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AND SOLD AT 66, PATERNOSTER-ROW.
TO CORRESPONDENTS AND SUBSCRIBERS.
In sending forth the December Number of this Serial, the Editors offer thanks to ALMIGHTY GOD for His help most graciously afforded to them during the year now far-spent. If the papers supplied from month to month have conduced to the edifying of readers, let them also give praise to the FATHER OF LIGHTS, from whom every blessing comes down.
The literary friends who have contributed to the enriching of these pages are entitled, in the next place, to our respectful acknowledgments. Nor can we forget what we owe to a large and increasing body of Subscribers. Many and influential testimonies of approval cheer us in our toil; and to these we make reference, in order to convey thus to our Correspondents an assurance that their exertions are appreciated.
Among the features of the Volume for 1859 is an ususual amount of Religious Intelligence, including many details of that wide-spread "Revival” which commands all but universal attention. Our selections have been made with care, and drawn from many sources. It cannot be unbecoming to express a sentiment of deep and grateful joy, as we hear from a thousand other lips the very phrases and syllables which have been familiar to us from the beginning. “Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion : for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee."
For the future, it is proposed to continue in the path already marked out. Let a host of friends help us by their prayers, counsels, and contributions. To the Divine favour we anew commend the work of our hands. “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it : except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.”
City-Road, London, November, 1859.