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present. I do not think we had many cu- a good time with many. After which about rious ones that day, but a good gathering of seventy sat down to tea, and then separated those that love, seek, and serve the Lord. to our wide apart dwellings with the savour, Six men and four women from Hazelmere, sweetness, and preciousness of the ways of (and one to join us ;) one or two are waiting God and truth of God; and I have heard by at the wrong end of the pool in their own feel- many that it was one of the best days that ings, but still I hope well. I believe it was ever they witnessed. Oh, how good the Lord a true earnest begging morning with many is, to help, and own, and bless us ! Our that were present, and others that were ab- friends got home well, went on their way resent, for the Lord's presence to be realised, joicing, having the answer of a good conhis power to be made known, his service to science ; and though one or two of the females be perfect freedom, his ways pleasantness were weak in body, and the journey long, (it and the consciences of his humble followers took the day, and part of two nights) they to have the impress of his approbation and were better when they arrived at home than approval.
when they started in the morning, realising Ah, my dear brother, this is sweet work what the poet expresseswhen it is so ; and you and I, and thousands Ye fearful saints fresh courage take, more, are no strangers to this blessed reality.
The clouds ye so much dread, Brother Spencer, of Guildford, commenced
Are big with mercy, and will break
With blessings on your head. the service by singing the well known favorite hymn
Now if you think this plain statement of unDear Lord, and will thy pard'ning love
strained facts will do in the hold, under Embrace a wretch so vile?
deck, or on deck, afore or aft, stow it where Wilt thou my load of guilt remove,
you like, but I should not like to see it on And bless me with thy smile ?
her sails, if you throw it over-board you I read from the sixteenth to the twenty-third won't offend me, though some of my comverse of the third chapter of Luke, and im- panions will not be best pleased if you do plored the Lord's blessing ; and truly I did not stow it in the Vessel. A shepherd and find it begging; and the dear Lord permitted a flock is rather a rare thing; and it was me to get very near; and the nearer I get, rare day, a solemn joyful day, such a one as the bolder I get, and the more I want, and the Lord only can make, and make us keep it nothing will do for my soul but he must too. So that worthy is the Lamb to receive bless me and mine, which are his. Another power, riches, wisdom, and strength, and hymn, and then I attempted to speak from honour, and glory, and blessing, for ever, the words that had been solemnly and sweetly amen. Your's in the bonds of the gospel, impressed on my mind, 1 Pet. iii. 20, 21. Sept. 12, 1848. HENRY ALLNUTT. It seemed a solemn hearing time, and some said a good time unto them. Then a hymn;
SOME ACCOUNT OF A and an address. And truly, in addressing my dear brother Welland, (which I trust Child that died One Hundred years old. and feel is a God-sent minister, manifestively so in the consciences of many,) we found it DEAR BROTHER Banks,-I have been resolemn and good. I then took hold of his quested to furnish you with a short account hand, and with big tears of joy dropping of a scholar in our school at New-Land ; if from mine and his eyes, and many more, we you think well, put it in the Earthen Vessel. went down into the water, and I baptised Sarah Willoughby died Sabbath-day, Sephim, beneath the water in the name of the tember 24th, aged fifteen ; though young in Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy years was blessedly led to see her ruined and Ghost; and thus came up out of the water, undone state by nature, and to know the as our brother Spencer and friends were worth of Christ and his power to save; and singing-
if ever the power of grace was displayed, Ashamed of thee, whom angels praise,
methinks it was in this instance. I (with Whose glory shines through endless days;
several others) often visited her, and as often as we had sang the first two lines before we God. She was very much afflicted, and con
I have been refreshed by her testimony for went down into the water; so the second, fined to her bed for weeks, during which and to the twelfth. After which service we sat down together to dinner in the chapel, work upon her soul. Once when being
time she gave many proofs of the Lord's about forty. After dinner, commenced ser- | asked what her hope was resting upon, she vices with
said 'upon Christ, the Rock of ages ;' I Gorious things of thee are spoken,
have nothing else to rest upon !” and often Zion, city of our God,
would she repeat the words of the poet, Brother Welland read, prayed, and preached
“ Other refuge have I none, from the twelfth and thirteenth verses of the
Hangs my helpless soul on thee." fifth chapter of Revelations, and truly it was “I want to hear of him, and his finished
work and power to save.” On being asked | being in great pain, her mother said, “ it by her teacher, whether she would not like grieves me, my dear, to see you in such to be free from pain and her disease, and to pain,” She said “why grieve, mother ? it is be about with her brothers and sisters, she the Lord's will.” On the Afternoon of the lifted' up both her hands and said, “not my | 24th, Mr. Evans called to see her, and while will !” and on being asked at another time engaged with the Lord to give her a easy what we should supplicate for at the throne passage to the realms of eternal day, her of mercy, she said, “just what the Lord en-happy spirit took flight to her Redeemer's ables you, ask for.” She rejoiced in the fact, breast, to be ever with the Lord, that none for whom Christ shed his blood
Oh, what enlargement! who can tell ! could go to hell and be lost; and any thing The overwhelming glory given; in the shape of uncertainty in matters of sal- When once a soul has burst its cell, vation, she had no ear for ; she saw how
And finds itself in heaven, utterly undone and entirely ruined she was, that nothing but the work of Almighty God evening from Job v. 17.
