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And mark the holy Star of Bethlehem rise! His tender love from everlasting flow'd, Messiah stooping from his native skies, And fix'd the surest base of Hope in God.

With hallow'd joy our thankful spirits greet, The ancient Patriarchs, by this inspir’d, Hail the meek Babe Biat in the manger lies, Disdain'd to feel earth's transitory pain ;

As he in whoin Jehovah's glories meet, To prove their faitli, this test their Lord reAnd join your loftier choirs, and worship at

quir’d, his feet.

And earthly loss they found eternal gain; Led by the mystic meteor's lucid ray, Eeft the vain good this varying world be

Sabean sages sought his humble shrine ; stow'd, Directed by a surer light than they,

And found their changeless help was Hope in We seek'the royal Heir of Jesse's line:

God. In Israel's king behold that Prince Divine, This arm’d the suffering saints of former days, Whose scepire shall the prostrate nations With dauntless breast 10 brave the tyrant's sway,

wrath ; Meekly to him our thankful jearts resign,

From ling'ring tortures drew the note of praise, With grateful zeal his just coinmands obey,

And wing'd with heavenly joy their latest Andat Emmanuel's feet our loyal hoinage pay. breath; Incarnate Lord! whom love's mysterious While angels round the exalted martyrs stood, power

In death's last moments whispering, Hope in Prompted awhile to leave thy heavenly God.

throue, To rescue man, whom hellish foes devour,

This rais’d the royal mourner's drooping And make a ransom'd world once more

breast, thine own;

O'er sorrow's gloom diffus'da cheering ray; Those hellish foes by thy strong arm o'er. When complicated woes his heart opprest, thrown,

He sought his burthen'd spirit thus to stay, The victor's power and majesty proclaim

" Why sinks my soul beneath the afflictive Through hell's dréad gulph, and death's dark

rod, shade are known,

Disquieted within me? Hope in God." Thine acts of might, the triumphs of thy fame, And earth redeem'd resounds with songs to When press'd with condemnation's guilty Jesu's name.

power, Seraphic choirs, who at the birth of time,

The trembling sinner feels its galling chain; Swelld the 'glad shout of harmony and Sees hell's dire jaws just opening to devour,

While in himself nor help nor power remain, praise, Who on this wond'rous act of grace sublime, Mercy flies swift, and through the atoning To Bethlehem's shepherds hymn’d your Invites his grief-worn soul to Hope in God.

softer lays ; Again, again, your blest hosannahs raise,

Glory to God, and peace, and mercy sing; If faith and peace have still’d the throbbing From every orb through all the wilds of

space,

smart, Let every tongue its tuneful tribute bring,

And gently heal'd conviction's galling Till with Jehovah's praise, his vast creation

wound, ring

A.B. Whilst ling’ring in the half-regenerate heart,

The rankling wounds of in-bred sin are HOPE IN GOD!

found,

Let not thy soul o'er this in sorrows brood, By Mrs. ROBERT MILLER.

But join with ceaseles prayer firm Hope * Why art thou cast down, O my soul, and in God. why art thou disquieted within me ?

Psalm xlii.

Should fierce temptation press thy conscious, Way heaves my breast with this desponding

breast, sigh?

With flaming darts thy firmest faith assail ; Why, O my sinking spirit, thus distrest ?

Unshaken stand secure the fiery test, Art thou not form’d to seek thy native sky,

And dare, in Jesu's name, the rage of hell ; And not in this frail tenement to rest?

The balm to heal is a Redeemer's blood, Why art thou thus cast down? Resign thy The powerful - shield to conquer, Hope in load,

God. Throw off thy needless fears, and Hope in God. But if the wily tempter's hellish force, His out-stretch'd' arn, from earliest ages The fearful feeble-minded soul disıray, bared,

While yielding to its dire impetuous course, To save them, was his people's sure de- O'erwhelm'd he sinks amid the doubtful day, fence;

Yet breathe one sigh, pour one repentant His willing ear their supplications heard, flood, In all their cares they drew their succour And peace again shall dawn, with Hope in shence;

God.

