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pied, when they had not immediate kindled for the natives of the occasion for them themselves, they southern parts of Asia ; and India have, at different times, given con- has felt its blessed effects. Let it siderable sums of money for the also inclose within its circuit the support of the Moravian Missions; inhabitants of Northern Asia ; and and of the Baptist Mission in the aid us in our endeavours for their East Indies; and particularly of the deliverance. Souls are precious in London Missionary Society, after whatever region they are found ! the heavy loss they sustained by Between the Euxine and Caspian the capture of the Duff. They they have peculiar claims on our supported for several years an ex- pity. The darkness is extreme ! pensive Mission on the coast of Even their temporal misery is great. Africa ; and are at this moment Besides, circumstances exist which supporting, in union with the Glas. give hope of their conversion. gow Society, though for two pre- Many of the Georgians, Circase ceding years without any aid, a sians, and Armenians, call them. still more expensive Mission in the selves Christians, though they know island of Jamaica; where, we med bt what Christianity means. The tion it with gratitude, appearances Malommedan inhabitants of these have of late become promising; and the adjacent countries, have and where we are anxious, if pose little knowledge of their religion, sible, not only to continue, but in and little of that intolerant zeal crease our exertions. .
which prevails in many other re. We do not accuse ourselves of gions. The Pagan superstitions are precipitancy in embarking, with ex- weak, because forned into no re. hausted funds, in a new Mission to gular system, and diversified acthe north-west of Asia. We pro- cording to the fancy of each parti. nised much on the liberality of the çular tribe. The Russian govern. lovers of Christ and of souls, of ment is strong, to give effectual pro. which not only our Society, but tęction to our Missionaries, and many other benevolent institutions, friendly to whatever tends to civihave had repeated experience. We lize the half-barbarous inhabitants said, Let us exert ourselves in de, of the extremities of the empire. vising schemes for the enlargement Every thing invites to vigorous of the Mediator's kingdom, - and measures for enlightening these trust to that God whom we serve, “ dark places of the carth;” and for the means of execution. Let us who knows if Christians in this show to his people, that we are ac- country be not deficient in duty to tive in his work, that he has given their Saviour, but, thro’the bless us wisdom to conduct it, and par- ing of God, the spark kindled at ticularly, that his providence ap- the foot of Caucasus may burst into pears to favour our undertakings; a flame, which may spread through and then their hearts and hands will Turkey, Persia, and Tartary, till open to our aid.
it reach India on the south, and the We hope that we have done so, confines of China on the east ? and that we shall not be disap- Sir, We therefore request your pointed in our expectations. No: prayers for our success. Direct us it shall not be said, that the zeal to persons of approved piety and which a few years ago burned in so prudence, whom we may employ as many breasts with such ardour, has Missionaries. Do what you can been so soon extinguished. This for our aid. Exert your influence sacred flame will spread wider and among your godly neighbours and wider. It will not expend its fires acquaintances; --and may the bless on a few undertakings of easiering of many in Asia, that are ready execution, playing only around the to perish, come upon you! slands of the sea, and along the
Signed, in name and by appointhores of the ocean ; it will pene
ment of the Directors of the rate to the center of the great Con
Edinburgh Missionary Society, inent, in prayers and exertions for
by James Peddie, President. - he salvation of the millions who
. Walter Buchanan, Sec. nhabit it. Already it has been
Society for educating the Chil-to the painful vicissitudes of life,
dren of Debtors, under Con- that many of these children who finement in and near the Me
the M now claim their patronage and sym
pathy, were the endearing pledges tropolis.
of once happy unions; that they Ara meeting of the committee have been fostered during infancy, held the 14th of December, 1802, and the first rudiments of their Joseph Reyner, Esq, in the chair, education, with great parental tenthe following Address to the public derness; and even in the unpropitiwas ordered to be printed.
ous hour of removal from their dos " Amidst the various calls for mestic circles to the confinement of liberal support of charitable and prisons, were innocent victims of benevolent Institutions, the Society the misfortune, extravagance, and for educating the Children of con even profligacy of their unhappy fined Debtors, instituted in 1796, parents, feel themselves, in consequence of
"To afford an asylum to such as the reduced state of their finances, these, from misery and wretched. again under the necessity of appeal. ness; to shelter them, during the ing to the benevolence of the pub- day-time, from a familiarity with lic. - Impressed themselves with scenes of gross licentiousness and the laudable object of their primary profanity ; to extend to children of Association, and consoled with the this description, of both sexes, the success attending the progress of privileges of a guarded, moral, and the work, they are only desirous of religious education, are the leading, exciting in the public mind a more and may it not be said, the dignified extended, as well as livelier interest, objects of this Institution? than appears yet to have discovered is The Society, through the me. itself on the important occasion. dium of its cominittee, has the hap-' In the course of the extensive cir- piness of assuring the public, that culation which is purposed to be the schools in the city and the bogiven to this address, it is probable rough of Southwark are both well that it will meet the attention of appointed: the masters and mismany individuals, who have hither. tresses, in addition to the necessary to remained ignorant of the very ex. qualifications for instruction, are istence of this Society; but whose serious and exemplary characters, benevolence would otherwise have and discover a lively interest in the prompted them to aid a' cause welfare and improvement of the which powerfully appeals to the children. Many grateful testimofinest feelings of the human heart, nials have been received from paand has a tendency to exalt the rents discharged from prison, of the standard of morality and public vir- benefits derived from time to time tue.
