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My God, thy presence and they
6. So when the prison'd captive fees 7. How countless have thy mercies been, Some kind deliv'rer come,
How large thy grace to me! He feels new strength, and wing'd with Oh, let this life which thou hast fav'd [joy,
Be all resign'd to thee. Flies to his long-lof home.
8. Prepare me, Lord, with thee to drell
In heav'n's delightful plains, II. Prayer for a blefing on Sickness. Where sin and pain are known no more,
Where boundless pleasure reigas. I.ITWAS not blind chance that laid 1.'TWAS
me low, Nor chance my health restor'd;
III. Abfence from pious frinds. In each, my God, I see thy hand,
1. And be thy name ador'd.
grace 2. Father, if I indeed may call
Can drive my cares away; Thee by a name so dear,
Thy love can cheer my saddest hour, With thy rebuke thy blessing grant, And turn my night to day. And teach my soul thy fear.
2. Though in a dreary waste I walk, 3. My health with all its clust'ring My soul shall fear no ill; sweets
If on my head thy candle shine, Teach me aright to prize ;.
The wilderness shall smile. And 'midst thy bounties let my heart
3. Though from my pious friends re In constant thanks arise.
mov'd, 4. Yet let not earth's enjoyments lead To me so juftly dear, My heedless fect aftray ;
Thou, Lord, art present ftill with them, But teach me as a stranger here
And thou art present here. To walk the heav'nly way.
4. Ev'n absent, we oan Atill enjoy, 5. Oh, let my best affections, Lord, Around thy throne of grace, Be set on things above:
Communion (weet in humble prayer, There fix this wav'ring, wand'ring heart, And songs of sacred praise. Nor let it thence remove.
5. Haften, O Lord, that joyful day 6. Subdue each sinful, low desire
When all who thee adore, Within this soul of mine ;
Shall meet around thy throne above, My God, let ev'ry wish I form
And parting be no more. And ev'ry thought be thine.
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SINCE this Magazine went to press, some very interesting communications kave come to hand from the London Miffionary Society to the Triftees of the Missionary Society of Connecticut, extraås from which will be publifbed in the next Magazine. From these communications it appears that the miffionary cause is prospered, and there is great reason to hope that the London Society will be made the instruments of promoting pure Chriftianity in France and the northern parts of Italy.
COMMUNICATIONS from the Lone of a divine impression on the mind,
DON MissionART Society, to and then it will most probably be the Missionarr Society of lafting—increasing and efficaCONNECTICUT.
Our official letter to your SoNo. 1.
ciety, and the papers which acLetter from Joseph HARDCASTLE, company it, which you will no
Treasurer of the London Mis- doubt fee, render it unnecessary SIONARY Society, to the Hon. for me to enlarge on those fuba John TRE ADW ELE, Chairman of jects. We have reason for thank the Truflees of the MissionART | fulness that Divine Providence lias SOCIETY OF CONNECTICUT.
rendered our institution the occa
fion of so much advantage to the London, 20th Nov. 1802.
general interells of religion in the DEAR SIR,
world as to encourage our cheer: your letter accompanying the confidence in his continued profive first numbers of the Connec- tection and blefling. The furticut Evangelical Magazine.--It ther we proceed, the more enafforded me great satisfaction to larged appears to be the sphere in be informed of the formation of which our operations are invited, your Missionary Society, and of and we indulge the hope that the the measures which you are adopt animated and increasing exertions ing to communicate to the Hea- of Christians, in different parts of then the knowledge of their Crea- the world, will, in the course of a tor and Redeemer. This merito few years, be instrumental in prorious zealto enlarge the boundaries ducing a considerable extension of of our Saviour's kingdom on earth our Redeemer's kingdom. You is happily extending on every side, will perceive by the accompanying and is an honorable mark by which report, that a wide door is openthe present generation of Chris- ed in France for the introduction tians is characterized and diftin of the pure principles of Chrifguished. We hope it is the effect tianity, and there is now strong
Vol. III. No. 11. Eee
ground to believe not only that
London, roth Nov. 1802. the fcriptures will be extensively DEAR BRETHREN IN OUR circulated there by means of our
LORD JESUS CHRIST, Society, but also that we shall without delay proceed to a
HIS Letter will accompany
our a circumstance which a few years the Report of our Brethren lately ago must have appeared in the deputed to visit Trance, for the highest degree incredible.
