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every minister, who has been a member of the society for three years, will be entitled to ten pounds per annum. Applications for addisional relief may be made to the society, and will be attended to as the circumstances of the case may require. John Parnell, Esq. Canterbury, was appointed Treasurer; and Celonel Burn, Rochester; John Dver, Esq. Greenwich; Mr. Wm. Bont, Deptford; and Francis Cobb, Esq. Margate, Trustees.

ORDINATIONS. JULY 7. - Rev. James Douglas was ordained pastor of the Baptist Church in White's Row, Portsca. Mr. Gill, occasional preacher in the same town, began the service with reading and prayer; Mr. Stone, late pastor of this church, described the nature of a gospelchurch; Dr. Rippon (of whose church Mr. Douglas was a meinber) received the account of the Lord's dealings is providence with the church, since the resignation of Mr. Stone till the unanimous elec. tion of Mr. Douglas; the church avowed their call ; Mr. Douglas signified his acceptance, and gave a confession of faith; the Doctor then prayed the ordination prayer (attended with laying on of hands) and gave the charge; Mr. Griffin, of Portsea, prayed ; Mr. Mially (assistant to Mr. Horsey) preached to the people froin Eph. iv. 3. ; Mr. Bogue, of Gosport, concluded with prayer.

Sert: 7. – Rev. w. illiams was ordained to the pastoral office at Paradise Chapel, Birmingham. Mr. Hudson, of West Bromwich, began with prayer and reading the Scriptures; Mr. Steill, of Kid. derminster, delivered the introductory discourse, and asked the usual questions; Mr. Grove, of Walsall, prayed the ordination-prayer. Mr. Moody, of Warwick, gave the charge to the minister; Mr. Burder, of Coventry, preached 10 the church; and Mr. Dunn, of Bradford, Wilts, concluded with

prayer, The congregation appeared peculiarly interested in the solemnities of the day, the pleasures of which were naturally increased by a recollection of the many painful struggles of this church, with a long succession of adverse providences; and having once inore realized an union, which, it is hoped, may be permanent and suceessful. Mr. Williams (their pastor) was originally intended for the bar; but, hy a series of remarkable events, was led to attend the Gospel in Surry Chapel, where he received those impressions of divine truth which w length constrained him to engage in th ministry.

CHAPELS OPENED. SEPT. 2. The Independent meeting-house at Bury St. Edmunds, undergoing a considerable enlargement, owing to a great increase of worshippers, under the co-pastorship of the Rev. Mr. Waldegrave and Rev. Mr. Dewhurst, was opened; when Mr. Simpson, of London, preached in the morning, from Psalm xc. 17. ; Mr. R. Hall, of Cambridge, in the evening, from Rev. xxii. 3.,.". His servants shaft serve him;" Mr. William Hickman, of Wartisfield ; Mr.

Thamas lickman, of Lavenham; and Mr. M. Wilks, of London, engaged in prayer.

N. B. In consequence of the Meeting in Princes Street, Finsbury Squirre, being shortly to be taken down, the Rev. C. Buck and congregation, are removed to the Rev. Mr. Reynolds's Meeting, Camomile Street. The next Missionary Meeting, which was to have been beld at Princes Street, will be held at Jewry Street Chapel, Aldgate.


The Words and Music by W. Barre.

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What tho' of half the joys of life I'll to the School of Wisdom go; (Life's dearest joys) I be bereft, And there the histories survey

I'd still believe th' Almighty just, Of suffering saints, and learn of thera And thank him for the half that's left! My duty in atifliction's day.

I'll view the patient Job, when stripp'd I'd banish ev'ry rash complaint, Naked, as from the womb be came, As Eli did, with="'tis the Lord;" And learn 'ris God, that“ gives and I'll look at holy David dumb, takes;”

Lest I should drop sonno snurm'ring: And try, with Job, to bless his name ! word.

I'll turn me to Get bremane,
And there behold God's suff’ring Son ;

For O! like him I fain would say,
“ Not my will, Lord, bor ebine be done !"

Sing at Sion Chapel, Aug. 8, after a Sermon to Parents and Children,

by the Rev. W. COOPER.
O LORD! how pleasing 'tis to see Spirit divine ! we humbly pray
The rising age aspire

Thåt thou would'st condescend To love, to serve, to worship thee To teach us all, front. day to day, With all their youthful fire !

On Jesus to depend. We would implore thy grace divine Thus, Lord, from sinful self kept clear, For all these youth of ours;

We ev'ry day would spend, That they may be entirely thine, Devoted to rhy glory here, With all their rising pow'rs.

Till time with us shall end ! O grant them grace to love thy word ! Then with our youth before thy face, Its sweets do chow reveal;

We each would cast his crown; And ob ! thou ever gracious Lord, Adosing thy sweet love and grace, Our weak instruccions seál!

As sav'd by that alone !

J. M.

Audressed to a Friend in Distress of Mind.
Ah! why that pensive look, that rising sigh,
The pallid languor of that downcast eye?
Why does Maria thus indulge her grief?
And still (foe to herself) refuse relief?
Too well iny boding mind the cause can trace,
Since her Beloved still conceals nis face;
Constraind the bitter anguish long to feel,
That flows from wounds which He alove can heal.

Say not, “ His mercies are for ever gone,
“ In vain, to him, I pour the secret groan;
* No inore his peace will visit this sad heart,
“ Nor hope, nor joy, his Spirit will impart !"
Can a fond mother e'er forget her son ?
The darling of her heart, her only one.
But should a parent thus a monster-prove,
Jesus will never intermit his love!
Gravid on his blessed hands, the Saviour bears
His people names, with all their wants and carcs i
Nor, till his promise and his oath can fail,
Shalt thou, poor pilgrim, passing Baca's vale;
Feel the eternal vengeance of thy God,
Or hopeless perish by thy Father's rod!.
Friendship forbids that I should see thee die
For want of comforts which I :night supply ;
Much less will he, who fills the mercy-scat,
Spurn a poor suppliant, trembling at his feet?

Accept, Maria, an unvarnish'd tale,
Which shews that smiling Mercy must prevail:
Good old Philander liv'd to bless the poor :
To age and want he spread his gen'rous store ;
His feeling heart partook the suff'rer's cry,
And jny'd to wipe the tear from Mis’ry's eye!
Anongst the sons of Sorrow, Jabez came,
Whose hapless state accorded with his name:
Modest, but poor he was, and thankful shar'd
The bounty which Philander had prepar’d.
At length, to put affection to the test,
And wake the feelings of the orphan's breast,
Philander frown'd, and bade him leave his door,
Nor think that he woulde'er relieve him more.
Struck in the heart, the boy with tears reply'd,
I go :-- May Heav'n hence forward be my guide!
“ Long, very long, have I your bounty provid,
“ And, e'en when unreliev’d, have always lov'd.
“ Midst all my, woes, till this frail life shall end,
“ I'll pray for blessings on my bounteous friend !"

• No; thou shalt not depart,' Philander said,
• Drink of my oup, and share thou of my bread :
" Thy friend, thy father, I will ever be,
• And love thee for thy faithful love to me!'

Then let, my friend, this simple fact apply,
“ A sinner seeking mercy, shall not die!"

J. A. K.

G. AULD, Printer,

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