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THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB.
ANOTHER TRIUMPH OF GRACE. It is because the life of all flesh is in death due to them had fallen upon the Fanny D—, when young, had had the blood,” that we find redemption so innocent lamb, hence their blessing, and some serious impressions, but they soon constantly set before us in the word of entire freedom from death and judgment.wore off, so that for many years past she God in connexion with blood. Death
seemed careless and indifferent to the
YOUR SINS. is the necessary consequence of sin. Our Lord Jesus said, “ If ye believe not
things of God. Very rarely was she Death must be met: life must be for
known to go anywhere to hear the gosthat I am He, ye
shall die in your sins; feited; blood must be shed, ere justice and whither I go ye cannot come.” (John and whither I go ye cannot come.” (John pel
. God, however, had a purpose of could be satisfied, wrath appeased, and sin
blessing towards her, and, though at the viii. 21-24.) Dear reader!
What an put away. Hence it is written, “Without awful thing it would be for you to die in
eleventh hour, He found in her a sinner shedding of blood is no remission;" that
on whom He could display His sovereign your sins — to come before the bar of is, redemption could only be accomplished by means of death, sin could only God abiding on you for ever, because of God in your sins— to have the wrath of grace, and magnify the redemption-work
of Christ, by the Holy Spirit bringing be forgiven by its being judged, and
Now God will pardon your blood of the Lamb.
her nigh unto Himself, through the condemned. God has no other way sins, if you believe in Jesus crucified, of dealing with sin but by death.
Toward the end of November, 1858, she risen, and exalted at God's right hand; Those who are in Christ have already for “to Him give all the prophets wit- / passed through her second confinement, met it in Christ their Surety; those
and appeared for some days after as well ness, that through His name whosoever who are without Christ must meet it in
One day, howbelieveth in Him shall receive remission as is usually the case. themselves. It is this which gives such of sins." (Acts x. 43.)
ever, she became seriously ill, and convalue to the Cross of Jesus to our souls;
siderable fear as to her recovery was
Happy indeed, eternally happy your it speaks to us of death being met for us
entertained by those around her. One lot, dear reader, if you believe in Jesus. in the person of the Son of God. It
of her friends proposed sending for a “Precious in the sight of the Lord is exalts the justice of God, and it pro- the death of His saints." But only think minister to come and talk with her about claims the forgiveness of all our sins
of the eternal misery that awaits you, if spiritual matters, but this she declined, —the Just died for the unjust to bring
you die in your sins. “Whither I go," saying she would rather see her brotherus to God-He died for our sins to bring said Christ,“ ye cannot come”-shut out
in-law, who is a working-man, but well us to God. It is the Lord's death that
known to many as
a decided follower for ever from the Redeemer and the reso completely puts away sin, and so en
of the Lord Jesus. He was accordingly deemed, and banished from the presence tirely frees the sinner that believes in
of God; and shut in for ever with the sent for, but not being at home, and Jesus. Nothing less than the death of devil and his angels, in outer darkness, till the evening, his wife, who is also a
not expected to return from his labour the Lord Jesus could have saved His
where there is weeping, and wailing, and people from their sins; “for it is the
true Christian, went to see her. When
Reader, I beseech blood that maketh an atonement for the gnashing of teeth.
she entered the room, she found friends you solemnly to consider these eternal soul."
weeping around her bed, and she was realities! The carnal mind is ever ready to
evidently suffering much pain. She said, suggest some other way of acceptance
“I've a guilty conscience;" to which with God. It was so with Cain. He “Behold, He cometh with clouds; and overy eye shall see her sister-in-law replied, “Shall I read
Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindreds
of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen."brought of the fruit of the ground an
you some of the words of the Lord offering unto the Lord. But unto Cain Cry loudly, 'tis an evil world,
Jesus Christ ? ” and finding it would be
All sunk in sloth and ease; and his offering the Lord had not respect.
The Lord, the Judge, is nigh at hand,
agreeable to her, she read part of the It was not the surrender of a life. It
And death is on the breeze.
