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gospel, held their half yearly meet. we had the pleasure of informing ting at Maidstone, Nov. 2, 1802, the public, that the different denowhen Mr. Gooding, of Lenham, minations of Calvinistic dissenters preached in the afternoon, from in Manchester, had instituted a Acts vili. 5. ; and Mr. Kent, of monthly lecture. With this they Gravesend, in the evening, from have since connected a monthly Isaialiliv. 17.; the brethren, Mess. meeting for prayer. Both have Ralph, White, Stanger, senior, been very numerously attended. Podmore, and Poppywell, engaged The association of the several miin prayer.
niiters and congregatious, uniting It was resolved, That Mr. John in these services, has greatly conStanger, junior, late student of the tributed to increase that harmony Kent seminary, be employed as an and affection which before subsisted itinerant preacher in this district among them; and they can, from for the next six months, under the experience, recommend the utility direction of a committee of settled of such a plan in other large towns, pastors.
and in every place where it is pracThe next Meeting to be held at ticable. Encouraged by the happy Maidstone, on Tuesday April 5, effects they have witnessed, they 1803, to meet at eleven in the fore- intend to pursue the design of their noon. Mr. Rogers, of Eynsford,' union, hoping to enjoy the presence is appointed to preach in the even. and blessing of the great Master of ing.
assemblies. The subjects of the MONTHLY LECTURES, lectures for the ensuing year, are as In our number for January last, follow : ' Time and Place.
Preachers. Jan. 5, Mosley Str. The Care of the Soul.
Rev, Mr. Roby Feb, 2, Lloyd St. The Unsuccessfulness of the Gospel.
Bradley March 2, Canon St.
si s Complete Redemption accom-7 wonate plished by Christ.
Jack April 6, Mosley St. Thc Doctrine of the Atonement.
Johnson May 4, Lloyd St. J The efficacy of Divine Grace in 1
Roby Conversion. June 1, St. George's, Christ the Believer's Life.
Bradley July 6, St. George's, Georopis. J The Character and Privileges of T
Jack I Believers, Ang:3,St.George's, The Duty of Searching the Scriptures,
Roby Sept. 7, Canɔn St.
St. | The Duty of taking Heed how
Johnson Dec. 7, Canon St, The Duty of Self-Examination,
OCT. 17, 1802, was opened at cupied accordingly. It was opened Wrawby, near Brigg, in Lincoln. by Mr. Clark, of Brigg, who is also shire, à commodious little chapel, minister of this place, by reading built about twelve years ago for and preaching, afternoon and evene the friends of Mr. Westley ; but ing, to full congregations, from Ps. the proprietors changing their reli. Ixxxyii. 5. and 1 Sam. 7. 12. giuus views, it was soon after oc
[The Rest of our Intelligence is unavoidably deferred.]
REFLECTIONS 1 I have been humbled when my pride ON THE NEW YEAR.
Disdaind the yoke ; the scourge a ply'd
Hath taught me to revere : Gop of my dáss, to thee anew
Then have I found it passing sweet
To sit submissive at thy feet, .
And lower ev'ry year,
The snares of Sin and Death were found;
Thou didst my aid appear: I have been spar'd, who still am found
At thy reorke the tempter fied,
And i esca'd as from the dead,
To end another year.
God of my life, I gladly own,
Through all my days thiy love hath shone
Make mc obediently depend
On Thee, my Guide, my Guard, iny Friend, Buc Thou hast lighten'd ev'ry load,
For ev'ry fucure year! And ev'ry needful good bestow'd,
HYMN UNDER AFFICTION,
My dearest Lord, in love appear,
And banish ev'ry guilty fear ;
Increase my faith, contirm my hope,
And lift my dryoping spirit up.
Should all forsake, my God is kind,
Make me to all thy will resiga'd!
Disease, my outward frame decays ;
Thy promise can my comforts raise.
My earthly house is breaking down ; Through many a shoal and tempest strong, O bear me to thy blissful throne, Where I knew not to steer :
To view the Lamb who once was slain : I thought thee slomb'ring on the wave, My life, sny portion, and my gain ! But thou wert watchful still, to save From found'ring all the year.
In Heav'o I shall his praises sing, I have been taught,
And triumph in my glorious King; who us'd to spurn
His matchless beauties there behoid,
And tunc his love on harps of gold.
Eye hath not seen, nor ear hath heard With patient precepts, live online, What God hath for his saints prepar'd ; Another Gospel-year.
There Sin and Sorrow never come : I have been comforted, when woe
I long for this eternal home! Would sink my fainting spirits low,
E. R. And urge the secret tear: Thy visitings have brought relief, Tay promises have sootli'd ray grief,
AN ESTIMATE OF TIME. . And made a joyful year, I've been supported when thy frown Time was, is past, thou canst not it recall; With heavy crosses bore me down, Time is, thou hast, employ the port:on Thy sinile my heart would cheer :
small : Thou gav'st me parience for their length; | Time futur: is not, and may never be ; And in my weakness perfect strength | Time present is the only time for Thee. Upheld me ad che year.
THE MUSIC BY SHULTZ. The Words translated from Madam Guion, by W. Cooper, Esqa
Jea-lous, and with live o'er -flowing, God demands a fer - vent heart;
Glace and boun-ty still be stow-ing, Calls us
a grate - ful
Oh then, with supreme affeciion,
Perfect love has pow'r to soften His paternal will regard !
Cares that might our peace destroy ; If it cost ús some dejcetion,
| Nay, does more, transforms them often, Ev'ry sigh has its reward.
Changing sorrow into joy.
And the nunuber of our pains :
In the trials lic ordains. Cooper's Guion.
Amongst thy happy blood-bought racey
O may we each be found, The praises of redeeming grace
For ever to resound! J.M.
SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN,
Sung at Sion Chapel. ONCE more before thy sacred throne,
Lord ! see a youthful race, In humble supplication come,
To seek thy lovely face. Thro' love divine we here are brought,
Where truth divinely shines; Lord, bless the sacred truths we're
Are left to go astray,
Pursue the narrow way !
From principles of love.
And as we read it o'er,
Thy blessing to implore !
On all the hearts of those, Who fain the friendless would befriend, And soften others' woes !
CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY. Ye little flock,whom Heav'n has chosen,
The wouders of its love to know ; In horrid vales, in mountains frozen,
Or where the temp'rate breezes blow; From all your songs of joy I borrow
Delight, that makes a kindred strain ; And ever, in your keepest sorrow,
I feel the bitterness of pain. While in the hallow'd paths ye wander,
Where Deity incarnate trod, I hear the hell-taught tonguc of Slan
der Proclaim her wond'rous tales abroad. But, 'midst a blended world's reviling,
Ye still your heaw'nly course pursue : Error retires; and Anguish, smiling,
Fixes her grateful eye on you. And shall, my soul, your zeal revering,
In careless indolence remain ! Taught by example so endearing, O, may I never gaze in vain !