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answer the petitions offered for Zion's peace and the church on their relative, and spiritual obliga. prosperity. Amen.

tions to their minister, in a most instructive and Ar CHATTERIS, in the Isle of Ely, we have to spiritual manner; indeed, there was so much gos. praise the Lord Jehovah ! indeed all the Redeemed pel order, and spiritual information in his address family have daily; but we refer to a special day that many say they never heard a more suitable last Lord s-day, the 6th of June, it was a day that charge. Mr. Ashby thea delivered a congratulagladdened the bearts of Zionites; Mr. Joseph tory address to Mr. Corbitt, upon the honour God Wilkins, (late of Greenwich) is our preacher at had put upon him, as a minister in the Lord's Zion Chapel, and his ministry is owned and blessed cause; and, baving known Mr. C. many years, he much to his and our own satisfaction; he baptized rejoiced to know that he had never changed bis five persons on the day aboved mentioncd. We sentiments, and told the people that he thought it have a bricked place in our chapel yard, where impossible for any person to be deceived by John perhaps about fifty bystanders could see the im- Corbitt, for he always hung his heart outside of mersion of the candidates, and perhaps about one him. Á hymn was then sung, and the meeting hundred persons might hear ; but the minister broke up in cheerfulness. God be praised for reand other friends disapproved of this place; and membering Norwich.

AN OBSERVER. another was not only sought, but obtained ; a

Our cause was low; our faith was tried; place some of your readers will know, called Borough Pond, about a mile out of the town; and it

"Revive our cause, O Lord, we cried;

F orsake us not in time of need. was delightful to see the whole line of road, lined

O send a man thy flock to feed. with carts, gigs, and family busses, It is a good Restore prosperity, and we, place for a baptizing, and I hope will often be used instead of those contracted baptistries. It

D ear Lord, will grateful be to thee. is believed upwards, of two thousand spectators His gracious ear he kindly bent; were there; a fine opportunity for a minister of In mercy he John CORBITT sent. JE Christ to address his fellow creatures on Long may our minister and we the ordinance instituted by Christ himself, There L ive in sweet gospel harmony. was good order, although so large a congregation

Cause multitudes to us to tell around the pond. Our minister addressed all

How Christ hath saved their souls from hell. classes of persons; great attention was given; and we hope some good done; this took place at 3

A pply with mighty power the word, o'clock, in the afternoon; a very affectionate

P reached by thy servant, gracious Lord ! address was given in the evening to the candidates,

E ach eye of faith make bright that's dim; amidst a large congregation in Zion Chapel, from

L et thousands bless tbee, Lord, for him. the words, second chap. of Ruth 12 verse; then N e'er leave us, Lord, nor let our foe the supper, and the new members (four females, Our peace disturb, or discord sow. one male,) received affectionately into the church. Revive each drooping tender plant Such a day we have not had in Chatteris, since the With oil, or wine, or what they want. days of our then reverend pastor, Mr. Thomas I p'tis thy will vouchsafe to grant ; Bonfield. O, that many more may follow! Amen. Cause us to love thee, and impart

Health, peace, and joy to every heart. ORFORD HILL, NORWICH, Dear Mr. Editor

W. WALTERS. We feel no small degree of gratitude and thankful. ness to our heavenly Father, and to you, his ser- PLYMOUTH, June 9th, 1858.-Dear Brother vant, for the good success which it has pleased the Banks. In the midst of the numerous and deep Lord' to crown the labours of our minister, at Or- afflictions with which Zion is being exercised, it ford Hill Chapel, Norwich. Surely the Lord's arm was never made more bare, or his hand more visibly is truly refreshing to bear tidings that the God seen, than with us. We held our anniversary, on

of Israel is visiting his fainting, but yet pursuing Sunday, May 30; Mr. Wilkins, of Chatteris, preach children, in this neighbourhood, with tokens of ed three excellent soul-stirring sermons; the at- his love. For some time past, our beloved Zion tendance and collections were good, and in the bas been in a state of extreme disorganisation. evening, the chapel was literally crammed. On

