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fromEph.iv. i, 2; and Mr.Wiall, of Portsea, concluded the solemn service, by imploring the Divijie blessing on the transactions of the day. — In the evening, Mr. Dc-usham, of Petersfield, prayed; Mr. Bennett, of Romsey, preached from Is. xxviii. 16, 17; and Mr. Hunt, of Titchficld, closed the public worship of the day with prayer. — Mr. Scamp's labours have been already blessed in several instances; and there is a prospect of success.
May 3, 1S03, a small neat chapel was opened at Brew-sod, in Staffordshire. The w hole expence of which
is from the kind benevolence of a friend in London, whose partner in life is a native of the place. Mr. Scisson, ot Stafford, began with reading and prayer; in which he was followed by Mr. Small, of Birmingham; Mr.Grove, of Walsall, preached from Mat. vi. 18. — In the afternoon, Mr. Smith, of Wolverhatrtpton, began with prayer; Mr. Mosely, of Hsniey, preached from Haggai ii. 9.—In the evening, Mr. Morton, of Birmingham, began with prayer; Mr. Harrison, of Bcckberry, preached from Acts xvi. 17. — In future it will be supplied by different ministers- wh* have kindly offered their service*.
H.B. May 29, July 31, Oct. 30, and Jan. 19, will be supplied with ministers provided by the managers.
On Sunday morning, the 24th of April last, a Sermon was preached at St. James's Church, in Piccadilly, for the benefit of the Royal Humane Society, by the Bishop of Gloucester, from Ps. cl. last verse, "Leteverv thing that hath breath praise the Lord." After which a collection was made of upwards of eighty pounds.
May 8, the Rev. W. Jay, of Bath, preached at Surry chapel, before the Corresponding Board in London, connected with the Society ior propagating Christian Knowledge in the Highlahd^au'd Islands in Scotland, when a handsome collection was made for the charity.
By the rrinted Account:- of this
nearly 16,000 children tinder ,instruction s and that they are engaged in publishing an edition of 10,000 copies oi the Old Testament in Gaelic.
During the past month, considerable attention has been excited by the visit of Dr. Hawker to the metropolis, in order to preach for several public charities j on which occasions some of the largest churches have been found inadequate to contain the multitudes which have thronged to hear hi:n. We have the pleasure to add, that the Doctor intends shortly to publish a Journal of this benevolent excursion, with some account of the various cteiritics for which he ha» pleaded, so
HYMN Sgng by the CliiUbrcn of a Sunday-School.
Jathsr Almighty ! God of love!
How condescending is thy care! That we should thus thy favours prove,
And of thy sov'ictgn bounty share!
Neglected from their infant days,
What thousands walk the pailr; to woe!
While we are fuewn thy better ways,
Thy pity sought us when distress'd,
With gen'rous ir.ends our lot is bleft,
While warn'd betimes thy name"to fear, And taugUt thy sacred word to read,
May grace divine be ever near,
Our youthful hearts to wisdom lead.
From sea to sea, from shore to shore,
Then shall the sons of want adore,
AFTER HEARING A SERMON
From Mat. Vi. 34.
"Takethertfore no thought for the morrow.
• How wise and tender this command,
Our anxious spirits press j
Base unbelief and fears perplex
Our anxious thoughts, and often vex
And wound our feeble mind;
Of ilia we ne'er may rind.
Why should I for to-m<vrow care,
Anticipating grief —
To bring a sure relief...
God's wise dccreti and promise*.
And his Almighty p-iu'r;
And blessings round me lhow*rl
This kind command O may I use,
My duty to neglect;
Thus (hal! a peace divinely great,
Of affluence or wee:
And I be blest indeed I H'eilminittr* S—
Happiness of the Righteous after Death.
W11 tN Jesus calls, by death,
And opening to its view,
Then the angelic bands
Jesus will those receive
The whole seraphic trains
Arise, my soul, and turn,
MEMOIR OF THE LATE REV. J. EYRE, A. M.
[concluded From Our Last.]
. Mr. Eyre had been educated in the Established Church; find, from a conversation wbicii took place while he was at the Mulberry-gardens chapel, between himself and his .Ad friend Mr. Brown, who happened to he in London, as well as from *nme other particular circumstances, he determined to go to Oxford, in order to prepare for episcopal ordination, and the exercise of his future ministry in the Church of England. With a respectable knowledge'of the Latin and Greek classics, and of the Mathematics, he was entered at Emanuel College, in that university, in the year 1779'; admitted into deacon's orders, by Dr.Lowth, then Bishop of London, the 30th of May, 177<); and into priest's orders, by the Bishop of Lincoln, on the 19th of December following, when he was licensed to the curacy of Weston. Some time after this, he assisted the Rev. R. Cecil, at Lewis, till about the year 178), when he removed to Reading, where he engaged as curate with the late Hon. and Itev.W. B. Cadogan, Vicar of St. Giles's, in that town; the memoirs or' whose life have been presented to the public, from the able pen of his friend Mr.Cecil. At Reading, Mr. Eyre was highly respected. His labours were truly acceptable to the pious part of his audience, and much honoured in the conversion of others. To one family he was particularly useful. Mr. and Mrs. S. had been awakened under the ministry of Mr. Cadogan; and, in consequence of their religious deportment, met with great opposition from their relatives. In Mr. Eyre they found a iriend and counsellor. To them, his memory is peculiarly precious. "Seldom, if ever," says Mr. S. " did he enter into our house, without endeavouring to impress upon the minds of the children the great importance of real religion." Two of these children, and three of their relatives, were converted under his ministry. At Reading, he remained about a year; and then removed, under the same Vicar, to St. Luke's, Chelsea, where he was attended by a very crowded audience.
It was during his residence at Reading that he became acquainted with Miss Keene, whom he married in November, 178.5. Few events in the life of a minister are of more im
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