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has failed me of all that the Lord has pro- | board, I was reminded of the language conmised; he has kept my soul alive in time of tained in Psalm cii., “I watch, and am as a famine, though I have been bereft of the sparrow upon the housetop. Mine enemies ministry and those ordinances which I love. reproach me all the day; and they that are I had much to contend with within and with- mad against me are sworn against me.” For out, during the time I was on my voyage. had you witnessed the conduct of those around Unbelief, that trying, foe, with faith did me, both infidels and scoffers, you would have struggle. Unbelief did often say, “Religion, said with me, “Mine enemies are sworn you have none worth possessing.' But faith against me;" although through rich grace enabled me to lean upon my Helper God. my enemies were defeated and God glorified; The following portions of Scripture, that the for had my foot slipped, no doubt they would Lord gave me before I left England, much have rejoiced, and “eaten my sins like a supported me :-"Go thy way, eat thy bread sweet morsel." Here would I not praise sinwith joy, and drink thy wine with a merry ful self, but record it in honor of that God heart; for God now accepteth thy works." who does all things well." Eccles. ix. 7. “Be still, and know that I am On May the 4th I thought of the brethren God.” Psalm xlvi. 10. In times of darkness I had left behind, who often dropped a word and sorrow, and fearful forebodings, my cry which was like bread cast upon the waters ; was, “Lord, didst not thou speak those words for it cheered my heart, and kept me heedful with power to my soul? Then enable me to and cautious in my steps. trust thee; knowing thou art too wise to After mentioning a few general particulars, err, too good to be unkind.'” The tempter the writer says--Thanks be to my heavenly suggested the thought to me when very sick Father, the voyage is over, with fearful and weak, Perhaps you will die before you things that made the faces of the scoffing reach that far, far, far distant land; and the crew look pale ; but as I am let for twelve men on board said so too. This, indeed, was months to a farmer at Wilberforce, thirty-five trying to mo; for I know I had positively miles from Sydney, and four from Windsor, a said I should reach the shore. But at such town containing a population of about 4,000, seasons as these the Lord would again say—and in which there are Wesleyans, Roman “Be still, and know that I am God.”
Catholics, the Scotch Church, and the Na“I'll for thee work, and in thee, too;
tional Church. So, at the end of that time, Will guide thee safe, and bring thee through." should I be spared, I hope to find some one
who knows himself and Jesus, N. C. On Feb. 26 I wrote thus, upon those words Wilberforce, near Windsor, Australia, in Ecclesiastes — “Go thy way,' is God's June 17, 1855. divine and sovereign command; reason not ; scruple not; ask no carnal questions; for Í
THE GREAT REFORMATION that bid thee go am infinite in wisdom; I am the infallible Jehovah; I am excellent in
DOCTRINE; working; never did anything wrong yet. It THE RICHEST SOURCE OF CONSOLATION. is I that bid thee go ; leave the result with me~I will perform my own pleasure; and what you know not now you shall know The Evangelical Preacher for December hereafter. I love thee too well to let any (Sangster and Fletcher) contains some porevil or harm befall thee; I will give thee tions of Latimer's Sermons, which for subsome tokens of my love, make my word meat stantial Gospel truths, can hardly be excelled. for thee, and thou shalt love and praise me Truly the Editor says, “ Luther could not too. I am unchangeably the same in my love have spoken more in harmony with Paul's towards thee, therefore I will be thy Guide teaching, than does Latimer.” We wish we in all thy movements; I will keep thee every could print the following sentences in what moment; I will water thee with dew from the printers call,
“Canon Type :"
yea, heaven; electing love thou shalt delight in- more, we wish it to be read, received, rejoiced preservation and final perseverance. Thou in, and fed upon, by tens of thousands of our shalt experience safety in all thy seeming people. Nothing short of a living faith in, dangers, help in all thy troubles, light to and a powerful realization of THE GRAND guide thy way in sorrow to thy heavenly TRUTHS OF THE GOSPEL, could have supFather. Thou shalt cry to me, and I will ported our fathers in going forth to meet the answer thee. Thus thou shalt obtain favour flames. Nothing short of a full and faithful of the Lord, and have the satisfaction of publication of the same, can be food for the knowing that I, the mighty Jehovah, regards living church of God,
even in these days. thy cry, and acceptest thee as my child. Ministering brethren! we beseech you to read Thus honored thou standest in a dignified po- old Latimer's Grimsthorpe Sermon on JUSTI. sition, higher than the noblemen of this FICATION BY CHRIST ALONE.
