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on your distress. Look not in wild despair all the world over. Look up to Him who is above all, and can rule all, and make all work for good. Look up to Him who is thy loving Father, who pities as a father doth his children, and to whom you are as dear as the apple of His eye.

Oh what a blessed rule: “ Look up to the sky, because it will do you good.”



Let me learn of Jesus,
He is kind to me;
Once He died to save me,
Nail'd upon a tree.
If I go to Jesus,
He will hear me pray;
Make me good and holy,
Take my sins away.
Let me think of Jesus;
He is full of love,
Looking down upon me,
From His throne above.
If I trust in Jesus,
If I do His will,
Then I shall be happy,
Safe from every ill.
Oh! how good is Jesus,
May he hold my hand,
And at last receive me,
To a better land !

J. H.

When the soft dews of kindly sleep
My wearied eyelids gently steep,
Be my last thought, how sweet to rest
For ever on my Saviour's breast !



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9. “The Lord our God be with us."
10. Who were the people who deceived

Joshua, and the children of Israel;
and how did Joshua punish them?

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11. “Thou shalt be a blessing."
12. Who was Jael; and what great thing

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did she do?

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13. “The Lord also hath put away thy

sin." 14. What age was Abraham when Isaac

was born ?

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15. “Hath not My hand made all these

things ?" 16. What was the first miracle which our

Saviour performed ?

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17. “They could not enter in because of

unbelief." 18. Of whom is it recorded, that “he

made Israel to sin ?"


(1.) 1 Chron. iv. 10. (5.) Luke xi. 4.
(2.) Ps. cxix. 11.

(6.) Luke xvii. 17.
(3) Ps. li. 12.

(7.) Gen. xxxix. 9. (4.) Matt. xiv. 10.

(8.) Prov. xxx. 24.

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JACK, THE POWDER-MONKEY. THERE was once a very cruel father, who did not care for his dear children, and his conduct to his poor wife was sad indeed. They lived not very far from the sea-side, and one day his little boy had gone after him into the fields. They went on till they caine



to the top of the rocks which hung over the

The father should have thought that it was a very dangerous place for a little child, and he should have taken great care that he did not fall down the rocks. Sad to say, he did fall down. I cannot tell you exactly how ; - perhaps no one but God knows. Many thought that this cruel father wished to get rid of his child, and pushed him down: we will hope this was not the case. But true it is that down he fell; and also true that he seemed to care nothing about it, but went his way, and did nothing at all to try to save "his child, – and all thonght he was lost. But there was a Father in heaven whose eye was upon the poor little boy, and a mighty Hard that was stretched out from above to save him. It so happened, that there was a boat not far off with two men in it, belonging to a great ship; and the sailors saw poor Jack fall down. So they rowed very hard to the spot, and were just in time to pick him up out of the water before he was quite dead. And they felt quite a love for this little boy, whom they had thus saved ; and thinking that he was likely to grow up to be a sharp active lad, they resolved to keep him. The poor child had had such a cruel father and such a wretched home that he almost felt glad to get away, and he felt much all the kindness which the sailors showed him. He had now enough to eat, and plenty of kind words from all on board, and Jack was very happy. Well, years rolled on,

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