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JAMES SMITH, CHELTENHAM.

The Way of Acceptance. eye of the mind is fixed on Christ-on

Joy in Tribulation. Christ alone, the cleansing power of His Whilst conversing with some of the inUNDER the law, an Israelite must be precious blood is felt, and you are clean mates of the aged females' ward, in a

before the Lord. Then you may come large Union - house, my attention was clean, or he could not offer a gift accept and offer your gifts; then the broken directed to a very old woman quite blind, ably to the Lord. God would accept

heart, the heartfelt groan on account of and, moreover, deprived of the use of nothing at his hands, except his sins

sin, the sigh for holiness, or even the all her limbs. There she lay, blind and had been atoned for by blood, and his person had been cleansed in pure water. cup of cold water given to a disciple in helpless

. Very poor, I need not say, and, His name, is pleasant and acceptable to I believe, with but few if any of her own Just so, under the gospel, God can accept Him. God's method is, first to accept kindred to cheer her last hours with a of nothing at our hands, except our sins our persons for Christ's sake, and then visit

. On accosting her, and speaking of have been put away by the sacrifice of

to accept what we present, as the offer- her distressing condition, she replied, Christ, and we sanctified by the opera

ings of poor but well-meaning, beloved “I thank God for having taken me out of tions of the Holy Spirit. The good

children. deeds of a sinner are like the offerings

an evil world, and placed me here;" and

Let us ask, then, how is it with me? of a condemned, impenitent traitor to Am I clean, in the sight of God? Are

then spoke with unfeigned joy of soon, his prince, which cannot be accepted, but my sins expiated by the death of Jesus ? Very soon, being with Jesus, and behold. are considered an insult, so long as he Is my person accepted for the sake of

ing His glory. All was peace, joy, and remains in rebellion, and refuses a par- Jesus? Do I çome to God only through praise. O how I then saw as I never don on the terms offered. Now God tells Jesus, and expect to be accepted of God saw before that joy, true joy, was entirely us that He is ready to pardon all our only for the sake of Jesus? Do I pre-independent of outward circumstances; sins, and accept our persons, whenever sent every prayer I put up at His throne, and I felt that God had, through this we confess our guilt, and exercise faith every hymn I sing to His praise, every aged and deeply afflicted saint, taught in His beloved Son, who died that we penny I give to His cause, and every me much of His love, His faithfulness, may live. But if we come to offer

kind deed I do' to His people, only in and His power. Here, indeed, was mani

anything to God, or to ask anything of God, the name of Jesus, expecting to be heard, fested not the form of godliness only, before we have acknowledged our sin, and for His sake alone ?

accepted, and approved of for His sake, but the power. The basis of all this aged accepted of Christ, and can plead His solemn and deeply important inquiries; Her Father had made her to know and

These are one's hope was Jesus, and being with Him. precious blood, though He may pity us, for a just God must reject both us and feel that all things were hers; her afflicand in some degree excuse us, on ac. our offerings, if we reject Christ; and . count of our ignorance, yet He will never we do reject Him, if we do not make

tions were in His hands, working for and accept us, nor be pleased with anything Him what God makes Him, and use

not against her; tribulation had worked we do or say till then.

Him for the purposes for which God has patience, and patience experience, and Reader, you must bring Jesus before set Him forth. God is a jealous God, a experience hope ; and truly her whole God, as the sacrifice for your sin - you sin-hating God, a sin-avenging God, and soul was full of the blessed earnest of must plead His precious blood for your His jealousy will awake against the man, that glorious inheritance for which she pardon; you must experience the wash. His opposition will be shewn to the man, so longed. Reader! do you know any ing of regeneration, and the renewing of and His justice will strike the man who thing of such experience in your own

has the effrontery to come before Him, soul ? Trusting in the blood of Jesus the Holy Ghost, before anything you do rejecting the propitiation He has pro- is the root of it all.

J. B. I. or say can be pleasing to God. The

vided and set forth. Thanks be to God presents of a rebel cannot be accepted for Jesus, and for the acceptance of sin

Jesus only. the deeds of a traitor cannot please the ners through Him !

