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My soul ! what do I hear?

A voice that speaks within,
And bids thee to beware

The mystery of sin.
Deep rooted in thy heart

Thou canst not from it flee,
Or cause it to depart,

Oh what a mystery! By sin I'm so defil'd

Alas! I feel it so ; To flee its awful wiles,

Ah! whither can I go? To Jesus—will he hear

A wretch so poor as me? And almost in despair,

Oh what a mystery! And may I dare to look ?

All guilty as I am Within that secret book,

Which points me to the Lamb. Who did for sinners die

Upon the accursed tree, To bring his children nigh,

Oh what a mystery ! But can I love the Lord,

With such a heart as this? Bound fast by Satan's cord,

And prone to do amiss. Can he my shackles break,

And set the captive free? And words of comfort speak,

Oh what a mystery! The everlasting love

Of the great Three in One, Is partly known above,

But fully known by none.
My soul desires to know,

And angels wish to see
What none but God can show,

'Tis such a mystery! The Father's love decreed

A wise and gracious plan, To save a chosen seed

Ere time his course began : To raise to thrones above,

When crost life's boisterous sea, The objects of his love,

Oh what a mystery! Jehovah Jesus died,

To purchase with his blood


Absent from earth~-transporting thought-

Absent from this abode of clay;
From ev'ry care—from ev'ry woe,
That erst would cause the tear to flow;

Made happy in the realms of day.
All here is sin and vanity :

Oh! then to be set wholly free
From Satan's soul-perplexing wiles,
And all that now too oft beguiles,

This, this is true felicity!
Who would not long to leave this vale,

That pants and sighs for holiness?
Who would not pierce that azure sky?
Be clothed with immortality,

And bid adieu to earth's distress.

Then--to be present with the Lord !

To reign with him and never sin ! For ever to behold his face Proclaim the riches of his grace,

And drink eternal pleasures in !
What theme to the believer's heart

Can such extatic joy afford ?
What theme impart such pure delight ?
Or cheer him, as the prospect bright
Of being

ever with the Lord !" Joyful he lays this body down,

Aud fearless treads the foaming wave; For Jesus curbs death's tyrant power, Supports him in life's latest hour, And makes him conq’ror o'er the grave !



The bursted tomb and saw their Master rise O'er all victorious: think ye their golden harps Swell'd not with loud Hosannas ? yea, me.

thinks Heaven's orchestra strove hard to find new

praise, And, finding none sufficient, burst in shouts, Harmonious shouts, which shook the jasper

streets With glory in the highest !"

And did no other shout Attend his Car? yea, from the deepest gloom The sable roof of Satan's council-hall, There came the shout of dire discomfiture; The yell which told of utter overthrow, Of soul-absorbing wonder and despair.

And let another shout, though late, Follow thy victory chariot ; I would raise Thanksgivings for thy mercy, and what time I muse upon its wonders, fervently Pray for fresh evidence 'twas done for me!


AN IMPROMPTU On perusing the following note, communi

cating the decease of the Rev. Mr. Garrow,

late Minister of the Gospel at Hull. Beloved in the Lord,

Our esteemed and beloved Brother Gar. row entered into rest on Saturday evening last, without any previous illness—was at home in a minute. He was to have com. menced his three months at Zoar on first Sabbath in January, with a view to his settling there, but he is done with servitude, and has commenced feasting. The Lord reigneth!

Yours, in haste,
November 17. 1838.


Go! bird of paradise, and sing

On the tree of life's green sprays, While fluttering with untiring wing,

Thy great Redeemer's praise.
Bask in the beams untellable

Of dazzling joys above,
In raptures inconceivable

In ecstasies of love.

These were on earth thy constant theme,

This is thy portion now;
Raising Hosannas to his name,

Who was thy all below.
A rush of bright remembrances,

Swift to my memory come;
When I think upon thy glowing words,

In picturing yonder home.
And thou art gone: thy tongue no more

A Saviour's worth shall tell ; Safe-landed on the glory shore, Thou dost in glory dwell.