purposes therein stated : From The difpensations of Provi- both which you will we doubt dence, as they affect the moral not receive pleasure. condition of the human race, are We cannot communicate these very remarkable; and disastrous papers to you without taking the as they have undoubtedly been to opportunity of testifying afresh every class in society connected our christian affection and our corwith antichrilt, their result ap. dial union with you, in the work pears auspicious to the interests of in which you are engaged. To the true and unadulterated reli- have any reason to hope that the gion of our Saviour. And while Lord is employing us as inftruthe men of tlie world are looking ments, however unworthy, of proto future events with a confidera- moting his cause and intereft, in ble degree of anxious forebodings, the world, and of furthering his the disciples of Christ are full of blessed designs and eternal purhope that by means of the great poses-how comforting and ani. political occurrences which so ma. mating is it! To have any ground terially vary the fate of civil fo- to believe that through his divine ciety, the peaceful kingdom of benedi&tion, we are not wholly the Redeemer will rapidly ad. laboring in vain,-how ought it vance.
to excite our highest praises, and It will afford me pleasure to re to stimulate us tó undaunted efceive your communications on this forts and unwearied diligence ! interesting subject, and to have Be this encouragement and this our languid zeal quickened by consolation yours, Dear Brethren, your accounts of the more ani- and ours, and the portion of all mated exertions of our Chriftian those who love the name of the Brethren in America.
Saviour, and who pray and Atrive I am very respectfully,
that it may be known from the Dear Sir,
rising to the setting of the fun. Your faithful servant,
The former of the enclosed pa
per's will inform you of what are JOSEPH HARDCASTLE. our general purposes, and plans : The Hon. John
the latter will offer to your view · Treadwell.
a field of operation so unexpected, fo ample and so promifing, as will leave you in doubt which most to admire, the goodness of God in
opening it unto us, or the magni. Letter from the Direttors of the tude of the work of which it may
London Missionary Society, to be the coinmencement. But to the Mifionary of Connetticur. indulge ourselves in reflections of
this nature might have the ap our tardiness. If we cannot alto, pearance perhaps, of too highly gether exculpate ourselves in this raifed expectations, whilst if jutt particular we will iatreat our it could only anticipate what your brethren not to be so rigorous in affection for the cause will suggest. the exaction of letter for letter ; We shall therefore only add, join assuring them that they are not us, Dear Brethren, in thanksgiving left out of our remembrance, altho? to the Most High, for what he the variety and extent of our en has thus done ; and pray for us, gagements do not leave us much that wisdom, zeal and energy may opportunity of teftifying it. Did be imparted to us, that we may they know how much pleasure and not neglect, or milimprove the fresness of zeal such communi. important talent thus apparently cations spread over our meetings put into our hands.