3rd and 6th chapters of John's Gospel, was not acknowledging the just sentence
Cry loudly, 'tis a busy world,
and particularly called her attention to
Thy voice will scarce be heard of God, "that the wages of sin is death." Amid the constant din and strife
this verse, “He that believeth on the When, however, Abel offered the first
That drown each holy word.
Son hath everlasting life; and he that
Cry loudly, conscience lies asleep, lings of the flock, and the fat thereof,
believeth not the Son shall not see life;
And sleeping on must die;
but the wrath of God abideth on him."
Cry loudly, louder cry. Cain's, by which he obtained witness that
She then lifted up her hands, exclaiming,
Cry loudly, on unwilling ears he was righteous."
The voice of warning breaks ;
“Lord, teach me how to pray! I want to We see also, that when the people of
All sweet, soft, solemn sounds are dear,
see Jesus! O that I could only have a
Save what the soul awakes. Israel were delivered from Egypt, their
glimpse of Jesus! The agonies of pain
Cry loudly, to a heedless world; security was alone in the blood of the A little more, they say,
I feel are great; but that would be little,
Of folded hands, and listless thoughts, Lamb. By death only could they be 'Twill then be time to pray.
if I only knew that Jesus would save me.” delivered. The lamb was killed, and
Her sister-in-law read
Cry loudly to the blinded slave, the blood sprinkled upon the lintels and
Bent to his god of gold;
“Jesus can make a dying bed Well he be absorb'd in gains, door-posts of their houses, and all within For which his heaven is sold.
Feel soft as downy pillows are." the house were perfectly safe. When judg- Cry loudly through the wilderness,
“Yes," said she, "I feel that, if I could
To east, west, south, and north; ment and death reigned in every other Collect the scatter'd, rouse the earth,
but believe in Jesus."
Bid the redeem'd come forth. house in Egypt, they escaped. Jehovah
In the evening her brother-in-law re
Cry louder, louder, ere the doom, said, “When I see the blood, I will pass That dread trump rings around;
turned from his work, and was soon at over you, and the plague shall not be Eternity is lost—for all
her bedside, when she said to him, “Oh,
That wake not till it sound. upon you to destroy you, when I smite
I'm dark in my soul; I'm a poor, vile
Rev. i. 7.
sinner; I want to make my peace with She spoke of the Lamb that was slain, “Nothing in my hands I bring,
Simply to thy Cross I cling; God; I've been trying to do all I can, and frequently uttered, with a bright
Naked, come to thee for dress; but I find I can do nothing.” countenance, “Praise my Jesus!" She
Helpless, look to thee for grace; “Dear Fanny,” said he, “the Lord again asked her brother-in-law to pray
Vile, I to the fountain fly, Jesus has made peace with God for all with her, and her voice was heard utter
Wash me, Saviour, or I die." poor
sinners that believe in His name." ing prayer to Jesus, as loud as she could She said repeatedly, “I will wait thy (She seemed so thoroughly convicted of speak, which was very clear, considering time, till thou art pleased to take me.” her sinful state, that she was most eager her bodily weakness. The doctor re. She was often in communion with her to receive what she felt she so much quested her to be kept very quiet, to try precious Jesus, and said several times, needed.] • Christ,” continued he, “has if she could get a little sleep; and a “I have caused thee much pain-much done everything to save. Faith in Him friend said to her, “Do try to sleep a grief.” She again asked for prayer. is the only way.