It was on world—that is, those who are destitute of my Twelfth Day, in 1653. Here is a precious grace and love."
slice off it. Say, ye hungry, thirsty soulsI have found it an unspeakable blessing to is not this Gospel that you dearly love ? have the Word of God to rest upon, assuring Latimer calls it, “A GOOD me that the Lord accepted my works; I do THE TEMPTATIONS OF THE DEVIL." pot mean meritoriously—but accepted them “I desire you in the reverence of God to in that obedience which he required of me. bear away this one sentence, which I will tell
On April 26, my heart was full of fears; you now; for it shall be a good stay against and as there were no God-fearing people on the tomptations of the devil. The sentence is
this : Quod lex præstare non poteurat, That ZOAR BAPTIST CHAPEL, POPLAR. the law could not do, for it was letted by the flesh;' what can the law do when it hath no The fourth annivorsary of the pastorate of let? Marry, it can justify. Sed infirmaba- Mr. R. Bowles, was held Lord's-day, Detur per carmen ; that is to say, 'by the in- cember 9th; brother H. Langham, of Squirriesfirmity of our flesh' man was not able to do street, preached an excellent discourse; (and it; the lack was in us; for we are wicked, although suffering from bodily indisposition) and the law is holy and good. Now that the power and presence of the great “Master which we lacked, that same hath God ful- of Assemblies” was richly enjoyed. Brother filled and supplied, misso Filio suo ; in that Thomas Chivers preached in the afternoon; he hath sent his Son to supply that which his subject being, “The Church's complete man's work could not do: and with his ful. salvation, and ultimate glorification;" brother filling of the law and painful death he W. Bidder in the evening, producing a "Thus merited, that as many as believe in him, saith the Lord,” for all that was advanced though they had done all the sins of the by him. world, yet shall they not be damned, but are On the following Tuesday, Mr. James Wells righteous before the face of God, believing in preached to the people from Ruth ii. 2. We Christ; so that remission of sins and ever- think that this sermon (under the blessing of lasting life may be sought no where else but God) was calculated" to strengthen the weak only in Christ. Qui proprio Filio non pepercit. hands, and to confirm the feeble knees," as sed dedit pro nobis, 'He that spared not his well as to find out and to feed the little ones only Son, but gave him for us, why should in the “household of faith.” A large number he not have given us all things with him?' sat down to tea, after which a public meeting
By this text it appeareth, that he which was held. Mr. Bowles presided. Brother hath Christ, hath all things. He hath Cause invoked the divine blessing. The senior Christ's fulfilling of the law; he hath remis- deacon stated the Lord's goodness manifested sion of his sins; and so, consequently, ever- towards them as a church, whose hands had lasting life. Is not this a comfort ? What been strengthened, and his ministry greatly greater consolation, comfort, and heart-ease blessed. Many had been added to the church, can there be in heaven and earth, than that; the congregation increased, and a debt of namely, to be sure of the remission of thy nearly forty pounds cleared off
, in addition to sins, and that Christ bound himself unto the the expenses of the chapel. The meeting law, to that end that he might fulfil it to the was addressed by brethren Edgecombe, uttermost? This, I say, is the greatest com- Chivers, J. Wells, J. A. Jones, Bracher, and fort ; specially when the devil goeth in hand J. Chislett. Brother Langham concluded in with us, and casteth our sins in our teeth; prayer. as, no doubt he forgetteth them not, but hath The following lines were composed for the them (as they say) at his finger's end; when occasion by one of the friends. Our aged he will so go to work with us, saying, “Sir, brother J. A. Jones gave them out in a clear, thou art damned; thou art a sinful wicked strong voice, determined to let all HEAR; man; thou hast not kept God's most holy and the friends sung them with life, and in commandments; God must needs judge thee real earnest. according unto his law.' “Now then, when I have the grace to have
O Lord, when we behold and see in remembrance the circumcision of Christ :
Thy wond'rous works and ways; when I remember that Christ hath fulfilled
We lift our thankful hearts to thee, the law for me; that he was circumcised, that