by their children. " It will be remembered, that the “About 1000 children have been great philanthropist, Mr. Howard, educated since the opening of the was perhaps the first happy instru. schools in 1796 ; and there are now ment in turning the attention of the remaining in the achool, sixty-two real friends of humanity to this boys, forty-eight girls." degraded class of the community. Subscriptions are received by - And let it be remembered by H. Thornton, Esq. M. P. the treathose who are blessed with af. surer; Mr. Stiff, the collector; and Auence, and who are yet strangers by the committee.
MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS. Collection at the Tabernacle, Glasgow, towards defraying
the Expence of printing the French and Italian Bibles, by the Rev. Greville Ewing
k . 69 3 2 From a Congregation at Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, by Mr..
ASSOCIATIONS. SEPT. 15, 1802, the Eighth Ge. Dec. 28, a Meeting of Ministers neral Meeting of the LINCOLN and of the county of CORNWALL, was NOTTINGHAM Associations was held at Tregony. The morning. held at Great Grimsty. On the service was conimenced by Mr. preceding evening Mr. Mather, Cope, of Launceston, with prayer ; of Hull, preached from John X. 27. Mr. Wildbore, senior, of Fal.
Next imorning the ininisters met, mouth, preached from Isaiah xliii. according to their usual custom, 10.; Mr. Anger, of East Love, for prayer, and the arrangement of concluded ; the ordination of the the business of the day. In the Lord's Supper was afterwards ad. forenoon Mr. Griffith prayed, and ministered. In the afternoon, Mr. read suitable Scriptures; Mr. Bean Wildbore, junior, prayed ; Mr. preached from Rev. i. 12, 13.; and M'All, of St. Ives, preached from concluded that service. The Lord's Phil. i. 27.; Mr. Baron, of BodSupper was afterwards adıninis- min, concluded. In the interval of tered. In the evening service, Mr. the two services, the ministers Clark prayed, Mr. Griffith preach. agreed upon an Half-yearly Assoed from 1 John iji, I. and Mr. ciation, to be held alternately in the White from Psalm cxviii. 25. latter eastern and western parts of the cl.; Mr. Smelle concluded. In county ; and upon a statement of the afternoon, a conference was the nuinber of places opened for held among the ministers, when it the preaching of the gospel, but unappcared from the account given, able separately to support a stated that the interest of true religion pastor,' It was resolved, To obtain increases in this part of the country. three itinerants to labour in the May the great Head of the church courty; and a variety of resolu prosper his own work!
tions thereupon were agreed to. The next Meeting is to be held The next Meeting was appointed at Mr. Bean's chapel, at Alford, on to be held at St. Ives, provided the the last Wednesday in April, 1803. new meeting-house there be finished. Mess. Smelle and Griffith to preach. Messrs. Paddon and Cope to preach,
ORDINATIONS. · AUG. 19. Mr. Brook (late of the Lord hasdone wonderous things, Rotherham academy) was ordained whereof we are glad! to the pastoral charge of the inde- SEPT. 8. the Rev. Mr. Crockford pendent church at Tutbury, Staf
was ordained to the pastoral office fordshire. Mr. Gawthorn, of Der.
at Nottingham, in the Methodists' by, began the service by prayer and chapel, Hallifax Lane, where a reading ; Mr. Phillips, classical
numerous and respectable congre. tutor of the Rotherham academy,
gation attended, --Sion chapel, the delivered the introductory dis.
stated place of worship of this course, &c.; Mr. Dawson, of Shef.
church and congregation, being con.' field, offered up the ordination sidered too small for the occasion. prayer; Dr. Williams, divinity
Mr. Start, of Newark, introduced tutor of the above academy, de
the service by reading and prayer ; livered the charge, from 1 Tim. jii.
Mr. Aliot, of Nottingham, deli15. middle clause ; and Mr. Boden,
vered a suitable introductory disof Sheffield, preached to the people
course, asked the questions, and from John xv. 12. and concluded
received the confessions of faith; with prayer. Mr. Shaw, of Ilkis.
Mr. Gawthorn, of Derby, offered ton, preached in the evening, from
up the ordination prayer; Mr. Isaiah lv, 1.
Brewer, of Birmingham, delivered Tuisbury is a place that has been a solemn charge from 2 Tim. ii. 15. long envelopped in almost inidnight "Study to shew thyself approved darkness; but of late, we trust,' unto God,"? The service of the
day being divided, the congrega. attention of the people might not tion assembled in the evening in be fatigued, the congregation was Castlegate-meeting ; Mr. Froom, then dismissed; and the service of Sutton Ashfield, offered up the was renewed in the afternoon ; general prayet; Mr. Burgess, of when Mr. Sharp, of St. Helens, Chesterfieid, preached to the people gave a seasonable address to the from Phil. i. 27.; after which Mr. church and congregation, from Brewer preached from 2 Pet. i. 7. i Thess. v. 13. In the evening, “ Precious faith." A sermon was Mr. Smith, of Manchester, conpreached the preceding evening at cluded the services of the day with Sion-Chapel, by Mr. Burgess, from a discourse from Gal. iv. 19.Psalm xciii. 5.
