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We might set before you, who are spiritually | adorable Redeemer, either at the table of the dead, the odiousness of sin, and the beauty of Lord, or in meditation in his closet, -whether holiness; the horrors of hell, and the glories it is not at such times that he feels the reof heaven; the extent of the law, and the membrance of his sins most grievous unto doom denounced against transgressors; and him? Then, again, what divine truth so these divine truths might be the means of strengthens faith as this? O, how are disstirring up persons to labour for this excel

tressing doubts and fears of the soul dissilent meat; but there is no real life in the pated in a moment, driven as the chaff before soul until it has heartily embraced by faith the wind, when the soul has been enabled the grand doctrines of the atonement. There to feed upon the full, perfect, and sufficient may be knowledge; there may be morality, atonement which Christ hath made for sin ! in some sense ; there may be a name to live; Or, would we become more dead to the world? but all the while the soul will be dead, except this is the grand means for promoting it. it spiritually eat the flesh of Christ and drink Yes, “it is by the cross of Christ," says the his blood.

great apostle of the Gentiles(Gal. vi. 14)," that Brethren, it must be so. By nature we the world is most effectually crucified unto are branches severed from the vine; withered, us, and we unto the world."

Or would we and dead, and destitute of life, of course, become more devoted ? the keeping in mind must we ever continue, till we are grafted this blessed truth is the prime method of into the true vine again. Now it is the becoming so. What, know ye not,” dehearty acceptance of this blessed doctrine mands St. Paul of the Corinthians, " that ye that unites us to Christ; it is by feeding by are not your own, being bought with a price? faith thereupon, that we become one with therefore," says he, "glorify God in your Christ, and he with us; or, as it is said in body and your spirit, which are his"— lanthe verse after the text, “we dwell in Christ, guage evidently implying that we know not, and Christ in us." This alone can avail to or at least feed not, upon this divine truth, produce in us the spirit of dependence, which who are not powerfully constrained thereby (as has been well observed) opens the veins to live to Him who died for them, and rose of the branches, as were, to receive the again. It were easy also to shew how this sap of the root, and repairs the decayed aque- blessed doctrine feeds the flame of unfeigned duct that conveys the waters of life to the soul. gratitude; how it strengthens the principles Indeed, this is plain also from experience of Christian charity, holy patience, heavenly Look at those individuals who deny, or that meekness, and, in short, all the graces of the more numerous class who hold in a low and Holy Spirit. Other blessed doctrines of the diluted form, the doctrine of the atonement; Gospel are suited especially to the support of or look at those congregations where the one or more particular graces ; but this supdue prominency is not given to this all- ports all, yea, it is this that imparts to all essential truth,—and what do we see? A the other blessed doctrines of the Gospel candlestick without a light; a lamp without virtue and efficacy. In short, it is the staff oil; a branch without sap; a body without of the believer's lise; so that we may well a spirit to animate it; the form of godliness, apply to the body and blood of Jesus Christ but nothing of its life and power. Leave out the words of the pious Hey, "By these things this doctrine, and the Gospel becomes a dead do men live; and in all these things is the letter - as devoid of all life-giving energy

life of the soul.” Moreover the soul finds as the law itself. The doctrine of the atone the body and blood of Jesus Christ not merely ment in the system of divine truth is exactly supporting, but most satisfying, most gratewhat the sun is in the solar system-all is ful food; this verily is the wine that cheereth darkness, dreariness, and death, without it. the heart of God and man. Never can a

2. But, further, this divine food pre-emi. soul more fully enter into the experience nently supports life ; and in this respect which David records (Ps. xxxvi.) than when also “it is meat indeed and drink indeed." it has been feeding by faith on the body and Where this food is not constantly fed upon, blood of Christ; then can it in truth say, “ I whatever life a soul may possess, it will soon have been abundantly satisfied with the fatbecome feeble, and decay. It is essential ness of thy house, and thou hast made me to for the renewal of our strength, and for our drink of the river of thy pleasures." Yes, it progressing in divine matters. There is is satisfying, as well as supporting food ; so nothing like this for deepening our peni- supporting, so satisfying, that, as our Lord tence. It is, brethren, when we look on says,

