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Come Jesus, come quickly, I long to de
part, To gaze on thy fulness of love; How blest will the day be to dwell where u
thou art, And all thy rich glories to prove. Prepar'd for departure when thou shalt see
fit, In readiness daily I'll wait; And when thou shalt call me I'll gladly
obey, And fly unto yonder white gate. Abundant admitance I there shall receive,
With angels, and saints, and the Lamb ; To leave this vain world then I never would
I'll join with the angelic bands.
Nor e'er of the music grow tir'd.
The glories of heaven will there surely rise,
And faith in full beauty appear. • Come enter" the chambers of Jesus's love And there “ hide thyself ” from each
storm ; His arm will protect you and draw you
how short, To hide from the view of the world ; Secure in that season, though worldlings
may sport Until into hell they are hurl'd. How safe and commodious this ark for the
ke saints ; There free from all wrath he can rest; Secure in Christ Jesus, and free from com
plaint For ever unspeakably blest. Come enter thy chambers of death with
Then rise all his love to explore.
mortal breath. You'll join all the hosts of the just. Their spirits with angels you surely shall meet,
Array'd in pure white, near the Lamb; When landed in Canaan, how sweet there to
greet, And join them in praising his name. The songs all harmonious, the music so
For ever the chorus to swell.
pain, No Satan our peace to anroy : No loss to regret, nor a state to regain,
How boundless will then be our joy !
Written after a Sermon preacbed by Mr. E.
Twenty years the Spiritual Magazine has now been a monthly visitor to the Lord's spiritual Israel, and having had, year by year, during so lengthened a period, to address annual salutations, it becomes now no small difficulty to vary expressions which have chiefly to convey similar wishes and the same acknowledgments.
At the conclusion of each year, when from the summit of its accumulated and sepulchred moments, we have surveyed the history of its transactions, we have had generally, too generally, to lament the falling away of some whom we had esteemed brethren : sad declensions on the part of some for whom we still desired to cherish affection as God's dear children : and often, if not always, to weep and yet rejoice over the departure of faithful men, who have been called from the wilderness, the battle-field, and the gloom, into the presence chamber of the Lord who bought them. At the conclu. sion of each year, also, in our own personal history, we have often had occasion to sigh in the remembrance of moments of both spiritual and temporal anxiety; but we have never and we would speak it to the praise of our long-suffering and gracious Jehovah~never have we surveyed the bistory, for a single year, either of the church of God in general, or of ourselves in particular, but, mingled with every source of despondency, side by side with every difficulty, and encircling as with a rainbow the sable aspect of every cloud, we have always been encouraged with the joyful recollection of some precious mercy, some momentous deliverance, some abundant blessing. In our own history it hath, during the past year, been so in an especial manner; and when, in surveying the year's history of the militant church, we turn our eyes to Scotland-name always associated with animating and honoured remembrances—when we dwell upon the unadorned fact, that above four hundred of her ministers, have, avowedly for Christ's sake, as King in Zion, quitted their homes, their stations and their maintenance, rather than submit to what they deem an invasion of their Lord's prerogative—though, it may be that some of the more promi. nent were stimulated thereto from the love of domination and patronagewe cannot but exult in the conviction, that still among the myriads of Baal worshippers, there are yet some, and they not a few, who have not bent their knees, and will not now sacrifice their consciences to what they believe to be an idol shrine.
We enter not here into the subject of the controversy. It is enough for our argument, that it was ostensibly an invasion of Immanuel's rights, and that, avowedly to support these, so many of his ministers were to be found prompt to dissever themselves from all earthly comforts, rather than to retain them at the expense of their Master's honour.