I will sing of thy power, yea I will sing

aloud of thy mercy.—Psa. lix, 16.
I'll bless the Saviour's name
The Lord I will adore ;
His mercy I will sing,

And of his mighty power.
Christians ! rejoice and sing his praise,
Who says he'll guide you all your days.

Saints, from the willows take
Your harps and tune his praise
You've cause to sing to Him
· Who sav'd you by his grace ;
Oh! sing of Jesus' matchless love,
Who reigns enthron'd in worlds above!

He is your gracious friend,
And ever lives on high ;
He deigns his ear to lend,

To every sinner's cry;
Nay more, he hears each sigh and groan,
Although he sits on heaven's high throne!

Should adverse be your lot,
Friends may their aid remove;
But Jesus leaves them not,

Who once have known his love;
He still will prove himself to be
A brother in adversity.

He loves the church, his bride
Unchanging is his love;
For her he came and died

Now pleads for her above;
How condescending ! thus to shew
Such love to worthless worms below.

R. R.

LEBANON LEAVES. God is gone up with a shout: The Lord with the sound of a trumpet.-"Psa. xlvii. 5.

The mighty God Who spake into existence this green world, And who came down-more wond'rous enter

prizem To rescue his from the stern blight of sin, His work accomplished--soars triumphantly, While the pearl gates unfold their broad

expanse To welcome his return. Think, my soul! If angels wondered when they saw him leave The glory-throne :-if, all astonishment, They marked from Bethlehem's manger his To Pilate's bar--and, more bewildered, saw Their King a bleeding victim on the cross ! And then entombed in death! think, my soul! As angels, o'er the battlements of heaven, Gazed pond'ringly, wond'ring what all could When they beheld the chains of death dis



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A Believer's Soliloquy on Heaven 256
A Brief Account of the Conversion of

294 Account of the Conversion of Mary S

158 Account of the Experience and Death

of Mrs. Westhorp, of Great Wa

kering, Essex. By her Husband. 87 A Good Man

177 Anecdote of Mr. Samuel Eyles Pierce 86

of Rev. William Romaine.. 108 Appeal to every Gospel Minister

throughout the British Empire 135 A Reply to a Misrepresentation .. 292 A Short Dialogue between Mary Uni

versal and Thomas Particular .... 280 A Very Present Help in Trouble 225 A Wonderful Mystery..


Christ the Only Way to Heaven.. 182 Christ the Smitten Rock......

53 Christ's Coronation Day, or the Soul's Espousal's

49 Christ's Presence with his People 199 Christian Experience

128 Cry of a Watchman on a Dark Corner of Zion's Wall

31 Cursory Thoughts on Divine Goodness

as Manifested through the Year


Letter from Rev. W. Huntington, to
Rey. J. S...

10 -from Rev. W. Bidder, to a friend

11 -from Rev. R. C. Dillon, D. D. to the Editors

41 from Rev. W. Bidder, to a friend 92 -from Rev. Isaac Beeman, to a friend 107 -from Rev. W. Bidder, to a brother Minister

208 -from Rev. R. C. Dillon, D. D. to the Editors in reference to the London Gospel Missionary Society 209 -from Rev. Samuel Eyles Pierce, to a friend..

253 -from Rev, S. E. Pierce to a friend 269 on Spiritual Subjects, by Rev. W. Bidder

160 -on Spiritual Subjects, by Rev. W. Bidder

15 -on Spiritual Subjects by Rev. C. D. Gawler

276 to the Editors, by J. E. C.

14 to the Rev. B. Isaac, from daughter in the faith

33 to Mr. W. H. Colyer, by Mr. Henry Watmuff

37 -to the Rev. B. Isaac, from a daughter in the faith..