Ask, and you shall little.” To which she replied, “What! She now took hold of her brother-inreceive.”
sleep? I shall sleep no more in this law's hand, which she frequently did, She then exclaimed many times, “O world; time is too precious to me to pressing it tight, and looking in his face, Lord Jesus ! look down in mercy upon a sleep.” She evidently knew that her said, “I cannot find words to tell you poor, dying, sinful worm!” Her brother. time here was short; and on asking for what I feel; but, clasping her hands in-law said, “Fanny, I believe that God a verse or two of a hymn to be repeated together, she exclaimed, “ This is haphas put that cry into your heart, and He to her, some one read,
piness!” This was near midnight. She will answer it. 'He will fulfil the desire
“There is a fountain fill'd with blood,
continued uninterruptedly to praise Je. of them that fear Him; He also will Drawn from Immanuel's veins ;
sus; and when her voice failed, her lips
And sinners plunged beneath that flood hear their cry, and will save them.' Be
continued to move, as if trying to utter
Lose all their guilty stains. assured, Fanny, that the blood of Jesus
the same strain till about half. past two,
The dying thief rejoiced to see was shed for sinners; He laid down His
when she fell asleep.
That fountain in his day; life for sinners. Jesus died for such as
And there have I, as vile as he,
This is another addition to the multiyou feel yourself to be.” She now seemed Wash'd all my sins away.”
tude of other testimonies to the fact, that able to receive Christ as her salvation,
the Gospel of Jesus is still the power of
She repeated these lines with great and peace and joy flowed into her earnestness
. The second verse gave her God unto SALVATION, to every one soul. Soon after this she exclaimed, much joy; she repeated it many
times. “Praise my Jesus!” and repeated it She again addressed the weeping friends several times. She wished her brother around her, saying, “Don't cry for me,
JESUS BOTH LORD AND CHRIST. in-law to pray, in which she joined with but weep for yourselves.” She spoke of How rapidly is this poor world drawing much earnestness, saying, “Jesus !” and Calvary, and the wounded hands and side to its fearful end ! How quickly tirne 'Amen!" many times.
of Jesus, several times; and she looked fies! How soon Jesus, the rightful Lord Her brother-in-law was now obliged to as if talking with Jesus, and said, “I of all, will come in the clouds of heaven leave her. She was very anxious to see shall see thy precious face!" and “Praise with power and great glory! The fashion him again, and he repeated his visits
my Jesus! Praise the Lord!” were re of this world doth, indeed, swiftly pass daily, as often as he could.
peated by her, as fast as she could give away. Notwithstanding the constant cries She delighted to hear passages of Scrip. utterance to the expressions.
peace and safety, sudden destruction ture-which she was told were the precious She was affectionately asked to try to will soon come upon it. Just before words of Jesus-such as “Whoso cometh
compose herself, and not to talk so Jesus was crucified, He said, "Now is to me, I will in no wise cast out," and other much; to which she replied with much the judgment of this world, now shall similar portions. Her continual cry was, complacency, and her soul evidently the Prince of this world be cast out.” “Dear Lord Jesus, look down in mercy filled with joy, “While I live, my soul And Jesus will come to judge the world upon a poor, weak, sinful, dying worm!" shall be heard in praise to my Jesus, in righteousness, and bruise Satan under She said to her brother-in-law, “Don't and when my voice is silent in death, I'll His feet. Satan may tempt and deceive think I am saying this because I think I
praise my Jesus through all eternity.” | the unwary a little longer, by his boast shall die; but if the Lord were pleased She was asked if she would like to learn that all the kingdoms of the world, to spare me, I should desire to live to the new song which the redeemed sing and the glory of them are his; but he Him, and not to live as I have. I see in glory; when she said, “What is that?" knows that he hath but a short time. that the world and every thing in it is and being told it was “Worthy is the The world may still flatter itself with dross.” She said also to her brother and Lamb that was slain, who hath redeemed self-complacency, but has it not crucified sisters, and all around her, “Don't put us to God by His blood,” she repeated it the Lord of glory? It may still have its off repentance to a dying bed;" and on with much delight. The last verses of lords many, and gods many; but soon it her brother leaving, she added, “Prepare the seventh chapter of the Revelation will be seen, that Jesus risen from the to meet thy God. I can give up my dear were read to her, which she said were dead, and glorified at God's right hand, children; for the Lord I know will pro- beautiful. She again asked that prayer is made both LORD and Christ. Yes; vide for them.” To her husband she might be offered up, which she joined all power is given unto Him. All judgsaid, “You have been to me every thing in very fervently; and on her requesting ment is committed unto Him. He is I could wish. Prepare to meet me, and to hear some verses of a hymn, "Rock Lord of all. All principalities and bring up the dear children as they ought of Ages ! cleft for me," was read, which powers will soon be in manifest subjecto be brought up.
