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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

grieve,
But trust in the mighty I AM.
I'll trust him till death, and then soar to

the sky,
To mansions prepar'd by his hands ;
Ascended to chambers of glory on high,

I'll join with the angelic bands.
I there shall sit down with my Saviour and

King ;
My soul with full ecstacy fir'd;
Adore him for ever, and constantly sing

Nor e'er of the music grow tir'd.
Deptford, Kent.

J. HARDING.

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

above;
Then yield not to any alarm.
“ Hide thyself in the ark, and repose on thy

Lord.
Yield not to the reason of men ;
Though threaten'd, or tortur'd, still trust in

his word
He says “ he will comfort again”
“ As it were for a moment !" the season

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

out fear,
Christ enter'd the grave long before :
Hide there for a season, divested of care,

Then rise all his love to explore.
Yes. sure as he's risen triumphant o'er

death,
Your body shall rise from the dust;
Then cloth'd in new garments, with im-

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

sweet ;
The rapture no mortal can tell !
The Father, the Son, and the Spirit to greet,

For ever the chorus to swell.
All hail! Hallelujah! new praise to our

King ;
All hail ! holy Jesus to cry ;
With rapture encreasing as constant they

sing,
And rend the blue vaults of the sky.
No sorrow, no sighing, no sickness, or

pain, No Satan our peace to anroy : No loss to regret, nor a state to regain,

How boundless will then be our joy !

LINES

Written after a Sermon preacbed by Mr. E.

at W--
The faith that is to Israel given,
Is God's free gift sent down from heaven;
And does the matchless grace display
Of Christ the Truth, the Life, the Way.
What though I am defiled with sin,
And born unholy and unclean;
Through grace I 'm taught on God to call,
And at his footstool humbly fall.
My cry at first may seem in vain,
But faith is taught to call again ;
And for this cause the gospel saith,
'T is for the trial of your faith.
Though 't is not meet that I should take
The children's bread, my food to make;
Yet grant me, Lord—though this be all-
The crumbs which from the table fall.
The meanest of thy saints, O Lord,
Shares in thy tenderest regard;
And though my cries seem from thee cast,
The promised good will come at last.
Have mercy, then, O Lord, on me,
May I thy great salvation see ;
And praise, with all thy saints above,
Redeeming grace and dying love.
Surrey.

J. JENKINS.

PREFACE.

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,

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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,
Taught Scotia's peasants how to fight,
Defending King Immanuel's right
With an endurance and a might,
Which gild with coruscations bright

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.

THE EDITORS.

INDEX.

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: :

A Cordial by the Way .. .. 108 God's Comforts for God's Children 35, 78
A Fragment . 80, 172, 200, 211

260, 285
Anecdote

182
Answer to the Query of J. R. on the Is the World to be the Church .. 173

20 J. E. C.'s reply to W.T .. .. 300
A Question for Elucidation .. 284
A Request to Rev. William Felton .. 22 Leaves from the Life of the late Mr.
A Small Portrait of a Faithful Minister

John Radford, Minister of the
and Satan's Ministers Unveiled .. 159 Gospel .

.. . 151
A Song for the Heavy in Heart .. 207 Letter from Rev. Edmund Greenfield
A Tribute of Respect to a Young Min-

to a Friend ..

. .. 183
ister

.. .. 208 Letter from Rev. Edward Parsons to a
A Word in Season for Tempted Souls . 165 Friend ..

. .. 60

Letter from Rev. George Henry God-
Burnett's (Rev. Joseph) Letter to a

den to a Friend .. 139, 232
Friend, containing an Account of Letter to a Friend

89, 234
the Death of Mr. Ryan

Letter to a Minister .. 66,284
By Grace are ye Saved .. .. Letter to the Editors from a Dissenter. 11

Literary Annonncements 46, 86, 118, 131
Comfort and Encouragement

Lying Vanities the Source of Spiritual
Copy of a Letter from a Sister in the

Barrenness .. .. 173, 201
Faith of the Gospel to one under
Deep Affliction

..
..