When all-prevailing pain this frame invades, Shrink not beneath contempt's maken:
Unstrings the nervous arm, the sinews power,
shakes ;

Though human friendship shed its les
While at its touch, whate'er its power per. rays ;
vades,

If humbly thou sustain the chastening rod,
With agonizing consciousness awakes ; i With childlike resignation Hope in God.
Fearless, resigned to its tyranic rod,

In youth's temptations, in its thou and sa
Cast faith’s triumphant glance, and Hope in

When danger lurks in each alloring part
God.

And opening life its transient sweets prepares;
If disappointment in the smiling morn, With humble zeal pursue the way of ia th.

Deceitful dash the cup of joy away; And keep thy feet in heavenly virtue's read,
Learn each delight beneath the skies to scorn, With watchful prayer, and ceaseless Hepe
Each earthly bliss, that knows but to be- in God.
tray,

When the deceitful dream of time is o'er,
Distrust the treach'rous smile of worldly

And feeble age

stand tottering on the verge
good,

Of vast eternity's tremendous shore,
And put thy soul's unshaken Hope in Gud,

Where soon the immortal spirit must
When friends forsake thee in the adverse emerge,
hour,

Celestial light shall gild the dreary road,
Who smil'd eternal truth in happier days : To hin who holds secure luis Hepe in God

INDEX TO VOLUME XL. 1817.

I. BIOGRAPHY.
Page

Paga
Memoir of Mr. Thomas Livingstone 3,81 Account of George Nadoris de Silva

791
Memoir of Mr. Edward Griffiths 161,241 Samara Maha Nayeka, a Budhist
Memoir of Mr. Thomas Welch 381, 401, 481 Priest

801
Memoir of Mr. John Dixon 561, 641 Memoir of Mr. James Daniel Burton

11. DIVINITY.
Sermon on the Nativity of Christ 8,85 Sermon on James iü, 5

570
Characteristics, &c. of Christians 92 Ditto on Lam, iij, 37

617
Sermon on Matt. xi, 6, by Mr. Glenie 172 On Benevolence and Daty to Strangers 750
Ditto on Rom. viii. 16, 17

252, 331 A Discourse on Rom. v. 20, 21 sos, si
Ditio for the Feast of Pentecost 409, 491

III. THE TRUTH OF GOD DEFENDED.
Review of Sermons, by the late Rev C. Review of Dr. Chalmers's Discourses 347, 499
Wesley

14 Ditto of a Tract, on promoting Peace 514
Ditto of D. De Superville's Sermons 22 Ditto of Watson's Defence of Missions
Ditto of Memoirs of Major-Gen. Burn 95, 179 Dillo of Memoirs of Dr. Buchanan
Ditto of Williams's Religious Liberty 189,265

656, 736, 815, 901
Ditto of The Hist. of the Bible Society, Ditto of a Visitation Sermoa

919
257, 336, 418, 500 Thoughts on Deism and Unitarianism 590

IV. THE WORD OF GOD ILLUSTRATED.
On the Parable of the Ten Virgins 33 Remarks on 1 Tim. vj. 8
Observations on tlie Psalms

105 Reinarks on James iii. 17
Ditto on Genesis iji. 8

107 Illustration of Matt. xxiv. 17
Ditto on 1 Thessalonians iv. 8

195 Remarks on the Cities of Refuge
Ditto on Job xlii. 7,8

273 Answer to Queries of an tuitarian
Progress of Deism

274 On our Lord's Agony in the garden
Remarks on Psalm Ixxxix. 19

357 Observations on Isaiah Ixiv. 6
Ditto on Acts xix. 1, 2

358 Matt. xxi. 9, comp. with Luke xxi. 21,23,393

V. THE WORKS OF GOD DISPLAYED.
The Animals, Birds, &c. of Ceylon 37, 108 Account of the Chamelion

731
On the Structure of the human Body 197,276 Account of the Locust
The vegetables of Ceylon 359, 444, 523, 675 Acoount of the Upss, or Poison Tree of
Reflections on the Cassowary

596 Java

516

682

760

VI. THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD ASSERTED.
Page

Page
On Fire

43 Singular Preservation from a Bear 450
Wonderful Préservation
44 Anecdote of the late Mrs. Fletcher 526

599
Want supplied, in answer to prayer 114 Extraordinary Preservation in a pit

680
Interesting Circumstance, Glenorchy 199 Reinarks on an over-ruling Providence
Singular Deliverance of a Catholic Priest 200 A Providential Escape from Drowning

