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With respect to the recent remarkable demonstration in Ireland, we think we can trace the Lord's hand in it, in more respects than one. witnesses, we knew, both in the Russian and Indian wars, with whom . the masses in Ireland (secretly prompted by their priests) sympathized. The common saying was, “ England's difficulty is Ireland's opportunity;" and Napoleon, as an invader, would have only been too welcome. Now, in connexion with the labours of the Irish Church Missions in the west, and this mighty outpouring of the Spirit of God in the north, we believe a leavening influence will so far spread itself as to lead to a very different reception by a large portion of the community, should an invasion be attempted. Ireland, as a whole, was not to be trusted before ; she may be more relied upon now; and this we attribute to the twofold influence to which we have just adverted.

But, turning from these considerations, and to bring our remarks to a close, we would direct our readers' attention to the prayerful contemplation of the 46th and 91st Psalms; also to what our Lord says, in connexion with the judgments predicted in the 21st of Luke, which certainly has reference to things to come, as well as to things which have passed. 6 When these things begin to come to pass,” says our precious Lord, “ then look up, and lift up your heads, for your redemption draweth nigh.” Standing upon his watch-tower, with his loins girt, and as though in readiness for his Lord's approach, the child of God has not the slightest occasion for fear or disquietude. The judgments which may be coming upon the earth will only further his immortal interests, and bring about the more rapidly that blissful state of things—that happy and glorious consummation—to which, though intercepted with mists and clouds and darkness, his faith has been long and anxiously looking.

“His hand the good man fastens on the skies,
And bids earth roll, nor feels her idle whirl.”

THE EDITOR. Bedminster, Bristol, Nov. 23, 1859.

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A Watchword for 1859—" Continually"
1 Faith

128
A Salutation; or, Yearly Greeting

13 First the Sigh and then the Song
A Fragment 35, 75, 112, 185, 210, 321, 392, 433 Fruit of the Spirit

270
A Voice to the People

36 Fruit the Consequence, and not the Cause, of
Address to the Rev. S. A. Walker
56 Conversion

275
Am I right? Is Jesus mine, and am I really Fruit of the Spirit, Joy

375
His ?
109 Fruit of the Spiril-- Peace

425
A Voice from the Study
142 Fruit of the Spirit - Long-suffering

526
“At Evening Time it shall be Light

118 Faith's Estimate of afflictive dispensations... 573
A Song to the Heart
... 163 | Good Sayings of Good Men

24, 90
A Voice from Bedminster

220
Another Folded Lamb

187 | Gone Home; and “ Holden with a little
A Page from Crisp
191

234
A Page or two for the Young
223 Growth in Grace

251
A Voice from the Skies

227
Gospel Messengers

366
A Wooden Church
257 Gospel Truths

373
A Word from Afar
272 Glimpses of Jesus

420
A Father's Gift-"A Thorn in the Flesh”

310 Going Home!
A Dream
325, 474 “Grace ! Grace unto it”

576
An Eternal Home

325
At Rest

116
Helpless, but Helped

330
A Reminiscence of Switzerland

340
Helpe to the Halting,

155
A Father's Love-word; or, Peace, peace to

Help on the Way, and Home in View 206

217
the Household

Hymn

345
A Solemn Warning

262
Happy Sufferers
346
Half Hours with the Bible

263
Anticipation
348

565
A Fortnight from Home

364

“He hath done all things well
Arminianism embodied in Prayer, to show it Ireland, and its Work

11
in its true Colours

372 Is it from the Lord ? 38, 76, 91, 107, 120, 397, 446
A Thought beside a Stream

379 Intelligence of the Month 47, 98, 149, 199, 244, 297
A Dialogue

391, 443, 461 “ I Beseech Thee show me shy Glory” 86
A Shot from an Old Sailor's Locker
444 Is there Room?

