but it is in the ab- replied, he trusted that he could say they did, addstract enmity against God. Now, be thine owning, “ On the morning that I left home, we all met judge, is it easy to cure a malady like this? And is round the domestic altar. My father, in prayer, not that man worse than mad who either delayeth commended me to the guidance, and keeping, and blessing of our covenant Goi; and, when we arose causes often produce great effects. The reasons why from our knees, I believe that one sentiment per- / it is so called, are good reasons why it should not be. vaded every breast. I believe that one and all could | Why does one denomination call it First day, and say, We love you, our son, our brother, most ten

never Sabbath ? Is it not because they esteem every derly; bnt we all love Jesus Christ far more, and are very thankful that one of our number is called day alike? and avoid the term Sabbath, because there to the high privilege of making known his unsearch is a sacredness attached to the very name as used in able riches to the heathen.'”

the Bible? And is it not much for the same reason When the Rev. Mr W , of the same Society,

that another denomination are particular to call it the had fully determined to go forth as a missionary, he

Lord's day, as some of them have said they will do could not make up his mind to tell his aged father of what he was going to do, as he knew it would cost any thing on that day which was lawful to do on any him so much to part with him. He did tell his day? Others are as particular to call it Sunday: Not sister, and he met with this reply : “ My dear bro because it is the heathen name of the day on which ther, I have often prayed the Lord of the harvest to they worshipped the sun; nor because they find it in raise up labourers, and to send them forth into his

the Bible; nor do I think that all who call it so, harvest; but I have never prayed, I never can pray,

mean by it to do away the sacredness which is ever that he may send you."

A short time before his departure, he put into the associated with the Scripture term Sabbath. But hand of the same friend to whom he had mentioned many are so attached to the term Sunday, that they che words of his beloved sister, a letter, which he make it ring in the ear full often. I think I have had just received from his father, in answer to the counted the word eighteen times in about one column one in which he had made known to him, for the

in the newspapers, joined with school. I hope “ The first time, his intention of going as a missionary to India. In the beginning of the letter were very

Sunday School Union" will, as the Society has strong expressions of affection, on the part of the been requested, and may easily do, change the father for his son, and then went on to say in these term for “Sabbath School Union," My reasons simple and touching terms, “ If the Lord has need

are, of you among the heathen, I dare not oppose your

1. The term Sabbath is the term the Lord has chosen, going forth among them, for I know what he has done for me. He gave his adorable Son, not merely

and repeated scores of times, for the name of the to live for me, but to die, as an atonement for my

day which he has commanded us to keep holy. Why sin." And he bade his son go forth, with a father's depart from the word which the Lord has chosen ? blessing on his head; declaring that, as long as he | Did he not appoint the right word? and had he not lived, he would not fail to supplicate the God of all I a good reason for it? grace to be with his child, and to prosper the work

2. The term Sabbath is significant. It means rest, of his hands.

A day or two before he sailed, in a letter dated and when applied to the day the Lord calls his own, Deal, we have this description of his departure from it signifies holy rest ; and no other terms in use is so his father's house :-“ Painful, most painful, it was, significant of the design and spirit of the command. to tear myself away from my much-loved and very And no reader of the Bible can see or hear the word precious home. I could not bear the pain of leave

Sabbath, and avoid the impression of something koly, Ciking; so, rising early, I secretly withdrew." Through a half-open door, at the early dawn, the

sacred, reverential; and are, in some degree, made son stood gazing upon his aged father as he slept,

involuntarily to stand in awe, lest they incur the disind then quitted the house, undiscovered, as he pleasure of the Lawgiver. trusted, by any meinber of his beloved family. But Hence, 3. The disuse of it, and the substitution of a faithful servant girl, who had been, as he says, in

any other term by which to designate the day, tends - happy days gone by, a pupil in my Sunday school

to do away the sacredness, awe, and reverence at(and God had blessed my counsels to her), saw me, and she, poor girl, hung upon me like a sister, and

tached to the term. It will be "as when one letteth would not be pacified without sobbing out her tender out water;" it will wear a deeper channel. Infidelity farewell. As to myself," he added, “ my nerves, and irreligion make advances by little and little; and which have sometimes been braced up to immovable / no doubt the disuse of that sacred term has contrifirmness, utterly gave way, and I wept as I had

buted something towards such unfavourable results. never wept before. But I have not lost my best friend. Our Master, faithful and true, who suffers

Why do Papists prefix saint, i. e. holy, to almost every me to draw nigh to him, apportions my strength to

th to thing peculiar to their system? Do they not know

thing peculiar to my day, and will not leave me nor forsake me, as I that terms of such significance will induce respect. trust, till he has made me more than a conqueror awe, and reverence, in the minds of the people, and through himself who loveth me."

that without such sacred terms much of that reveThis devoted missionary never returned to his

rence and awe would be done away, and that words native land and to his happy home. His mortal remains lie buried beneath the burning sands of

of different and especially opposite import would India. He died of jungle fever after ten days of render them ridiculous ? And why do they affix the severe suffering. The enemy of souls strove hard to most opprobrious terms to Protestants, if not to bring shake his faith, but, for some hours previous to his a scandal upon their character? I know that words departure, he was permitted to enjoy the sweetest are little things · but often means

are little things ; but often mean a great deal, and as peace of mind; and in the firm faith and hope of everlasting life, through the sole merits of his

often have great effects. Redeemer, he entered into his rest.