At a village in the West of England resided prince; and such are your good works

M-S— whose circumstances in life, and religious services prior to your being

Isaiah liii. 5.

though humble, afforded domestic comfort and reconciled to God through the death of

“He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised

happiness to herself, husband, and family. His Son. Your first business, therefore,

I Lay me at my Saviour's Cross,

Her neat and cleanly habits could not escape is to accept of Christ, as He is presented Low at his wounded feet,

the notice of all who knew her, the just upAnd there behold with wond'ring joy

right manner of her actions towards others to you in the gospel, and having accepted

All my transgressions meet.

were much admired by many neighbours and of Him as God's free gift, to plead His

I read my pardon in the blood

friends. Of her it could be said also, that precious blood and glorious name for

Fast flowing from his side,

she was not one of that class who “ learn to the acceptance of your person and ser- My welcome, in those gracious arms,

be idle, wandering about from house to house; vices at the throne of God. No prayers,

and not only idle, but tattlers also and busy

bodies, speaking things which they ought no sighs, no groans, no tears, no acts of My peace is written in the lines

not.” (1 Tim. v. 13.)

Of that deep marrèd face; self-denial, no costly gifts can be accepted

Several years of acquaintance gave the My life and blessedness arise

writer of these lines frequent opportunities of of God from you, until you believe on From this His sad disgrace.

discerning some little of her character. She the name of His only-begotten Son. You

My God! I feel 'twas needed all,

read the Bible and religious books with much must renounce everything of your own, To cleanse my guilty soul;

delight; at a place of worship she was regular

in her attendance, listening very attentively and rest on Christ alone; you must re

That broken body hanging there,

to the preaching, and seeking to profit there

Alone has made me whole. nounce everything of your own, and plead

from, also uniting with apparent devotion in Come, sinners, here—and rest with me,

the prayers of the Lord's people. Singing the name and perfect work of Christ alone,

'Tis sad, but sacred ground;

hymns was to her a particular delight. or you can never be accepted of God,

I ofter conversed with her upon spiritual Beneath this unforbidden tree,

things, but she could not tell me of “her sins enjoy peace with God, or be saved by

being forgiven," or of having peace with God the grace of God; and as soon as the

through faith in Christ Jesus; there was no

for our iniquities."

Out stretched for me so wide.

Eternal life is found.

A. A. W.

August 2nd, 1859.

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expression from her lips to shew that she had When I entered her chamber on the next vation in any other; for there is none other within her heart“ peace and joy in believing.” day, she welcomed me with a more cheerful name under heaven given amung men, whereby In the spring of 1859, M- Swas

look, and the answer to my enquiries relative we must be saved.” (Acts iv. 12.) “For there taken ill, which sickness gradually increased, to her state of mind, I will give you in her is one God, and one Mediator between God and about the month of May it seemed quite own words.

last night did me and men— the man Christ Jesus, who gave evident to all who saw her, that the earthly good." "I can see my way clear.” I said himself a ransom for all.” (1 Tim. ii. 5,

6.) tabernacle would soon be taken down.

to her, “ Jesus only” can do you good, and • This man receiveth sinners.” (Luke xv. 2.) About this period of her illness, the Lord repeated those words-

Nothing besides a Saviour's blood enabled me (after a long and trying sickness)

Can give us present peace; to call upon her, and though much surprised

Can do helpless sinners good."

Or bring us near the throne of God at my visit, she welcomed me with gladness.

When earthly conflicts cease.
My heart was overjoyed at seeing her now
I recollect the portions of divine truth which

To "Jesus only" praise we give,
“happy in Christ.” She spoke much about
I then read to her, Luke vii. 36-50, Psalm li.

Upon His blood we rest; She appeared glad of such an opportunity cleanseth us from all sin.” • Jesus” and “His precious blood,” which

Because He lives, we too shall live, for reading and prayer. After that day I called occasionally, she always heard the in her heart and say— sing aloud, but she could then make melody

B. P. Word with pleasure, seemed quite aware of

Progress of the Lord's Work in the North her approaching dissolution, spoke of God's

“Other refuge have I none,

of Ireland and Scotland. love to sinners, and of Jesus as a Saviour, but

Hangs my helpless soul on thee." her heart knew not the power of his love.

We rejoice at being enabled still to report most

I had the privilege of seeing her very freShe could not with joy say, "Jesus is my quently afterwards, and always found her soul cheering accounts of the progress of the Lord's Saviour.” That she felt herself to be a sinner

in peace.

