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in the neighbeurhood, many walking a Redeemer in England, and wherever they pomber of miles in order to see once more are found, will unite in the prayer of the their beloved minister. In the evening universal Church, that so, ere long, the Nr. 6., preparing, with his family and kingdom of our Messiah may extend through ciber friends, to enter Palmouth, sixteen out all the earth, and all enemies be placed or eighteen mounted their horses to ride on beneath bis feet. Then will the declara. first, and give notice of bis approach to tion of our Saviour be accomplished: “Many those in town. On the road, in numerous shall come from the east, and from the west, places, crowds were standing, singing with from the north, and from the south, and joy, dancing, and often stepping forward sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to stop the horses, that they might inquire in the kingdom of their Father.-Bup. Mag. for “Massa minister," and know he was Fell At Mr. Knibb's house, when he

India. — “It is my opinion that the

amount of success in India has not been arrired, a vast concourse had collected, which soon filled the court, passage, and small, and I shall endeavour to substan

tiate this assertion. When the Missionall the lower part of the house. All these seemed quite unable to express their joy the benighted souls of the heathen, the

aries attempted to deliver their message to at seeing bim once more: they wept, clasp. heathen laughed them to scorn. They said, ed bim by the hands aud arms in the most eager manner, often exclaiming, “ Massa

Look around on your christians. Your come- it quite true massa come at last judges take bribes ; your magistrates vacate for true. Many say dey wish he dead or diers are full of rapine; and your govern.

their chairs to seek amusement ; your sol. drowned before he come back; hut he ecme-he come- quite sure-quite safe!"

ment itself fatiens on the very blood of Scenes somewhai similar occurred all the our countryNow they dare not say this. next day, Mrs. K being continually obliged

We can point in every quarter from the to send out one company that others might general down to the ensign, and to the gaio admittance.

common soldier, and say, “These men ex. But the most interesting sight was re.

emplify all that we have declared to you as served for the Sabbath, when thousands constituting the principles and character of testified their gratitude to God, and love

a Christian.' They admit the appeal and to his house, by crowding within its walls. say, “We now see that you have a religion, Three thousand were assembled within, effective.' When we first went we were

and we acknowledge that that religion is bile one thousand more filled the restries, and surrounded the out-ide, though in the they had all to be learned, but the Missi

not acquainted with the languages of India; scorcbing heat of a mid-day sun. pastor's feelings were almost as nuch over. onaries have been successful not only in come as those of his people, and welcome putting the languages into a written form, was given to him and io his companions by but in translating the words of Divine

in compiling dictionaries and grammars, singing the hymo" Kindred of Christ, for his dear sake,

mercy. This is success. The Missionaries A hearty welcome here receive;

hare written an immense number of tracts May we together now partake

and Christian books of instruction. For. The joys which only he can give." merly when a tract was offered to a native After a sermon, in which Mr. K. exhorted he put his hands behind his back and re. then earnestly to seek the welfare of the fused to receive it. Now, to save our coats Saviour's kingdom at home, in every land from being torn off our backs, we are obli- but especially in their father-land, un.

ged to let the tracts go. They rush in bappy Alrica—the hymn was sung

thousands to seize them at our hands.

Such is their thirst for io formation that ** Yes, we hope the day is nigh, When many nations, long enslaved,

they will and must have it. There are Shall break forth, and sing with joy,

facts in great numbers of a character simi. Hosanna to the Son of David.""

lar to these, all of which would bear out In the afternoon, between 1500 and 1600 the assertion that the Missionary cause has communicants surrounded the table of their been successful in British India. But I Lord to celebrate his redeeming love. This must proceed to another point. What is was an occasion wbich will never cease to the inference to be drawn from this? That be remembered, especially by those who for God, in answer to our prayers, has sent the first time welcomed their African breth. down the Holy Spirit to bless the preparten and sisters, and rejoiced in what re. atory, exertions which have been made; deeming grace had done for them.

and, in a voice audible from heaven, says, We can only conclude by expressing our

Go forward.'-Rev. W. Morton, confident persuasion, thai friends of the AFRICA. -"I will state ope fact to illus.