she repeated, word by word, as she heard, tion to Him, for “ He humbled himself, She was now filled with praise to Jesus.) with much joy, and especially that verse, land became obedient unto death, even
the death of the cross; wherefore God A WORKING-MAN'S JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE where it was first discovered. They are all realso hath highly exalted Him, and given
FROM PLYMOUTH TO QUEBEC.
moved to the hospital. This evening the dear
child that died was committed to the deep. To Him a name which is above every name:
[The following interesting Journal was written witness the remains of the dear child cast into that at the name of Jesus every knee land to seek more remunerative employment by a bard-working mechanic, who left Eng- the great deep, and the grief of the mother, were
truly distressing. I have this week thought much should bow, of things in heaven, and in America, because he was unable to meet tude of thy tender mercies.”
on the first verses of the 51st Psalm-“The multithings in earth, and things under the honestly, as became a Christian, the temporal Saturday, 2nd. The wind boisterous, and sea
necessities of a large family. For some time he running high. The mother of the dear child earth; and that every tongue should
was prayerfully exercised before the Lord, as to that died is a little relieved by nursing our dear confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the course he should adopt, and at length he
Rhoda : her grief is still great.
Sunday, 3rd. We have been sailing 10 miles the glory of God the Father.” (Phil. ii. decided on emigrating to Canada. He had the an hour during the night. Our time is now 8-11.) Jesus is now seated at the right prayers and sympathy of many Christians in 2 hours later than in England. This afternoon hand of the Majesty on high, having England, and he kindly sent them this Journal I preached. Good attendance and order. The
cabin on his arival, without any thought, we believe, of
passengers attended the meeting. This is saved His people from their sins by His its being published. We insert it, not only be the truth, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake
the third Lord's-day at sea. How sweet to prove own blood, and He is henceforth expect- cause of the interesting particulars it contains, thee.”
Monday, 4th. This afternoon, and all night, ing till His enemies be made his foot. but to show how useful a Christian working man stool; for He must reign till He hath put set on serving the Lord.) may be on board an emigrant ship, if his heart is the wind and sea rose high. The rolling of the
vessel still affects my head.
Tuesday, 5th. It is said that some cod fish all enemies under His feet. Yet a little
On Thursday afternoon, at four o'clock, April were seen this morning. I suppose we are drawwhile, and “the LORD Jesus shall be 16th, 1857, we sailed from Plymouth. It was ing near the banks of Newfoundland. The Lord
very stormy all the night, and on the Friday all be praised ! revealed from heaven, with His mighty the passengers were sick.
Wednesday, 6th. We are now on the banks angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance family, except Phebe, better. My beloved wife Quebec in about a fortnight This evening we
Saturday. Sea-sickness still prevailing; our of Newfoundland; it is hoped we shall be at on them that kuow not God, and that was the first female on board to bestir herself, met again for prayer. Many attended.
after sea-sickness came on, but not without Fobey not the Gospel of our LORD Jesus difficulty. Truly I may say, that the Lord has
prayed, and read the 34th Psalm.
Thursday, 7th. We have been three weeks at Christ; who shall be punished with ever given me a help-meet.
As yet we have had no rough weather, or Sunday, 19th. In the morning I gave tracts not enough to give the least alarm. The Lord lasting destruction from the presence of to the passengers, and conversed with some of has gently brought us thus far. Help us to the Lord, and from the glory of His them. In the afternoon the captain gave me praise thee for thy goodness, and for thy wonder
permission to preach. Very good order. Many ful works ; still give us quietness, and bring us power." wept.
to our desired haven !