She never expressed to me that work. From the report that experienced serI have little doubt, for often in days of health she had any doubt of her acceptance with vants of Christ have given, after visiting those she spoke of being “ so unworthy a creature,” | God. She suffered great bodily pain, and, places which are now the scene of such religious especially when asked about her not coming having a trying cough, she could not lie down concern, there can be no doubt that a great work to the Lord's table; but I believe that she in bed for any length of time. Her Christian of the Spirit of God is being accomplished. Those knew nothing of the faith which makes the nurse told me that she was very patient and who know the reality of dealing with God in pardoned sinner “rejoice with joy unspeak- truly grateful for all she or others did for her. prayer, should not only be earnest in seeking still able and full of glory.” She looked within Whenever I called she spoke of the precious further blessing through the gospel in those places, at her own hard and evil heart, instead of blood of Jesus," “ the changeless love of looking to Christ; through whose death sin- God,” « the rest and glory of heaven.”. She

but that it may be realized to the same extent, or ners have life, eternal life.

All who look to would often entreat her husband to seek the even greater, in England. We rejoice to find that their own wicked hearts will find nothing salvation of his soul, and always united fer-meetings are being held for special prayer in which can give peace. It is only as a poor, vently in the prayers offered up on behalf of various places, and that in London a further sin - burdened soul looks to Jesus, the Sin - him and their children. A few days before effort is being made to establish a daily prayerbearer, that comfort and joy can be obtained. her death, she expressed to me her desire to meeting in the city. The following is a copy of

How many persons there are also, who seek depart “to be with Christ.”. I called to see the printed notice that has been issued, which we acceptance with God through the merit of her in the afternoon of the Lord's day, just insert, because it is, in our judgment, the least their own righteousness, these get only a one month from the day when she sent for objectionable, and drawn up in the most scripcounterfeit peace which may quiet the trou- me. I found her sitting in an easy chair, with

that has reached us. We esbled conscience for a while.

“We are all as her head resting upon some pillows. She was an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses quite unconscious of any person being in the pecially commend it to our friends in the country, are as filthy rags.” (Isa. lxiv. 6.) “ That

room, or of any thing around. Listening to hoping, through it, they may be stirred up to which is highly esteemed among men is her gentle breathing, I perceived that the draw Christians together daily, to seek the Lord's abomination in the sight of God." (Luke stream of life was ebbing fast, and remarked blessing in a similiar way. xvi. 15.)

to her husband that she could not survive “UNITED PRAYER.-A meeting is held daily, In the hour of health as well as in the time ng. I read 1 Cor. xv. 45 - 57, made

ord will, in the of sickness, the sinner possesses no real hea- remarks, and prayed that the Lord Jesus Throne Room, Crosby Hall, from one to two p.m. venly peace, until such an imperfect covering would be with her amidst the valley of the Entrances, -32, Bishopsgate Street Within, and

Great St. Helen's. is cast away, and the one which is of God's shadow of death, and give her a peaceful

“ Christians of every denomination are most providing put on. As through the blood of departure. I had left the house only a few

earnestly requested to come and join in prayer (if Jesus only” we obtain pardon of sin and an minutes when her happy spirit departed

for a few minutes only) to our blessed Lord and approach to God, so only in his righteousness be with Christ.”

SaviouR JESUS CHRist, for the special object of can we stand accepted before God, who " hath Sin has separated the soul from God and seeking from God the manifested

power made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin ; placed it under the sentence of death ;” but of the Holy Spirit on the church and in the that we might be made the righteousness of God so loved the world that He gave His world, especially for London and its vicinity. God in Him." (2 Cor. v. 21.)

only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth “ It is hoped prayer will be combined with a It was late in the evening of the Lord's in Him should not perish, but have everlast- few hymns, and some short portions of the Word

of God, as the Holy Spirit inay graciously lead. day, about three weeks from the time of my ing life.” (John iii. 16.) “Jesus said unto

“ Christians witl not call upon each other to first visit, when M-S-sent to say that Thomas, I am the way, the truth, and the life;

»; pray, but waiting on the Lord, look only for His "she wished to see me.” I hastily obeyed no man cometh unto the l'ather but by me.

guidance how to pray, and what to pray for; the message, and found her much worse in (John xiv. 6.) Jesus died “to put away sin and it is suggested that, as the time is short, body, and her soul “ wanting peace.'

