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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 additional 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 appoiated Treasurer; and Celonel Burn, Rochester; John Dyer, Esg. Greenwich ; Mr. Wm. Bont, Deptford; and Francis Cobb, Esq. Margate, Trustees.

ORDINATIONS. JULY 7. Rev. fames 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 gospels church ; Dr. Rippon (of whose church Mr. Douglas was a member) received the account of the Lord's dealings in 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. Miall, (assistant to Mr. Horsey) preached to the people from Eph. iv. 3. ; Mr. Bogue, of Gosport, concluded with prayer.

SEPT. 7. – Rev. W. Williams 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 derininster, 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 to 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 more realized an union, which, it is hoped, may be permanent and suceessful. Mr. Williams (their pastor) was originally intended for the bar; but, by a series of remarkable events, was led to attend the Gospel in Surry Chapel, where he received those impressions of divine truth which de 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, ot Lona don, preached in the morning, from Psalm xc, 1972; Mr. R. Hall, of Cambridge, in the evening, from Rev. xxii. 3," His servants shaft serve him;" Mr. William Hickman, of Wartisfield ; Mr. Thomas Hickman, of Lavenham; and Mr. M. Wilks,, of London, engaged in prayer.

N. B. In consequence of the Meeting in Princes Street, Finsbury Square, being shortly to be taken down, the Rev. C. Buck and con gregation, are removed to the Rev. Mr. Reynolds's Meeting, Camo mile Street.

-- The next Missionary Meeting, which was to have been beld at Princes Street, will be held at Jewry Street Chapelle Aldgate.

ON THE DEATH OF A BELOVED CHILD,

The Words and Music by W. Barre.

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What tho' of half the joys of life

I'll to the Subsol 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 then And thank him for the half that's left! My duty in atlıction's day.

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

Lest I sbould drop sonne nurm'ring: And try, with Job, to bless his name ! word.

I'll turn me to Getbscmane,
And there behold God's suft'ring Son ;

For O! like him I fain would say,
Not my will, Lord, bør ibine be done !"

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

by the Rev. W. COOPÉR.
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, frorr. day to day, With all their youthful fire !

On Jesus to deperd. 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 thy 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 thou reveal;

We each would cast his crown; And ob ! thou ever gracious Lord, Adoring thy sweet love and grace, Our weak instructions scál!

As sav'd by that alone !

J.M.

CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY.
Addressed to a Friend in Distress of Minda
Au! 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 his 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 more his peace will visit this sad heart,
" Nor hope, nor joy, his Spirit will impart !"
Cani a fond mothere'er forget her soh?
The darling of her heart, her anly one.
But should a parent thus a monster-prove,
Jesus will never intermit his love!
Gray'd 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:
Geod 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 ery,
And jny'd to wipe the tear from Mis’ry's eye!
Anjongst 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 fellings of the orphan's breast,
Philander frown'd, and bade him leave his door,
Nor think that he woulde'er relieve him more.
Struck to 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 prov'd,
“ 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 bouureous 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 rtot die!"

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