Mr. Evans preached the following Sabbath would do for such, and was well acquainted is the man whom God correcteth.” Which
Behold, happy why she had recourse to God's method of she chose herself. salvation, because all man's way and method
We have in this account, surely, a plea for of salvation was nothing else but damnation. Sunday Schools ; a witness of the power of On these points, at times, she expressed her
grace ; self with such clearness, one would think Children shall be taught of thee."
the promise fulfilled.--"All thy an aged pilgrim of long standing was conversing; so that we may well bear testimony
Your's in Christ, to the truth in Isaiah Ixv. 20. "The child
R. COLLINS. shall die an hundred years old.” During her illness, it pleased God to remove her father after a few days illness; he, too, was a
A Spiritual Mariner, real, humble soul ; she bore this stroke with great patience, and tried to comfort her mother
To God give the glory that such a weak worm, by telling her it was the Lord's will, and all was
Who so oft' is driv'n by a boist'rous storm, right, and that the Lord had promised to be a Am thus far preserved, and kept safe on board, husband to the widow, and he would pro- And led to tell out of the goodness of God. vide, About this time the nature of the disease when first I embark'd in King Jesus's fleet, was such that she required much to support I knew not the cares I should have there to meether, and her appetite was very good, and in I thought 'twould be pleasant to sail in the breeze-this she was enabled to rest upon her God But was not acquainted at that time with the seas. to send her what she wanted, and she said I knew not that mists would so often arise, once in the presence of myself and others; To shut out the light of the sun from my eyes ; with cheerfulness I shall never forget, “I Which has since caus'd me sorrow, and anguish and
fear, cannot see where the supply is to come from, but I know I shall have it, because God has Not knowing what course in the dark I should steer, promised it.” She would often pour out her soul I knew not that pirates so often would strip to God to bless her mother; and the cause of all things that they could from this poor little ship; God was often earnestly pleaded for. " Minis. knew not that shots would so oft be let Aly
From the enemy's crew, that was lying close by. ters and deacons (she said to her mother,) ought to be prayed for, for I compare them Midst all these rude billows, so bitterly tossid, to pillars in God's House, and if they are
I often have feared that this bark would be lost; not kept faithful and decided for truth; what Thu' not very fast, for the waves seem to strong.
But here she is still, just kept sailing along, would be the consequence ? the cause would soon come down." Mr. Evans was called in But what keeps her sailing, midst pirates and storms, to see her once, when she was thought to be The mists,
and the shoals, which so often alarms ?
Why, there is a Steersman, although not in sight, near her end, and asked her how matters were That safe keeps the vessel, and steers her aright, with her ? She said, “Well, well; I am going home.” She was in fact in holy raptures, and Yes! this blessed Captain, this Steersman is true, exclaimed : “Oh! my Father, my Father;" And though many perils around her may be, Mr. Evans asked her, which Father? My He safe will convey her right over the sea. father's Father,' she said; 'I am going home.' But her end was not fully come, but it was
And O what an harbour of lasting repose
He will lead her into, when her journey has clos'd! evident there was a great change ; on being where pirates can't enter, where mists cannot blow, low in her feelings, she said to her mother, which, all through her voyage, impeded her so. “the devil has been telling me I am too great a sinner to be saved," I told him But until the sea of my life I have crossd,
On which I with billows shall often be toss'd; * Once in Christ in Christ for ever,” and oh may I tell boklly to sinners around this truth was brought home to her, and she What a Pilot in Jesus I always have found ! became more composed. Towards the close,
Things as they should be, health, in his own good time. The Lord BETWEEN A PATHFUL HUSBAND, AND AN hath raised me up here an abundance of AFFECTIONATE WIFE.
