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THE WARNING.

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction

cometh upon them.”—1 Thes, v. 3.

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To the Ark and from destruction

All who'd be preserved, then, haste! Christ's alone the Ark of safety

Come—and full salvation taste: Tarry not for reformation

(Sinners - Jesus died to save), Art thou lost? He came to find thee;

Thou, believing, life shalt have.

Gen. 7: 1.
2 Pet. 3: 9.
Acts 4:12.
Rev. 22:17..
Ro. 4: 5.
Mar. 2:17.
Mat. 18:11.
Acts 16:31.

Then, amid the coming glory,

Rev. 20: 4. Which the Church with Christ shall share; 1 Thes. 4:17. Thou shalt have thy happy portion,

Eph.

2:6, 7. Bride of His — His image bear

1 Joh. 3: 2. Then, His earthly people gathered,

Eze.37:24-28. Earth made clean, and Satan bound; Rev.

20: 2. Thou shalt, with thy Saviour, reigning Rev. 5:10. O'er a happy world be found!

Rev. 11:15.

A. M.

THE HOPE.

“I have waited for thy salvation.”

1. Worthy of homage and of praise;

Worthy by all to be adored:
Exhaustless theme of heavenly lays !

Thou, Thou art worthy, Jesus, Lord.

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2. Now seated on the Father's throne,

The Lamb once slain, in glory bright;
'Tis thence Thou watchest o'er thine own,

Guarding us thro’ the deadly fight.

3. To Thee, the Lord, our song we raise,

Tho' mean the tribute now must prove:
No mortal tongue can tell Thy ways,

So full of life, and light, and love.
4. Yet, Saviour! Thou shalt have full praise,

When we have met Thee on the cloud;
For when we see Thee face to face,

We then shall praise Thee as we would.

[The two following little pieces, though not new, may be welcome to

some who have not seen them before.]
1. LAUNCH thy bark, mariner,

Christian, God speed thee,
Let loose the rudder bands,

Good angels lead thee.
Set the sails warily,

Tempests will come,
Steer thy course steadily,

Christian, steer home.
2. Look to the weather-bow,

Breakers are round thee;
Let fall the plummet now,

Shallows may ground thee.
Reef in the foresail there,

Hold the helm fast,
So let the vessel wear;

There swept the blast!
3. What of the night, watchman,

What of the night?
Cloudy, all quiet

No land yet —all's right.
Be wakeful, be vigilant,

Danger may be
At an hour when all seemeth

Securest to thee.
4. How gains the leak so fast ?

Clear out the hold ;
Hoist out the merchandise,

Heave out the gold.
There, let the ingots go:

Now the ship rights;
Hurra! the harbour's near,

Lo! the red lights.
5. Slacken not sail yet,

At inlet or island;
Straight for the beacon steer,

Straight for the high land.
Crowd all thy canvass on,

Cut through the foam;
Christian, cast anchor now,

Heaven is thy home.—MRS. SOUTHEY.

THE DYING BELIEVER BIDDING FAREWELL TO

THE BIBLE.

O BOOK! life's guide ! how shall we part,
And thou so long seized of my heart?
Take this last kiss; and let me weep,
True thanks to thee before I sleep.

Thou wert the first put in my hand,
When yet I could not understand,
And daily didst my young eyes lead
To letters, till I learnt to read;
But as rash youths, when once grown strong,
Fly from their nurses to the throng,
Where they new consorts choose, and stick
To those, till either hurt or sick:
So with that first light gain’d from thee,
Ran I in chase of vanity.
Cried dross for gold, and never thought
My first cheap book had all I sought.
Long reign'd this vogue; and thou, cast by,
With meek dumb looks didst woo mine eye,
And oft left open, would'st convey
A sudden and most searching ray
Into my soul, with whose quick touch,
Refusing still, I struggled much.
By this mild act of love, at length
Thou overcam’st my sinful strength;
And having brought me home, didst there
Shew me that pearl I sought elsewhere.
Gladness, and peace, and hope, and love,
The secret favours of the Dove;
Her quickening kindness, smiles, and kisses,
Exalted pleasures, crowning blisses,
Fruition, union, glory, life,
Thou didst lead to, and still all strife.
Living, thou wert my soul's sure ease,
And dying mak’st me go

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peace: Thy next effects no tongue can tell; Farewell, O book of God, farewell!

From Silex Scintillans, or Sacred

Poems, by Henry Vaughan.

No. XXXII.

DEUTERONOMY.

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We now come to the Book of Deuteronomy, a book full of interest in its moral warnings as to testimony, but presenting fewer subjects for interpretation and exegesis than those the summary of which we have sought to give. This book takes up Israel just on the borders of Canaan, and insists upon the maintenance of their relations with God, and on obedience to his commandments, as the only ground on which Israel can enter and continue therein; adding warnings as to the consequence of failure in obedience. The book may be divided into three parts. The first eleven chapters insist dience, presenting various motives to lead the people to it. Then come, as far as the end of the twenty-ninth, divers commandments; to which are added, by way of sanction, the consequences of obedience, and the curse upon disobedience. From the thirtieth to the end we have things to come, the blessing of the people, and the death of Moses. Of the first eleven chapters, the first four form rather a distinct part. That which strikes one in the first chapters is, the pains that the Lord takes to present all possible motives to that poor people to lead them to obedience, in order that they may be blessed. These things, which ought at least to have touched the heart, served, alas ! only to prove its hardness, and to show that, if man is to be blessed, God must give him a new heart, as it is written in the chapter which closes the second part of his exhortations to obedience. “ Yet the Lord hath not given you a heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day" (xxix. 4).

Deuteronomy is, then, of all the books of Moses, that which is the most essentially conditional; that is to say, the first two divisions which I have pointed out. Chapter xxix., which is the last of the second division, ends

VOL.II. PT.IV.

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