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POETRY.

THE SOUL PANTING FOR CHRIST.

The 42nd Psalm paraphrased. As pants the heart with languid look As o'er me roll thy wrathful waves, After the cooling water brook, Nor mercy helps, nor power saves, So pants my soul for God :

Deep calleth unto deep; Before him when shall I appear? Mild peace no longer rules my breast, I long to stand for ever near

Sweet thought, and every joyful guest In paths by angels trod.

Away thy billows sweep. Thro' all the day, and all the night, Still, still Jehovah will command, I've had no pleasure nor delight, From his all-giving bounteous hand, My tears I've liv'd upon;

His song throughout the night; Where is thy God, the people saith, And loving-kindness thro' the day,The God in whom is all your faith, | A love that fadeth not away, Hath he for ever gone?

A love of unknown height. Mv soul pours out herself in me, Yet louder could not be my groans, When thought lights on my vanity; Had I a sword within my bones; For with the multitude,

Nor greater be my pang Up to the temple of the Lord

Than now, when my oppressors say, With praise and joy in every word, Where is the God to whom you pray, I follow'd in their mood.

The God to whom you sang ? Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Why art thou cast down, O my soul : Why art thou not at my controul ? Why art thou not at my controul ?' Why art thou not at peace ?

Why art thou not at peace ?, Still in Jehovah rest thine hope, Still in Jehovah rest thine hope, He will not let thee ever droop

He will not ever let thee droop, My praises shall not cease.

Let not thy praises cease. July 15, 1827.

J. A.

REJOICE EVERMORE.
REJOICE, ye ransom'd sons of men, , Let Jesu's glory fill your eves,
In tribulation's dreary road;

'Till heavenly love your souls inTho' here confin'd as in a den,

flame. Or burden'd with a heavy load. Altho' temptation press you sore, Though trials prick you as a thorn,

And you your weakness greatly fecl, And beasts of prey around you roar;

In him is strength for evermore, Be not cast down, be not forlorn,

Who bruis'd his head that bruis'd

his heel. Rejoice both now and evermore.

Tho' lost and ruin'd to a man, The Lord is good to those he loves,

Yehighly favour’d, heav'nly choice, Is ever mindful of his sons :

If you cannot rejoice-who can ? When birds of prey, molest his doves,

Then evermore, I say, rejoice. To their relief he ever runs.

If blackest sins appear in view, Rejoice in his unchanging name,

Rejoice that Jesu's powerful blood Who ever does his people good; Has cancell'd those of darkest hue, Sing praises, spread his worthy fame, And sunk them in oblivion's flood. Who makes his flesh your richest

Not one is left to cause a spot, food.

Or shadow of a spot on you; Rejoice, tho' men of spite arise, They're done away and quite forgot, And call you by opprobrious name; '. Rejoice in God the just and true!

DENIZEN.

LONGING FOR GLORY.

father, I will that they also whom thou hast given me be with me where I am, that

they may behold my glory.”—John xvii. 24.
Dear Jesus, my Lord and my God,

Thy mercies 'tis sweet to review ;
Who hath prov'd in each step I have trod,

My Guide and my Comforter too :
Thus far through the desert I've pass’d,

And soon shall its boundary see;
When escap'd from all dangers at last,

With thee I for ever shall be.
Thou art my defence and my stay,

In thee is my hope and my trust;
And though this frail body decay,
· And moulder with others to dust,
Yet the soul shall arise and depart,

From all its incumbrances free,
To see thee, dear Lord, as thou art,

Who hath saved a sinner like me.
Dear Saviour, I long to be gone,

From this valley of tears to remove,
To shout hallelujahs at home,

And eternally sing of thy love :
My soul from its prison would bound,

As a captive that pants to be free;
Thy praises in glory to sound,

Thy glory resplendant to see.
Yes, there I shall surely appear,

To swell with hosannas the song
Of glorified millions, who there

Compose the enraptured throng.
Then welcome, dear Jesus, the day,

When thy chariot at last I shall see,
To convey my glad spirit away,
And bring me for ever to thee.