Monday, 20th. Very fine weather. Enoch still Friday, 8th. Enoch is unwell — it may be Soon the earth-rejected Jesus will come suffering from sea-sickness. He said, “Why did measles. Father, help us to say, Thy will be forth crowned with many crowns, clothed you come, Mamma? I wish we were home with done! The captain sounded, and founded it fifty Mrs. F .."
fathoms of water. Four icebergs were seen towith a vesture dipped in blood, no longer Tuesday. Sea running high. Wind contrary day. It is supposed that we are at the north of speaking of pardon and peace to the vilest The doctor said he had seen many emigrant ships, one of the great sand banks.
but never saw the passengers so well-behaved ; Saturday, 9th. Through mercy we are brought sinner as He now does, but to make war, he thought there were some well ordered families in safety to the beginning of another day. It is
on board. and judge in righteousness. And will the
a dense fog, as is usual while passing the banks.
Wednesday, 22nd. The captain altered our In the night a vessel was seen close under the world be glad to see Him? Oh, no! all course. Weather fine, but sea rolling high.
The captain and crew exThursday, 23rd. About noon the top of the erted themselves to escape running into her. Not the kindreds of the earth will wail because main and the top of the mizzen mast broke away. long after an iceberg was seen very close. In the of Him; all the tribes of the earth shall Wind contrary. Very rough night.
afternoon another was seen; I suppose 30 feet
Friday, 24th. Still rough. Much is said about above the water. mourn; and they shall see the Son of Man the vessel, it being superior to many; but my Sunday, 10th. Enoch is worse this morning. coming in the clouds of heaven with power hope is in God, the preserver of all, but especially in the afternoon Mr. P- preached; he is a
member of the Wesleyans; he and great glory. And what will worldlings Saturday, 25th. Weather stormy and wet. I Bdo then! Both rich and
learnt to-day that there are fifteen infants on will hide
Monday, 11th. Very foggy, and no wind—we poor
board, under 12 months old our dear Rhoda are at a stand. Enoch is very ill; the measles themselves in the dens, and in the rocks, is the youngest ; she is three months old. We do not show on the skin. of the mountains; and will say to the months to 72 years old. have on board people of all ages --- from three
Tuesday, 12th. Enoch has been worse all night,
but the measles are coming out ; he has a trying monntains and the rocks, “Fall on us,
Lord's-day, 26th. In the morning it was dis- cough. Land was seen this morning, but the
covered that a child, that slept in a berth adjoin- wind being contrary, the captain tacked about, and hide us from the face of Him that ing our children, had the measles. I felt tried fearing to enter the gulf while the wind was at sitteth on the throne, and from the about it at first, fearing our children might be ill that point. One of the crew fell from the yard
when we arrived at Quebec, and hinder our land- arm down the gangway on Mr. P—, as he was wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of ing. O Lord, give me grace to cast myself and going down ; neither of them injured much, His wrath is come, and who shall be able my all upon thee ! In the afternoon we had a though the ladder was broken with the violence
crowded meeting; I read the 28th Psalm, and of the fall. to stand ?” (Rev. vi. 12-17.) And will any spoke. Mr. P
also addressed the meeting. Wednesday, 13th. I have seen the sailor toof them escape? No! “For when they requesting me
In the evening a young woman came with tears, day, and was glad to find that he fears the Lord.
to see her mother, whom she Gave him some tracts, and felt comforted to conshall say peace and safety, then sudden thought was dying. She is about 60—- has been verse with him. Enoch is very ill. destruction cometh upon them, as travail trust, she is a believer. sick all the time we have been at sea ; but, I is our shield, “He will preserve us from trouble,
and compass us about with songs of deliverance." upon a woman with child, and they shall Monday, 27th. We are now in a dead calm, We again met for prayer this evening.
not a ripple upon the water. I never thought to Thursday, 14th. Enoch has had a better night: not escape."
see the great Western Ocean so calm. I have the fever is not so high. The wind is still unReader! the coming of the Lord draw- little better, and her soul in peace. The top of One of our brethren that prayed at our meeting
seen Mis. T—again this morning; she is a favourable; we are making but little progress. eth nigh! Will you still go on in the broad the mizzen-mast was put up to-day, but the last night was blamed for playing on the deck
main-mast cannot be repaired until we come to some days ago at what is called "pitch and toss." rond that leadeth to destruction ? Now, Quebec.