Let the sacred, the significant term Sabbath, which God has given to his day, be brought back, be spoken

and written always, with all its sacred associations, SABBATH OR SUNDAY?

as in past ages, and it will result only in good.Why call the first day of the week Sunday! Little Pastore.

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THE DEATH OF THE YOUNG-ITS LES

In early spring-time thou didst fling
SON OF IMMORTALITY.

O'er earth its robes of blossoming

And its sweet treasures, day by day, THERE are some lessons peculiar to itself, connected probably with every death. As it differs from

Ruse quick’ning in Thy blessed ray. other instances of the same class in respect of the sickness by which it has been preceded, or of the And now they whiten hill and vale, age and the circumstances of the person who has

And hang from every vine and tree, been its subject, or of the quality and relations of

Whose pensile branches bending low, the life it has closed, or of the spiritual experiences

Seem bow'd in thankfulness to Thee which have directly attended it so it teaches a lesson peculiar to itself. There is no other so many.

The earth, with all its purple isles, voiced teacher on the earth as death. And there Is answering to Thy genial smiles, is no other who speaks so impartially to every class And gales of perfume breathe along, among men.

And lift to Thee their voiceless song. The death of the young has always this lesson, for every heart-the reality of the future, and its

God of the seasons! Thou hast blest superiority to the present. The seemingly gradual and progressive extinction of a life that has been

The land with sunlight and with showers, protracted through many years, does not suggest And plenty o'er its bosom smiles, this so forcibly.

To crown the sweet autumnal hours : But when the young die-the little child that has

Praise, praise to Thee! Our hearts expand just learned to prattle of God, to nestle into its

To view the blessings of thy hand, mother's bosom and ask her about heaven; the active and thoughtful lad, or the sprightly girl; es

And on the incense-breath of love vecially the youth or the maiden who is just enter

Go off to their bright home above. ng on the activities of life and its intelligent enjoy

- Mrs Sigourney. nent, and who has been titted by assiduous culture of all native advantages for a long and beautiful ourse of beneficent Christian exertion-when such j", it is impossible not to feel that the life has not

A NEW CHURCH. nd.d. It has passed from our sight; but we knoro

(The Rev. Dr Archibald Alexander of Princeton, i is not closed. It is a conviction which forces uself upon us--& conviction which argument is

conviction which argument is in recently addressing the inhabitants of Southwark, Owerless to resist and is not needed to impress, a Philadelphia, at the laying of the corner-stone of a conviction before which infidelity must be dumb- Presbyterian church, improved the occasion as folhat the course commenced continues still; that the lows:-) pit, so vital and full of force, has not at all been ·xtinguished; that the life which had but just un

1 “ It is, as it were, bringing God to dwell among you oided its blossoms and struck its roots into the

and to bless you. We all know that Jehovah dwelleth ground of being, is springing under other skies into not in temples made with hands. And as Solomon

Dobler and more symmetric growth; that the star said in his prayer at the dedication of the temple, which for a moment came radiantly to view, and • But will (iod, indeed, dwell on the earth? Behold the hen swept out from the reach of our eve, is still

heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; pursuing through other realms its luminous way. Vot to feel this, would be practically to deny either

how much less this house that I have builded.' God the wisdom or the goodness of the Creator and is not confined to any place; no, not even to the sovereign. It toill be felt, after the first great agony | highest heavens; yet he does condescend to take up is over, by every thoughtful and pious heart which | his abode in particular places. For after Solomon trusts in God and opens itself to his teachings. And

had ended his prayer, the glory of the Lord filled the the conviction of it will come to such a heart with

house, and resided there in the inmost, or Most Holy idegenges of peace. It will bring heaven and Christ, and the myriads of the angels, nearer the thoughts.

Place; which glorious presence, or indwelling, the It will seem to ally the little family group with the Jews called Schechina. This was a miraculous manikreat company of spirits. There will be heard a festation, and we look for nothing of the kind now; sweet celestial voice in the solitude of the soul--a but there is a presence or indwelling, a spiritual voice only the sweeter, because recalling one that is

Schechina, which is still rpore glorious and more beto be heard on earth never again until the resurrec cion-singing faintly, but clearly from afar-_" Dead,

neficial; and that is in his Church in all ages : but through Christ alive again!” “Not lost, but

• Where two or three are gathered together in my gone before !"

name,' says Christ,“ there am I in the midst of them," There is almost no other event that jars so harshly Certainly then, where a Church of true believers meet at first upon our finest sensibilities, that comes

for his worship, there is He-their Head. The most against the soul with so violent a shock, as the death

important society in the world is the Church, and it of a child or of a beautiful youth. But there is almost none either which, rightly considered, wili 18 a high privilege to have a branch of it establish open before the thoughts such a wealth of promise; in our midst, to which we and our children can have such an assurance of immortality.- Independent. free access. For wherever there is a Church of Christ,

there Christ will be present; and he never comes to HARVEST HYMN.

any place without bringing a blessing with Him: God of the year! with songs of praise,

• In all places where I record niy name, I will come And hearts of love, we come to bless

unto them, and I will bless them.' This is a promise Thy bounteous hand, for Thou hast shed of a general nature, not confined to any one time or Thy manna o'er our wilderness ;

dispensation. Wherever then, a Church is organized,

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