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SATURDAY EVENING. — Olncy Hymns. Eiok J, Hymn si
Set by the Rev. Dr. Hanker.
Day of all the week the best Emblem of e - tet - nal rest.
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THE THISTLE DOWN.
Gen. iii. 17, 18.
Cursed is the ground for thy sake .
thorns also and thistles shall it
bring for in t<j thee.
Ah! 50, ye sad remembrancer*,
Obeiiie.it tu the Lord;
The signets of his word.
Or sailing with the breeze,
StiJl speaking his decrees.
Hover round infidelity,
Wave slow before his eyes; Press him to own, fulfill'd in thee,
The message of ihc skits.
Preach vengeance as ye ily!
To peaceful Calviry!
On Eden's exiles laid:
Proclaim the r.insom paid! lotom'd in down, lo, curses rove,
On filent pinions borne 1
Great, condescending husbandman!
Behold the lurking S'ed 5
To crush the deathful weed! T. B,
FOR THE APPROACHING FASTv JUDG. V. 10, II.
Loan of the starry hosts,
Let them for Britain fight! VVhilc angels mighty guard our coasts,
And put our fo»s to flight.
If they invade our isle.
Let Nature rise in arms:
And frown on Gallia's swarms.
Stretch out thy pow'rful arm,
Britanna shield from thrcat'ning harna.
Here may religion shine,
And piety increase;
And praise the God of Peace.
Jtt afccitonale Tribute to the Mentor?
of Mrs. Bailey, lately the amiable ■ Wife of James Bailey, Esq. of
When the last hotlr of rife draws nigiij
Occasioned by a sermon preached . - Attg,,. 20th, 1803,' by the Rev.
O. ii , from Psalm lii. u
IVhy boastesl thou thyself in mischief, &
mighty man? the goutiness of the
Lord endurtlh continually.
AstBiTioN thro' the human breast,
Infuses oft its madd'ning fire;
To pow'r unlimited aspire.
. And prostrate slaves exulting view J O'er vanquish'd hosts despotic reign, And boast th^ mischiefs which they do,
Man, following thus his impious will,
His soul to wickedness insures;
The same eternally endures.
Unite his goodness to declare;
Fresh proofs of h,s patemaj care.
The iniJt events which hourly move,
Unfold his bountiful designs;
His everlasting goodness shines!
Of blessings in profusion stor'd:
1 he foti'ring goodness of the Lord. Stroll Christians then mistrust his aid f
His providential earc fm get?
Or tremble at a mortal's ihnat r
Whose mad ambition knows no bounds)
Is sale, if God her shores surrounds. Here let the Christian fix his trnsr,
Ncr frar the G.illic boaster's might j Tho' oft his foes have lick'd the dust,
And vict'ry crown'd the lawless fight Tho' 'orcign lands his conquests feel,
Where mischief niark'd his mad career) TheChristians' pray'rs for England's weal
Shall frustrate all his efforts here. Lord, hear our pray'rs !— on thee alone
We fix our hopes in danger's hour; Help.us to make thy glories' known,
And crush ihc mighty boaster's puw'r I . Jacojim
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M S M O I R O F
TliE EXEMPLARY LIFE AND COMFORTABLE PEATH OF
THE LATE R£V„ JOHN CLARK,
CASTOR OF THE BAPTIST CHURCH AT CROCKl.RTON, WILTS.
Thu Rev. John Clark was the offspring; of pious parent*, who were members of a Baptist church at Frome, in Somersetshire, under the care of a Mr. Sharp. He was born December *29, 1711, and wa« put to school to a woman, who taught him to read; and as soon as he was able, he was set to work. At about fourteen years of age, lie was apprenticed to a Cooper at Eromc, who soon after removed to Axbridge, where he kept « public-house. Here his situation became so uncomfortable, that he was discharged from his master in the fourth year; and returned to his father's house. In consequence of the conversation he witnessed between-his parents and their friends, together with what they said to him about eternal thing*, he was sometimes led to think of the state of his soul; vet still lie proceeded in the ways of sin, though often reproved by his conscience, and frequently promising amendment.
it pleased God, however, about his nineteenth year, to exert the power of his effectual grace, and to decide the protracted conflict. This will best be expressed in his own words, extracted from a paper which he drew up for the satisfaction of his friends, about two years before his death.
*• I was convinced," saith he, " of my sinful ruined state, •find-was filled with distress, bordering on despair; so that I expected nothing but eternal misery in Hell. 1 thought the clouds appeared charged with the wrath of (Jod; and feared they would burst on my head and sink me into endless ruin. In this awful state I continued about eighteen days; but one day,' being alone, lamenting my miserable helpless condition, these words occurred to my mind, " My grace is sufficient for thee." The impression was so forcible, that I verily thought some one behind me had spoken them, and turned round to see who it was } but Do one was there. I was greatly surprized $