She by the sacrifice of himself;" and by the blood those uniting in prayer will, by the Lord's help, knew that something more than what she then of Christ the sinner is brought nigh and made confine themselves to a few minutes at a time, to possessed was needed to make her happy; she happy; for it is only in communion with God give the opportunity of as many joining as are felt not the sprinkled blood of the Lamb upon that we can be really happy. Therefore,

“Men ought always to pray.'-Luke xviii. 7. her heart and conscience; she had no blessed being justified by faith, we have peace with

". Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and assurance of safety in Jesus, the only Ark God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom

spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your that can shelter poor, ruined, lost sinners. also we have access by faith into this grace heart to the Lord. -Eph. v. 19. She wanted to know for a certainty " that it wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the “ Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; would be all right at last." glory of God.” (Rom. v. 1, 2.)

thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am.'-Is. lviii.' Moses, instructed of God, told the serpent- Reader, do you know Christ as your Sa

IRELAND. bitten, dying Israelite in the wilderness to viour? Do you feel the blessedness of “the look up to the brazen serpent for a cure. The man unto whom the Lord imputeth not ini- From all quarters, we are gratified to state, the apostle's words to the conscience - stricken quity”? If so, truly happy is your state. If reports which reach us are of the most gratifying

and hopeful character in this respect. There is jailor were, ** Believe on the Lord Jesus your soul is resting upon Jesus only,” your no falling-off among any of those known, to have Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” (Acts xvi. salvation is secure. “I give unto them eternal been really converted; and the cases of collateral 31.). Knowing that faith in Christ alone" | life; and they shall never perish, neither conversion--that is, of relatives and neighbours can bring peace into the soul, I told her of shall any pluck them out of my hand. My being brought to a knowledge of the truth, under Jesus, who came not to call the righteous, Father, which gave them me, is greater than the power of the Spirit operating through the but sinners to repentance" (Mark ii. 17), and all; and none is able to pluck them out of means of such examples are numerous almost

beyond belief. At the same time, the instances sought to direct her unquiet soul to" the my Father's hand.” (John x. 28, 29.) Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of

'If the reader of this has not peace of soul, emotional symptoms, are quite as frequent as

of sudden conversion, unattended by any strong the world.” (John i. 29.) After commending look to Jesus only; He is able to save them heretofore: while the great and happy change in her in earnest prayer to the God of all grace to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, the habits, manners, and demeanour of large I left, hoping that she might have faith given seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for masses of the community is observable to all her to look to “ Jesus only.”

them. (Heb. vii. 25.) “Neither is there sal- who know what the moral and religious condi

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tion of our industrial population was before the NewtownLIMAVADY.-It is believed that there it is shrouded, and soar away and wash and Revival season—the most remarkable era, in a is scarcely a young man in the entire town who purify itself in the stream opened on Calvary ? large sense, of the Church's history in Ireland. remains uniinpressed. Many of them, in all Cavillers, sceptics, and infidels may say what We believe we are correct in saying, that there probability, are only cases of conviction ; but they please. Glory be to God, we know “it is is not one Presbytery in Ulster in which conver- many, on the other hand, it is confidently be the power of God unto salvation to all them that sions, directly traceable to this spiritual awaken- lieved, are subjects of conversion.

believe." May that power overshadow and lead ing, 'cannot be numbered, in many of them, by CROSSROADS, NEAR OMAGH.—On Sunday even- us, as it did the Israelites, till the glory of God hundreds.

ing, 24th ult., á large district prayer-meeting was fills our entire land.-Banner of Ulster. BELFAST.–There was an overflowing audience held in the open air. A scene then ensued, the on Tuesday evening, August 9. There were most awful and striking that has been witnessed several convictions during the progress of the by any present in their day and generation. It At a meeting lately, Mr. Paterson made the folservice, their agonized cries showing that the was found necessary for some to remain during lowing statement:hand of God had been powerfully laid upon the night. One of the elders of the congregation

