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Barbican, London, late under the care of Mr. J. Towers. Mr. Buck prayed, ii.r. Mr. Townsend delivered an introductory discourse suited to the occasion, Mr. S;mpson prayed, Mr. Burlier Rave a few hints of advice to the minister, Mr. Bodea (of Sheffield) preached to the people, and Mr. G. Clay ton concluded the service. i,
It is with pleasnre we notice the increase of charitable institutions, particularly rnimn; females. The ladies of New Broad Struct Meeting have ialely began one, entitled, " The Mother and Infant's Friend." Doubtless, jn the country also, much good might be rendered by visiting and relieving poor women in the month of coutineiHcnt. In some parts, wv believe, it is practised.
\ numerous and very rcspeclahlc Meeting of this Society was held at the New London Tavern, on Wednesday, May i, i So 5.
From the Minutes of the above Meeting, we extract the follow log Account ; —
The Right Vaa.Jo/in T.i. Tiifitmoutli, President, iu the Chair.
The Report of the Committee having been read by the President*
ttnulmd. That the said Report be now received and adopted ; and that it be printed, subject to the rcvisal of the Committee.
On (lie Motiou of the fit. Rev. the l<d. Hp. of Durban), seconded by Wiu. Vi ilberforcc, Bsu,. M. I*. it was
JU>alveet unanimously^ That the warmest Thank, .of this Meeting be presented to the UK Hon. Ld. Tcignmouili, President of this Socity, for his Lordship'^ faithful, zealous, and per* severing attention 10 tlie interests of tliis Institution, during the whole period of his connection with it.
It teas further RtioU-tel autiHiinowtifi That the sincere Acknowledgements of this Meeting be communicated to the lit. Bl-v. aud other the Vice-Presidents ,of the.Sou.ety,for the Patronage which tliey have aiforilcd to the Institution:
That the Thanks of this Meeting be given to the Committee, for their strenumis endeavours to further the objects of this Society; and for their
highly interesting, impressive, and en> oouraglug Report:
That the Thanks of this Meeting be presented to the Treasurer and Secretaries of the Society, fur their zealous and gratuitous services.
It teas uho liriohrd unanimously, That the Thanks of this Meetiug be conveyed to the Presbytery of Glasgow, fpr the zeal which they have discovered In promoting the iuterests-of this Society:
That the Thanks of this Meeting h» also returned to the several Societies and Congregations in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, who havu made Collections for the Society, or otherwise contributed to promote its interests; and they are hereby requested to accept such Thanks.
Widows or Viwistc**.
On Monday the 10th of May, tbe Annual Meeting of the l'ro'tr<tant fJntnn, for the benefit of the Widows tmd Orphans of deceased Ministers of the Gospel, of all denominations, was held at the Scots Church, l-ondon Wall; and as we feel a particular interest in its prosperity, it gives us pleasure to learn, that though the society has been formed only sir years, its capital already amounts to 40C0!. hs the three per cents, and 7-7/. m the three per cents reduced, notwithstanding ten widows are assisted by its fund*. We base no doubt tiiat it will hereafter prove the means of affording far greater benefit to the w idows of its members than at present. The interests of its capital, with the annual subscriptions of its members, must eventually so raise its funds, as to afford a much targersum than it now offers; and this will certainly be assisted by a larger number of subscribers. We feel concerned, that so many ministers have excluded themselves, by not entering within Hie time limited by its constitution, especially as the Society kept its door open for near a year longer than tbe rules allowed, for the admission of members.
We hope that those ministtrs who have not been ordained two years, wilt not lose the opportunity of providing for their families, by so small a sarcrificc.
We are well aware or the objection made by many worthy pastors, that They are incapable of joining tbe Soclety, froth the stnatrness of their itscomes! it is wirh regret, we admit tfr>«i force of the olijection, and are grievt-oi that those who have devoted theses-. selves to the service of Christ, should be under the necessity of making such an objection; yet, we trust, the members of their churches, and other liberal friends, will kindly step forward, and by subscriptions amongst tlieintelves, enable their ministers to become members of this institution.
The Churches of Christ still do well seriously to consider tbis subject, as by a minister being thus enabled to provide for his family, they are effectually relieved from a burden, whieh, in consequence of the circumstances in which their pastors may leave them, may lie heavily upon (hem fur many years. — • ■
We are Informed that Mr. Joseph Samuel C. F. Prey (the converted Jew) intends to preach a stated lecture, at Mr. Ball's Chapel, in Jewry Street, London, every Saturday evening, at Seven o'clock; to commence the first Saturday in July.
