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ing the water of affliction, by having their this, considering the respectability of the instructor removed into a corner, their numbers on each side, is not so formida. eyes once more see their teacher," Is. /'ble an affair, as would at first sight apXXX. 20.
pear. The Lord, in whose band are the Mr. Ivimey introduced the services of hearts of all men, may eventually overthe day by reading the twentieth chapter rule it, for his own glory, and the extenof the Acts of the Apostles, and implor- sion of his kingdom in the world, and it ing the divine benediction upon the object is pleasing to hear, that this difference of of their meeting. Mr. Thomas Thomas, judgment has not been productive of any of Peckham, then proceeded to the cuso animosity, or turbulence, as is too fretomary statement of the scriptural nature | quently the case. of a Christian church, asked the usual We could wish to be indulged in a questions of the church and the minister, few reflections which unavoidably and received their answers. Mr. Prichard forced themselves upon us while attenddelivered a very neat epitome of his doc ing the proceedings at Keppel-street trinal sentiments, and Mr. Upton offered yesterday: but really such is the perup the ordination prayer. Dr. Jenkins verse temper of the times, that though of Walworth, then delivered an important nothing be farther from the writer's intenand impressive charge, to the newly ap- tion than to give offence, it is next to pointed pastor, founded on Acts xx. 27. impossible for one to point out a depar“I have not shunned to declare unto youture from the plain rule of duty, without all the counsel of God." After an ap- exciting a clamour from the advocates of propriate exordium, in which he stated long established customs, however oppothe nature, importance, and benefits at- site to the word of God. There were tending the gospel ministry--the apostle's two or three most glaring inconsistencies example in the manner of discharging it, which struck us forcibly. One was, that was recommended to Mr. Prichard's at at a moment when our attention was tention; and the preacher elucidated his solemnly engaged about the importance subject under the three following heads of paying regard to “ all the counsel of the import of the duty incumbent upon God”—there was demonstrably a part of Christian ministers, viz, to declare all the that counsel, most intimately connected counsel of God-the temptations they are with the proceedings of the day, that was under to shun, or evade, the faithful dis- | studiously concealed, or at least overcharge of this duty-and lastly, the mo. looked. Let any unprejudiced man, look tives which ought to determine them not at the passages from whence the texts to shun it. Dr. Newman, president of were taken and he will instantly see, that the Stepney Academical Institution, then in both cases a plurality of pastors are addressed the flock, from 1 Thes. v. 12, alluded to. Paul called the Elders of 13. “And we beseech you, brethren, to the church at Ephesus and said unto know them which labour among you, and them-feed the flock of God over which are over you in the Lord, and admonish the Holy Gbost hath made you overseers. you; and to esteem them very highly in To the Thessalonians, he said “know love for their work's sake.” From these them which labour among you," &c. words, the church were reminded of two How shall we account for it that this things incumbent on them towards their circumstance was never once hinted at pastor, viz. to“ know," and to “ esteem by either of the preachers. It is as much him highly.” The former particular in the counsel of God to churches, that they cluded their reception of him as their have a plurality of pastors, as that they teacher, their president, and their monitor are formed into a church state at all, and
the latter, the affectionate regard they that they appoint any one to that office. were bound to evince towards him, for his There is the very same divine authority work's sake. Both the discourses ap for a church having a presbytery, as peared to us to be very appropriate, and there is for their separating from the much to the purpose, as indeed will pa world, and attending to any one instituturally be expected by all who know the tion of the kingdom of heaven. There is preachers. The whole of the service, not an instance in all the New Testament which commenced at eleven o'clock, and of a church planted by the inspired aposclosed about half past two, was more than tles with only one pastor. How then, we usually impressive, and we do not remem demand to know, is all the counsel of ber to have attended an occasion of this God declared to a church, when his most nature with more pleasure. Dr. Winter wise and holy will, in regard to this concluded the whole with prayer. The matter, is never once pressed upon thein principal source of alloy to the general as their duty ? satisfaction of the day, seemed to arise But further; in the proceedings of from the circumstance of about a third yesterday, there was no one topic more part of the church dissenting from their prominently brought forward in the brethren, in the choice of their pastor, Prayers and in the Sermons, than the and as an unavoidable consequence, their arduousness of the duties of the pastoral having it in contemplation to form them- office. Dr. Newman, in particular, desselves into a distinct society. Yet even canted upon it with a glow of eloquence; and according to him, the drudgery, of al obliged him to resign bis situation, the workman in the quarry employed in directors proposed allowing him the cushewing the rock, is not more laborious! | tomary tribute of an annuity, as a superWhat the difficulties of the pastoral office annuated officer, but the noble indepenare, it has fallen to our lot to know by dence of his mind, induced him modestly the experience of many years; and there to decline it. fore, we are not likely to be the first to | | Having, at an early period of life, uoderate them. But then, does Dr. New-| conceived a disgust towards the trading man, and do his brethren in the ministry system, adopted by many professed Chrisreally believe them to be as arduous as they tians who make a gain of Godliness; and would have us to think them? If so, how the unscriptural plan of receiving hire shall we account for this plain fact, that for preaching, he erected, at his own inthe discharge of the functions of an office dividual expence, a place of worship, in which in primitive times required the the Curtain Road, which he furnished with co-operation of two or three persons, is every thing requisite for the accommodanow almost universally committed to one tion of the congregation, and here he individual; who never hesitates about statedly preached to a few plain and his sufficiency to discharge them, pro- simple followers of the Lamb. When vided the salary be sufficiently liberal. incapacitated for public services himself, This is confounding! Surely, the whole he was succeeded in the ministry of the counsel of God is not faithfully declared word, by one of the members of his own to churches on this subject,
church, whose gifts pointed him out to We intended adding a few remarks on his brethren, as a proper person to supply the subject of the minister's salary--the his lack of service. But the place which whole of the doetrine of the apostles (or
once knew him, now knows him no more the counsel of God) concerning which for ever! As he was somewhat singular subject was not faithfully stated by Dr. in his views of truth, and of the duty of Newman. He confined himself tó one ministers to make the gospel without side of the question without ever ad. charge, so he has left the members of his verting to the noble example which Paul church an unusual token of his regard. has left for the imitation of Christian He has bequeathed to them the sum of pastors to the end of time, Acts xx. 33, six thousand pounds, to be divided equally 34. 2 Cor. xii, 13, 14.