of bufinels, they would not think Nor are we without encourage their labor either useless or lost. ment from our other stations. Let us express our hope that our The Lord is enabling our breth- Dear Brethren at Connecticut will ren to remain faithful, to abide frequently adminiftér to us this the difficulties and temptations to conlolation. which they are exposed, and if That the great head of the not in every instance giving them church may gladden and fanction immediate seals to their labors, your meetings with his presence, affording them such profpects as give wisdom and zeal to your are sufficient to cause them to be plans, energy and success to your lieve that, in due time they shall endeavors, and afford you the fatreap if they faint not. We should isfaction of witnessing Zion's prof. be happy to enter into detail, did perity in your churches and counthe limits of a letter permit it ; try is our unfeigned desire and and we abstain from it with less prayer. We salute you unitedly reluctance from the conviction and individually, with christian that they are not unknown to love ; and with sincerity assure you, through the medium of the you that we are, Dear Brethren, Evangelical Magazine. It is in our Lord Jesus Christ, your moreover our delign to furnith affectionate fellow laborers. the christian world with a more In the name of the Directors, minute relation of our operations,
JOSEPH HARDCASTLE, by the publication of a Journal which will contain the chief inci
Treasurer. dents at our several missionary stations, and which we trust, from the diligence and zeal of our Brethren to whom the work is
An Address from the Miffionary committed, will not long be with
Society in London, to their Brethheld from the public expectation.
ren throughout the world.
HE tender interest which that we do not hear more fre
. quently from some of our Breth out Europe, America, and at the ren who are united as Societies for Cape of Good Hope, have exthe extention of the Gospel. They prefed, for the prosperity of our may perhaps say that they have Society, in their humble efforts the fame reafoi to complain of l to spread the knowledge of the
It is to us a subject of regret T our foreign brethren thro”.
ens our own.
blood-bought salyation of our in- , trust, we have lately beheld fome carnate God, revives our hearts, beams of the fun of righteousness, and calls forth anew our commu- which promise the speedy apnications. The contents of this proach of his kingdom in power, address, will, we are sure, excite and in the Holy Ghoft. His their grateful acknowledgements disk seems just in the horizon, to Him, who hath the residue of and ready to fill the earth with the Spirit, as the review of his the brightness of his rifing. Could gracious dealings with us, awak. you have been present at our late
Supported by his annual assembly, which was favor. all-fufficient strength, and encour- ed with fingular 'unction, you aged by his great and precious would have joined in exultation promises, we continue to go for- with us, as in one of the days of ward, animated by the hope, that the Son of Man. The ministers we shall still see greater things of the sanctuary by hundreds than these.
stood forth as on the Lord's fide, The day of peace hath once and forgot all other distinction, more dawned upon us. The mif. but the banner of the cross, whilst eries we deplored in our own, and thousands, more than our vaft the neighboring nations, are alle churches could contain, confeffed viated, and the wounds will, we their union, and added their amen trust, be healed, which the ravages to our giving of thanks. All of war had opened fo widely. our folemnities were eagerly at. Oh, for more of the Spirit of Jesus tended, and the last affecting scene, in all lands! that mutual love in one of our largest places of and tender compassion might unite worship, left a deep impreffioa on us as men of one blood, and the every heart. The minifters and Holy Ghoft shed abroad in our stewards of his mysteries waited hearts, join us as Christians in one at the table of their Lord, filled spirit to the living head of his with the rich provision of the emchurch, Jesus Christ. When the blems of his facrifice ; five or fix temple of Janus was fhut under thousand people were crowded aAugustus, the Prince of Peace : round them, spectators, or partakmade his first gracious appearance crs with them of the solemn ordi. in this lower world ; and shall nance ;-among the number, a we not hope and pray that when German, of the race of Abraham, a like happy universal peace has called to preach the faith he once united Christendom in one great , blafphemed, came forward with community, and opened a friendly the cup of blelling in his hands, intercourse between the nations of and in broken accents, but in a the earth and the isles of the sea, language that made every heart that the glory of the Lord shall.' to thrill, and the sweeteft tears to be revealed, in correspondence flow, avouched his beautiful, but with his promises and prophecies; fimple confeffion of the crucified his word run, and be glorified to Lord. the ends of the earth ; the Hea Whilft we hear and deprecate then be given to him for his inher. the vaunts of infidelity in all lands, itance ; and all fleth see the salva- the impious fites of reafon, falfetion of our God?
ly so called, and the reviving Brethren, with deep thankful. itruggles of superstition, no truly acfs and humble admiration, we christian eye could have behele