We have had confusion for order; division for Monday evening, May 31, Mr. David Ashby, of Whittlesea, preached a good warm gogpel sermon. unity; darkness for light; famine for plenty. June 1, we held our annual tea meeting, when near Many are still living in this neighbourhood, who 250 sat down to tea, which, for quality, order, and know and highly value the truth; and we still attendance, could not be bettered; all played their hope that Plymouth, long famed in Israel for her parts well; and much honour is due to the de

love to the pure and unadulterated gospel of free for their ample provisions, to those who prepared, and sovereign grace, is not forgotten by the and served it up, and to those who partook, for their onanimous expression of satisfaction; many said Lord. For the last few months, a change for it was the best tea-party they ever attended. The the best has been gradually progressing. A evening service commenced by calling Mr. George spirit of prayer is poured out upon the people, Emberson, (one of Mr. Corbitt's late deacons from a spirit of expectation for the unfolding of the Chelmsford) to the chair ; who, after a short ad- mighty purposes of mercy, is abroad among the dress, read a hymn, and then called upon Mr. Joseph Field to pray, which he did in a solemn people; while our glorious Immanuel is going and impressive manner; he then called upon Mr. forth in the ministry of his word, comforting Corbilt to relate his call by grace, and to the the afflicted, and cheering the souls of the poor ministry, which he did, in a striking and instructive and needy with his blessing. At How-street manner. One of the deacons then read the lead. there is a gathering of the scattered “flock," ings of providence, in bringing Mr. Corbitt amongst ander the ministry of our esteemed brother, Mr. them, Mr. Wilkins then called upon the members of the church to stand upon their feet, to shew Collins, who, during the last month and this, is their willing acceptance of Mr. Corbitt as their here as our supply. The word has been richly minister, which they did unanimously, in much enjoyed, and made a blessing, I have reason to cheerfulness. The deacon and Mr Corbitt then believe, to many. The old friends are returning; joined hands, and in the name of the Lord, Mr. C the congregation has greatly increased. Some expressed his willingness and pleasure in accept of the most eminent servants of the Lord have ing the charge, and the deacon, in the name of the church, expressed his delight in the union, and been raised up to serve their Lord in the minishoped that God would honour and blesg the union try of the Word in Plymouth and its neighbour. to pastor and people. Mr. Wilkins then addressed hood; and still here and there are to be found

those whone trumpet gives a "certain sound." | pastor led three candidates through the ordinance At Stonehouse, the labours of Mr. Emmington of Believer's Baptism, in the presence of a are blessed ; thither some of our friends from crowded congregation. Two of the candidates How-street have gone in the time of dearth to were mother and daughter; the other our seek good, and have been fed there. We wish pastor's partner in life, and it was quite a time them, both minister and people, every blessing. of rejoicing, to see two believers, nearly fifty At Devonport, our friend Mr. Westlake is labour- years or age, walking in Jesu's footsteps, there. ing, whose ministry is gradually gathering some by shewing to the world, they were made to bow of the Lord's redeemed. Then we have Mr. to the footstool of grace.

A. Cook. Doudney, in the Establishment; Mr. Babb, at The Retreat, Newick. his chapel; also good supplies at Trinity and

DORCHESTER HALL, Hoxton New Town.Mount Zion. Christ 18 PREACHED! We do rejoice. We have had some of the excellent of This Hall was re-opened on June 13th, by the

brethren Searle and Wyard. A sermon was the earth to supply at How-street, and among also preached by Mr. C. W. Banks in the after. the many, the Editor of the EARTHEN VERSEL'S risit bas received a cordial welcome. Desiring of the church and congregation of brother

noon, June 15th, on the oocasion of the removal you, my dear brother, every New Covenant bless. Searle, from Hoxton Tabernacle. Mr. Banks ing in Christ Jesus, I remain affectionately,

came to the Hall, direct from Euston Station, IOTA.

after a fatiguing journey; but he preached a ZION CHAPEL, NEWICK.—Mr. Editor, The cheering and appropriate sermon from Jeremiah cause of God here is surrounded with enemier ; xv. 11, “The Lord said, verily it shall be well but a short time back it was tempest tossed, with thy remnant; verily I will cause the enemy and those to whom it was dear at times, feared to entreat thee well in the time of evil, and in it would become a wreck. But blessed be God, the time of affliction.” The friends were full of his goodness was greater than our fears, for the joy, at the excellent gospel matter our brother cause has since revived; the congregations have was enabled to give utterance to; after which, increased; and sinners are being brought to the disappointment of brother Searle, and the out of the quarry of nature into the glorious meeting, he left, having to preach at Unicornliberty of the gospel, under the ministry of our yard the same evening. Comfortable tea was dear pastor, Joseph Warren. “ The Lord of provided, after which, there was a delightful Hosts is with as, the God of Jacob is our Refuge." meeting. On the platform were several minis