I spoke to him to-day about it. He acknowledged if you turn to Jesus, He will be your
Tuesday, 28th. This morning a good breeze his fault. Othou that can keep us from falling, sprung up.
Rhoda very unwell— has a trying preserve us from being spotted by the world! Saviour; then, He must judge and con. cough.
Friday, 15th. Enoch is, I hope, better, but demn every impenitent sinner. Now, He time since we left.
Wednesday, 29th. Fair wind for the first very weak. I am obliged to keep in bed with
This evening we met for him night and day, for fear of cold. Seven saves the lost; then, He must take ven- prayer. Mr. F— and others prayed.
vessels were seen this morning, supposed to be
Thursday, 30th. Wind still in favour; we are traders. Phebe saw a whale very plainly. The geance. Now is the accepted time; then, going eight miles an hour.
doctor told me he saw eight whales blowing the is the day of wrath. To-lay He bids old, died' of inflammation of the lungs, twenty
Friilay, May 1st. A little boy, six months water, but not very near.
Saturday, 16th. Very calm to-day ; the sea is you hear His pardoning voice,' to-morrow minutes after seven o'clock in the morning. as smooth as a fish-pond. Enoch is still better;
The child's parents belong to our mess. Another I carried him on deck to-day. it may be too late. child taken ill in the measles, of the same family Sunday, 17th.
The wind sprung up about
bow of our vessel.
midnight; we are now moving on again, and “All at once it came across him who the lad remitted ? He came to be our eternal life, God's weather fine. I preached this afternoon. A was. 'I remember you now,' he said. “Have you gift. (1 John iv. 10.) Have you eternal life? He great number attended. The Lord afforded help. tried to keep your promise to love the Lord Jesus, came into the world to save sinners. Are you Mr. F concluded with prayer. This is the and show how much you love Him by obeying saved? Whosoever believeth on Him is justified fifth Lord's-day on board. It is right for me Him ?'
from all things.' Whosoever receives Him has the now to say, we go not to this warfare at our own “Yes, Sir, I have; indeed I have,' he answered, title and blessing of a son of God. “Whosoever charges. Still I am proving, thy grace never fail with the greatest earnestness.
hath the Son of God hath life.' eth with me, O Lord !
“Inexpressibly delighted, the gentleman stopped “If you have not pardon ; if you are not at To be continued
and talked to him a little, making an excuse by peace with God; if you have not life; it is only letting him clean his shoes.
because you do not believe God, you do not ap“Can you read, Jack?' he asked.
propriate Christ; in fact, because you do not make LITTLE JACK.
“Yes, Sir; not over well; but I can make shift that use of the Christ the Son of the living God, “A GENTLEMAN going late one evening from St. to spell out a page.
for which God in His love to the world, has given Martin's Lane to Bloomsbury Street, London,
“Would you like a Testament of your own, Him. saw a number of ragged lads- beggars, thieves, or heard the other night?" where you could read for yourself the story you “And, dear christian, fellow-believer in Jesus,
if you are not happily established in grace,
you both-standing in a knot, talking, laughing, and
" There was no answer, but half a chuckle of are distracted in heart, cumbered in your walk, swearing. Just as he passed, one of them shouted happiness at the bare idea. There was no pretence | uncertain in the direction of your energies for sersome jeering piece of impertinence after him. He about the lad. The dirty little thief had set his vice, it is because you are separating service from
face heavenwards. turned round, and said kindly to the one who had
your place at Jesus's feet; because you may be
“ I see you would like it, Jack,' added his friend. calling in your own thoughts and devices, the wisspoken, "Did you speak to me, my boy.' He Come to my rooms at to-morrow, and you dom and cunning of the world, as your aids ; and shambled a little away muttering, ‘No, Sir.' shall have one. Good bye.'