• He that cometh to me shall never Him whom we have pierced, that we shall hunger ; he that believeth on me shall never mourn for sin after a godly sort. I ask the thirst.” believer, whether it is not when he is feeding 3. But, once more, see its excellency in that by faith on the body and blood of our it perpetuates life. Common food, however

suited to support, cannot perpetuate the nia- | I answer it by another question, How do you tural life ; nay, even manna itself could not regard the doctrine of the atonement ? do do this. “ Your fathers," says our Lord, a you hold it at all? do you hold it loosely ? do verse or two after the text, " did eat manna you hold it to be of no great importance ? do in the wilderness, and are dead;" yea, it was you hold it theoretically merely? Or, on incapable of even prolonging life beyond its the contrary, is it to you unspeakably preusual limits. But this (as our Lord again cious--the one ground of your hopes, the and again asserts in the context) " preserves daily food of your souls? This is what it the soul unto everlasting life;" " this,” says he should be, this is what it must be ; and if (ver. 50), “is the bread which cometh down it be not so with us, if we are not feeding from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, on this divine food, then, as you have already and not die." “If any man eat of this bread, seen, we have no life, and perish we must. he shall live for ever." “ He that eateth my I pray you, then, brethren, as you would not flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal die, but live, labour for this meat ; and be life; and I will raise him up at the last day." assured you shall not labour in vain, for So that the partaking of this divine food not Christ will freely give it to you; for him merely prolongs, but perpetuates spiritual hath God the Father sealed, appointed for life; yea, we may add, it not only perpetuates this purpose; yes, " though you have no the life of the soul, but secures the revivifica- money, come and buy without money and tion of the body itself to a glorious immor- without price." tality. The partaking by faith of the body But, alas ! men will not labour for it; men broken and the blood shed, will, according to will not seek it, because they have no appethat cheering language of our communion tite for such food. Labour, then, I say, for service, "preserve our bodies, as well as souls, an appetite. And do you ask how you are unto everlasting life.”

to acquire an appetite? Consider what the And now, to pass by various other par- having of an appetite in regard to common ticulars --for I have confined my observa- food signifies. It implies a sense of our want tions simply to those suggested by our con of food. So, then, I say, labour to acquire a text-to pass by, I say, other particulars in full conviction of your need of an atonement. which the excellency appears, I ask, Since it Look well at the holy law of God, which imparts life, and supports life, and perpetuates says, “ Cursed is every one that continueth the life of the soul, might not our blessed not in all things written in the book of the Lord well say respecting it, “My filesh is law to do them;" look well at your hearts meat indeed, and my blood is drink in- and lives, and you will see that you have deed ?" In conclusion, brethren, you must broken the law times without number; look allow me to give you the exhortation which at your very righteousnesses, and if you have our Lord himself gives with respect to this eyes to see, you will perceive that they canheavenly food, and to say, " Labour for this not stand and answer for themselves, much meat."

less fulfil that law which cannot be broken, Those that rise up early, and late take rest, and satisfy that justice which must have comand eat the bread of carefulness, in eager toil | pensation. Ponder on these truths, till, by after the things of this life, are spending the Divine blessing, your minds clearly pertheir money for that which is not bread, and ceive, and your hearts are duly impressed their labour for that which satisfieth not. It with, a sense of your

undone condition ; then is to them, then, that I give our Lord's will you no more despise this heavenly food entreaty, and say, “ O, labour not thus for than a starving man a loaf of bread; day, the meat that perisheth, but labour for that then will you hunger and thirst after it; and meat which endureth unto everlasting life." feeding upon it, you will find it “ meat inI have endeavoured to shew you, brethren, deed and drink indeed.” To those that know somewhat of its excellency; and let me re what it is spiritually to eat the flesh of the mind you again of the indispensable necessity Son of man and drink his blood, we say, of your partaking of it. Verily, verily, I | Feed daily upon it. say unto you,” says our Lord (and that double This should be our daily bread ; and there asseveration marks not only the certainty, is something unhealthy in the state of that but the importance of the declaration) soul that does not relish this food. Brethren, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye if you would not starve your souls ; if you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink would be spiritually fat and well-liking, as his blood, ye have no life in you." Brethren, the Psalmist speaks ; if you would have your is not this a solemn word ? should it not repentance deepened, your faith strengthened, stir

up each to inquire diligently whether he your gratitude enlarged, your hopes lively, hath truly partaken of Jesus Christ? And and your heart more devoted—the principles do you ask how you are to ascertain this ? of your character, holy patience and holy