In songs of grateful praise. he will stand between me and my damnation;
The circling year hath gone its round, when I look not upon my works, to be saved
And we, a favour'd band; by them, but only by Christ; when I stick In peace and safety here are found, unto him; when I believe that my soul is
To bless thy guardian hand. washed and made clean through his blood; Still may thy smile our spirits cheer, then I have all his goodness, for God hath (Though men and devils frown.) giren him unto me; and when I believe in And many gems be added here, him, I apply all his benefits unto me. I pray To our Redeemer's crown. God, the Almighty, to give us such a heart that we may believe in him; for he is finis
Compass our vineyard round about legis,'the end of the law;' perfunctio legis,
With thine almighty power ; the fulfilling of the same, to the salvation of
And keep the little
foxes out, all that believe on him!' What can be more
That would our grapes devour. comfortable? Therefore let us believe on him
Increase our faith, and zeal, and love; and be thankful.”
Fill us with joys divine;
Be all the glory thine. W. Tapps. Of all that a saint hath, whether of gifts, of graces, or privileges, he must say,
ANGER and malice, like strong acids or salt, Master! it was borrowed.” The seventy that corroding humours, turn the pure milk of tho Christ sent to preach the gospel, even while word sour, so that we get no nutriment from they trod on the serpent8 head, when he it; so we must see to it that we lay aside all turned, were like to have been empoisoned in malice, envy, and evil-speaking, and as newtheir hearts with pride. This, as a thief in born babes desire the sincero milk of the the candle, will soon swail out our joy.
of Christ with a well-studied history of the
life, the sufferings, and the honors of Joseph, “The Shepherd and his Flock, or the which he makes very profitably to preach Covenant Engagements of Christ for his unto us, JESUS, THE SINNER'S FRIEND.
A brief quotation from the Preface, will people."
Such is the title of a neat little work, bespeak attention, inasmuch as it breathes so recently published by Houlston and Stone- much of that sweet spirit under the influence man; being the substance of three sermons
of which the Author writes and preaches. preached by JOSEPH HAMBLIN, late of Foot's He tells usCray, Kent. Our brother Jones, late of “The object of the following pages is to tes. Chatham, has written, at the beginning, “a tify of the Person, Work, Love, Grace, Preword for the reader,” which is so informatory ciousness, Fulness, and Glory of Christ. I of the nature and claims of this work, that we am well aware this can never be adequately quote it entire. He says,
and fully accomplished. No christian, nay, “My brother Hamblin has opened up with no saint triumphant, can achieve this; and much clearness and beauty, a difficult pas- less, far less, can burning seraph or lofty arsage of Holy Writ; while he has not aimed changel. They may be, and ever are, telling at the gratification of the curious, but to ex. of Jesus' blessed love; but never, never, can hibit its practical, cdifying sense and mean- it be said that they have told it. The Love of ing, as calculated to instruct and strengthen Jesus is an ocean without shore, or bottom, or the people of God. In his elucidation of the brim. The Grace of Jesus is infinite. The text, he proceeds so scripturally, comparing Preciousness of Jesus must be felt, must be spiritual things with spiritual
, assuming experienced. The Fulness of Jesus is inexnothing, bespeaking no confidence in the haustible. The Glory of Jesus is best seen preacher's judgment, but calmly and skil- from the Cross, where all the divine attributes fully, placing the words of the Holy Ghost meet together in one undazzling focus; but before his readers, he commends his subject which still, even there, can only be surveyed, to the enlightened conscience, and we find cannot be comprehended. Why then attempt ourselves learning, not of the minister, but a theme confessedly ineffable? Say, rather, of the Master. I willingly take upon myself Why not? It ravishes the saint, it renews the responsibility of advising the publication the sinner, it oft rouses the careless, godless of these discourses. The carnal or merely slumberer and sleeper. To think and speak literary taste will find no treat here, but the of Jesus, under the Spirit's blessing, enlarges living, thinking soul, cannot fail to derive the soul, elevates the affections, purifies the profit far exceeding the cost of the book.