“A gentleman from Coleraine has been honoured Cases of conviction are daily reported at states that there were thirty cases of conviction to lead the first person in Port-Glasgow to this church, as occurring in different parts of the most of whom, it is perfectly hoped, may result Christ. Ile came over a few days ago to see town, and application is made by their friends in true conversion to the Saviour. On next his two sons in Port-Glasgow, feeling moved for members of the church to visit them. On evening, 25th July, a meeting was held in Cross- to go over and tell them what great things had this evening, special prayer was requested for a roads Presbyterian Church, and it turned out, been done in Coleraine, and to urge them to flee woman in great distress of mind, for a girl who under the Divine blessing, to be one of the most from the wrath to come. He had a meeting had been under conviction for about a month, important ever held in that congregation, although on Sabbath morning in his son's kitchen, and a and it was asked that seven unfortunate females, established for seventy years. The number of good number attended. He had read the Word who have been rescued from the lowest depths of persons stricken down with heartfelt cries and of God, praved, and gone away, when a girl was profligacy, might he strengthened in the right appeals for mercy, through the length and breadth suddenly taken ill. Those who were present way. Let God's people “ pray without ceasing,” of a large house, was truly astonishing and thought it was some illness of the body, but it that these mourners in Sion may be comforted, and awful. For whole hours neither singing nor

was far deeper than that, it was in the soul. She bis own people built up in their most holy faith. prayer could be conducted, every heart being began to cry for mercy, and they sent for the Great George's-street Presbyterian Church is still subdued and brought to a depth of solemnity Coleraine gentleman, and it was not long before the scene of a great and gracious work. Not altogether unparalleled in the history of their she found peace, and began to rejoice in Jesus 2 night passes but there is abundant evidence of lives. The meeting continued till near daylight. Christ as her Saviour. The gentleman's son began the power of the Spirit in awakening and con

KILM ACRENNAN.-On Sunday week, after the to see the meaning of this, and cried—“Oh father, verting sinners. In contrasting the work now devotional exercises of the morning service were what must I do?” “What is wrong ?” he was with what we formerly reported, we should say concluded, all at once, from various parts of the asked. “Oh, I am such a sinner !” Ale seemed that it is much on the increase.' An interesting congregation, the most piercing cries were heard, to have got a deep sense of his sins

, and—bent circumstance occurred on Friday night. A young and bodily prostration appeared in every part of | down to the ground, he cried for inercy. There man from Scotland, intending to go in the steamer the house. The parties affected were removed to

was a meeting after this, and during the prayer a sailing that evening, failed in getting a ticket in the entrance-hall of the church, to the schoolconsequence of the great stress of people, and house, and various parts of the green, where the young man staggered and fell all his length on went to the prayer meeting for that evening, and friends of each assembled around them to sing three or four hours after, he was found with his he there found peace with God, and stood up and pray, and offer a word of consolation; thus hands clasped, and tears in his eyes, saying to and told the whole circumstance to the people. the church, the church-green, and the school- others—“Oh! if you knew the precious Saviour I Sunday last was the time of communion, and house, presented from twelve to twenty separate have found, you would come to Ilim too.” The such a season was never experienced there, the congregations, all engaged at the same time in news spread through the town on Monday and number of communicants being almost treble praise and prayer to God. Public worship could Tuesday, producing great excitement, and on Frithe largest number ever assembled in the church not be proceeded with until late in the afternoon. day there was a meeting in Provost Birkmyre's on such an occasion. So powerfully was the feel- The same night, and throughout the following store where Mr. Fraser of Gourrock preached. ing experienced, that the sobbing and weeping week, many new cases occurred, and up to this on Thursday, there were a great many cases, and could not be restrained. The 16th verse of the are appearing daily. All those so visited, 1 be- during the singing, numbers were carried out in 6th Psalm was then sung; after which, the lieve, without one exception, are giving good great distress of mind. The people were much converts and others stood up and told what God promise of a decided change of character.