On Wednesday, June the 2nd, we held our ters, among whom I noticed brother Long, of anniversary. Our dear friends, C, W. Banks, Tring ; Mr. James Nunn, Mr. Butler, Mr. Care, and Samuel Cozens delivered unto us the word Mr. Williams, and others. Our space will not of life. Mr Banks preached in the morning from admit of detail, but one circumstance caused a Isaiah lx. 1, " arise, shine, for thy light is come, most affecting sensation : it was the presentation and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee,'' to Mr. Searle of a very handsome Bible, as a We can say it was a refreshing season to our

token of an affectionate daughter's regard and Bouls. After the sermon was over, our pastor appreciation of a parents concern and prayers rose to give out the concluding hymn, but his for her present and eternal welfare. We believe heart was too full; be said he felt constrained to the afternoon service, and the proceedings of the give a little history of the text, as concerned evening, will be followed by God's blessing. himself, He said, shortly after he came among

A COUNTRY PARson. us, in a time of deep and sore trial, he received HALSTED, June 14th.-I have the pleasure of a letter from one of his spiritual children, and informing you the cause of God is looking up, as soon as he opened it, bis eyes met with the through the labours of our well-beloved pastor, words of the text. Arise, shine.' &c. And Mr. John Thurston. He baptized fire candidates the Lord blessed the words to him, removed the in our new baptistry, on Jane 6th. One sister trial, and opened the way before him, making had been bed-ridden; we never expected she the crooked places straight, and the rough places would be favoured to come up to the house of plain; and he again felt that morning a renewing God again; but she has been raised, not only to of the old text. After the service was over, a go to the Lord's courts, but to manifest her atgood number sat down to dinner. At ball past tachment to him by first giving up herself to two o'clock the people again assembled ; Mr. the Lord and to his people, openly professing Cozens, in his able manner, delivered a good herself on the Lord's side. Previous to baptizing, sermon. Upwards of 100 persons, partook of our pastor preached from John i. 6, after which tea, which was well supplied. Mr. Banks he came down from the palpit, led the candidates preached in the evening, and in his powerful down into the water, and baptized them in the style, rivited our attention, while he beld up name of the Holy Trinity. In the afternoon, he to our view the dear and adorable name of Jesus. preached a solemn discourse from Zechariah 13th He led the seeking sinner to know, that if the chapter, part of 7th verse. “Awake, O sword,” name of Jesus was written in bis heart, he had &c. Then the newly-baptized were received inmore than men or devils could take from him to the church, after a suitable and seasonable He went on to shew us that the preachers of our address on their present position and their future day are ready to preach anything, and any name condition in the church of God. The ordinance but Jesus ; and also the blessedness of that peo- of the Lord's supper was administered; the ple, where Jesus was written up, and held up Divine and Heavenly presence was powerfully felt to the people as the all and in all. May tbe and enjoyed. In the evening, our pastor preached Lord bless both his servants, making them an trom 43rd chapter of Isaiah, Ilth verse, “ Ye extensive blessing, to the church of the are my witnesses, saith the Lord." Thus a day living God. On Sabbath morning, March 14, our passed over at “Providence," which, I believe,

will not be forgotten by the pastor, candidates, | ignorance-the Lord not baring opened her eyes the church, and the living in the congregation. until she had been led in the order of providence " What has God wrought ?'— we may well to Zoar, Poplar. Therefore, considering her say, “Not unto us, 0, Lord, not unto us; motive was carnal, and not spiritaal, the act of an but unto thy name be all the praise." I am unbeliever, and at best but a dead offering, it happy to say the Lord is blessing the labours of could not be termed Believers' Baptism ; or in any our pastor, amidst all his deep trials (wbich are way acceptable to him, “who seeth not as man not few). We are at peace in the church; may steth; for man looketh at the outward appear. it continue and abound, I expect our pastor ance, but the Lord looketh at the heart." With will baptize again shortly, at “Providence." this view, and according to her own wish, she The Lord has highly blessed his labours since again passed through the sacred rite; being (in love and mercy,) be sent him to preach to able now to give to any one that asketh, a reaus the Word of Eternal Life. THOMAS Roor, son of the hope that is in her, with meekness and POPLAR.-The annual services commemorative

fear. They were received into the church on the of Zoar Baptist Chapel, William-street, East India. following Lord's-day when they were suitably road, were beld say 23rd. Br. Haslop, Wyard, addressed, and the right band of fellowship given and Bowles were the preachers; the weather