166
Appointment of the Rev. W. Lincoln to Instruction and Consolation

221
Berresford Chapel, Walworth

450 Is not this a Brand Plucked ont of the Fire ? 265
A Letter to my Readers
455 Is this Affliction Accidental ?

283
A Sight of Jesus in the Storm
480 Interposing Love

308
A Rough, but a Right Path

497
Is it well with thee?

394
A Risen and Precious Christ
531 " It was all Peace”

468
A Word for the Magazine
564 | Is there not a Cause ?

475
A Meditation
577 “I'm near Home"

505
A Precious Mystery Illustrated

594
Job-What he heard, and what he saw

10
Account of Harriet Purkiss
597 Jehovah's delight in His People

151

210
Babes - Their Position and Nourishment

John Berridge, and his Club Sermon
131

445
B. V. M.

Jesus willing to receive a Sinner
434, 584
Life in Death

93
Communion of Saints

105

Letters of the late Mr. A. Triggs 438, 494,
Christian Communion
140

522, 567
Christ and His Brethren
144 Life, as well as Light

569
Christ and fiis Church

208, 469 Laying the Chief Corner Stone of St. Luke's
Communion

305, 355
Church, Bedminster

547
Covenant Certainties

347
Commendation with Approbation

447
Memorials of Martyrs in the Indian Rebellion 67

233

Meditations
Changes in the Vineyard
510

236
Cheering Words

Melting Moments
575
Mornings with Jesus

360
David and Isaiah ; or, Visits to and from the Meetings and Greetings by the Way

458
Lord

35 Man's Purpose Disannulled, and God's Pur-
Deatb-Bed Triumphing
117 pose Established

542
Dangerous Books

More about Revivals

551
Death of the Rev. James Bisset

209
Nineteen Years Ago

201
Death ! Death! Why should I fear it? 258

"No Cross no Crown"

255
Death

381
Doubts and Fears

496 Outline of a Sermon by the Rev. W. Parks,
Dr. M'Neil on Revival Prayer Meetings

535 B.A., of Openshaw, Manchester 33, 215, 382
Drops from the Clouds of Mercy

... 543 Our present Post-Bedminster and its claims 55
Death of C. W. Finzel, Esq.
555 Obituary of Mrs. Pepper

95

Outline of a Sermon by the Rev. J. A.
Early Recollections of the Rev. Joseph Irons 17 Wallinger

124, 316
Effectual Calling

28 Obituary

145, 193, 239, 291. 354, 498, 596
Eternity
160 Our Broadsheet-"old Jonathan"

159
Extract from Charnock
177 Outlines of a Sermon

166
Extracts from the Diary of the Rev. Ebenezer Old Disciples

235
Erskine

183 “Oh, I wish I were rich, and I would do so
Experience of a now Glorified Sister

280
and so

339
Encouragement
202 Our New Church at Bedminster

457

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Poetry :

The Railway Carriage and my Fellow-passer-

The Bridegroom's Dove

12

gers

7

By E. B. M., of Birmingham
71 The case of Pharaoh

9

Names of Christ

75 That will do to light my Pipe

21

Dirge of tbe Past Year

85 The Scripture doctrine of Union with Christ

A Quiet Mind

29, 70, 81, 137, 179, 211, 265, 333, 415, 470.515,580

The Garden of Grace

175 The Lord at Work in Wiltshire

61

Anticipation

178 The Lord's-day School

65

Life through Death

214 The Borrowed Sermon

112

Lines by One who afterwards died on the The Queen

128

Seas

222 The Gospel Net

128

Hope in God

227 The Frightened Fisherman

129

The Noble Army of Martyrs

229 | Train Scenes—The Parting Word

Psalm cii.

232 The Riotous Passenger

161

Thoughts on the Early Days of the Holy “The Salvation of the Lord"

167

Jesus

242 | The Sleep of Death

175

“Jehovah-Jireh »;

304 The Family Recorder-The Sick-bed and its

"All for our Good"

329 Lessons

192

A Glimpse of Glory

331 To the Inhabitants of the New District of St.

No Tears in Heaven

Luke's, Bedminster, Bristol

207

The Words of Jesus

395 The Sorrow of the World

231

The Word with Power

430 The Issue of Prayer

269

Lines Suggested by the Departure of Mr. A. The Death of the Poor Blind Warwickshire

Triggs

442 Widow

277

Substance of a Sermon by a Dissenting The Fall of Man

284

Minister

475 The Indwelling of the Spirit

289

“As He is, so are we in this world” 479 The Lord's Purposes

296

A Servant of Christ

“The Sorrows of the good old Way"

Calvary

518 The Simplicity of Paith

304

From the Writings of Dr. Horne, Bishop Thoughts on Matt. xxiv. 14-41

326

of Norwich

530 The Secret ...

328

Look to Jesus ! Look Above!