warm hearted friends, and from them I re
ceive strong assurances of love and respect; [The following correspondence between Mr. and on brass I wish to engrave friendship,
James Osbourn, and his loving spouse, we while unkindness I will write in sand. My think will be read with interest.]
inestimable friends here in Bedford Square, MY DEAR JANE AND FAMILY,
are still kind to me with a kindness that has I this morning arrived here from the West, no parallel. It will take an afternoon by -two months' tour of preaching. To-mor- | itself for me to tell you of them. As I'm in row I start off again for Kent, Sussex, and haste you must excuse brevity. God AlSurrey, &c. Through the mercy of our God mighty bless you all. Amen: Praise ye my health is tolerably good, and I am happy the Lord! Yours in love, to hear you are all well. Your letters come
JAMES OSBOURN. very regularly now, and I'm glad of it. Your No. 50, Bedford Square, July, 1848. last epistle, and a nice one too, came safe to me in Dorsetshire. I hope you will get this write to me. Suppose the baby tries her
P.S. I wish one of my daughters would safe, and that it will find you all in good hand next; and if she will, and also writes health and spirits. The time I calculated to be at home is well, I will bring some handsome present
à pretty good hand, and composes tolerably near at hand, and if you say that I must shew home for her.
As this is the longest time I myself in the Monumental city early next autumn, according to my word when I left last time till death parts us ; for I fully ex
ever was absent from you, so will it be the it, an effort must be made to accomplish the same, but it will be attended with some diffi- pect my travelling will come to a final close
on my arrival home. My love to all friends. culty; for by the request of many friends
J. 0. here, I some time ago put my Building of
MRS. OSBOURN'S REPLY. Mercy to the press, and have just found out My Dear HUSBAND, that it will not be ready for distribution till
Your affectionate letter came safe, and it the last of September, and by the time it is circulated among my subscribers, winter will hear of your good health. Your absence
was gratefully received, and glad I am to be upon us, and crossing the Atlantic ocean from home seems long and painful; but in the dead of winter is not a very desirable what can I say? Providence is what we all undertaking, and especially if 'twas known have to submit to, for who has any control that the passage would be as severe as was
over it but a God? I should like for you my trip to England, and the time of per- to come home next fall
, but it is not for me forming it eight or ten weeks, as is sometines the case. If therefore you could and I wish I could leave all these things in the
to dictate, either to my husband or my Maker. would be so indulgent as to prolong my fur- hands of him who has been with us all our low till next spring, it will be greatly to my days, but I find a difficulty in doing so, and advantage, in reference to my work now in it comes hard upon me at times ; but it will the press. Think on this subject, Jane, and
not last ever. Do come home as soon as let me know as soon as you please.
May Israel's God be with, and bless, and you can, or as soon as you see it is the will defend, and take special care of you all; and write to us often and at length. I am glad
your Master for you to return; and do I believe he will as he hath always done. indeed that you are so very well off at No. Yes, in answer to thousands of petitions put 50, Bedford Square. Do tender my best up by me on my knees on the behalf of you and the children, hath our heavenly Father respects and wishes to your kind friends there.
