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gospel, hold their half yearly meetting at Maidstone, Nov. 2, 1802, when Mr. Gooding, of Lenham, preached in the afternoon, from Acts viii. 5.; and Mr. Kent, of Gravcsend, in the evening, from Isaiahliv. 17.; the brethren, Mess. Ralph, White, Stanger, senior, Podmfire-, and Poppywell, engaged in prayer.

It was resolved, That Mr. John Stanger, junior, late student of the Kent seminary, be employed as an itinerant prearher in this district for the next six months, under the direction of a committee of settled pastors.

The next Meeting to be held at Maidstone, on Tuesday April 5, 1S03, to meet at eleven in the forenoon. Mr. Rogers, of Eynsford,' is appointed to preach in the evening.

MONTHLY LECTURES.

we had the pleasure of informing the public, that the different denominations of Calvinistic dissenters in Manchester, had instituted a monthly lecture. Witli this they have since connected a monthly meeting for prayer. Both have been very numerously attended. The association of the several mini.ters and congregations, uniting in these services, has greatly contributed to increase that harmony and affection w hich before subsisted among them; and they can, from experience, recommend the utility ot such a plan in other large towiij, and in every place where it is practicable. Encouraged by the happy effects they have witnessed, they intend to pursue the design ot their union, hoping to enjoy the presence and blessing of the great Master of assemblies. The subjects ot the lectures fur the ensuing year, are as. follow : —

Jk our number for January last,

Time and Place. Subjects.

Jan. 5, Mosley Str. The Care of the Sou

1-eb. 2, Lloyd St. TheUnsucccssfulness of (he Gospel.

.-.- 1. /-. .c, (Complete Redemption accom-1

March 2, Canon St. i , r. , , „, . *" J.

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April 6, Mosley St. The Doctrine of the Atonement.

May 4, Lloyd St. J The efficacy of Divine Grace in 1 '[ Conversion. {

June 1, St.George's, Christ the Believer's Life.

July 6, St.George's, J The Characterand Privilegesof I
J 2' I Believers. 1

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Rev. Mr. Rcby Bradley

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CHAPEL OPENED.

Oct. 17, 1802, was opened at Wrawby, near Brigg, in Lincolnshire, ;! commodious little chapel, built about twelve years ago for the friends of Mr. \Testley; but the proprietors changing their religious views, it was soon after oc

cupied accordingly. It was opened by Mr. Clark, of Brigg, who is also minister of this place, by TC.iding and preaching, afternoon and evening, to full congregations, from Ps, lxxxvii 5. and 1 Sam. 7. u.

[The Rc'il af our Intelligence is unavoidably deferred^

Reflections
On The New Year.

Cid of my da'ts, to thee anew
Ihe tributary song is due,

For lifer continued here: Spar'd, and s-jpply'i), preserv'd by Thee, lime's annual circle clos'd I see,

And, bail the new-born year. I h:vr been spar'J,— who still am found A barren comb'rer of the ground,

Deserving strnke seveae; E-Jt Thou hast with my manners borne, And granted yet * space to mourn

My past unfruitful year.
I have been well supply'd j —who fioJ
"A tody frail, an anxious mind,

A mats of care and fear:
B« Thou hast lighten'd ev'ry load,
And ev'ry needful good besrow'J,

And crowu'd with love the year.
I have been well preserv'd throughout,
When evils compass'd me about,

And tv'ry foe was near: Yet am I safe ; for thy grrat pow'r Has been my sword, and shield, and tow'r,

And-guard, the passing vcar.

I have been guttled on my way,
A silly waiui'rcr, apt to stray

And (rave my Shepherd dear; 1 er hast thou not thy sheep tot sook, JBut with thy faithful rod and crook Hast led me through the year. I have he.-n piloted along 1 trough many a shoal and tempest strong,

Where I knew not to steer:
I thought thee slumh'ring on the wave,
But thou wert watchful still, to save

From found'riog all the year.
I have been taught, — who us'd to spurn
The means to know, and time to learn

With dull and deafen'd ear:
"l *T hast thou oprn'd tru'hs divine,
With pj'ient precepts, line on'line,'

Anther Gospel-year.
I have been comforted, when woe
Would sink my fainting spirits low,

And urge the secret tear.-
Thy visitings have brought relief,"
Tay promise* have sootli'd my grief,
t__ AnJ made a joyful year.