trate the efficacy of Missionary enterprise, according to the flesh. I commenced the even among those who take no part in it, meeting by briefly stating the circumstan. but who have been influenced by the ex- ces under which our dear brother Clarke ample of those whom you have sent forth. is about to visit the land of their fathers, On one occasion, I visited a great chief in and the purposes for which he is going ; the interior of Africa. He was a tyrant, if and after singing a bymp, and reading a ever there was one. Not a day ever passed brief portion of Scripture, called upon one by without his ordering some one to be of our sable brethren to pray. Among speared, dashed in pieces, or thrown over other petitions were these: “ O Lord, we the rock to be devoured by the crocodiles. pray that when we missionary go to that When sitting beside bim, about 2,000 war- dark land, all the lions' mouths may be shut riors passed by in review. Each one, by up;” “that when he get there, all the signs and gestures, all of which were hor people may take him hand, and say they rible, being imitations of tbe groanings of quite glad for see him ;" “ that when the the dying or the shoutivgs of the conqueror, Gospel is preached there, all the people made known how many he had killed. may run to hear it, like a thirsty bart runs What was the sum total of those who had to a hole of water.". Another, after taking been butchered by these warriors ? I cal. a touching retrospect of the once dark and culated as nearly as I could, and it came to and wretched state of himsell and brethren, about 18,000 men independently of women and most ardently praising the Lord for and children. Were these taken into ac. having pitied them in their low estate, and count, it would be three times that number. raised them from it, prayed, “That the When sitting beside him, be inquired if I people here might walk as becometh the knew the Buchoutoos. I replied, I might Gospel of Christ, so that the Gospel might know them, but I had never visited them. have a good character in Africa, and every He pointed to a chief, and said, “They where else, through them.” He then said, hare done me this time, but I will take “O Lord, we kpow that in we country, care of them again. I asked him to what Africa, where thy missionary is going, there he referred. He said, ' About three months is nothing but gun, and pistol, and sword; ago, seven fine looking men were brought nothing but murder, and fire, and blood; here by my warriors, who had caught them we pray that thy servant may be protected in the neighbourhood of my out. posts, ho. amidst all these, and that the shed blood of vering round, apparently with the intention Jesus, which alone cleanses from all sin, of seizing my cattle. I ordered them to may stop the spilling of blood in Africa." be speared in a moment, and they were He then went on to praise Jesus for his being led away, when I heard the voice of great and woudrous love to us, manifest in one of them uttering your name. Linquir. his freely giving himself to suffering and ed why they used the Missionary's name, to death to save us, touching on the prin. and ordered them to be brought back. cipal seasons and scenes of his sorrows, and They told me that they were going to the dwelling on the circumstances of his death; Missionary station, that they were on their and then prayed that our brother Clarke way to see you, and had come in contact might pursue his work of faith and labour with my soldiers. I ordered my men to of love in a like spirit of love, zeal, and give them plenty to eat and drink, and to perseverance. send them away with enough to make them T he pext who prayed was one of our fat on the road.'-Rev. R. Moffatt. deacons, a native of Africa, and yet in the

prime of life. I am very sorry that, owing SALTER's.HILL, JAMAICA. Prayers of to his defective English, I could not catch the Negroes. - Our dear brother Knibb any of his sentences with sufficient cor. bas requested the brethren to hold special rectness to note them; for his prayer for prayer meetings at their various stations, the land of his nativity had a most striking on behalf of our brother Clark, apd for the effect on the assembled multitude, who success of his mission to Africa.

understood it perfectly, and I have no doubt Our first meeting was held at Salter's it was heard in heaven. hill, on Monday evening, the 9th of Novem. The last person who prayed, also a dea. ber. Not less than 1500 were gathered con, after praying that Mr. Clarke might together in this one place for prayer, and have a sase passage through the blue sea; continued in earnest wrestling with God for be preserved while in Africa; have a door upwards of two hours. The deepest sym. opened for him there; that he might be pathy was manifest in the afflictions, suffer. brought back again to Jamaca, that we ings, and wrongs of their father-land; and the liveliest interest for the future peace, where the water stands after rain, to which the

