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peans had already been engaged in his last illness. I also examthe day before for the purpose, ined the papers which he had left we let it remain so. We had in- behind him, as I am appointed lended to sing hymns on the road executor to his will; and I found to the burial place; but the la- that the mission at Tapschaur, mentations of the people did not and all the poor, and the estabpermit it.

In the church we lishments belonging to it, are his sung, before and after the inter- heirs. In the afternoon I spoke ment; and when the English for an hour with the assistants, were gone, the Malabars also and prayed with them. In the sang a hymn, and expected an evening the Malabar congregaaddress from me ; but I could tion assembled in the church, scarcely utter a word; and was and wished to hear a discourse : obliged to summon up all my I took for my text the words resolution to enable me merely to of Jacob on his death bed : “I read the prayers. The servant of die ; but God will be with you.” the deceased stood next to me, I quoted many things said by and said, in the tone of one ready the deceased respecting the to sink into a swoon, “ Now all congregation, and his hope that our hopes are gone !” This pen- the kingdom of Christ would be etrated my heart ; for this is the established here. I endeavour. sentiment not only of one, buted to animate them to the deof many, old and young, great monstration of such a mind as and small, far and near, both dwelt in our departed brother, Christians and Heathens.

whose tomb we saw before us.* 66 After I had changed my ap

On the following day, I prayparel, I went to the prince, who ed once more with the brethren, still remained in the neighbour- and departed." Thus far Mr. hood, and endeavoured to com Gericke. fort him. The principal servant Thus this excellent man, who of the widow of the late king has been of such importance to also begged me to come to her the mission, is no more! O that and comfort her ; but she lives his upright mind may animate at too great a distance. The all who labour in each of our next morning we all went to the missions; and thus the hope of physician, and thanked him for the deceased, for the extension ihe kind attention, which he had of the kingdom of Jesus in the shewn to our deceased brother East Indies, be fulfilled !

* A monument to the memory of of his last moments, with the hell Mr. Schwartz las been executed by known course of his life, would be a Mr. Bacon, at the expense of the more desirable plan of design. East India Company, which is now on The principal compartment of the its way to India, where it is to be monument is, therefore, occupied erected.

with an alto-relievo representation of The missionary labours of Mr. Mr. Schwartz in the closing scene of Schwartz being so well known in that his existence. He is surrounded by country, it was thought unnecessary a group of the infant pupils to whom to represent him (as the artist at first he gave an asylum in his house, and intended) in the character of a mis several clerical friends who attended sionary ; and that to give in his mon- him at the time. One of the children ament an idea of the correspondence' is embracing his dying hand ; and a

Religious Communications.

LETTERS FROM A CLERGYMAN TO HIS son.

LETTER IV.

complish it ; but never realize Mfy Son,

their dependence on God's blessIt is too common an error ing for success, and their acamong men, even in this enlight- countableness for the benefits ened age and country, to confine which his providence bestows. religion to particular times, cir. Their secular works they never cumstances and occasions, and to commit to him, but pursue them treat it as if it had no concern in in their own way, as if they our ordinary business and daily were accountable to none but occupations. But how contrary themselves. The fruit of this is this partiality to the language industry they never yield to God, of scripture ? « Whatever ye but use it as if it were absolutely do, do it heartily as to the Lord.” their own, acquired by their own “ Whatever ye do, do all to the ability, or given for their own glory of God.” “ Let all your sakes. things be done with charity." On the Lord's day they desist « Adorn the doctrine of God in' from their usual labours ; but all things.” “Let all things be little think of the sacred purpose, done to edifying."

for which this is sequestered How many are there, that pass from other days, and pay no through life, as custom or incli- great attention to the holy exernation leads, without reflecting cises, in which it ought to be on the nature, or looking to the employed. They repair, in a the consequences of their con formal manner, to the sanctuary duct?

of God; but hardly think of In a time of sickness or affic- committing to him the works tion, they will think of God and there to be performed. They recommit their case to him. But tire, and close the day, as carein days of health and prosperity, lessly as they began it, without God and another world are applying to themselves any thing scarcely in their thoughts. They which has been spoken, or implan their worldly business and ploring divine grace to give it deliberate on the means to ac.' efficacy on themselves or others.