heart and sanctifies the life. It pleases the “For the information of those who do not eternal Father, it accords with the design of know the Author, 1 beg leave to add, that he the ever-blessed Spirit, it glorifies the Saviour. is a plain, honest servant of Jesus Christ; Understand me. I do not mean that you diffident to excess; has been deeply tried; bring any accession of any good thing to Je. and is remarkable in his ministry for con- sus which he had not before. Far from that. firming the sentiments he advances with a Every good thing comes from him (James i. Thus saith the Lord.''
17). Therefore you cannot glorify him thus : The text is Zechariah xi. 7., "I will feed to attempt to bring anything to him is to disthe flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the honour him. But he is glorified by being flock. And I took unto me two staves; the known; and he is the more glorified the more one I called Beauty, and the other I called he is known.” Bands; aud I fed the flock.” In a pleasing, edifying, and simple style, our brother has penned this beautiful passage. We were
“ Only One Life.”-London: J. Groom, tempted to quote a portion ; but we would Bazaar, Soho Square. In the midst of much rather our readers should read the whole that is excellent in this small tract, the fol. This little volume is dedicated by the lowing address to such as are real labourers in preacher, to his Christian friends in different the Lord's vineyard, contains some striking places where he has laboured ; and to them, sentiments, The writer says, as well as to many believers, the work will be “To you, my beloved friends, who in acceptable.
various ways are labouring in the Lord's We have known Joseph Hamblin at least vineyard, desiring to spend and be spent for fifteen years, as a solid, consistent, and faith- Christ, how solemn, how impressive, how ful minister of Christ. We should rejoice to animating the thought,-only one life! With see him happily and usefully settled with a you life is a reality-you have a mission to peace and truth-loving people; among whom perform-you live for eternity. Kingdoms he might spend the closing days of his earthly may decay, thrones crumble into dust, the
proudest monuments of human power be as
though they had never been, but the results “Joseph and Jesus : being an Attempt to of your labours will endure for ever. The shed New Testament Light upon Old Testa- light first kindled in the soul by means of the ment History.” By Rev. W. Lincoln, (late humble Sunday-school teacher, tract disCurate of Pudsey, Leeds ; now Minister of tributor, or visitor to the sick man's chamSt. John's, London Road. (Published by ber, will never, never go out, but will conHoulaton and Stoneman.)
tinue to shine brighter and brighter through Mr. Lincoln has here presented the church the countless ages of eternity. And one soul
converted seldom fails to lead to the convern, Memorials of Departed Saints. pious pedlar leaves a little tract at the house of Richard Baxter, and which proves the DEATH OF MR. R. J. HEAD, PETERmeans under God of his conversion. Baxter's ** Saint's Rest" is made instrumental in the
BOROUGH. conversion of Doddridge, whose "Rise and Progress" was blessed to the soul of Wilber-On Friday morning, December 21st, died, at force. But the history of that little tract does Peterborough, after some months of suffernot stop here. Wilberforce wrote “The prac. John Head, in the fifty-sixth year of his age.
ing, from disease of the heart, Mr. Richard tical view of Christianity,” which was made useful in the conversion of Leigh Richmond, The deceased was well known for many years, the author of the “Dairyman's Daughter," either personally or by hearsay, as a lover and and that again has been made useful to thoú- receiver of all good men; and his house and sands of others. None, my friend, but God heart were open to receive and welcome all can calculate the full amount of good which ministers of truth. In the year 1824, he has already resulted from the tract of the (with others) was instrumental in erecting poor pedlar left at the rich man's door. Be Zion Chapel, for the preaching of the unaencouraged then, and go forward in dulterated Gospel of Christ-of which the sublime and glorious mission."