not just simply acting fresh from the words and The gentleman then stepped into the midlle of “ Exactly at the appointed hour on the morrow wind of Jesus, in the power you have from the the dirty group, saying, 'Boys, listen to me: I have came one modest, eager tap at the door. In walked place you maintain at His feet. What fellowship
Jack. He had been to some neighbouring pump, hath light with darkness ? Christ with Belial? something to tell you—a sort of story.' They were
poor fellow, and washed himself, not clean, but the temple of God with idols ? the heavenly with all silent in an instant; and then, in the plainest streaky. He had plastered his hair down meekly, the earthly? the Living Stone in heaven with the and shortest manner, he told them of God's pity in honour of his visit. There was nothing 'taking' image it is about to crush on the earth? We are and love for them. After which he spoke to them about him. He was very ugly; and had it not been not straitened in God, but we are straitened in of the life, and sufferings, and death of Jesus (pulsive. That, however, he was not. The gentle with the world's wisdoin or device. Our blessings
for a humble, repentant look, would have been re- our own affections, by yoking ourselves in any way Christ. He said nothing of punishment or of hell. man shook hands with him, said he was glad to see are sure; our light is pure; our strength all-suffiHe only tried to tell them all about Jesus, using him, and made him come and sit by him.
cient in Christ. He is with us unto the end of the words of the Bible as much as possible. As
Jack, why do you want a Testament?' the age. “Where two or three are met together he told them of how weary, and tired, and hungry
“To read about Him you told us of,' said he in my name, there am I in the midst of them.' Let shortly.
us dwell at the feet and in the bosom of Him who the Saviour often was, all was silence. Then, as
"Why do you want to read about Him? because hath the promises and anointing from God, in the end came nearer, trying to make the last awful you love Him, is it?'
whom we are now the sons of God, and heirs of scenes seem true to them, he heard an occasional “Jack nodded once, shortly and decisively. the coming glory. Let the saints see, as well as shufile, as one and another pushed nearer to hear There was no doubt about the matter, not a whit. sinners upon earth, that they make a right use of
" Why do you love Him?'
Him whom God hath sent ; and in whom alone we how the good Lord had suffered for him. They
“Jack was quite silent. His little ordinary fea- have forgiveness of sins with eternal life.” listened with faces of awe-dirty enough -- but tures moved in a singular way;
eyes twinkled: solemn -—to hear of His agony and bloody sweat, his breast heaved. ©All at once he dropped his Gospel Reminiscences in the West Indies – “Old
Wirquois the Negro Driver,' and “ The ConHis cross and passion; and by-and-bye he heard head on the table, sobbing as if his heart would and God heard too- little vulgar sobs of unconbreak, “'Cause they killed Him,' gasped poor Jack.
demned Negro, oi, Man's Victim, God's
Chosen." “ It was with some difficulty the gentleman re
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“ He was allowed to cry till his sobs became less
poor negro race. In page 25 of “The Condemned cross for their sakes. The story ended, no one frequent, and then the gentleman read to him from
Negro,” he says, spoke. Suddenly the gentleman said, 'Now, lads, St John's Gospel, and talked to him of the great “God no make sick, sin bring sick, sin bring He loved us very much: ought not we to love Him? | love of Jesus our Saviour, and of that happy home dead; but God give life, eternal life, in His deur
where we should fall at those blessed feet that Son. God so love He give His dear Son to dead Who loves Him? Let every one that wishes to
were pierced for us, and try to tell Him a little of upon cross for a' we sin ! iie rise from dead again love Him hold up his hand.” 'I do;" and he held the love we bear Him. He was then shown how to be life for a' we! Gud's Son no sick, He liang up his. They looked at one another. Then one he could serve Christ here by being a little Mis- upon tree for nothing, but for we wickedness ; He held his up. A little mass of rags, with only one
sionary, and striving to bring others to Him. take punish for we, He take punish for me. Dshoe, and a little grimy face, half hidden in a at his request, “verry large, in his Testament world, me free in dis world, me make plenty money,
"! is name was then written, or rather printed, S'pose me no come to dis, s'pose me do well in dis shock of hair, scarcely confined by an old battered The gentleman then prayed with him that the Good me live long in dis world, me wife me children live hat with no rim, held up his dirty little hand. It Shepherd might help and guide this poor little long, me love dis world.-me no see de truth, me was a touching sight. One and another followed, lamb in his dark and difficult path ; and, with a no feel me sin, me no know me born of the flesh little more talk about his prospects, they parted.