brother missionary is supporting his Under the bas-relief are further emhead; but the attention of Mr. blems of the pastoral office ; namely, Schwartz is directed to, and his hand. the Crosier ; the Gospel Trumpet, raised towards, an object in the upper distinguished by the banner of the part of the bas-relief; namely, the Cross, which is attached to it; and Cross, which is borne by a descending the open BIBLE, on which is inscribed angel, implying that the grand subject the divine commission, “ Go ye into of his ministry is the chief support of all the world, and preach the gospel his soul, when “ flesh and heart fail." to every creature."

Over the bas-relief is the Ark of We rejoice that the Honourable the Covenant, which was peculiarly Company have borne this public testhe charge of the priests, and was a timony of their approbation to a Chris. striking emblem of the constant theme tian missionary, who laboured in their of his preaching, before referred to. territories. Vol. III. No. 6.

They take up their religious cerns do we not act too much in I sentiments, if they have any, not the manner, and with the spirit

on humble and prayerful exam of the men of the world ? ination of the word of God, but I wish you to remember, that casually as they happen to be cast the scripture requires the same in their way. If they think or tempers and views in our secuspeak of religion, as rational and lar, as in our spiritual works ; good, yet they have no concern requires the same regard to God to feel its power on their hearts, of the husbandman in his field, but conteni themselves with such and the merchant behind his external and ceremonial parts of counter, as of the minister in the il, as are in use among their pulpit, or the saint in his closet, neighbours. All the works or at the communion table. which they do, are done to be The minister, in his profession, seen of men, or to answer some is to act, not as “ pleasing men, worldly purpose. They do notb- but God, who searcheth the ing under the impression of their heart.” And the servant in his accountableness to God, or with a menial labours is to conduct, view to please and honour him. “ not as a man pleaser, but with

Such a careless life, whatever singleness of heart, asunto may be its exterior appearance, God." has in it no real religion ; for

At the Lord's table we are to nothing can properly be called “ eat and drink in remembrance • religion, but what is committed of Christ, and keep the feast with

to God, done in obedience to the unleavened bread of sincerity bim, and under the influence of and truth.” And at our common such motives, as he has pro- tables, we are to “ cat and drink posed.

to the glory of God, and with The scripture always speaks charity to men, giving no offence, of the religious life as diligent and praying for all men." and active. “ Be zealous of good

When we pray,

we are to works; fervent in spirit ; keep“ forgive, if we have ought athe heart with diligence ; be fol- gainst any man, and to rememlowers of them, who, through ber them who are in adversity.” faith and patience, inherit the And in our secular vocations we promises."

are to “ labour with our hands While we condemn the gener- the thing that is good, that we al carelessness of the irreligious may have to give to such as part of mankind, it becomes us need." to inquire, whether the strict In hearing the word, we are rules of the gospel do not also to " pūt away all malice, envy, condemn us. Even in those du- guile and deceit, and to desire ties, which have an immediate the sincere milk of the word, relation to piety, do we not often that we may grow thereby." In find that indolence and formality singing psalms, “ the peace of which by no means comport with God must rule in us, and we the design and importance of must edify one another.” So in the duties? Or if we exercise our daily deportment we must some care in the duties of piety, “walk in wisdom toward all men, yet in our social and secular con- and shew out of a good conver

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in all your ways, to employ for We are to glorify God in our him all your powers, to consebodies and spirits, and honour. crate to him all your time, to him ith our substance, and honour him with all your subwith the first fruits of all our in stance, and so to use it, that, increase ; for all our store comes stead of laying up treasure merefrom his hands.

ly for yourself, you may be rich What purer and sublimer toward God. views are required in any of our

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EUSEBIUS. devotioni duties, than in our secular empyments? In the use of spiritul privileges, than in the use { worldly property ? Why mu we banish evil