now venerable John Carter was minister for
nearly thirty years. But some few years ago, The Royal Diadem: or, The Glorious happily crept into so many churches, with an
that spirit of division which, of late, has unGospel Church.-Six numbers of this new “I am for Paul, and I for Apollos," came monthly periodical have been sent us for review. upon, or into the church at Peterborough; It is published by Aylott & Co., - three-half- and the very small church and congregation pence for each nuraber; and contains articles was split into three sections. Last year, Mr. somewhat answering to its noble and dignified Carter, through age and infirmity, resigned title. We are told by the Editor that some the pastorate of Zion, and Mr. Tryon, who good people thought it necessary to publish a had ministered to another section, was led to magazine having less of the creature ; and desire to see peace, and union once more esmore of Jesus. Beyond all question, if “The tablished, declined also, and that union is now, Royal Diadem” continues to furnish savoury, I trust, accomplished. And the old chapel original, and sound expositions of CarIST JE- of Zion has been considerably enlarged; and 80s, and His great salvation for and in His to use a phrase of Dr. Watts' (not invidiously,) people, it will find many friends. We hope new modelled with the new name of Salem. more carefully to peruse the numbers now be. May the Lord grant, it may answer to its name, fore us; and heartily pray that the proprietors, by the enjoyment of peace and harmony. and editors may bave less of the sorrows, and
The deceased had expressed an anxious wish more of the joys than have fallen to our lot.
to be present at the re-union and opening of
the chapel, which is fixed for the 27th instant, CAPITAL PUNISIYENT-A discussion on by Messrs. Philpot, Godwin, and Brown. Capital Punishment took place on Tuesday But the Lord, I trust, has taken him to Evening, 9th of October, 1855, at the Mechan enjoy a more perfect union with saints above. ics Lecture Room, Lewis. The gentlemen The deceased has met with some censure, and who conducted it, according to previous an. a few Shimeis. It may be the Lord had Douncement, were Mr. J. I. Dunlop, Minister bidden them. But I wish to speak of the of the Old Chapel, Lewis, and A. I. Dymond, good traits of his character; there wero many Esq., of London, Secretary to the Society for redeeming points. He had his failings ; who the Abolition of the Punishment of Death. has not ? Let them be buried with his old The room was crowded in every part, and great Adam nature, from whence they had their interest was manifested by the audience. rise.
J. C. The report of the discussion, has been published by Messrs. Cash, of London; and Mr. A. Morris, of Lewis; and is worthy the DEATH OF MR. MARK HEPWORTH. careful perusal of all whose minds are exer. DEAR SIR, I take it upon me to send you a ercised on a subject so painful.
short account respecting the death of Mr.
Mark Hepworth, who died on the 22nd These are some new works which, although of October, 1856. He was a deacon of the
church formerly meeting in Princess-street, we do not review them, they are deserving- and under the pastoral care of Mr. J. Chislett, (in a literary point of view) of some notice : but now meeting at Hill-house, near Hudderssuch as, “ Krummacher's Suffering Saviour;" field. The little church here has been bereaved
of one of its valuable members. He was * The Man Christ Jesus,” by Robert Craig; beloved by all who knew him in the Gospel "The Religious State and Prospects of for his simplicity of manners, his humble Sweden," &c., &c. A little penny book, pub- deportment, and especially for his love to the bished by J. Ragg, Birmingham, and James people of God. He was a father in Israel ; Paul, London, The Mighty Cross,” is a always ready with his counsel and advice, precious poem for such as love the great, the towards furthering the cause of God, which essential gospel theme.
lay near his heart; and though 76 years of
age, he was always found in the house of God, the honourable office of deacon, which he and at the means of grace encouraging fulfilled faithfully, “purchasing unto bimself his brethren and sisters to seek the prosperity a good degree;" which office he held till his of Zion, by earnest and fervent prayer for the death. outpouring of the Divine Spirit upon his min- His pastor, Mr. James Wells, improved the isters, who came to preach unto them “the solemn event, by a very excellent sermon, unsearchable riches of Christ.” His sickness which he preached on Sunday evening, the was but short: about a fortnight he was con- 23rd of December, from Psa. xxiii. 4, Yea, fined to his home and bed. Several of his though I walk through the valley of the brethren visited him, and found him always shadow of death I will fear no evil, for thou happy, resting entirely upon the blood and art with me, thy rod and thy staff they righteousness of Jesus Christ, for his ac- comfort me.” We understand the sermon is ceptance; and at the closing scene the last to be published. words he uttered were,—"Grace! grace !" The spacious chapel was crowded in every Thus he lived, and thus he died, resting upon corner, and the pulpit hung deeply with black the rich, free, sovereign, unmerited grace of cloth. God.
