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June 14. The Buckinghamshire Christiao Society assembli ng in the Association assembled at Mr. Old Meeliny, Norwich. Mr. DenFletcher's, Bicester, Oxon. Mr.

nant, of Halesworth, began the serScraggs, of Buckingham, preached vice of the day with reading the froin Rom. xv. 5, 6; and Mr. Wil. Scriptures and prayer ; Mr. Price, kins, of Abingdon, from Acts xvi. of Woodbridge, delivered the intro17; Mr. Gardner, of Potter's Pury, ductory discourse ; Mr, Newton (the preached in the evening, from Phil, aged and venerable minister of the i. 27.--- The next Association is in- church, and with whom Mi. Hull is tended to be held on the first Wed. settled as co-pastor) prayed the nesday in June, 1$10, at Mr. Rey- ordination-prayer; Mr. Parry, Tunolds's, Nash, year Buckingham. tor at the Wymoadiey Academy, re

ceived the confession of faith and June 23. A small chapel vas

delivered the charge; Mr. S. Newopened for divine worship at Horn

ton, of Witham, prenched a sermon sey, in the neighbourhood of Hall, Yorkshire. Mr. Lambert, of Iuli,

to the people; and Mr. Carter, of

Mattigall, concluded the service preached in the morning, from Hay. ji. 9; Mr. Arundel, of Whilby, in

with prayer. In the evening, an ex.

cellent and appropriate discourse the afternoon, from Gen. xxviii. 10 to 22; and Mr. Halesuit, of Drif

was preached by Mr. Pahner, of

Hackney. The services of the day, field, in the evening, from Ps, xxvii.

which will be printed, were conduct4. To those who are in the habit

ed in a truly interestiug and solerna of frequenting Hornsey, for the benefit of sca-bathing, it is presum

manner, and attended by crowded

auditories, ed this iritelligence wiil ngt be unacceptable.

July 5. The Independent Minis,

ters in the connty of Kent neld their June 28. The Annual Meeting Annual Association at Gravesend, of the Sussex Mission Society was Mi. Slatterie, of Chatham, preached held at the Countess of Huntingdon's in the morning: Mr. Gurteen, of Chapel, Brighton. Mr. Martell, of Canterbury, preached in the even-, Heath field, preached ; Mr. Styles ing; a'id Mr. Tomlin, of Sandwich, stated the plan and object of the on the preceding evening. - Their Society; and the devotional parts next Meting will be held at Sheer. of the service were conducted by on the Wednesday afier the Mess. Franklin, Fisher, and Kerly. first sabbath in July, 1810. After the morning-service, the Members of the Society met for business, setshire Association, it was resolveu,

At a late Meeting of the Somerwhen it was resolved, That Arundel

Not la countenance any collecting should be the station for the itiner. ant to preach at for the present; and lions, until it has received the sa ic

Case in their respective Congrega. Bognor, and the villages adjacent, tion of the County Association, or as opportunity should offer. Mr.

of the Committee of the Congrega. Taylor, from Mr. Collison's Acade

tional Union in London. my, who has, for the present, engaged in the work of an Jtlaerant,

The New Tabernacle at Dursley, connected with this Society, preach. Glourestershire, will be openca An. ed in the evening at Mr. Gough's 15, 1809; when the Rev. Mess. Hill, Meeting-house ; and Mess, Thomas - Jay, and Thorpe are expected to (of Enfield) Sargeaut, and Jones, en- preach. gaged in prayer. The Plan of this

RECENT DEATH. Society is precisely the sa ine as that Lately, at St. Albans, the R:v. adopted by the Surry Mission. It Mr. Gill, who had been nearly 50 unites for one cominon object, Bap years pastor of the Baptist Church tists, Calvinistic Methodists, and in tral town. He was a nephew of Indepeаdents.

the celebrated Dr. Gill. Thursday, June 29, Mr. W. Hull, July 16, at Biriningham, Mrs. late student at Wymondley, was set Humphrys, wife of the Rev. J. apart to the pastoral office over the Humphrys, of London.



A MISSIONARY HYMN. occasioned by the Institution of the Cry aloud, Spare not. Isaiah lviii. I. London Female Penitentiary.

Men of God, go take your stations ; DAUGHTER Of Anguish, child of Woe,

Darkness reigns throughout the earth: Whose bitter tears.repentant fow, To Him lift up thy melting eyes,

Go, proclaim among the nations Who bids those springs of sorrow rise !