agitated, and some even ran out of the meeting had done for their souls. There were some very DONAGHEADY.—The revival is rapidly extend in fear. On returning from Coleraine, where I interesting cases, which space will not permit using. In some districts of the parish the whole had heard of what was going on, I went down to record, We may mention, however, that one people almost are either convinced of sin, or to Port-Glasgow early yesterday morning, and young man stated that the origin of his conver- deeply impressed. During last week, the scenes found a girl in great distress of soul and crying sion was hearing Mr. Toye repeating the text in the Presbyterian churches cannot be described. for mercy. I was not long in before the gentleman “Prepare to meet thy God," as he was passing The bodily prostration, cries for merey, and the from Coleraine came and took me to another case, down the aisle. A Roman Catholic woman rose deep interest with which persons who formerly and another, and another. I just thought I was up and thanked the Lord that she had nothing sneered contemplated the proceedings, were fitted in Sandy Row in Belfast. I went back in the more to do with penance; and another declared to awaken feelings of surprise and gratitude. evening and the place of meeting was crammed. that she had no more business with the Virgin MONAGHAN.-All around this central town- There must have been more than 2000 present. Mary, but that she would go direct to Christ in places, too, where the Protestant population One cried out, and then another, and another, himself

. For nearly two hours, one after an- are much in the minority—the glorious work of and some of the cries were as piercing as anyother rose to express their deep feeling of gratitude religious awakening is making way. A few thing I ever heard in Ireland. I never heard any for the great mercy which they had seen and felt, evenings since, in a locality about three miles cries more piercing and affecting than the cries and their determination to devote their lives for from Monaghan, a revival prayer-meeting was of some of the girls in that store last night; and the promotion of God's glory.

held in a commodious barn, and no fewer than some of these girls were the worst characters in OPEN-AIR MeetiNG'AT CALEDON.-On Thurs- ten persons were stricken down during the reli- the town—characters who were notorious in Portday (11th), an oper-air prayer-meeting was held gious exercises. At another meeting, five miles Glasgow. After the meeting had been desired in the Water Park, Caledon. Before the hour from the town, a still greater manifestation of to separate, a great many remained behind, most of meeting, it commenced to rain very heavily, the Spirit's presence and power took place. The anxious to hear the Word. Young men and and during the meeting there were frequent number of outward manifestations of conviction young women, and two or three Roman Catholics,

Notwithstanding the inclemency of amounted to upwards of thirty. In the same have been already arrested and turned, and before the weather, not less than 1500 people must have neighbourhood, more than 300 persons are known the meeting separated I found a little Roman been assembled, and these remained anxiously to have come under the influence of the awaken-Catholic boy sitting with his Bible in his hands, attending to the solemn services till their close, ing Spirit. In fact, almost every second person saying that there was no mediator but Christ, zbout three o'clock. Near the close of the meet- in the district is in this hopeful state. Young and that he would have no other, and ever looking, three cases of conviction took place, the men meet together every evening for prayer-ing to Christ the Mediator to save him. There persons stricken being females. Their piercing generaliy converts; and the results of those was a large crowded meeting outside, and on my eries for mercy deeply affected all present. They meetings are already visible in the changed de- asking if they wished to hear more, they said that were removed to different parts of the meeting, meanour of the people they address.

they did. I spoke till ten o'clock, and they were and ministers and others endeavoured to impart BALLY DONAGHY.- A correspondent of the unwilling even then to go away.— The Revival.

Portadown Weekly News says,-Hundreds come BOARDMILLS.— The young converts here ap- and kneel at our prayer-meetings, and scarcely pear to be keeping very steady. Some of them has a hymn been sung and a prayer been made, ** relapse” sometimes, as it is called, but a num- when a loud and prolonged wail of agony, fol

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tidings," and she must not hold her peace. the wounds of sin everywhere in you. SOME time ago a minister of Christ visited (2 Kings vii. 9.) She now mourns that And if sin's wounds be indeed those you an aged Christian, very poor, and evi- she has not enjoyed Jesus and His love are smarting under, Jesus crucified will dently near the point of death. She was before, and has not told of HIM to be God's own balm to you. very happy in the prospect of departing others. She thinks she must soon lie It was in reading a short tract called to be with Christ. “Do you think,” said silent in the grave, till Jesus' shout is “ Peace with God,” that aged C-Sthe minister, “ you will know Jesus among heard in the air, and the morning of the first found Jesus crucified a balm for her all the glorified hosts ?” “I never thought first resurrection arrives, and feels sure soul's wounds, and peace for her. of that,” said she; but after pondering the she shall not move in her present mortal And now the hope that you, dear subject for a moment, she said, “Oh, I body beyond her sick chamber.

reader, may find blessing through her shall know Jesus, I shall know Him by So she wishes her grave to speak when blessing, has made us desire that this His wounds."

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