J. E.

WRITTEN ON THE DEATH OF A DEPARTED SISTER IN THE

I FAITH. SLEEP, sister, sleep in Jesus' arms, | At length the happy moment came, Secure from hell and sin's alarms; l Which took to pieces nature's frame; No more shall sorrow wring thy Death gently seiz'd thy mortal life, breast,

And hush'd for ever ev'ry strife. For thou art enter'd into rest. Here thou wast troubled, tempted,

Thy ransom'd spirit soar'd on high, tried,

Beyond the ken of human eye; And often at the footstool sigh'd,

Quitted with joy the dusky road Where thou wast favor'd with relief,

For heav'n's eternal bright abode. In all the pangs of bitter grief.

There on the mount of love repos'd, In sickness oft, and conflicts long, Heedless of all that once oppos'dWith sin and satan's busy throng, Sleep, sister, sleep in Jesus' heart, Christ was thy helper and thy shield No more with heav'n and peace to Through all the dangers of the field. !

Enon,

part.

INDEX TO THE FOURTH VOLUME.

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368

Page
Adoption .................. 371
Battle between Faith and Unbe-

liet ...................... 152
Believer leaning upon his Be-
loved ........

65
Believers made partakers of a

Divine Nature ............ 332
Blind Beggar.. ............
Bread of Life .............. 243
Believer's Return and Commen-

dation of his Bride ........
Benefit of Prayer............ 353
Cause of the Saints' Comfort

and Preservation .......... 134
Christ, the Life of his Church.. 198

the Plant of Renown .. 324

the Substance of the
Gospel, and the Object of the

Believer's desire .......... 237
Christ's Look upon Peter, 41, 108,

141, 184
Christ precious to Believers .. 358
Church Fellowship ......... 77
Consolation for à Brother in

Affliction ......
Correspondence from North

America ..............247, 262

God of all Grace ............ 296
Gospel Tract Society; proceed-

ings of the THIRD Anniver-

sary .................... 94
Gross Arminianism detected in

the Spiritual Magazine ....

Headship of Adam ..........
Hearing the Gospel ..........
Heavenly Workers, and their

Work ................... 239
Heaven the final Home of the

Saints .................... 225
Hint to the Reviewers, and on

Mann's “ Theological Essays" 335
Human Soul of Christ........ 337

...... 116

Joseph, a Type of Christ ..... I
Justification of the Elect...... 304
Knowledge of Christ ........

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Letter to the Editor........... 200

on the state
of Religious Parties........ 175

with a Hint
to Correspondents ........, 196
- to a beloved Friend and
Brother in the kingdom and
patience of the Lord Jesus
Christ.......

................ 19,
Life of Faith................

118
Literary Intelligence, 128, 221, 287
Lord's Supper ..............

113
Letter from the late Rev. W.
Romaine ..

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364

179

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Meditation on my Birth-day.... 136

Page
Name of Jesus ..........

145
Notice of Archer's “ Comfort

of Believers,” and its Re-

viewers .................. 245
Notice of the Review of Jones's

Pastoral Rehearsings ...... 370
Obituary ...... 159, 192, 212, 224
Observations on the Signs of
the Times ......

... 321
ORIGINAL ESSAYS.
On Adoption................
- Deliverance ......

51
--- Distinguishing Grace ..
- Hearing the Gospel.....
- Sorrow......

215
-- The Bread of Life.... 243
-- The Human Soul of Christ. 337
-- The Name of Jesus........ 145
-- The Past Year........ 274
-- The Word of Christ. ...... 307

Page
Substance of a Funeral Dis-

course ................i 97
Superiority of the Friendship of

Christ above that of Human

Friendship ................ 5
The Past Year .......:;:;
The God of Truth accomplishing

his Purposes by the Word of
Truth

........ 374
Visit of the late Dr. Hawker to

Codicote, Herts .......... 38

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Word of Christ.............. 307
-- - Encouragement to the
Afflicted........