Through the whole, the audience Dec. 2, 1801, the Rev. Mr. appeared to be uncommonly imJOHNSON, late student at the Hox. pressed ; and we hope it will be a ton Academy, was ordained pastor day long remembered. of the Independent church of The Rev. J. Fowler, late of Christ at Warrington, Lancashire. Sheerness, having accepted an Mr. Toothill, of Rainford ; Mr. unanimous invitation from the Wilson, of Northwich; Mr. Da. church and congregation at Tota vies, of Liverpool; Mr. Parsons, tenham and Edınonton chapel to of Bamford ; Mr. White, of Ches. spttle over them, the same was ter; Mr. Hanforth, of Gatley; publicly recognized Jan. II. IA Mr. Raban, of Macclesfield; and the forenoon Mr. Buck, of Lon.Mr. Kenworthy, of Norwich, who don, read appropriate Scriptures was, some time ago, the pastor of and prayed ; Mr. Towers, of Bar. this church, engaged in different bican, asked the necessary ques. parts of the service. Mr. Bradley, tions and prayed; which was fol. of Manchester, delivered the intro. lowed by a discourse to the minisductory address, and proposed some ter and people by Mr. M. Wilks, suitable questions to the minister from Ezek. xxxvii. 17.; and the and the church. Mr. Ralph, of service was closed with prayer by Liverpool, presented the ordination. Mr. Platt, of Holywell Mount. prayer, with imposition of hands; In the evening another sermon was after which, Mr. Roby, of Manpreached by Mr. W. B. Collyer, chester, recommended the ministe. of Peckham, from Psalm cxviii. 15. rial example of Christ to the newly latter clau se, ordained pastor. That the lively
Oct. 7, a small chapel was mud-walled place of worship was opened at Redbourn, Herts. Two occupied by the friends of Mr. sermons were preached on the oc. Westley, in this village ; but the casion; one by the Rev. S. Bur. proprietor's changing their sentider, of St. Albans, from Mark xvi, ments, it was occupied soon after 20; the other by the Rev: T. P. by Calvinistic Ministers; and seveBull, of Newport. Pignel, from ral persons having been converted Acts iy. 20. The place was very under the ministry of Mr. Clark, much crowded, and has been well who has the care of two congregaattended at every subsequent sera tions at Brigg and Wrawby, new wice.
chapels have been built at both
places. The former opened about An onk's siyn in the ancount of Wraw.
Three years ago; and the latter ou by chapel, Lincolnshire', in our last, the ih of last October, on which obliges * to repeat this article.. occasion the service was conducted About melve years since, a little as stated in our last.
THE UNCLOUDED SUN I
PSALM CXLV. 10.
and thy Saints shall bless ebce. · Great God! how wonderful art Thou
In all thy works and ways !
And meditate thy praise.
Their noblest honours bring';
Superior praises spring.
The planets roll along,
In never-ceasing song !
By thee directed, breathe;
Or drop in show'rs beneath.
And fills the wretch with fear.
The sea a drop abides;
And foams or gently glides.
The seasons all proclaim :
Thy goodness still the same.
And ev'ry being lives.
Direct each Meeting hour ;
Thy wisdom, love, and pow's.
Thy justice and thy grace ;
And Reason could not trace.
We learn the wond'rous plan,
To teach rebellious man.
His death and triumphs prove
On the Motto to the Earl of Rosa
Illeso lumine Solem. Th' unclouded sun! -While I survey Th' appointed ruler of the day,
My spirit ardent cries, Enlighten, Lord, my darken'd mind; By Truth's bright beams I fain would
find Salvation's blessed prize. Th' unclouded sun! - How it displays In its reviving, - cheering rays,
An Image of my Lord *! O Sun of Righteousness arise, Revive, and cheer, and make me wise !
Health co my mind afford t. Th’unclouded sun !--an emblem bright of the approaching world of light,
Without a dark’ning veilI! Knowledge shall shine resplendant there, Nor clouds nor tempests interfere,
But light and truth prevail.
Throughout eternal days!
S * Psalm lxxxiv. Ir. Malachi iv, 2.
Isaiah lx, 19. Rev. xxii. 4.
for fosfor forfa
THE TRUTH. Now when tbey saw the boldness of
Peler and Job, &c. The doctrines we boldly profess,
By what name salvation is giv'n, Conipel priest and scribe to confess
That we with Christ Jesus have been. The plague of the heart is reveal'd,
Through uplearned and ignorant men; The power cannot be conceal'd,
For we with Christ Jesus have been. The practice which flows from this faith,
Most clearly by all must be seen, While each raketh knowledge, and faith, That we with Christ Jesus have been.