Joyful news of heav'nly birth :

Beắr the tidings
With care paternal, see him hend, Of the Saviour's matchless worth!
And from his lofty seat attend

of his gospel not ashamed, The whisperid sigh, the secret moan,,

As the pow'r of God to save,' The drop that falls. Onseen, alone !'

Go where Christ was never named; When man but flatter'd to betray,

Publish freedom to the slave! And lur'd thee from thy home away,

Blessed freedom! He hade tby peace of mind depart, Such as Zion's children havc! Theo left thee to a breaking heart.

What, tho' Earth and Hell united, For thee remains no place of rest,- Should oppose the Saviour's play Against thee clos'd the feeling breast,- Plead his cause, por be affrighted, The downcast look, the virtuous eye, Fear ye not the face of man, Withheld from thee sost sympathy!

Vain their tumuit! Ah, cease thro' devious paths to roam!

Hurt his work they never can! Lo, Charity provides a home,

When expos'd to fearful dangers, Where Vice her blushing face may hide, Jesus will his own defend ; With Hope and Pity at her side ! Borne asar, ’midst foes and strangers, Daughter of Anguish, cease to grieve,

Jesus will appear your Friend ;

And his presence
Lo! Jesus bids thy spirit live!
Before thee sets an open door,

Shall be with you to the end ! T. K. And whispers, Go, and sip no more !

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A HARVEST HYMN. Ye sous of Britain join,

And gwell each solenn chord,
Your grateful notes combine

To magnify the Lord :
In lofty songs your voices raise,'
The God of Harvest claims your praise !
In rich luxuriauce dress'd,

Behold the spacious plain !
His bounty stands confess`d,

In fields of yellow graio !
Come then, your hearts and voices

And God, the God of llarvest, praise !.
Fair Plenty fills our isle ;

His mercies never cease !
The husbandman duth smile

To see the large increase.
O let us then nur voice's raise,
And God, the God of Harvest, praise !
The precious fruits he gives,

O may we ne'er abuse!
But thro' our future lives,

To his own glory use.
Then rise to leav'n to sound his praise
In sweeter strains and noblet lays !

I. C.

OPPRESS'D with care, hut more with sin,
Fightings without and fears within,

My spirit servent cries,
Grant me the wings of yonder dove,
To fee to that blest world above,

My rest, my liope, iny prize!
Alas! while here my daily grief
Is the strong power of unbelief,

In my deceitful heart !
Sometimes I think a conquest gain'd
But ah! how little I've obtain'd!

How weak the better part!
Sweet are the moments which I spend
Within thy house, my God and Friend;

But Sabbaths pass away.
O for that world, where I shall see
My Jesus, and shall like him bo

Thro' one eternal day!
Well may I pray, and long to dwell
In that blest world; for who can tell

What God hath there laid up?
Patience and Faith hold out awhile,
Tho' darkest hours shall this beguile,

Mỹ auchor shall be Hope!

Printed by G. AULD, Greville Street, London.

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Taken from the Funeral-Discourse delivered April 80, 1809,


It has been the good pleasure of God to take from the world, by a most unexpected death, your faithful and venerable pastor, at a time when he was as ardent and active in the service of the gospel as he had ever been ; and when, to human observation, there was every reason to suppose that he might have been reserved for many years of useful and honourable labours. The will of the Lord be done! but let us not forget what he was amongst us, and before all the people whom we have followed to the grave with such deep regrets, and whose face we shall see no more.

He feared the Lord from his youth; and, though he possessed advantages above the common lot for situations far more enviable in the eyes of the world, he early and earnestly resolved to devote himself to the service of God, in the ministry of the gospel.

He taught himself, from the beginning of his life, and was taught of God' to value the blessings of independence, chiefly as they enabled him, without distraction, to apply his mind to the duties of a Christian Minister; and, as a faithful steward of the gifts of God, to be kind and useful to human beings, especially to them whom he believed to belong to Christ, as Providence gave him the opportunities. He was distinguished through life by a liberality, in which he knew no other limits than the extent of the means which he could conscientiously employ in usefulness to men, or fidelity to God.

How he was prepared to labour, in word and doctrine, by the tem per of mind which he possessed, and by all his views of conscien XVII.

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