meekness;, in short, all the graces of the in battle with their enemies on the Sabbath-day. Nor Spirit to prosper and grow exceedingly ;-if had the nation ever been so prosperous and mighty you would not merely have life, but have it

since the days of Jehoshaphat, as it was immediately

after that persecution passed away. more abundantly, I pray you, brethren, feed But some perhaps will say, that God deals not thus daily on the Redeemer's flesh, which is “meat with nations now. This is an error; for he still deals indeed," and on that blood which is “ drink with nations according to their ways, even as regards indeed.” Come, as the seasons recur, to the

the Sabbath-day. About forty years ago, the ungodly

and the infidels in France gained the mastery over table of the Lord, and partake of that ordi the nation; and having destroyed their king and Dance, which is so especially appointed for lawful rulers, openly set at nought the God who made the purpose of our feeding upon this most them. They first put down Christianity; not to set up nourishing food; come in faith, and with an

a better form of it than the popery which they had

before, but to do away with all national religion. A appetite; come with a deep sense of your law was next made to abolish the Sabbath, and to need of an atonement, and you shall, in your appoint every tenth day a season of bodily rest and of own blessed experience, find the words on

recreation. Mark what followed. They soon made a which we have been meditating to be true

decree " that there was no God;" and passed a law

that no worship should be allowed in the nation, that " My flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is the churches should be shut up, and that the clergy drink indeed."

should be forced publicly to abjure and give up Christianity. It was death to any one to be found to have

a Bible. Festival-days were fixed in honour of the FRANCE A WARNING TO ENGLAND.

goddess of reason ; and a profligate woman was chosen,

to whom they gave that name, whom they shamelessly All nations may learn a solemn lesson in the history exhibited and openly worshipped. Then was it in of Israel's Sabbath-sins. When Moses declared the France as it bad been in Israel just before their ruin, future woes of Israel, should they be disobedient, the when God had said of his people, " They despised my prophecy began with a warning against two principal statutes, and polluted my Sabbaths, and their hearis national sins, which, indeed, are to be found closely were after their fathers' idols." The same connexion connected throughout all the Old Testament history of sins appeared, the like marks of God's wrath “Yeshall make no idols; ye shall keep my Sabbaths, and followed in the history of modern France as had reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord” (Lev. xxvi.). happened two thousand years before : "The fool had Ahaz, the first king who brought idolatry into the very said in his heart, There is no God;" he had set at lemple, is also recorded as having publicly slighted the nought God's Sabbaths, and was therefore, notwithSabbath, by " turning the covert for the Sabbath from standing bis boasted philosophy and science, instantly the house of the Lord for the king of Assyria.” About permitted to fall into the most debasing and despithe same time God threatened Israel by Hosea, that he cable idolatry. God turned and gave the French up vould " cause to cease her Sabbaths and all her so to their own heart's lusts; he poured bis vengeance lemn feasts.” Long after this threatening had been on the guilty nation, until they had drank the dreadful fulfilled in Samaria, and when the troubles of Jerusa cup of wrath to the very dregs. The festivals to their lem also had begun, God charged Judah thus by Eze- | impure goddess became scenes of the most scandalous kiel: Her priests have violated my law, have hid and unheard-of abominations. They murdered each their eyes from my Sabbaths." He further said by other by thousands, until no man could count upon Jeremiah, If ye diligently hearken unto me, saith his life for a day. Self-chosen judges and juries put the Lord, to bring in no burden through the gates of to death all who were brought before them; their this city on the Sabbath-day, but hallow the Sabbath only question was not, “ Are they guilty ?" but, " Are day to do no work therein, then this city shall remain they suspected ?" nor did the accused know the crime for ever;" "but if ye will not hearken unto me, to hal for which he was to be executed, further than that he low the Sabbath-day, then will I kindle a fire in the concluded the parties in power that day suspected gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces thereof, him to differ from them in politics. Single murders and it shall not be quenched.” The word came to were too tedious, and therefore numbers were tied pass: the city was burned; the king dethroned, and together and blown to pieces by cannon, were driven carried captive with his nobles to Babylon ; the people into rivers, were crowded into boats and drowned. slain without mercy, and the land overspread with The murderers of to-day were themselves butchered horror and misery. Observe how deremiah's lamen on the morrow, and · blood touched blood" through tation over that national ruin connects the sin with that great kingdom ; until those that remained were its fruits: “ The Lord hath caused the solemn feasts