among them; besides five hundred pounds These remarks are not the effusion of to a Society, for the relief of the sick spleen, much less of analevolence. They poor, at their own habitations. He was are, God is witness, the effect of an kind and beneficent to the destitute, ardent attachment to the much despised | while living; and, like his divine Master, cause of divine truth, and an anxious went about doing good. His library and desire to recall the watchmen of Zion to manuscripts, both of considerable extent, her ancient landmarks.
are left to be divided between his successor in the ministry, and his residuary
legatee. Among the manuscripts is a CHAPEL OPENED.
correspondence of some extent, which he
carried on with the late Mr. William August 6th. A New Chapel was opened | Huntington, which will probably be pubin Acre Lane, Brixton, Surry, for Reli- lished at a future period. gious Worship, when three excellent | His mortal remains were interred in Sermons were preached by the Rev. his family vault, at Bunhill-fields burying Messrs. Stodhart, Edwards, and James | ground, on the 7th of August, when the of London. The Congregations were members of the church followed the large and respectable, and a handsome corpse, accompanied by a considerable collection was made on the occasion, concourse of people and a funeral Oration
was delivered at the grave, by his succes.
sor in the ministry. OBITUARY. Died, on the 31st July last, at his LITERARY NOTICE. house in Artillery Place, Finsbury, London, in the seventy third year of his age, In the Press and speedily will he Pub. GARNET TERRY, Esq. formerly a book lished, a Reply to the Rev. Mr. MATTHIAS'S seller in Paternoster-row, to which he (of Dublin) Enquiry into the Doctrines also added the profession of an engraver, of the Reformation, or a right convince His eminence in the latter department ing and conclusive confutation of Calvinrecommended him to the notice of the ism. To which is subjoined Ieropaideia, directors of the Bank of England, who or the true method of instructing the engaged him in their service a station Clergy of the Established Church; being which be filled for several years with a wholesome Theological Cathartic to great credit and honour to himself, as Purge the Church of the Predestinarian well as to the satisfaction of his employers. Pestilence. By a Clergyman of the Church When the growing infirmities of years of England.
* Which Things the Angels desire to look into."
REDEMPTION ! O amazing sound !
See how th' angelic hosts delight
O what a place of sacred joy,
Must that sweet dwelling be; There's bliss supreme, without alloy,
And to eternity!
But now are on the mount;
And all his paths recount.
But lands and seas divide;
And ever to abide !
Lord grant me this request,
O theo I shall be blest !
All loss I now sustain;
This happiness obtain.
And think no toil too hard ;
T'would be a full reward.
Farewell, dear England, with this hope,
P'll all thy swetts fortgo; -
And greater hope to know.
And thy poor servant own; Be all to me that I require, And make thy glory known.
Eternity! how long. Shall I exist when time's gone by, And live through an Eternity
In one unchanging state ?
The sentence of my fate.
Or dying live to tell ?
Or living die in hell!
For ever thou wilt give:
THE MISSIONARY's REFLECTIONS.
My happy native place;
And former scenes retrace.
My heart is with them still;
Again, with good free will.
And willing crowds repair;
And met my Saviour there!
DESIRES AFTER CHRIST. No place on earth my Spirit knows, Which yields a calm a safe retreat; Near every spot some thorn there grows, Or snare awaits the Pilgrim's feet. O happy souls who find their rest Where John below'd was wont to lie, Reposing on their Saviour's breast, Secure from ev'ry danger nigh. 'Tis this would warm my dull cold heart, And raise my drooping faith and love; 'Tis Jesu's smile would joy impart, And make my best affections move. When he is gone I pine away, No beam reviving gilds my tent, With him departs the quick’ning ray, And gloom surrounds the embers spent. Return thou dearest Lord, return, Within my breast prepare a room, There let the sacred incense burn, And ev'ry siuful thought consume. ! I am not worthy to possess I he glorious portion which I crave: Yet cannot be content with less, And richer gift I cannot have. Embrac'd, it gladden'd Simeon's heart, And left therein but one desire, “Lord let me now in peace depart, To join heaven's sweet seraphic choir.
Bat nd willing lighted to here!
I know the places, and must love,
While memory shall remain ; And hope in better worlds above,
To meet my friends again.