186 to a Minister from one of his charge 259 London Gospel Missionary Society .. 187 Literary Intelligence22,46,118,208,286,302 Living Waters for Thirsty Souls..., 289


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Family Features; or, Spiritual Effects Traced to their Supernatural Cause 106 No. 2

248 Few Thoughts Relative to the Person of Melchizedek

234 Fragment

301 Friendly Letter, Detailing the Work of

the Spirit of God in its Commence-
ment and Progress in the soul of
one of the Vessels of Eternal


Obituary of the late Admiral Pearson,

by Rev. J. Cartwright..... -of Mr. William Rushton Jun. by his Father of a Young Lady lately deceased -of Rev. Isaac Beeman

-of William Allen Esq. Observations on Romans viii. 18..

92 201 205 235 275

Of what the Lord Jesus is the resur- A Memorial of the Loving-kindnesses,


Tender-mercies, and Sovereign

Grace of the Lord God of Israel,
Questions worth Consideration


Manifested both in Providence and
Remarks on Unity

Grace towards the chief of sinners

Religious Intelligence


Arthur Triggs, Minister of the Gos-
pel, Plymouth

Sermon Preached at Broadway Church,

Westminster, by Rev. Dr. Hawker

Bacon's (Lord) Characteristics ....
on Isaiah lxii. 10, 11, 12.

Badcock's (Joses) Verbal War Between
.1, 34

Short Sermons No. 1.

Grace and Works..
John xxi. 12... 61

No. 2. John vi. 68. 69. 78

Baley's Letter to Mr. J. C. Philpot
No. 3. Heb. xiii. 8 ... 105

Brake's (Rev. Charles) Pastoral Hints 22
Pastoral Letter

No. 4. Sol. Song v. 16 129
Some Account of the Life and Expe-
rience of the Rev. George Payton,

Cartwright's (Rev. J.) Perfection of the
of Edenbridge


Righteous Stated. A Funeral Ser-
Some Account of the Experience of the

mon for Admiral Pearson

late Mr. Thomas Mortimer 62 Chapman's Address on the Unity of the
Spiritual Weather-Glass
211 Spirit

Suffering Times


Christian Examiner, No. 1..
Substance of a Sermon on 1 Cor. i. 9.

Churchill's (Rev. C.) Biblical Student's

by Rev. John Hobbs

Pocket Book..


Cooke's Extent of the Claims of the
Supposed Dialogue between a Strong
and Weak Christian


Law of Moses Further Unravelled 22

Corbett's Oriental Key to the Sacred
The Ability of our great High Priest .. 101


The Coronation of Zion's King 197

Corne's Appeal..

The Death of Christ

The Gospel Revealed, a Sermon by Daniell's (Rev. Mortlock) Revelation
Rev. C. D. Gawler


the Sole Basis of Christian Disci.
The Infinite love of Jehovah
121 pline

The Infinite mercy of Jehovah..

249 What is Baptism? A Sermon. 238
The Invitation of the Gospel.

13 Davies' (Rev. J.) Lecture on the State
The Lord Jesus Christ considered as a

of Morals ..


79 Denham's (Rev. David) Saints' Melody,
The Lord Jesus Christ, the unspeakable

a new Selection of Hymns

gift of God

97 Dillon's (Rev. Dr.) Gospel Not Yea
The Lord's House


and Nay
The Mercy Seat


Christianize Education or Crush
The Nature and Perfections of God.... 222 it

The Pastoral Care of Israel's Shepherd Draper's (Rev. Bourne Hall) Mammon
217, 244 Demolished

The Prodigal's Return...

Book for the Lord's Day

The Saints Extremity and the Lord's Drawbridge's (Rev. Charles) Precious
169 Jewels of the Church

The Souls Song of her Beloved

Ditto, No. 11..

The Stranger brought to God... 265 Epistolæ Caritatis; or, Epistles of
Thoughts on Conditional and Offered


Salvation. by Rev. Joseph O'Reilly 6
Thoughts on the Coyenant of Grace. Eedes' Scriptural Reproof, in a Letter
By Rev. Joseph O'Reilly
152 to Rev. Thomas Mortimer

Thoughts on Salvation..