glad to obtain safety, by throwing themselves under and Sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath de the iron tyranny of Napoleon. Thus did God avenge spised, in the indignation of his anger, the king and the honour of his “holy day," in our own part of the the priests.” After the captivity was over, God's in world, in our own times. spired servant Nehemiah still kept before their view Let not Britain slight such examples as these. the connexion between Sabbath-breaking and national Judgment began at the house of God, and his chosen ruin: " What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane people were driven from their land for neglect of the the Sabbath-day? Did not our fathers thus, and did Sabbath. He “brought evil on the city which was not our God bring all this evil upon us and upon this called by his name, and shall others be unpunished ?" city? Yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel by pro We have seen that they shall not. France braved the faning the Sabbath.” We learn from history that Almighty to his face, pouring contempt on the Sabbath afterwards, between the days of Malachi and the as a thing of nought, and she too “became an astocoming of the Messiah, at a time when the Jews were nishment to the nations that were round about her.” cruelly persecuted by the Syrian king, to force them And shall England escape, if she despises or disto open idolatry, their reverence for the true God was honours the Sabl ? God could easily give Engjoined with such veneration for the Sabbath, that land up to scenes such as France knew in 1793. many, mistaking the law, rather allowed themselves

Things insignificant in themselves are yet sufficient to to be slaughtered than defend themselves by joining shew that elements exist among us, which could bring • From "Five Tracts on the Sabbath.” By Rev. A. W.

this about, were God to leave us to judicial blindness. Brown.

Are there not to be found among some of those who

desire to remove all Sabbath-restraints, the wildest in " deceiving the whole world,” by endeavouring to political principles principles which, if the state separate its inhabitants from God, and from one anments in the public prints be correct, go so far as to other. But the love which subsists between the memavow that the majority of a nation have a right, if bers of Christ's body, proves that they are citizens of they see fit, to put to death the minority who differ heaven. And if, therefore, when Satan came against from them in politics ? Nor is this all : who would the Captain of our salvation, he prevailed not, because expect to find undisguised idolatry in this land of "he had nothing in him," it is equally certain that he light and learning, of intellect and science? Yet late shall not prevail against the soldiers of the cross, disclosures respecting the St. Simonians in London For by being made one with Him who is "the same have shewn that even Englishmen are capable of yesterday, and to-day, and for ever," they participate bowing down to stone idols, images of heathen gods in the strength and the perpetuity of all his adorable and goddesses ; of praying to them and trusting in perfections. And happy indeed are they who are them

;-that there are places in our proud metropolis thus continually meeting together in the Lord Jesus where the gods of Greece and Rome are regularly Christ, as the centre of all holy fellowship; and who, worshipped, and where the profligacies naturally re by thus “ dwelling together in" that “unity," which sulting from such idolatry openly prevail. It is true is as "the dew that descendeth upon the mountains that at present the common-sense of society views of Zion,” are enabled from their own experience to with disgust and treats with contempt such political set their seal to the apostle's declaration, and say, extravagancies, such pagan absurdities. Yet the “We know that we have passed from death unto life, simple fact, that such things can find place for an because we love the brethren." Now it is when hour, and to the most trifling extent, among natives of viewed in the light of the foregoing considerations, enlightened Britain, is enough to shew how soon God that we are enabled to understand the full blessedness could let loose among us fully and madness, horrors of Christian brotherhood, as embracing, all in every and atrocities. Do we boast ourselves highly favoured age and every country, who have belonged to the as a nation ?-the greater is the danger from our blessed company of God's faithful people. And the national sins. The Lord said to Israel of old, “You man who habitually regards himself as being enrolled only have I known of all the families of the earth, among the members of this “one communion and therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities." fellowship,” will find himself raised, not only above Let this be a warning to you also. By the same pro all the trials and all the vicissitudes of human life, phet, he described their prevailing wickedness, one but also above all those petty jealousies, all those chief feature of which was, that men said, “When will unhappy divisions, and all those bitter strifes, which the Sabbath be gone, that we may set forth wheat ?" make this world the wilderness it is. And as he Is there nothing of this spirit in the opposition which walks by faith amidst the inhabitants of the heavenly the due observance of the Sabbath meets with in our Jerusalem, he will hear the accents of that still small own great commercial nation? He then threatens voice, which hushes into repose all the angry eletheir civil blessings, on the one hand, saying, “I will ments of this unquiet world; and he will experience cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken through all the faculties and all the affections of his the earth in the clear day." And next, on the other soul, a joy with which the stranger intermeddleth hand, he threatens their spiritual privileges : “Behold not," and a peace which passeth all understanding." the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a Such, then, is the nature, and such the extent of that famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst Christian fellowship which is inculcated in all the for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord; and services of the Church of England. And it is evident they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north that such a practical consideration of this important even to the east; they shall run to and fro to seek the subject must tend, on the one hand, to guard us word of the Lord, and shall not find it" (Amos viii.). against one of the strongest and most injurious tenLet England fear, for her civil blessings and her dencies of our corrupted nature; and on the other spiritual privileges are far greater than those of any band, to strengthen and encourage the growth of that other nation; and He who gave them, who preserves | heavenly grace of love to God and man, which will them, and who can at once take them away, is Lord prove that we have been “renewed in knowledge of the Sabbath, whose day she so much slights. after the image of Him that created us."