It gives, us unspeakable pleasure al?o to learn, that it is in contemplation to collect together the converted Jews from different parts- of this kingdom, ai»t from the Continent (of whom mure tban twenty have already been heard of) and to form them into a Christian churcfy This important measure, if practicable, may tie the means of exciting among the posterity of Abraham a spirit of enquiry into the truth of Christianity. It would afford also a refuge to those who, on embraciug the religion of Christ, are usually obliged to forsake father, mother, and substance: and we hope it would also tend to stir up the zeal of those who are called Chriitiaw.
A praver-raeeting among a few converted Jews is a4ready commenced, on the Friday evening, at Air. Frey'l apartments, No. I, Little PrescottStreet, (iooduian's Fields; where his brethren are iuvitei to converse with bin.
TO LADY COCKS.
Never before printed.]
FAIN would my heart with equal warmth declare
To praise, my Lady, where applause is due,
Bow down, Almighty Soy'reiga, lend an ear
Lift up the quick'ning splendors of thy face,
To give her bonours which she now disdains, · Eternal peace for momentary pains ! 0 then may I, and inillions more rejoice, To bear that welcome, wish'd-for precious voice! There sit, bless'd woman, sit for ever down, Dear to my Father, nearest to the throne, Consummate be thy bliss, distinguish'd be thy crown!)
< Rougoigoo googoogooring
PARAPHRASE OF THE CXXXVIIth PSALM.
WHERE Tigris rolls along his sounding tide, Pensive we sat, the murm'ring stream beside: There, by Chaldean Lords in bondage kept, We thought of ruin'd Solyma, and wept. Her lofty tow'rs, now levell’d with the plain ; Her princes slaughter'd, and ber people slain; Her temple plunder'd, burnt, and quite defac'd (Once by Jehovah's awful presence grac'd.) Wbere, her tall fancs aspiring met the sky, Grows the rank grass and smoking ruins lie! Our useless harps we hung upon the trees, Silent, or only sighing to the breeze. Th' insulting victors, scoffing at our wrongs, Cry'd, “Sing ye Jews, sing one of Zion's songs : “ Be merry here, for mirth become you well; " Come, sweep your happs, and let the chorus swell!"" But how shall we, in vile Chaldea, sing The cheerful songs of Israel's holy King , Or bid our verse in pleasant numbers flow, While swells our breast, and breaks our heart with woe? 0, Solymal if I forget thee, may My eyes behold no more the sunny day! If my chief comforts half so well I love, Let my tongue stiffen, and forget to move !
O Lorit, remember Esan's bloody ruce! . :
Their shouts o'er Salern made tbe earth renound:
Nor thou, o Babylon ! sball 'scape a fall,
And dash tby babes in pieces on the stones!
Lines written in estreme Pain and Illness.
Ort on yon mountains misty height 0 that some ware's resistless force
Would end my vary'd woes!
And give my heart repose ! Wak'd by his voice, each living tribe But, hark! amid the cheerless gloom, Asserts its liberty,
Some friendly voice I hear; And asks the cup of joy he brings: Sweet as th' harmonious seraph's strain, There's one - for all but me!
It fills my ravish'd car! The bleating flocks that crop the vale,
“ Mortal," it says, " press onward still, Now from contipement free,
“Chace ev'ry fear away; Sport round the gently murm'ring rill, " What, tho' thy paths are strew'd Witb And please -e'en all but me!
woes, The golden eye of day that wakes
“ It leads to immortal day! The village-boy to glee, That fills each heart with new-born joys,
wobom iovs. " Each trial fills th' appointed place, Iunparts - no bliss to me!
" And each, well onderstood,
" In spite of ev'ry foe, will prove The moon, beneath whose silv'ry light
“A messenger of good! I've bow'd the grateful knee, And roam'd reflecting o'er the green,
“ Fear not; there is reserv'd for thet, Is fair, -- but not to me!
" lo happier realms above,
“A harp to sound Immanuel's name, And ye bright worlds, that roll on high. " And sing bis dying love!
That shine by Heavon's decree, Each eye exultiog views your beams; “ There ev'ry string, thro' endtest Ye're bright, but not to me!
years, For me no joyous scenes can charra ;
“ Shall tell what he hath done; On wives tumultuous toss'd,
« And eclebrate, with joy unknown, Enwrapt in more than midnight gloom,
« The viet’ries he hath won!" And Hope's glad anchor lost !
He spake; and ete be flex, he bade Jielpless, amid Life's stormy sea,
Cay Hope dispel any fear, I solitary roam :
To cheer Life's path thro' ev'ry storm, No ray of light to cheer my way,
And wipe easta falling tear! Or guide a wand'rer home!
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