I should like very much to peep into that graciously and wonderfully appeared for you. Never once do I forget, or leave you out in square occasionally; but the
wide sea is a my private addresses to God at a throne of terror to me. We are all quite well at pre
sent. Farewell, I am your JANE stil). grace; and this too has been my uniform
Baltimore, Sep. 13, 1848. practice for more than thirty years ; and often I feel a heart to pray to God for you all, when I've no feeling or spirit to pray for “Christ, as the Lord our righteousness, myself; and many sweet answers too have leads us to the happy enjoyment of the wed: I received from the Lord of hosts to the ding garment, the clean linen, white and petitions put up for you. Bless the Lord, clean. It is God that justifies ; and to us the O my soul ; and all that is within me, bless obedience of Christ shall be imputed if we his holy name. Never a day passes away believe on him that raised Christ from the but I'm with you in spirit, beholding your dead. God accepts us in his dear Son as just, movements and order; and I shall have an but he will accept us in no other way. These abundance of things to tell you about when are the gates that lead to this city; and we are together; and I hope the Lord will Christ, as mediator, is the only way into it ; bring us together in peace, and love, and' and Christ, in his covenant characters, is the
THE GATES OF THE CITY.
gates of it; and he is the sum and substance | The tenth,
Redemption through his blood, of all the sweet enjoyments of it. Christ is From sin, from death, from hell, from wrath, the tree of life which the saints live on. He All this we have through him is the end of the law for righteousness, in Who have been plucked by mighty grace, which the saints shall for ever shine. And as And brought to Christ the hiding place, their surety, he is the discharger of all their
From every dangerous foe. debts; their goal-delivery is by an act of grace The eleventh fruit hangs on this tree, in him ; and their eternal enlargement and Is, Preservation (you may see,) perfect freedom is by the blood of his cove
For all the Father gave; nant, and the embracing of his truth.”
Not one have ever been been destroyed, Huntington.
Who on his saving grace relied,
But all are safe in him.
Is, Glory with the heavenly host;
Eternally shut in;
But light will shine without a gloom,
Through one eternal day.
O may it be our happy lot,
To enter in without a spot, The second fruit doth Life impart;
Within the heavenly gates; And puts within the vital spark
There to behold his lovely face, Of everlasting life;
And sing the wonders of his grace,
Through all eternity.
Do you not long to cast your crown,
At Jesu's feet, and there sit down This shews the evils of the heart;
To gaze upon the Lamb ?
There with your golden harps above, The need of Jesu's blood :
To praise free grace and sovereign love, It shews the Saviour's sacrifice,
Through all eternity.
This is the work I long to do,
To sing the song that's ever new, The fourth fruit Gospel Liberty,
Praising the Saviour's name; This sets the royal prisoner free;
He hath redeem'd my soul from hell, From all that would condemn;
And I with him shall surely dwell
Through all eternity.
These lines, my sister are bad rhym'd,
And blemishes therein you'll find, Fifth fruit is, Pardon of all sin,
Yet do not them contemn; However vile the life hath been ;
There is some truth, do'nt that refuse, Christ's blood doth cover all,
But hold it firm as the good news,
The gospel brings to thee.
DEAR SISTER:-In returning these lines
when read, you will oblige yours affectionThe sixth fruit, Peace, through Jesu’s blood, ately in him whom you love and serve, To all the sealed of the Lord; And reconcil'd to him;
Cuckfield, Oct., 4, 1848. E. ARNOLD. There's peace in life, and peace in death, While faith believes what Jesus saith;
MY BELOVED PASTOR, In me ye shall have peace.'
I return these lines with thanks, and The seventh fruit that Jesus yields, having carefully perused and meditated Is wisdom to guard on the shield
upon the different fruits with self-exami. To fight his battles in;
nation, to know if I have really been made He has all wisdom to direct
a partaker of them, I do hope that I may The souls of all his own elect,
come to some comfortable conclusion that I Whose hearts confide in him.
have, at times, in some small degree tasted,
realized, and enjoyed the sweets therein The eighth fruit is, Christ's righteousness, contained, or the greater part of them. Designed to be the wedding dress
1st. Is that of Love-I believe love to Of his beloved bride ; Whose cause he doth now represent,
poor, lost, undone, and helpless sinners,
was the first and last moving cause of all In whose behalf his prayers were sent; 'Father, their sins forgive.'
his sufferings and actions; and such I feel
myself to be, but where is the returning The ninth fruit found, is Holiness,
love, both in providence and grace? Imparted in this wilderness, By sanctifying grace;
Perpetual blessings from above, The soul is washed in Jesu's blood,
Encompass me around; In whom complete it ever stood,
But O how few returns of love, As holy as the Lamb.
Has my Creator found.