Exhortation to the Af-
flicted in Zion ............ 260

REVIEW.
Andrews' (Dr.) Christ's Name
Precious. ................. 256

Sermon occasioned
by the destruction of the
Brunswick Theatre ........ 351

Pre-existence of the Human Soul

of Christ ........ 210, 277, 310
Principle and Actings of Faith.. 328
Privileges of a Believer, and his

Triumph over Death ........ 366
Query on the Sonship of Christ 236
Reflections on a Birth-day .... 16

Sol. Song iv. 12,

129, 168, 291
Relief of Poor, Sick, Infirm,

and Aged Ministers ........ 8
Religious Intelligence, 23, 62, 94,

128, 159, 192
Remarkable Account concerning

our blessed Lord and Saviour,
Jesus Christ, by Theodosius,

a Jew..............
Remarks on the Review of Mr.
Colyer's Sermon

Sermon .......... 210
Resurrection of the Dead .... 231
Return of the Beloved, and Com-

mendation of his Bride .... 270
Robe of Righteousness ...... 173
Redemption by Christ........ 361

Bennett’s (Dr. J.) Sermon at

the opening of Marlborough

Chapel, Kent Road, London.. 221
Bickersteth's Discoure on Justi-

fication by Faith .......... 283
Bretschneider's Apology for the

modern Theology of Protes-

tant Germany ............ 254
Brine's Antidote against a

spreading Antinomian prin-

ciple .................... 155
Butler's (Dr.) Charge to the

Clergy of the Archdeaconry
of Derby

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Safety and Blessedness of the

Church in Christ ........ 33, 72
Saints' Privilege and Duty, 257, 301
Shepherd and his Little Flock... 265
Sorrow (On) ...... ......... 215
Spiritual Correspondence. ..... 80
- Mariner . ..........

... 103
-- Pilgrim............ 340

Cadogan's Life of the Rev. Wil-

liam Romaine ............ 158
Coleman's Sermons, Doctrinal
and Practical, with illustra-

tive Notes and Authorities... 54
Cottage Commentator on the

Holy Scriptures ......... 381
Colyer's Good News of Christ.. 121
Comb's Tribute of Respect to

departed greatness : a Sermon
preached on occasion of the
Decease of the Rev. Dr. Haw-

ker ..................... 25
Crombie's Character and Offices

of Christ, in a Series of Dis-
courses .....

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Thurling's Things of Time con-

templated in subordination
to the arrangements of Eter-

nal Wisdom ..............
Wolff's Missionary Journal to

the Jews

29

...... 389

Heap's Hephzibah; or Jehovah's

infinite delight in his Church 346
Herbert's Hymns and Poems.

Vol. III. ................. 185
Hobbs's Mercy of the Lord from

Everlasting to Everlasting ... 287
Hore's Sacred Pieces, Doctrinal,

Experimental and Practical.. 57
Hutchings' Fourteen Posthu-

mous Discourses .......... 218
Hyatt's Sermons on various sub-

jects .................... 377

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Irving's Apology for the Ancient

Fulness and Purity of the
Doctrine of the Church of

Scotland ..... ........ 313
Isaac's Account of Saml. Crook 349

- Dialogue on various sub-
jects between Walter and
Theodosius .............. 349

-- Glorious Gospel hidden
to those that are Lost ...... 349
Ivimey's Pilgrims of the Nine-

teenth Century........... 92
Jarman's Observations on Af-

fliction .................. 192
Jefferson on the Vanity of Man 319
Jones's Cause of God and Truth 60

----Pastoral Rehearsings and
the Lord's Knocking ........ 316

Christian Experience .....
Elegy on the late Rev. Dr. Haw-

ker
Epitaph .................... 64
“Fear not, for I am with thee” 320
House appointed for all Living. 59
Interest in Christ ............ 160
Longing for Christ ..........
Meditation on Sol. Song iv. 6... 64

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