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THE MYSTERY OF THE CROSS.
My soul ! what do I hear?
A voice that speaks within,
The mystery of sin.
Thou canst not from it flee,
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.
And angels wish to see
'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 THE BODY, AND PRESENT
WITH THE LORD.
Absent from this abode of clay;
Made happy in the realms of day.
Oh! then to be set wholly free
This, this is true felicity!
That pants and sighs for holiness?
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 !
Can such extatic joy afford ?
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,
Go! bird of paradise, and sing
On the tree of life's green sprays, While fluttering with untiring wing,
Thy great Redeemer's praise.
Of dazzling joys above,
In ecstasies of love.
These were on earth thy constant theme,
This is thy portion now;
Who was thy all below.
Swift to my memory come;
In picturing yonder home.
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.
And of his mighty power.
Saints, from the willows take
He is your gracious friend,
To every sinner's cry;
Should adverse be your lot,
Who once have known his love;
He loves the church, his bride
Now pleads for her above;
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
A Believer's Soliloquy on Heaven 256
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
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
Family Features; or, Spiritual Effects Traced to their Supernatural Cause 106 No. 2
248 Few Thoughts Relative to the Person of Melchizedek
301 Friendly Letter, Detailing the Work of
the Spirit of God in its Commence-
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,
Manifested both in Providence and
Grace towards the chief of sinners
Arthur Triggs, Minister of the Gos-
Bacon's (Lord) Characteristics ....
Badcock's (Joses) Verbal War Between
Grace and Works..
Baley's Letter to Mr. J. C. Philpot
Brake's (Rev. Charles) Pastoral Hints 22
Cartwright's (Rev. J.) Perfection of the
Righteous Stated. A Funeral Ser-
mon for Admiral Pearson
Christian Examiner, No. 1..
Churchill's (Rev. C.) Biblical Student's
Cooke's Extent of the Claims of the
Law of Moses Further Unravelled 22
Corbett's Oriental Key to the Sacred
the Sole Basis of Christian Disci.
249 What is Baptism? A Sermon. 238
13 Davies' (Rev. J.) Lecture on the State
of Morals ..
79 Denham's (Rev. David) Saints' Melody,
a new Selection of Hymns
97 Dillon's (Rev. Dr.) Gospel Not Yea
Christianize Education or Crush
Felton's (Rev. W.) Christian's Remem-
Foxe's (John) Christ Crucified. A Ser-
Garrard's (Rev. W.) Dawn of Glory in
Gowring's (Rev. J. W.) Life of the Philpot's (Rev. J. C.) Secession from
117 the church of England defended .. 94
-Winter afore Harvest, a Sermon 113
262 Pierce's (Rev. Samuel Eyles) Posthu-
Raynsford's Ebenezer, with a dialogue
between Prejudice, Diotrephes, and
Reed's (Rev. T.) Ministering Workman 118
Ripon's (Bishop of) Cobwebs to catch
Calvinists, by a Clergyman 117
and writings of the late Rev. Dr.
Rowland's Exposition of the names and
places recorded in the Sacred
238 Slim's word in Season to Saints and
-Saints Allegorical Voyage
Jeffreys (Rev. J. T.) Island Orphan .. 117
Kay (John) on the Holy Anointing. A
Sermon, from 1 John ii. 2. 285
Work and Operations of God the
Lectures on Soloman's Song. by Veritas 116
Esteem of the Death of his Saints
Tant's (Rev. W) Grace of God as
depicted in the oracles of God 42
minutely investigated; in which are
Mysteries made manifest, by one of
the dividing asunder of Soul and
O'Reilly's (Rev. Joseph) Life
Watmuff's Glory of the Person of Christ
and his Members Defended......