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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.
ON THE DEATH OF A BELOVED CHILD,
The Words and Music by W. Barre.
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,
For O! like him I fain would say,
by the Rev. W. COOPER.
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 !
Say not, “ His mercies are for ever gone,
Accept, Maria, an unvarnish'd tale,
• No; thou shalt not depart,' Philander said,
Then let, my friend, this simple fact apply,
J. A. K.
G. AULD, Printer,