them by the pastor and deacons. Your's in the gospel,

ROBERT BOWLES. was unfavourable, and the congregation rather below the average attendance ; nevertheless, HANALOPE, BUCKS.-The anniversary of the Zion's King was present to bless, and comfort, Baptist chapel was on Monday, June 14th, and heal. On the following Monday, Lutheran C. W. Banks preached in afternoon, from 1 Cor. Stringer preached an excellent gospel sermon; xi. 3, (most savoury and profitable) dwelling esa large number sat down to tea. At the public pecially on the three distinctive heads of the meeting the pastor presided; after prayer by text: God, the Head of Christ; 2nd, Christ, brother Hageman, he gave a report of our position, the head of man; and 3rd, man the head of the shewing peace prevailed ; love and concord woman. The company took tea. In the evenwere maintained; and signs and wonders were ing, a public meeting was held. Brethren Banks, following the preaching of the Holy Child Jesus. Pymm (of Newport Pagnell,) Parker, of London, The following ministers then addressed the and others, spoke to our edification. It was a meeting : brother Stringer, on good things; joyful meeting; the hearts of the pastor brothen Flack & good hope; brother Nunn a and people were quite cheered up. We wish good man; brother Chivers, good news; brother our brother Joseph Cartwright success in the Caunt, a good work; brother Butterfield, a good name of the Lord. His ministry at Hanslope has land; brother Bracher, a good home. Brother been very useful. W. R. Loxo, Pastor of Tring. Martin concluded with prayer. Though the LITTLEPORT.-On Lord's-day, June 13th, the meeting was densely crowded and prolonged to a ordinance of believers' baptism was celebrated at late hour, the attention of the people was rivet. Littleport, in the river Ouse, in the presence of ted, and the greatest order prevailed.

about two thousand spectators. We commenced

the service by singing that precious hymn, R aise high the banner of the Cross on Zion's every hill;

“ Jesus, and sball it ever be Bravely prepared to suffer loss,

A mortal man ashamed of thee?" E 'er yield to proud freewill.

Mr. Flavell, of Erith, offered prayer; Mr Resolved, while you your arms can wield, Beacock (late of Wantage) gave an approprate To die before you quit the field.

address. There was good order, and the presence B acked by Jehovah's powerfal word,

of God realized. In the afternoon and evening on to the conflict go;

Mr. Beacock preached two veighty gospel serwith God the Spirit's two-edged sword

Our chapel was full; praised be our God L ay towering rebels low.

for all bis favours. He is still gathering up the E 'er long the victory will be won; 8 oldier of Christ i fight on I fight on!

jewels of his love, from the fall of Adam. Little.

port cause has been struggling on for years; but WHY BAPTISE A PERSON THE SECOND TIME!- mercy's drops still fall; the plants are watered, Dear brother Banks. I herewith send you a and God is with us. Brother Wilkins, of Chatbriel account of our last baptising. My reason teris, and brother Alderson, of Willingham, for so doing is to meet the enquiry, “Why bap- preached on Tuesday the 8th, our anniversary. tise a person the second time !"" On March 3rd, The word spoken was blesed to many. I baptised five persons at Cave Adullam chapel,

JAMES JESSUP, Deacon, Littleport, Stepney (kindly lent). A great number of per- GLEMSFORD.-That greatly-beloved servant of sons were present; quietness and solemness per. Christ, Robert Barnes, still lies near the end of vaded the whole service. Text chosen was his journey. His Master is with him; and the from Romans vi. 3, 4, “Know ye not, that so church and congregation are wonderfully fa. many of us as were baptised into Christ, were voured with good supplies. baptised into his death " The proper persons

ASKETT, Bucks.-We held our anniversary, May -called; dead to sin, alive to the nature and sig- 18th : three sermons were preached by Mr. J. nificance of the ordinance. The proper modem had been a debt dragging on the chapel for more

Bloomfield, and Mr. Williamson, of London. There immersion; a being buried, a proper deport. than 20 years; the balance yesterday morning, was ment, even we also should walk in newness of £57 173. 3d. The debt being referred to at the life ;" were the chief things insisted upon. One tea table, one of the deacons offered £5. The Rev. of the persons baptised by me, had been previ- gentlemen nobly took it up; an effort was made ; ously immersed by the Rer— ; but according the pleasure of knowing that, with collections and

and before they left the chapel last night they had to her own statement, at our church meeting, promises, the debt was entirely removed. she had gone tbrough the ordinance in a state of