Thoughts on the distinction between

Felton's (Rev. W.) Christian's Remem-
Soul and Spirit...

brance. Two Sermons

Union of the church to Christ..... 275

Foxe's (John) Christ Crucified. A Ser-

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain 73 Francis' (Rev. G.) Just Balance.. 117

Garrard's (Rev. W.) Dawn of Glory in
the Shades of Death

Andrews' (Rev. Dr.) Funeral Oration Goodwin's (Dr. Thomas) Patience and
for Miss Hoole...

its Perfect Work



Gowring's (Rev. J. W.) Life of the Philpot's (Rev. J. C.) Secession from
Just. A Sermon..

117 the church of England defended .. 94
Mystery of Christ and the Church.

-Winter afore Harvest, a Sermon 113
A Sermon..

262 Pierce's (Rev. Samuel Eyles) Posthu-
mous Letters

Hall's (Robert A.M.) advantage of Pierce on Death and Dying..

Knowledge to the lower classes 285 Pittman's Stenographic Sound Hand . 70
Hardy's (Rev. Thomas) Priestcraft Ex-


Raynsford's Ebenezer, with a dialogue
Hare's (Rev. Thomas) Loveliness of

between Prejudice, Diotrephes, and
True Christian.

- Golgotha; or, the Last Sayings
of Christ

Reed's (Rev. T.) Ministering Workman 118

Ripon's (Bishop of) Cobwebs to catch
Hewlett's (Rev. Alfred) Plain Sermons

Calvinists, by a Clergyman 117
for Plain People. Nos. 1, 2, 3 .. 237 Rippin's (Rev. Dr.) memoir of the life
Ditto, No. 4

Ditto, No. 5

and writings of the late Rev. Dr.

Hollaz's Order of Evangelical Grace in

Rowland's Exposition of the names and
the Economy of Salvation 70, 139
How Do You Do?

places recorded in the Sacred

Humphreys' (James) Pioneers in Con-

Thoughts in Secret..

238 Slim's word in Season to Saints and
Sinners ..

Iron's (Rev. Joseph) Divine Regis- Southall's (Rev. Gad) Israel's hand
tration, the Pledge of deliverance


in times of trouble, a Sermon.... 19

-Saints Allegorical Voyage


Jeffreys (Rev. J. T.) Island Orphan .. 117

Kay (John) on the Holy Anointing. A

Sermon, from 1 John ii. 2. 285
Knott's (Rev. Joseph) Necessity of the

Work and Operations of God the
Holy Ghost, a Sermon

Krummacher's ( Dr. F. W.) Elisha 92
Krummacher's Multiplying of the Oil . 165

Lectures on Soloman's Song. by Veritas 116
Letter to the Queen on the Irreligion of

Lucas' Thoughts on Solitude

Luckin's (Rev. Richard) Jehovah's

Esteem of the Death of his Saints
a Sermon

Luther's Familiar Discourses at his
table ...


Tant's (Rev. W) Grace of God as

depicted in the oracles of God 42
The Bible the Religion of the Church of

The Candles of the Lord 'for searching
Jerusalem, A Sermon

The Church and the Meeting-house 213
The Heavenly and Adamic Blessings

minutely investigated; in which are
solved, the great mysteries of the
Trinity in Unity, the four fleshes,
the two bodies, and the three glories;
the distinction between soul and
spirit; the successive creations of
heaven and earth; the origin of
Evil, &c. &c...

The Kingdom of Christ, by a Clergyman

The Premature Marriage, a tale of truth 141
The Religion of Jesus, or Divine

Mysteries made manifest, by one of
the Legal Profession

The Sunday School Teachers Dream 190
The Sword of the Spirit piercing even to

the dividing asunder of Soul and

Thornthwaites Concordance to the book
of Common Prayer



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O'Reilly's (Rev. Joseph) Life

Watmuff's Glory of the Person of Christ

and his Members Defended......



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