2nd. Life-I seem to indulge in a hope P.8. Please to overlook the deficiencies, of life within, on account of felt deadness, and receive it as coming from one of the and I cannot express my feelings, better weaklings of the flock. I need not ask for than by again quoting the language of the an interest in your prayers at the throne of poet;
grace, this I believe I have, and of many of Cold as I feel this heart of mine;
the righteous. May the Lord grant me an Yet since I feel it so,
increase of faith, and teach me also how to It yields some hope of life divine
pray. Within, however low.
Cuckfield, October, 20th., 1848. 3rd. Light—Here I can say but little,
THE EDITOR, only that whereas I was blind, now I trust to his Friends and Correspondents. I see.
4th. Liberty-Methinks I have long since been liberated from Sinai's Mount, where I CHRISTIAN FRIENDS-Grace and peace be toiled again and again, but without success, multiplied unto you. It having pleased the till the words came with power,
Lord 'very carefully and kindly to lay me It is finished !
down on a sick bed for several days, and Sinner, will not this suffice ?
thereby preventing me from fulfilling many
engagements which I had made for preachand that
ing in different parts of England, as well as
at home, it has seemed to be my duty to All the fitness he requireth,
write you a few lines descriptive of the Is to feel your need of him.
Lord's dealings with me, that so we may Truly that was a sweet fruit, and that praise his name together; and still be as.
sured that what he does is best. hymn has ever since been very precious.
5th. Pardon-6th. Peace - And here i I must first tell you of a few things which would ask if I may not take comfort from preceded this sickness, because they have the peace I have at times enjoyed, that been useful to me, and the Lord can make pardon has been granted; can there be them a blessing to you. peace without pardon?
Well, you must know, that a little before 7th. Wisdom-This I greatly need, to this sickness came, there had arisen among gird on the shield of faith, and not the us (at Crosby Row,) a cry, that we must shield only, but the whole armour; for the have a new Chapel. I must confess this battles of sin appear too strong for me.
had originated with me, for I had publicly 8th. Righteousness-Satisfied I am, that
told the people that the following scripture it must not be a robe of my own, nor à bor- I had much impressed my mind—The God of rowed one (as you lately remarked) but a heaven He will prosper us, therefore we his sergiven one, a perfect one, without spot or vants will arise and build. There certainly blemish, , May such a robe be cast over
was some faith in my soul, that the Lord all my imperfections, that I may be found would permit me to build a house
for his at last without spot, and blameless. name, but that faith has been sorely tried,
9th. Holiness-What can I say here, when still I must not say, it has been destroyed. I look within, alas ! how sinful, what a nest
The question, of course arose-'Why do of uncleanness! Still, I think I do know you wish to leave the old chapel ? Plenty something of the spiritual warfare spoken 'it
is not large enough—nor clean
of answers were ready at hand; such as, if there were no holiness implanted, there nor convenient enough-nor quiet enough ; would be no warfare felt within, so I hope above all, “it is not safe enough. This made to take courage and press forward, and may some stir and confusion amongst us. Many the Spirit help me so to do.
were for standing still; some were for 10th, Redemption— And if a believer in pressing on to build. In connection with price is fully paid, not with corruptible think ; nor what to do; and in this state Christ, redemption work is completed, the other temporal matters, this wrought deep
anxiety in my mind. I knew not what to things, as silver and gold, but with the pre- of agitation my mind was tossed up and cious blood of Christ.
11th. Preservation- I cannot for one mo- down to no small degree. On the Lord'sment doubt that where a work of grace is day morning before I was taken ill,
I was begun in the soul, it will be preserved, and silently waiting upon the Lord for a mescarried on, and finally made secure.
sage, and felt so forlorn, so forsaken, so
discouraged, so downcast, that I hardly “Grace will complete what grace begins, &c., seemed to have a heart to plead much with
12th., Glorification—This must be left God. Something like sullen rebellion was for futurity and eternity to unfold; but,
at work within; when suddenly these
words were spoken right into my very soul • When the toils of life are past,
- BE STILL; AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD.' May Jesus be the first and last;
(Psalm xlvi.) And when I bow before the King,
Under the power of this word, I certainly I'll Alpha and Omega sing,
did enter into rest; all my burdens were Your's very sincerely in the bonds of the cast upon the Lord; and I do not think Gospel,
S. A. PAN. one anxious thought either for time or