J. THOMPSON, Pastor.





by having nearly 200 miles to travel, my supply to pay 10s., my accommodation at the inn

for two nights; yet it is my firm opinion that THE CHURCH AT HARTLEY ROW. it was purely a mistake, and the people did all

that could have been expected in treating me DEAR BROTHER BANKS_Having been kindly, and collecting 20s. towards my expenfavoured with a visit from Mr. Spencer now

The weather was very severe, and from

its effects my system severely suffered. supplying at Zion, and received from him a

Imploring the Great Head of a chosen and satisfactory explanation of the unpleasant blood-bought church, to bless your person, meeting in Hants, as related in the March ministry, and editorial labours, I remain, number of the Vessel, allow me to request your's very affectionately, in the work of the


JOIN WEBSTER. the insertion of the following particulars in Timbrel Villa, Trowbridge, Wilts. the next. Mr. Spencer declares that he did

June 11th, 1858. not know me when coming to speak to him, [Our remarks on this in out next number. and only when a friend said, “Do you know

-ED.] that gentleman ?" did he recognize me. My impression was then, that he had no intention

OBITUARY. to speak, and would not have noticed me had not my waiting for, and approach to, him, at

MRS. THOMAS SMITH. tracted attention. With this feeling, the con Died on the 1st of April, 1858, Mary, wife of fidential note to you was penned, while suf- Mr. Thomas Smith, Baptist Minister, Wootton, fering from exposure to the severity of the Beds, aged 28 years. weather in this unfortunate journey. There. The last few years of her short life, she was a fore, after the candid avowal of Mr. Spencer, remarkable instance of suffering affliction, and of that portion of the charge must be unreser. patience. In addition to her other severe bodily vedly withdrawn with an expression of regret afilictions; she was the subject of paralysis of on my part, that any portion of my communi- the nerves, to such an extent that she was for cation to you should have given rise to it. years as belpless as a child ; and she could neither

And now, in reference to the second part the articulate words, nor masticate ber food #ben pat question might be asked, “What would you into her mouth. have thought if a junior minister, in a place She was weaned from the world a long time where you had preached with acceptance, had before she left it. She looked forward with perpassed by you into the pulpit, not even offer- feot calmness to the period of her dissolution, ing a kind word in prayer when there, or in with a simple faith resting upon the Saviour. any way noticing you Ý: The impression on Deeply convinced of the sinfulness of her beart my mind was, that the preacher belonged to and life, she was humbled in the dust before God a party whose standard was exclusive. Under and yet was enabled to believe and trust in the this influence my letter was written, and un- mercy and merits of Jesus, whom she loved and reder it should still have remained, but for the verenced as her almighty Saviour and Redeemer. assertion of Mr. Spencer, " that he belonged Her end was peace, and her remains were into no party,” and that he judged that having terred in the burying-ground, adjoining the chabeen invited by the church to the pulpit, he pel by Mr. Thornber, of Bedford. had no authority to ask me to take a part of It is remarkable that in the last particular she the service. Allow me here to say, my con- had her wish. Her desire always was, to be duct would have been different under such cir. buried in Wootton by the side of her two infants, cumstances, to him, even with his explanation. but circumstances seemed for a time to forbid it. Regretting that it had not been made at the Her husband bad felt for some time uncomforttime, my mind is now relieved of the unfa- able in the place, and had fully determined to vourable influence produced, and can assure leave it, and look out for another sphere of labour. him that my pledge is given that such a col. Hence the publication of this in the Vessel last lision shall never again occur.

summer; and many efforts were made to remove, And now thirdly, as the charge has been but they were all frustrated, and in a remark. extensively circulated that they had not in, able manner; for when there appeared a way, he vited me.' To this assertion, my unqualified was laid aside with fever, which settled the negative is given. After supper on the 24th matter at once, and thus her request was granted, of January, the deacons and friends expressed and God's word fulfilled. In the best bonds, their thanks for my visit, and then asked me

Thomas SMITI. to come again as they had a difficulty in procuring supplies, and it was then a critical time, GRUNDISBURGH, SUFFOLK -The last Sunday in the union about which many fears were ex. May was a glorious time with us who love the pressed, being recently formed. They said truth in these parts. Mr. Samuel Collins, our the first open Lord's-day was the 4th in Fe. pastor, baptized thirteen persons. The service bruary, and inquired if it would suit suit me? was out of doors. Not less than 2,500 persons My reply was, If it will be of any benefit to were counted around the water. Mr. Collins is you, you shall have my services.' Nothing not only a successful and bappy pastor ; but over was said about consulting the church, or wri. the churches in these parts, he is a useful and ting. Therefore, it was entered in my diary, devoted bishop. The venerable George Wright, and fulfilled to my sorrow. It must be appa- of Beccles, was not able to preach the Association rent that no pecuniary advantage was gained | sermon this year.