I've been supported when thy frown
With heavy cros'.cs bore me down,

Thy smile my heart would c'.jeer: Tfiou g»v%t me patience for then length; Anil in ray weakness perleit strength

Upheld me aU (b? jcai.

I have been humbled when mv pride Disdiin'd the yoke ; the scourge apply'dl

Hath taught me to revere: Then have I found it pis-sing sweet To sit submissive at thy feet,

And lower ev'ry year, *

I have been rescu'dwhen around

The snares of Sin and Death were found j

Thou didst my aid appear:
At thy reboAe the tempter tied,
AnJ 1 csca/J as from the dead,
To end another year.

God of my life, I pladly own,

Through all my days thy love hath shone

In rays of mercy clear t Make me o'lediently depend On Thee, my Guide, my Gcard, my Friend,

For ev'ry future year!

Annuls.

HYMN UNDER AFFICTION.

Mv deafest Lord, in love appear,
And banish rv'rv gciiitv fear;
Increase my fai:h, confirm my hope,'
And lift my drooping spirit up.

Should all forsake, my God is kind,
Make me to all thy will rcsign'd!
Disease, my outward frame decays;
Thy promise can my comforts raise.

My earthly house 's breaking down j

0 bear me to thy blissful throne,

To view tbe Lamb who once was sliin t
My life, my portion, and my gain i

In Heav'n I shall his praisM sing,
And triumph in my glorious King;
His matchless brauties there beho'ld,
And tunc his love on harps of gold.

Eye hath not seen, nor ear hath heard
What G.d hath for his saints pr.-par'J;

1 here Sin and Sorrow never come:
I lung for this eternal home I

E. R.

AN ESTIMATE OF TIME.

Time w/.j, is past, thou canst not it recall; Time ,i, thou hast, empljy the port:ou

small: Timc/uturs is not, and may never be; Time^,,iS,f js the only time for Thee.

TUB MUSIC BY SIU'fcTZ.

The Words translated from Madam Guion, by W. Cooper, &q>

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Jta-lous, and with l,vc o'er -flowinr^God de mands a fer - vtnt heart;

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uiaceandboun.ty still bestowing, Calls us to a grate - ful part.

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Oh then, with supreme affection, I Perfect love has pow'r to soften

His paternal will regard! Cares that might our peace destroy;

If it cost its some dejection, Nay. docs more,—transforms them often,

Ev'ry sigh has its reward. | Changing sorrow into joy.

Sov'reign love appoints the measure,

And the number of our pains:
And is pleas'd wlvn wc find pleasure

In the trials lie ordains. Cxper't Oman.

SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN,

Sung at Sion Chapel.

Once more before thy sacred throne,

Lord! see a youthful race, In humble supplication come,

To seek thy lovely face.

Thro' love divine wc here are brought,
Where truth divinely shines j

Lord, bless the sacred truths we're
taught,
And make us thine betimes!

Whilst numbers of our helpless race

Are left to go astray.
May we, as tutor'd by thy grace,

Pursue the narrow way!

Lord, ble;s these means, we humbly

Pr»y- .

And grant us grace, to prove
That we thy precepts do obry,

From principles of love.
May we revere thy sacred page,

And as we read it o'er,
Our tender minds do thou engage,

Thy blessing to implore 1

Let choicest blessings, Lord, descend

On all the hearts of those,
Who fain the friendless would befriend,

And soften ol hers' woes!

Amongst thy happy blood-bought race>

O may we eacli be found, The praises of redeeming grace

For ever to resound! .1. M

CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY.

Yc little rlnck,w,iomHeav'n has chosen. The wonders of its love to know;

In horrid vales, in mountains frozen, Or where the temp'rate breezes blow;

Front all your songs of joy I borrow

Delight, that makes a kindred strain; And ever, in your keenest sorrow,

I feel the bitterness of pain. While in the hallow'd paths ye wander,

Where Deity incarnate trud, I hear the hell-taught tongue of Slander

Proclaim her wond'rous tales abroad.

But, 'midst a blended world's reviling,

Ye still your hearr'nly course pursue: Error retires } and Anguish, smiling,

Fixes her grateful eye on you. And shall, my soul, your zeal revering,

In careless indolence remain! Taught by example '-o endearing,

O, may I never gaze in vain 1

Ax Z LEA,

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