DEATH DEPRIVED of its STING.-It would be to

handle most unfaithfully the gracious word of God, if The Cabinet.

we were to speak of the sting of death, and yet to Christian FELLOWSHIP.*-If the regions of eter

remain silent touching that merciful provision which .

the Lord of life hath made to deprive it of its bitternal woe may be emphatically described as “ the place

For, in truth, the secret is not to be found in where all hate all," while heaven may be truly de the storehouses of ancient wisdom. There is much, signated as "the place where all love all,” it must

perhaps, to be found there which may gratify and eleplainly follow, that the more the Christian's heart is enlarged to embrace all, of every age and every clime, nothing, which can assuage the pangs of an awakened

vate an awakened understanding, but nothing, literally who have been " led into the way of truth," and have

conscience. The sages of old could tell us, and tell “ held the faith in unity of spirit and in the bond of

us inost truly, that vice and moral turpitude, in all peace,” the more will he experience within himself,

their varieties and degrees, pollute and degrade the what he may indeed regard as an earnest and a fore

nature of man, and liken him to the brutes. And cold taste of that blessed state where God's people shall no

indeed must be our hearts, if they kindle not within more be exposed to be “ tossed to and fro, and car

us at the words of fame in which their indignation ried about with every wind of doctrine," but where

breathes against the lusts which, thus far, war against they shall “ all come in the unity of the faith, and of the soul. But with all their powers, these mighty the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of being shall come before the Lord, or bow himself

masters are speechless as to that wherewith a sinful Christ." Disunion in every shape and degree must

before a holy God, who cannot look upon uncleanness be the work of that “old serpent,” who first tempted

or iniquity. Now, here it is that the oracles of God Adam and Eve to depart from the only fountain of their happiness, and who has ever since been engaged around us ; for they not only tell us that sin is the

pour in a flood of light upon the darkness that is • From an excellent little work, “ The Book of Common

disgrace and torment of life, and that it is the sting of Prayer a Manual of Christian Fellowship." By Rev. Robert

death, but they likewise speak to us of a way more Anderson, Brighton, 12mo, pp. 34. London, Hatchards. 1839. excellent than was ever thought of in the days of

ness.

ignorance ; a way by which God can be just, and yet As the blithe myriads in the glow of May the justifier of them that believe in his mercy; a way Reviving, from their wintry prisons spring ; in which death may be deprived of its sting, and its

Bedeck the sunbeams, and, with varied lay, victory may be wrested from the grave. Sin, in short, is the confession of all religions under heaven. But

The glories of the opening summer sing ; what religion is there but the religion of the cross,

So Love and Harmony mov'd with him on the wing. which speaks of any sovereign remedy for sin? What religion is there but the religion of the cross, which Lo, now they halt, and Mutter round yon tomb, tells us of a power which yearneth to help our infirmi And there in silence fold their languid wings; ties, and to aid our pleadings before the mercy-seat, Their orient beauties cancell'd by a gloom, with groanings that refuse the utterance of words ? That o'er their forms its chilling dew-drops flings : What religion is there but this which tells us of One who is the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever,