652
Melancholy Disaster at Sea

278 Remarkable Escape from a Shark 682
Shipwreck of the Harpooner Transport362 History of the Gunpowder Plot 752, 837
The Wisdom of God in the choice of the Awful Calamity, by the Firing of a Coal

448 Pit
Apostles

759
Divine Interposition on behalf of John Account of a notorious Thief

927
Bunyan
449 Anecdote of Beza

928
VII. THE GRACE OF GOD MANIFESTED.
Memoir of Mr. W. Wilkinson

45 Memoir of Mr. William Greenwood 528
Memoir of Miss Millward
49 Memoir of Mrs. Aun Walton

601
Memoir of Mr. Edward Hampson
115 Memoir of Mr. John Paull

609
Memoir of Mr. Thomas Scales

125 Memoir of Mrs. Ann Stafford
Memoir of Mrs. Catharine Small 200 Memoir of Mrs. Sophia Rigg.

687
Memoir of Mrs. Wilton

280 Memoir of Mr. Matthew Galichan
Memoir of Mrs. M. Kay
288 Memoir of Mrs. Elizabeth Bond

846
366 Memoir of Mrs. Bird
Memoir of Mr. Joseph Hadfield

85)
Memoir of Mrs. Amy Eddy
368 Memoir of Mr. Ralph Kinsey

929
Memoir of Mr. Samuel Newham 450 Memoir of Mr. Joha Hind

931
Memoir of Mrs. M. Cook
454 Memoir of Mrs. Maria Bicknell

932
VIII. MISCELLANEOUS.
On the Education of Catholic Children, Notes on the Pope's Bull

459
58, 131 Letter on the Death of the Rev.C. Wesley 464
Character of a sincere Christian

63 A Prophecy concerning the Jesuits 533
Letter from Lady Maxwell
64 Letter concerning the Jesuits

534
On the Observance of Prayer Meetings 65 Account of a blind Orator in America 536
On the system of Education in certain Hints for the Education of Children 539
Boarding Schools
139 Letter from the Earl of Essex

543
Thoughts on the phrase,

« A Friend of On Curiosity concerning the Affairs of
mine"
142 others

614
Objections against giving to the Poor 144 On Irreverence during public Worship 616
A Letter to a Preacher
212 Origin of Sunday Schools

618
Dr. Evans's Advice to Students

218 On Christian Communion
Letter to the Editor
222 A Friendly Hint

629
Answer to certain Queries
223 On Humility.

628
Letter to Dr. Johnson

293 Punctuality in attending Ordinances
Dr. Johnson's Answer

294 Extract from Dr. Paley's Sermons 691
Letter from a Clergyman
295 On Education

693
Letters from Lady Maxwell to R. J. 295, 864 Description of Bethlehem

695
Account of some Welsh Indians in Ame- Essay on Family Arrangement

769
rica

298 Absurdities in the Doctrine of Materialism 777
Observations on a Letter in the Morning Letter from the late Mr. Thomas Taylor 779
Chronicle

299 On the Folly of excusing Vice in drunken
Letter to the Methodist Superintendant Men

854
Preachers

301 Hints for improving Conversation 856
Anecdote of Hume

304 Letter from a Quaker to a Penitent Fe.
On a Call to the Ministry

377
male

859
Remarks on Sermonizing
378 Yearly Epistle of the Quakers

861
Remarks on Dress

380 Two Letters from Rev. Mr. Fletcher 862, 863
A Prayer of Prince Eugene
383 On Covctousness

938
A just Censure

385 The King of Prussia to the Consistories 941
History of the Jesuits
455 Christian Resolutions

9-13
The Pope's Bull against Bible Societies 457

IX. OBITUARY.
Mr. Henry Bell, of Portington, 224 since the Conference of 1816
The Itinerant Preachers who have died Mr. Beacock

9G2

620

622

707

X. RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.
Page

Page
Extracts frm the Corre-pondence of the Annual Meeting of the British and Fo-

Britisha anl Foreign Bible Society 305 reign Bible Society 519, 699, 781
LMrs finnshe Rer. Mr. Pinkerton, on Meeting of the Religious Tract Society 151
Tou? Russia, Poland, and Ger- Anniversary of the Russian Bible Society 712

386, 515 Account of the British and Foreign School
Lars from the Report : le Colombo Society
Aiciliary Bible Society
465 Account of the Methodist Conference