CHURCHES. thoughts ar, passions, and call up friendly spositions and pi

Continued from page 112. ous affection in the worship of The prophet Ezekiel said to God ? It is the we may be freed certain false teachers in his day, from the forne, and filled with “ Ye have strengthened the hands the latter at alimes. However of the wicked, that he should not devout and affu ionate we may return from his wicked way, by seem to be in is supplications promising him life.This pasand intercession if, when these sage shows the nature and tenare closed, we t without the dency of an error, which has exfear of God, or thout regard tensive influence over the minds to men, our prays answer no of men at the present day, and valuable purpose. 'he forms of even threatens the prosperity divine worship are means of and safety of the churches. religion ; and that

us and be. Many openly profess and earnevolent temper, wh

is neces. nestly defend the doctrine of sary to the acceptiness of universal salvation ; while multithese forms, we are und to tudes of others, though with less carry with us into all

affairs confidence, secretly hope, in desof the world, and in

ll the pite of God's word, that the doctransactions of social life if we trine is true. are never religious, but

Permit me, Christian churchare attending on devotion

es, lo address, a few things to cises, our religion will

go your serious consideration, in orfar, nor do us much good.

der to guard you against the inIs it not probable, that

'y fluence of this heresy.* professed Christians

It is a consideration worthy of partial in their religion ? If aim to commit to God their notice, that the false doctrine,

against which I now wish to forbaths, their seasons of worsl. and their days of affliction, y

* Readers, who would see this herthey think little of committing esy in its different forms completely him their ordinary days, thei:futed, are referred to Edward's ansecular labours, their worldly'er to Chauncy, Strong's answer to

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tify your minds, is on several ac taste of literary men, and otlers, counts peculiarly calculated to to the capacity and taste of the gain credit and influence in the populace. This erroneousienet world. You will observe, in the is mixed, in different de rees, first place, that the doctrine of with various religious sytems. universal salvation is altogether In some it is artfully conealed, gratifying to the feelings of our and those principles, whih predepraved nature. It perfectly pare the way for it, are nsinucoincides with that corrupt prin- ated with such consummte sub. ciple of mankind, which aims to tilty, that their influence i rather unite happiness with sin. It de- felt, than their tendency observ. ludes and quiets the awakened, ed. In others, those ptions of troubled conscience, turning its God and futurity, wbic directly faithful admonitions into sooth- imply it, mo' boldly ing flattery, and thus gives hope advocated. In other the docand joy to those who are most trine itself is expresó asserted obstinately pursuing the path of and laboriously defeled. The iniquity. This consideration, churches of Chrisshonld bewhile it shows that the doctrine' ware of all these is of error, is to be strongly suspected, and oppose them yok a firmness proves it to be exceedingly dan- proportioned to ť pernicious gerous.

zeal, with which ley are pracAnother circumstance, which tised. exposes men to be led astray by At the prese day men in this doctrine is, that it seems, at general are in minent danget first view, to agree with the di- of embracing his destructive vine principle of general benev. tenet, on accol of the impious olence, which seeks the good of neglect and compt with which the world. They, who embrace God's word ;/eated. Judging universalism, imagine they are from the mon practice of actuated by the love of mankind; many, if no ost nominal Chriswhile the belief of endless punish. tians, we

st suppose

it to be ment appears to them incompati-' their sent nt, that they have a ble with all the kind and tender right to astrue the Bible acfeelings of the human heart. This cording their preconceived imposing idea has great effect opinionpr their inclinations ; upon multitudes, whose faith is that th may boldly reject the the result of superficial and par- obvio meaning of those passatial examination. To this it may ges, train their passions, or

ch alarm their conscienbe added, that the doctrine of ces, train their passions, or salvation seems, in the apprehen- desy their hopes ; sion of many, to honour the bold embrace those opinions, mercy of God, and thus leads ho er unsupported by scripthem to think that the belief of tu,

which fatter their pride, or it is the offspring of piety.

Bly nutriment for any of their It is an additional snare, that raved affections. If the word the doctrine is brought forward God were universally regardunder different forms, and de

and constantly appealed to, as fended in different ways, some of he standard of truth, an effectu. them adapted to the capacity and

al barrier would be set up against

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