* In Jamaica there are mapy holes in the rocks, prosperity, and salvation of their kindred cattle run to drink.

might meet face to face; and that we at would soon have been sacrificed, had he not Salter's. bill might hear from his own lips been rescued by the English officers. He wbat God shall do by him in Africa ; turned well remembers, and relates, how he was to America, and from thence to the Spanish stolen from his mother. She was then a colonies, praying that the chain might be widow. They had lain down to sleep for broken from the slaves there ; that the Gos- the night, when the men entered the hut, pel might be sent there ; and that it might and, beating the mother and children, took prevail there as it does here. He then ad. poor Abraham over their shoulders, after dressed God in the most solemn and impas. blindfolding him, and carried him off. He sioned manner, in these words :-“ O Lord, is now sixteen years old, and was baptized We are not content with baviog liberty and a year ago. The following is the form of the Gospel ourselves, while our brothers in vocation, before the sacrifice :and sisters, in other country, are still in Hail, mother, hail! hail goddess Bhobanee! slavery and know not Thee. We will

" Lo! we present a sacrifice to thee, never leave off to pray to Thee until every:

Partake therof, and let it pleasure give, slave is free; till all the world have the

And, in return, let us thy grace receive. Gospel; till all people every where can

With music's various sound, on festive day, meet upon the Sabbath to hear Thy word, as we meet up here yesterday ; till all

N i Lol thee we worship, and thy rites obey. people can meet upon a week night to pray,

or Hail all ye gods who in the mountain dwell, as we do now, nope daring to make them

In the wild jungle, or the lonely dell; afraid, any more than any one dare to dis. Come all, together come, with one accord, turb us now.”

And take the sacrifice we have prepared : Our brother Dendy was at Falmouth on In all the fields, and all the plots we sow, the occasion. I mention this becanse you O let a rich and plenteous harvest grow: might otherwise be surprised at his pame O all ye gods and goddesses give ear, not occurring in the account. He is con- And be propitious to our earnest prayer. siderably better than he has been.

Behold a youth, for sacrifice decreed, Our Salter's bill church and congregation Blooming with tender flesh, and flushed with steadily improves; we have not an inch of

blood; room to spare now that our large galleries No sire, no matron, views him as their own, are complete, many being obliged to remain His flesh, his blood, his life, his all, are thine ; outside.

Without the pale of sacred wedlock born, I doubt not that our people will come we took and fed him for thy rite alone, forward with their charasteristic liberality, Now lo! with rites from all pollution free, toward the expenses of the African mission. We offer him, O Bhobanee, to thee: -Mr. Pickton.

Taste now this offering, satisfy thy heart,

and bid us joyful to our homes departINVOCATION OF THE KHUND GODDESS.

Taste now this offering, and propitious be, -(Extract of a letter from Mrs. Lacey to Mrs. Peggs, August, 1810).-“ The above And

And let us each, marks of thy favour see.” extract was repeated from memory by Abra. Extracted from Mr. Lacey's work on Hinbam, a Khund boy, in the school at Cut- doo Mythology. Copied by Gono Shama, tack, to Mr. Lacey, who, of course translat. Christian Son of Doytaree, who begs to send ed it; he was then a great fat boy, and Christian salutations to Mr. and Mrs. Peggs.


I cannot rest-there comes a sweet
And secret whisper to my spirit, like
A dream of night, that tells me I am on
Enchanted ground. Why live I here? The vows
of God are on me; and I may not stop
To play with shadows or pluck earthly flowers,
Till I my weary pilgrimage have done, and rendered up
Account. The voice of my departed Lord,
“GO TEACH ALL NATIONS," from the eastern world
Comes on the night air, and awakes my ear.
And I will go-I may no longer doubt
To give up friends and idol hopes,
And every tie that binds my heart
To thee, my country! Why shonld I regard
Earth's little store of borrowed sweets? I sure