I should like to give the readers of the Mrs. Giles, of Netherlegh House, Chester, VESSEL some interesting account of his life; peacefully breathed her last, without a strug. but it will be found in his own words, in a gle or a groan, on the 15th of December, speech delivered by him at a tea meeting in aged fifty-seven years. Abundant evidence Princess Street, at which were present Mr. was afforded for years before, and on the bed Chislett, Mr. Corbitt, and several other of death, that Christ was the foundation of friends. (See EARTIEN Vessel for January, her every hope for salvation; and her mind 1852). It will well repay any Christian to was kept in perfect peace and hope to the last look for the above interesting, account of moment, through manifest union to him. “Old Mark," as he was generally called. It is entitled, “The Gospel in Yorkshire.” him to live was Christ, to die was gain. Mr. CONFORMITY TO THE LORD. Franklin, of Golcar, preached his funeral sermon to an overflowing congregation from “O, that my ways were directed to keep thy the words of Balaam, “Let me die the death statutes !”—Psa. cxix. 8. of the righteous, and let my last end bo like his." I am, dear Sir, your's truly,
My heart often sighs for yon heaven,
To gaze on Emanuel's dear face,
To sing, that my sins are forgiven, Albion Street, Huddersfield.
Through the riches of sovereign grace;
To sing that his blood
Redeemed me to God,
And set me on high with my Jesus. We have this month to record the sudden demise of Mr. JABEZ KBEBLE, one of the
I'm weary of sin and pollution; valuable deacons of the Surrey Tabernacle,
I'm sick of offending my God;
I'm tired of hell's persecution ; Borough-road, London; who, after a journey
Faith languishes under its load; of fifty years in this wilderness world, departed And the world's tainted breath to join the church triumphant in glory, with. Blasts my comforts to death, out a sigh, a struggle, or a groan, on Wednes- And stands between me and my Jesus. day, the 12th day of December, 1855. He
I look on thy children uniting, had for some time past been laid by from at- And envy their fellowship sweet ; tending his usual avocation; but on the day For I, too, oh God, do delight in named was considered something better, and
That Lord whose commandments they kecp. was sitting up with his son. Suddenly his
Lord, for me appear,
Or sure I shall ne'er head dropped towards his shoulder. His son
Go after the steps of my Jesus. noticing it, asked him if he should hold his head. The good man replied, “No! let me I love thee, my dearest Emanuel ! die.” And quickly his ransomed spirit left
My trust is alone in thy blood ! the clay tabernacle, to be for ever with the
Yet, halt I to cleave to th' example Lord. He was called to a knowledge of the
Set down by my sin-bearing God!
This poor nature quails, truth under the ministry of the late Mr. And the arch foe assails, Joseph Irons, of Camberwell; but hearing To draw my feet back from my Jesiis. one day that a Mr. Wells was preaching a doctrine somwehat contrary to the Scriptures
Blest Spirit Eternal, deliver of trutb, he went to hear him one Sabbath
My soul from this burthensome fear;
Draw closer to Jesus than ever ; afternoon, some twenty-three years ago, at 0, make every ordinance dear! what was then called the Paragon Chapel, Give grace, Lord, to stand Bermondsey New Road, where Mr. Wells In thy ev'ry command! then preached on the Lord's-day afternoon,
My soul would be one with her Jesus. and where Mr. Chivers now preaches. The
AUTHOR OF “A CLOSET COMPANION." things advanced by Mr. Wells were blessed to the soul of Mr. Keeble, and from then till
We must stand away from the devil's mark now
he has regularly attended his ministry. if we would not have one of his arrows in Some six or seven years ago, he was chosen to our side. We must keep out of the whirl of
temptation, or our heads will soon be dizzy.