Each, trembling, to the death-like marble clings, and who ever liveth to intercede at the right hand of

Their vacant eyes in seeming anguish turn; God for them that come unto him in penitence and A plaintive requiem each to other sings, sorrow? How then shall we escape, if we neglect so As o'er some fallen chieftain's dust they mourn great salvation? And how shall we attain to that Weep on, fair Truth's twin daughters! This is Heber's salvation-how shall we ever desire it, or even think

urn! of it,-if all our care is, not to destroy the serpent that stings our life, but merely to deaden the smart of its venom; to lose all recollection and all sense of

Herald of peace, he left his natal shore, anguish in the anodynes, and the charms, and the

Urging his way where perils bade him yield; sweet but deadly potions, which this world is perpe Truth was the only banner that he bore, tually holding to our lips ?—Rev. C. W. Le Bas.

The only weapon that his hand would wield. Simon Magus.— If Simon Magus was the first who

Thus arm'd for conflict on a bloodless field, profaned the name of Christ to his philosophical rav He march'd ; but ere the glorious conquest won, ings and his unholy mysteries, he is a proof to what an He falls, he dies, as on his trusty shield; extent delusion and credulity may be carried ; but he is also a proof that mere human philosophy alone may The goal attain'd before his feet one circuit run.

The battle ended ere 'tis well begunplay around the ear, and exercise the head, but it does not touch the heart. “Where is the wise ? where is the scribe ? where is the disputer of this world ? The Cold is the hand that penury reliev'd, foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weak That dried the widow's and the orphan's tear; ness of God is stronger than men."-Burton's Bampton And hush'd the voice that lov'd to soothe the gricv'd, Lectures.

And teach the mourner heaven's behest to hear. Children of truth, bedew his sombre bier

Not for the dead, but for the living mourn:
Poetry.

He now hath cross'd the sea of troubles here,
MONODY

By angels to that peaceful haven borne,
On the death of BISHOP Heber of Calcutta, drowned in a bath

From whence, to guide and bless us, never to return at Trichinopoly, before he had completed one visitation of his extensive diocese.

For him had genius, science, wreath'd with care

The laurel, myrule, and the eglantine ;
DY TIE REV. JAMES HOUGH, M.A.

But now, with frantic mien, dishevell’d hair,
Minister of Ham, Surrey.

Their listless hands the cypress wreath entwine : (For the Church of England Magazine.)

And Fame hangs up her clarion o'er the shrine How dark the night that shrouds this land of gloom,

of him, whose brow had worn her verdant meed; Where beams no planet o'er her sable sphere ! Lo, disappointed, see her head recline, How deep the gulf, and crowded as the tomb,

Her mantle hid beneath the funeral weed, That holds the fiends of darkness rampant here!

Her trump forsaken for the dirge-responding reed. Amid her arid desert, sterile, drear, No green oasis cheers the pilgrim's soul;

In him, as to their point converging, met

All that enhances and ennobles man;
Whose weary way no rays ethereal cheer,
No beacon guides him to a promis'd goal :

But now behold his sun at noonday set,
One black, impervious mantle's folds obscure the whole.

His too brief orbit prematurely ran:

How dark, how cold, how narrow now the span, But still more dark the purpose of the skies,

Where the bright hopes he rais'd in embers lie! That saw of yore this starless midnight spread; His dawning in the East had scarce began, And deeper from created vision lies

Ere he was hurried to the western sky; Than the blue ocean's yet unfathom'd bed, And night comes on, with omens lowering in her eye. God's will, that leaves man to that glory dead, Which fill'd him, yet unfallen, as its urn;

Eternal Lord, inscrutable thy ways, '. That plucks away the hand would raise his head, Beyond the seraphs round thy throne to scan;

And stills the voice would wake him to discern Whose harps and voices hallelujahs raise, Beauty froin ashes, and immortal wisdom learn.

For all thy purposes of love to man:

Shall we, then, murmur at thy wisdom's plan, So Heber fell! He came to light the land

When its incipient folds our hearts appal? With the effulgence of celestial day;

Ah, no! let hope light up the visage wan, To scatter blessings, with unsparing hand,

As thus in Mercy's vestibule we call Where'er he held his philanthropic way. Let Heber's mantle on our future prophet fall !

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