The Fourpenny Piece

332

On my Mother's Picture

... 588 The Church in her conscious Weakness 336

The Pilgrim's Letter; or, helps for the doubting 343

Passing Thoughts
115 “The good old way

341

Part of a Sermon by the Rev. S. Adams 135 The New Church of St. Luke's, Bedminster 359

Papal Progress Illustrated

135 The Captive Loosened; or, hope for the bound 382

Pulpit Thoughts; or, Droppings from the The Snare Broken

384

Honeycomb

221 “The Lord upholdeth all that fall."

393

Parish Clerks

The late Rev. W. Huntington .

399

Peace by the Blood of Jesus

273 The Psalmist's Language mine ...

409

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the Death The Cloud and the Conflict

of His Saints

290 The last hours of the late Mr. A. Triggs 439

Presumptuous Sins

303 The memory of the just is blessed

441

Possession and Practice

“The Psalms of David the language of Christ "

Praise ! Eternal Praise due to our God
346

459, 532

Peace in a Dying Hour

349 The Mystic Union

476

Prayer

370 The Weeping Disciples; or, Consolation for

Pleasing Recollections of the Rev. James the Parted

483

Hervey

538 The Revivals in Ireland

486

The Penny Piece

500

The New Birth

Reviews 49 146, 195, 246, 353, 400, 451, 501, 557

584

The Irish Revivals

600

Reasons for Praise

The Protestant Beacon

550

311

Railway Notes ; or, “Who maketh thee to

The Sweets of Affliction

568

Truth

differ?"

576

362

The Work in Ireland

Rapidly drawing to a close

396

The Revivals in Ulster in Ireland

589

Recollection of the beloved and honoured
servant of God, Mr. A, Triggs

598

“Then said I, So be it, O Lord "

436

Victory, Victory, through the blood of the

Lamb

Seod-sowing; or, a Word for Jesus

7

338

Sentences of the Rev. Samuel Eyles Pierce Wayside Notes 25, 72, 113, 171, 218, 322, 367,
18, 78, 121, 176, 230

421, 465, 570
Smooth Stones from Ancient Brooks
32 Waiting Faith

74
Spiritual Satisfaction
51 Words and meaning

87
Spiritual Progress

101 What am I? Where am I? And whither am

Southampton Cemetery

160

I going ?

88

Savoury Meat

186 Waste Time

117

Satanic Agency overruled for good

188 “ Without me ye can do nothing."

Some Account of Harriet Parkiss

243 | We shall see Him as He is

166

Satan

... 286 “Who redeemeth thy life from destruction

228

Sudden Death Sudden Glory

369 Where am I ? and wbat am I?

844

Sorne Account of John Stewart

380 Was Cowper's Insanity caused by Religion? 410

Sunday Work

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... 481 What free and sovereign grace did for an Infidel 481
Some Handfuls from the Gleaner
586 What is coming ?

477
Statement of Facts relating to the British Who is on the Lord's side? Who
Opium Trade and Revenue

585 | Why weepest thou ?

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THE GOSPEL

MAGAZINE.

“ Comfort ye, comfort ye, my People, saith your God.” 'Endeavouring to Keep the Unity of the Spirit in the Bond of Peace.” " Jesus Christ, the same Yesterday, and To-day, and for Ever. Whom to know is Life

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"And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought,

and make fat thy bones : and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.—Isaiah lviii. 11. "Day by day the manna fell,

“Day by day the promise reads, Oh, to learn that lesson well;

Daily strength for daily needs ; Still by constant mercy fed,

Cast foreboding thoughts away, Give me, Lord, my daily bread.