The Gospel Dispeusation.

(PRINTED BY SPECIAL REQUEST.] " Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the Lord build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate : I The LORD HAVE SPOKEN IT, AND I WILL DO IT."- Ezekiel xxxvi. 36.

Here is a Glorious Proclamation! At the rather an imperfection, notwithstanding all bottom of it, Jehovah puts his name ; signs, we boast of its beauty, than an accomplishseals, ratifies, and confirms the message, and ment. It is must needful in numberless inwrites, “I, The LORD, HAVE SPOKEN IT; the world of perfection to which we are hasten.

stances, suited to our present state. But in ÅND I WILL DO IT!"

A Scotch divine, Dr. Guthrie, calls this, ing, the communication of ideas will have a the Gospel in Ezekiel." Let us see how of God tells us as much, in saying, that in

more complete and quick order. The Word God preached the Gospel Himself; let us that blessed place, whether there be tongues listen to the words whereby the Almighty they shall cease, Cor. xii. 8. In the opened up the mysteries of the New and the eastern countries, and in the days of the Everlasting Covenant, unto his ancient ser- Prophets particularly, and even now, modern vant, Ezekiel. Dr. Hawker's words on travellers say, that generally more than half Ezekiel's prophecy are very instructing : the transactions of life are carried on by Ezekiel means

" the strength of God.The signs. The Prophets delivered their messtrength of God is most wonderfully dis sages by gesticulations and signs, similar to played in this prophecy; in raising up the what was then in common use in common prophet; in revealing heavenly things to his concerns, and thus made their message fam.

iliar and easy to be understood. Thus mind; in leading him by degrees up into an Ezekiel's removing unto captivity, digging exceeding, high mountain, and in not only through the wall, not mourning for the dead shewing him the glory and power of the and the like, were declared to be tokens and Heavenly Temple, but in enabling him to signs respecting the Lord's dealings with his wind up the whole, by proclaiming," and people. So Jeremiah's girdle hid by the the name of the city, from that day shall be, river ; the potter's earthen bottle, the wooden THE LORD IS THERE.” In setting a yoke he wore about his neck; these were all limit to our thoughts, for a moment, let us to the same amount, speaking by action, notice :

instead of words, and much better understood I. Through what medium, and in what by the people.” manner, the Lord hath spoken. “I the Lord The Lord began with Ezekiel preaching have spoken."

unto bim by signs and representations. And II. The Great Blessings he hath promised. it is in this way “the God we adore ” oft

III. The reason he assigns for thus times preaches unto us now—although as speaking. This is given negatively, posi- the Psalmist says—“God speaketh once, yea, tively and frequently, Negatively, "Not for twice, yet man perceiveth it not.” The ser: your sakes, do I this, saith the Lord God, mons and the signs whereby the Lord be it known unto you.” Positively," I had preached unto Ezekiel, are of great import. pity for mine Holy name sake, which ye have Those sermons will never be out of print, profaned among the heathen, whither ye went." they will never be without meaning new And this is again and again repeated. editions of them will be given, out from

Lastly, consider, the Oath, and Solemn time to time, so long as the sun and the Promise of the Lord. “I the Lord have moon endureth. Those sermons preached spoken it ; and I will do it,"

unto Ezekiel will be the standing laws of I. Through what medium; and in what heaven-80 long as the Church is in the manner the Lord hath spoken,—“Thou son wilderness—and even when “the Lamb's of man, prophecy unto the mountains of wife hath made herself ready," even then Israel, and say, ye mountains of Israel, hear these good old sermons will be treasured up the word of the Lord.”

in beaven ; and often will they be read again “ EZEKIRL. The Prophet. His name is in the full blaze of eternal glory, shewing very significant, meaning the strength of forth the infinite wisdom of The Great God. The ministry of this man seems to THREE ONE in leading his flock so carefully have been carried on by signs and represen- and correctly " by the right way” that they tations, more than by open preaching The Lord said that Ezekiel was for a sign unto might come unto the city of habitation." his people. Ezekiel xxiv. 24, 27. And in

The Great Bible, out of which the Lord nothing perhaps do the customs and manners preached unto Ezekiel, were, of mankind differ more, than in the method of HEAVENS :" and the four first texts were communication to each other. Language is “the whirlwind :" "a great cloud" "a fire VOL. XIV.-No. 161



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