Valiant and faithful men-all ye who were actuated only by a godly jealousy—we hail you, and love you, in our Lord's name and for our Lord's sake. May the Lord be with you, as most assurediy he will, and make your labours now, whether in the hired room, the temporary erection,
or on the hill side-pre-eminently conducive to the conversion and encou. ragement of his elect church. May the trumpet of the gospel, sounded thus wide and free over the length and breadth of the land, by these the Lord's scattered ministers, cheer, invigorate and restore, so that again it may be sung, as was sang by one of our Correspondents, in a retrospective view of the times of the Covenanters,
“. Harp, which on Scotia's hills,
In Scotia's hour of gloom,
Their bleak and barren home.” Alas, when we turn our eyes from the north country, and in our own England look at the unholy and irreligious agitation against laws and against dignities, and recognise foremost therein, one long eminent as a great man in Israel; we cannot wonder that the ministry of such men should become stunted and barren, and that juveniles in the vineyard should be permitted to depopulate their congregations and vex their age. Brethren, the Lord is not in these agitations. The Corn Laws will exist so long as he pleaseth, and their repeal will never be hastened by all the toil or ribaldry of good men, who turn aside from their proper work to join in a league with oppressing task-masters and infidels, to further designs they do not understand. Let ministers of Jesus exhibit to the spiritually hungry the Bread of Life, and leave to statesmen, and to our God who governeth statesmen, the making and the unmaking of laws regarding the bread that perisheth.
Our space will scarcely permit our alluding to the continued progress of what is termed Puseyism. It has sustained a temporary check in the ecclesiastical censure passed upon its leader : but the snake is not killed ; again it will revive, and is reviving; again it will coil around the mystical Babylon, and gathering renewed venom from its embraces with that mother of abominations, again seek to poison and to restrain the current of God's unadulterated truth. But the Lord liveth. The times in which we live are portentous, awful times : we stand as it were on the brink of a tremendous precipice : what is before us, the future only will develope, for our God retaineth to himself the times and the seasons : happy is that man, who amid the vicissitudes which seem approaching, hath been enabled to shelter himself in the munitions of the Rock, and hath made the God of Jacob his refuge.
Brethren, farewell. May the Lord, even Israel's Jehovah, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, be with you and bless you; lift up the light of his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Our motto to you for the ensuing year shall be, Watch! Again we say unto you all, Watch! for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of Man cometh.
A Cordial by the Way .. .. 108 God's Comforts for God's Children 35, 78
20 J. E. C.'s reply to W.T .. .. 300
John Radford, Minister of the
.. . 151
to a Friend ..
. .. 183
.. .. 208 Letter from Rev. Edward Parsons to a
. .. 60
Letter from Rev. George Henry God-
den to a Friend .. 139, 232
Letter to a Minister .. 66,284
Literary Annonncements 46, 86, 118, 131
Lying Vanities the Source of Spiritual
Barrenness .. .. 173, 201
80 Outlines of a Sermon delivered at Be-
thesda Chapel, Hull, by S. L.,
Pastor of the church ..
On Contempt of God's word
Recollections of my Pilgrimage, by an
Old Disciple.. 12, 59, 63, 82, 112, 132
some Remarks on Matt. vi. 23. 97, 126
ritual Barrenness .. 173, 201, 278
Few Remarks upon 1 Tim. vi. 17
19 .. .. 217, 249, 292
Some particulars of the last Illness and
Death of the late Mr. Ebenezer
B-tl-r, of Woolwich, Keet
gins .. .. ..
Unpublished Letter of the late Rev.
W. Huntington .. .. 155
preached at Jireh Chapel .. 226
Cox's (Rev. John) Baptismal Regene-
ration in its Evil Consequences .. 212
Dalton's (Rev. Edward) Brief Thoughts 214
of the Church .. .. 212
Gospel Penny Pulpit: devoted exclu-
sively to Sermons by Ministers
The Believer's Pathway ..
.. .. 241
upon him .. .. .. 220
things which hath and must shortly
come to pass..
Jerusalem .. .. .. 102
the Shadow of Death .. .. 282
.. 44, 68
the Wilderness, and a Happy Close
wanting .. .. .. 49
going to the celestial Canaan, and
light .. .. .. 25
and Lion led by a little child into
Hawker's (Rev. Dr) Recipe for every
New-Born Child of God, with a
Spiritual and Natural Thermometer 212
Jesus : in Essays and Letters on