from Adam a child of wrath its others, me no tink till all the hands, just twelve in number, were
“ We need scarcely point out the secret of this of God word, me live blind without Christ, me sick .
happy history. That has been clearly shown at last, me go dead at last in all me siu; clat better “ The gentleman then said slowly, 'You all wish already. Poor Jack believed that what ihe Lord dan dis? No, never! But s'pose me now go to to love Him. Now, dear boys, hear what He says him who was so sinful, so unworthy! The belief me believe in de blood dat clean from all sin, me
did in dying on the cross, He did for him, even for Jesus, me call upon He, me believe in He to those who love Him-'If ye love me, keep my of this won his heart, as it always will win the have Christ dere in my heart : 1:e give me de living commandments. Then going strait up to bim heart of those who really believe it. Nothing else water, He make me one child of God, He wash me who had first held his hand up, the gentleman was needed. This heart was now full of Christ in He own blood, His Father me Father. He gone holding out his, said, 'Shake hands on it, that you and of His love, and he longed to tell other dying to make place for me, dat where He be dere ne sa' will promise me to try to keep His commandments.' sinners of the way in which they, too, might be be for ever ; den me go dead, white man go kill
happy, both here and for ever in heaven. This is me body, meself go to Christ, what dat! dat bad : At once the little black hand was put in his ; and the true Missionary spirit-to know Christ so as to never! dat good! very good ! O Lord me very the gentleman shook it hard, saying, “God bless feel His dying love in our own hearts, and then to bad sinner, but me believe, me believe, Dyou!' So he went round to all. He then gave try to make it known to others.”—Church Mis believe! O Lord, wash me sin
away!" them three shillings, to be shared amongst then, sionary Juvenile Instructor.
Again, in page 29, we find the poor negro for bed and bread, and said, 'Good night.' So they
embraced the writer saying,
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“Me satisfy now, me quite satisfy, God is love! “About three weeks after this, the same gentle- “ The Gospel for Sinners anı Saints." By L.S. 22. Me, massa, Jesus blood wash all me sin a W::y; me man was going under St. Clement Danes’ archway. London : BATEMAN, 1, Ivy Lane, Paternoster quite ready for go to Jesus! better dan stay here A little ragged shoeblack was kneeling at one side.
dis world - dis world 10 good' Joomla Jool! O After the customary 'Clean your bo-ots, Sir ?' the This is a very valuable little book, and we heartily for me."
massa ! me tankee you for bring all dis good tory boy made a dive forward, and stood, grinning with delight, right in front of the gentleman and his recommend it to the perusal of all our readers.
And, in page 35, he says, friend.' The former had not the least notion who The following extract shews the character of it.
“Dear Massa, de Gubbernor sar ma inust die, he was: so at last he said, 'Well, my boy, you seem “Let me then, dear friends, affectionately ask, but God say, believe in Jesus, and you sa never to know me; and who are you '
how is it with you all ? What are ye the better die! I believe in Jesus, and Jes:11. , 'I de “ Please, Sir, I'm Jack.
for the mission of the Son of God into this world resurrection, I de life! Don't 'fraid for me, Jack-Jack who ?'
of sin? He came into this world to die for the re-massa, don't cry for me, me come in dis place “. Only Jack, Sir, please, Sir.'
mission of our sin. (1 John iv. 9.) Are your sins | dead in me sins, me go out alive to live for ever."
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