Take the manna of the day.” BELOVED, there is sweet acknowledgment and sound advice in the foregoing lines ; and we pray our God that you and ourselves may be enabled, in and by His precious power, to adopt the same. If we did not know something of our own hearts, we should be ready to say, It is time we had learnt to trust the Lord. It is time we had attained to some little degree of confidence in Him. It is time, from the ten thousand thousand proofs we have personally had of His mercy, and goodness, and love, and power, that we could rely upon His faithfulness; for when did He fail, and where, and how? Has He left us in any trial, or forsaken us in any calamity ? Hath aught failed ? Has a temptation overcome ? Was ever the enemy suffered to prevail

, or any enemy permitted long to rejoice? Moreover, may we have grace to inquire, with regard to every such trial, or every such enemy,

" Was there not a cause ?” First, be it our mercy to remember that no trial could assail us, nor any enemy present himself, without the Lord's permission-yea, appointment-(for “out of Him came forth the corner, out of Him the nail, out of Him the battle-bow, out of Him every oppressor together"). Next follows the inquiry, Had the Lord no purpose to answer by such trials or such enemies ? Was there no pruning required ? Was there no weeding necessary ? Was there no pride, no worldliness, nothing of self, that wanted to be subdued ? Were our hearts an exception to the general rule as to their

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deceit, and treachery, and proneness to betray us into a thousand snares, if so be the Lord did not keep a ceaseless watch over us ?

Oh, beloved, the Lord give us grace to view trial, and sorrow, and affliction in this light. It is of no use to be looking at second causes, or be contending with mere instruments.

Whilst found in this spirit, the object is not gained; the enemy hath not done his work, nor the affliction answered the end for which it was sent; but if, on the contrary, we are enabled to look above and beyond all minor considerations, and to say of our enemies as David did of Shimei, “ Let him alone, and let him curse, for the Lord hath bidden him," then we shall enjoy, not only a meekness of spirit, and surrender to the Lord's will, but, in all probability, realize a liberty of soul to exclaim, in common with the Psalmist, It

may be the Lord will look on mine affliction, and that the Lord will requite me good for his cursing this day.”

Dear reader, of course we know nothing of your position, nor are we acquainted with your trials; but allow us, in all love and affection, to ask, Are you brought to the state of mind to which we have referred ? Are you brought down? Is your own spirit subdued ? Has self received a blow? Are you chastened, mellowed, meetened ? How sweet this lowliness, this being crumbled into the very dust of self-loathing and abhorrence.

Furthermore, at this season, be it our mercy to consider how far we have got on our journey; to reflect upon what “our eyes have seen of all the great acts of the Lord which He hath done;" to consider the God with whom we have to do, and the covenant by and with which He has pledged Himself; and then let us sing--yes, sing-be our fears whatever they may“Kind Anthor and ground of my hope, “I muse on the years that are past, Thee, Thee for my God I avow;

Wherein my defence thou hast proved ; My glad Ebenezer set up,

Nor wilt Thou abandon at last, And own Thou hast helped me till now. A sinner so signally loved.” So sang TOPLADY, beloved, nor was he defeated or disappointed; on the contrary, long since he wrote in the pages of this Magazine, has he realized for himself the fulness and the blessedness which he contemplated in others

“Far, far from all distress remov’d,

They know the God whom here they loved;
Temptatiou, sickness, grief, and care,

Shall never gain admission there."
And what he anticipated for himself-

“A little while, and we shall soar

To yonder promis'd land;
And meet our brethren gone before,

Enthron’d at Thy right hand.”
Oh, beloved, what inconceivable bliss and uninterrupted and everlasting
enjoyment is in waiting for us. How well may we cheer up. With what
propriety, and for the best of all reasons, may we come to the same con-
clusion as the Apostle, “ For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time
are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us."
The Lord give us grace to say, If we hope for that we see not, then do
we with patience wait for it.”

Beloved, we would enter upon our new year's editorial labours, with an expression of our absolute and entire dependence upon God the Holy Ghost

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