Have had enough of bitter in my cup
To show that perer was it his design,
Who placed me here, that I should live in ease,
Or drink at pleasure's fountain. Henceforth, then,
It matters not if storm or sunshine be
My earthly lot, bitter or sweet my cup;
I only pray, “God make me holy and my spirit nurse
For the stern hour of strise." Let me but know
Where is that arm unseen that holds me up-
An eye that kindly watches all my path,
Till I my weary pilgrimage have done,
Let me but know I have a Friend that waits
To welcome me to glory- and I joy
To tread the dark and death.fraught wilderness.
And when I come to stretch me for the last,
In unattended agony, beneath
The cocoa's shade, or lift my dying eyes
From Afric's burning sand, it will be sweet
That I have toiled for other worlds than this.
I know I shall feel happier than to die
On softer bed, and if I should reach heaven
If one who hath so deeply, darkly sin ned
If one whom ruin and revolt have held
With such a fearful grasp-if one for whom
Satan hath struggled as he hath for me
Should ever reach that blessed shore: O how
This heart will flame with gratitude and love!
And through the ages of eternal years,
Thus saved, my spirit never shall repent
What toil and suffering once were mine below.


At a committee meeting of the General Baptist Foreign Missionary Society, held March 25th, 1841, it was resolved :—That Mr. Grant, who has been for some time under the instruction of the Secretary, should be solemnly set apart to missionary labour in Orissa, some time about the end of May. The services are to take place at Stoney.street chapel, Nottingham. Brethren Pike, Stevenson, Pickering, Goadby, and others, were appointed to take parts of the service. Mr. W. Brooks was also appointed to go out as a missionary printer; and, with Mrs. Brooks, will accompany Mr. and Mrs. Grant on their voyage. It is also expected ibat Miss Derry, daughter of brother Derry, of Barton, will be an addition to this important missionary band. Her chief employment will be to assist Mrs. Stubbins in superintending the schools of native children. Miss D. is now in London, under the patronage of a ladies' society, formed for the purpose of preparing and fitting ont young christian ladies for this very interesting branch of missionary labour

The time when the solemn designating services will take place, had not been fixed when we went to press, being contingent on the period of embarkation. Of course due notice will be given of this to the Churches generally, and especially to those in the surrounding neighbourhood, and the midland district.

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ADDRESS To the Church, at the Ordination of Mr. Shore over the Baptist Church

at Hinckley, October 13th, 1840. Inserted by request. CHRISTIAN FRIENDS,—The purpose for whieh we have been assembled here to-day, must be regarded as one possessing high importance and solemnity: a purpose associated with much that is tender and endearing, and which, we doubt not, has been deeply interesting to your feelings. You have heard, no doubt with delight, the truly scriptural and interesting address at the commencement of this day's solemnity : you have received from our esteemed brother a statement of his christian experience, the reasons which have led him to desire the sacred and responsible office of the christian ministry: he has given you a lucid confession of his sentiments, with regard to the great doctrines and principles of the Gospel : you have also heard the considerations which have brought our brother to the conclusion, that it is the divine will that he should exercise his ministry among you: he has also told you the objects he aspires to accomplish-that his aim shall be to save himself and them that hear him, and that in this elevated employment "he will go forth in the strength of the Lord, making mention of his righteousness, and his only.” You, dear friends, have chosen our esteemed brother as your pastor ; and by your own solicitation he has been solemnly set apart to this sacred office by the imposition of hands, and prayer. He has received a charge, the most faithful, instructive, and impressive-a charge, we hope, which not only he, but all, and especially his younger brethren in the ministry, will not soon forget. And now, brethren, it devolves upon me to address the members of this christian Church. And here permit me to confess, the great reluctance I felt in complying with your solicitation to discharge a duty so important. That reluctance did not arise from any unfriendly feelings towards you; and, I am sure, it did not spring from any want of esteem towards your minister ; but it arose, chiefly, from my comparative youth, and a deep consciousness of my inadequacy to the task. But as I have yielded to your wishes, trusting to your candour, I will fulfill my engagement as by divine assistance I may be enabled. The passage of Scripture on which we shall found our address, you will find in 1 Thess. v. 12, 13, “And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love, for their work's sake."

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