106

393, 090

SN

XI. MISSIONARY INTELLIGENCE.
Letters from Mr. Shaw, in Africa 68, 70, 225 Letter from Mr. De Patron, Montreal 391,60

478, 794 Letter from Mr. Hick, Montreal
Letters from Mr. Davies, Sierra Leone 72,961 Letter from the Missionaries in Canada 866
From Mr. Brown, at ditto 394, 636,959 Letter from Mr. Henry Pope, in Canada $57
Fron a Gentleman at ditto

960 Letter from Mr. Alder, at Yarmouth,
Intelligence from New South Wales

Nova Scotia
Letter from Mr. Leigli, New South Wales Letter from Mr. Mann, Nova Scotia

157, 945 Letter froin Mr. Burt, Nova Scotia
Address of the Methodist Societies in Letters from Mr. Bennett, Nova Scotia 31%
New South Wales

158 From Mr. Knowlan, Nova Scotia 628, 870
Letters from Mr. Harvard, at Ceylon

Letter from Mr. Orth, Lunenburg
72, 235, 475, 553, 719, 879, 959 Letter from Mr. Picavant, Newfoundland 315
Letters from Mr. Carver, at Ceylon 146, 952 Letter from Mr. Bell, ditio

1
Letter from Mr. Broadbent, at Ceylon 150 Letter from Mr. Lewis, ditto
Letters from Mr. Callaway, at Ceylon Letter from Mr. Wilson, Bermuda

$1
153, 473, 631, 875, 945 Letter from Captain Reynolds, to Mons.
Letters from Mr. M.Kenny, at Ceylon

Inginace, at St. Domingo

233, '399, 954 Letter from Mr. Brown, St Domingo 54
Letter from Mr. Fox, Ceylon 957, 961 Letter from Mr. Raby, St. Kitt's
Letters from Mr. Lynch, at Ceylon 395, 877 Letter from ditto at 'Tortoia
Letter from Mr. Erskine, at Ceylon 397 Letter from Messrs. Whitworth, Raby,
Letters from Mr. Clough, at Ceylon 471, 474 and Whitehouse, St. Kitt's

917
963 Letter from Messrs. Raby, Shrewsbury,
Letter from a gentleman in a high offi- and Hillier, at Tortola

797
mal office at Ceylon

155 Letters from Mr. Woolley, Antigua 239. 79
Letter from Mr. Armour, at Ceylon 476 Letter from Mr. Mortier, Nevis

16
Letter from Petrus Panditta Sekarras, Letters from Mr. Shifman, Jamaica

316
late a Budhist Priest at Ceylon 477 Memorial of the Missionaries to the House
Letter from Mr. Lalman, at Ceylon

951 of Assembly, Jamaica
Letters from the Missionaries on their Letter from Mr. Ratcliffe, Jamaica

voyage to Ceylon 77, 79, 236, 625, 623 Letter from Mr. Jackson, Antigua
Account of the opening the Wesleyan Letter from Mr. Colmer, Antigua
Chapel at Ceylon
718 Letter from Mr. Dixon, Grenada

319
Letter from Mr. Horner, at Bombay 236, 556 Letter from Mr. J. Brown, Island of St.
Letters from Mr. Head, New Providence 76 Thomas

319
Letter from ditto at Long Bland 315 Letter from Mr. Whitworth, St. Bartho-
Letter from Mr. Turton, New Providence 315 loinew's

374
Letter from Mr. Rutledge, ditto 631 Letters from Mr. Rayner, St. Vincints
Letter from Mr. Crosscomb, New Bruns- Letter from Mr. Morgan, ditto
wick

314 Letters from Mr. Davis, Gibraltar
Letter from Mr. Williams, at Quebec 160 Letter from Mr. Toase, Guernsey

735
317
631

610
803
880

XII. POETRY.
Farewell to England, by Mr. Newstead 79 A Hymn
God is Love

80 Lines, by a Clergyman
On the New Year

80 The Invocation
Lines on the Death of Mr. Thomas Taylor 240 Inscription on a Monument
A Hymn

320 The Pilgrim's Home
On Solitude

400 The Angel's Song
The Missionary.

560 Hope in God
A Missionary Hymn

560
Printed at the Conference-Office, 14, City-Road, London; T. CORDEUX, Ageri.

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