.
.. 86

80 Outlines of a Sermon delivered at Be-
Divine Consolations in the Hour of

thesda Chapel, Hull, by S. L.,
Dissolution ..

Pastor of the church ..
.. .. 2090

On Contempt of God's word
Face answering to Face . 18, 259 Ordination .. .. .. 262
Pew Remarks on a Paper by J. E.C.. 253
Fragment from Tyndale .. .. 262 Perplexed', but not in dismay .. 237

Recollections of my Pilgrimage, by an
Gatward's (Mr. Benjamin, of Hitchin)

Old Disciple.. 12, 59, 63, 82, 112, 132
Short Sermons .. 145, 193 Rusk's (John) True and False Light;
Godden (Rev. George Henry); Sub-

some Remarks on Matt. vi. 23. 97, 126
stance of a Sermon delivered in -- Lying Vanities the Source of Spi-
Corpus Christi Chapel, Stonhouse,

ritual Barrenness .. 173, 201, 278
by; on Lord's-day Morning, Mar.

Few Remarks upon 1 Tim. vi. 17
12, occasioned by the Death of the

19 .. .. 217, 249, 292
Rev. Septimus Courtney, A. M., Reply to a Letter from a Convert to the
late Vicar of Charles, Plymouth.. 73 Popish Faith and her Priest .. 289

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Some particulars of the last Illness and

Death of the late Mr. Ebenezer

B-tl-r, of Woolwich, Keet
Spiritual Queens, Concubines and Vir-

gins .. .. ..

121

Unpublished Letter of the late Rev.

W. Huntington .. .. 155
Vinall (Rev.J.) Extracts from Sermons

preached at Jireh Chapel .. 226

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REVIEW.

256
91

Cox's (Rev. John) Baptismal Regene-

ration in its Evil Consequences .. 212

Dalton's (Rev. Edward) Brief Thoughts 214
Drawbridge's (Charles) Precious Jewels

of the Church .. .. 212
Dustin's (E) the Stone of Help .. 212

109

Gospel Penny Pulpit: devoted exclu-

sively to Sermons by Ministers
who preach a Free-Grace Gospel.. 190

The Believer's Pathway ..
The Believer's Trust and Confidence... 55
The Best Works

238
The Blessings of Tribulation
The Christian's Honour ..
The Church's Foundation ..
The Downcast Believer Encouraged .. 36
The Exercised Believer Encouraged .. 156
The Goodness of God . ..
The Goodness of the Lord passing be-
fore his People ...

57
The Gospel Pulpit: a Sermon by Mr.
. Wells

.. .. 241
- a Sermon by Mr. Abrahams .. 255
The Greatness of our adorable Im-

manuel
The Lord is nigh unto all them that call

upon him .. .. .. 220
The Lord's Decree unfolded respecting

things which hath and must shortly

come to pass..
The Lord's Gracious Dealings with his

People
The Lord's Method of Establishing
his People ...

it
The Remembrance of the Lord and of

Jerusalem .. .. .. 102
The Saints' Inability .. .. 141
The Saints' Support in the Valley of

the Shadow of Death .. .. 282
The Soul's Triumph in the Love of
God

.. 169
The Strength, Way and Privileges of
the Lord's People

.. 44, 68
The Toils and Troubles of Pilgrims in

the Wilderness, and a Happy Close
of all their Sorrows; and Hirelings
weighed in the balance and found

wanting .. .. .. 49
The Way and the Fare of poor Pilgrims

going to the celestial Canaan, and
Satan's fire-troop brought to the

light .. .. .. 25
The Witness within

.. 301
The Wolf, Lamb, Leopard, Cow, Bear

and Lion led by a little child into
Christ's fold

.. 179
Thoughts on Love to Christ .. 179

Hawker's (Rev. Dr) Recipe for every

New-Born Child of God, with a

Spiritual and Natural Thermometer 212
Hupton's (Job) the Truth as it is in

Jesus : in Essays and Letters on
the Doctrines of the Gospel and on
Christian Experience .. .. 187

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