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CHURCH MISSIONARY

GLEANER.

1842.

GOD BE MERCIFUL UNTO US, AND BLESS US; AND CAUSE HIS FACE TO

SHINE UPON US. .... THAT THY WAY MAY BE KNOWN UPON EARTH,

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THE CHURCH MISSIONARY HOUSE, SALISBURY/SAULAVE;
BY L. & G. SEELEY,169 FLEET STREET ; HATCHARD & SON, PICCADILLY;

NISBET & CO. BERNERS STREET,

LONDON:

RICHARD WATTS, CROWN COURT, TE. BAR.

CONTENTS.

Motives to Missionary Exertion :-

Gratitude.........

1

Compassion

13

Consistency

25

The Value of the Soul.

37

The Glory of God

49

Present state of the Holy Land, a proof of the Authenticity of

the Bible....

35

Self-denying Contributions .

36

Forty-second Anniversary of the Church Missionary Society.

55

Financial Position of the Society.

56

Desires and Exertions to relieve the Society from its Difficulties.. 57

Urgent Appeals for Aid, which the Committee have been com-

pelled to refuse

59

Conclusion of the Forty-second Report.

61

Hints for Subscribers to the Church Missionary Society.

71

Interest of an Aged Christian in Behalf of the Church Missionary

Society.

72

The Need of Prayer for an increase of Grace

73

Favourable Openings for extending the Knowledge of the Gospel, 82

Macedonian Liberality..

97

“God's Work must be done; and I may be dead !".

. 108

Account of the Observance, at Jerusalem, of the Anniversary of

the Destruction of the Temple

.119

The Need of Prayer in behalf of Inquirers & Sincere Converts, 121, 133

The Rule of Giving..

132

Ignorance of Geography a cause of Indifference to the subject of

Missions.

143

Solemn Considerations for the Close of the Year.

144

Scriptural Ilustrations...

.12, 23, 84, 107, 120
Poetry—“Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven!”. 84

WEST-AFRICA MISSION.

Results of Missionary Labour in Sierra Leone..

3

Recollections of a Visit to the Timmanee Country.

Desire of the King of Ibo for Christian Teachers.

15

Theology and Cruel Superstitions of the Ibos .

27

Penitent Acknowledgments..

38

Horrible Opinions of the Africans respecting the Slave Trade. 50

Urgent necessity for immediate Efforts in behalf of Africa 76

Testimony to the Value of the West-Africa Mission

85

Account of Atshara, on the Niger-Defence of Idolatry, and Desire

for Instruction.

87

Reflections upon the Niger Expedition

.109
Institution at Fourah Bay, Sierra Leone

111
Extract from the Report of a Committee of the House of Com-
mons on Western Africa ..

124
Traits of Christian Character in Sierra Leone

.....124

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