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It long, and still do bear it. Let my , and as a balm to heal. It struck like worn

destroying lightning, and at the same And fainting spirit rise to that blest time expanded itself like refreshing land

dew. Oh, there is inexpressible power Where crowns are given. Father,

in the look of Jesus! With a look of take my hand;

majesty He beholds the earth, and it And, reaching down,

trembles. With a judicial look He Lead to the crown

overtakes the sinner, who exclaims, Thy child !

“I perish at His presence.” His dying look on the Cross melts stopy hearts, and transforms lionsinto lambs.

With a look of forgiving mercy He THE LOOK OF JESUS. makes a contrite soul forget heaven and

earth in its happiness; and by means " THE Lord turned and looked upon of a grieved and loving look He rePeter.” What a look must that have stores lambs to His fold, which had been! What Divine sorrow and love long gone astray in the wilderness. must it have expressed ! and how ac To this day His people feel that His companied by the effulgence of the eyes are upon them, and according to Spirit and the radiance of Divine grace! what they read in them, their peace or It acted both as a sword to wound, joy rises or falls. - Dr. Krummacher.

Our Missions.


the signal for a hymn, and after PALMER.

prayer by one of the deacons, Mr. OUR readers are already acquainted

Oughton addressed the crowded with the sufferings and imprisonment

audience on the painful scenes through of this native minister, the pastor of which their pastor had passed, and the church in Hanover-st, Kingston. | expressed his pleasure at Mr. Palmers Jamaica, A victim of the “reign of return to resume his duties among the terror," during which so many of his

people of his charge. At the close of countrymen were cruelly slaughtered, Mr. Oughton's speech the deacons he providentially escaped with his life,

placed in his hands an address but not until he had been made to

from the Church, expressing their endure a further imprisonment of eight esteem and love for their pastor, which weeks' duration. It ceased on the 19th

Mr. Oughton read aloud, the whole April. On the morning of that day his

congregation standing. Scarcely a dry people met at an early hour in the

eye was seen as the address proceeded. chapel; while many went and stood in

Every one was more or less affected, front of the gaol to witness his libera none more so than Mr. Palmer himtion. Precisely at nine o'clock he left 'self. A few paragraphs of this address the prison, accompanied by the Rev. i will be acceptable to our readers. Samuel Oughton, and at the gates was | They will show the high regard in warmly and affectionately received | which this native brother is held, and by the officers of the church, and that recent events have only deepened driven to the chapel. His arrival was his peoples' affection for him :

* For a series of years you have, by 'All these things are against me.' he good Providence of God, been But fear not. Think it not strange lied to preside over us. Although concerning the fiery trials' through ir number is not large, yet we can which you have passed. We beg to entify, from blessed experience, that assure you that we will draw more

I have not laboured among us in closely together around you ; wo ain nor spent your strength for will endeavour as much as possible to Longht.' Under your ministry sinners make you happy; wo will not forHave been converted, backsliders re get to hold up your hands in taimed, and believers edified and prayer; we will strive to compensate brht up in the faith. Our peace and by love at home to you, and to each tranquillity as a Christian Church had

other, for unkindness, injustice, and Liever during all the period of your cruelty suffered abroad by you. The ministry been disturbed until very Lord help us to perform our vows! Trently, when you were called upon “We fervently pray that the to suffer bonds and imprisonments. churches under your pastoral care Turoughout them all God graciously may continue to prosper and bring Fouchsafed you all needed support, forth much fruit to the praise and trength, and consolation.

glory of God. May every happiness "We thank our Almighty Father for both here and hereafter attend you and imparting to you so much Christian your beloved partner!” fortitude in every stage of your arduous conflict. What trying scenes have you

Mr. PALMER replied as follows :not passed through! What hardships

“ My dear Friends,-The address l are you not endured! What dangers which you have so kindly and conbure you not encountered! But our siderately presented to me on my Trd has delivered you because you

return to you, after two months' imtrusted in Him.

prisonment in this city, awakens vary" We record with gratitude our un ing emotions in my breast. Accept fined thanks to those ministers of our my many thanks for the sentiments rols who assisted to supply your in

therein expressed with regard to myBuntary lack of service towards us, self and family, and to the various

who not only broke the Bread of missionary brethren and others, who Lje, comforting our bereaved and all came forward to help me. I have addened hearts with loving and kindly

suffered much, but the Almighty has ods, but who also visited you in at length brought these sufferings to a "ison, and addressed to you words of close. I cannot sufficiently thank wistian sympathy and love, con

Him. His holy name be praised! If wing you under your trials, and He had not been on my side from the

unselling you under your difficulties 19th October, 1865, to the present time, und perplexities.

then, surely, would I have been long We also desire to express our grati ere this swallowed up by the grave, ade to the friends, both here and in

and the place that now knows me gland, who have in any way tried | would have known me no more. You P assist and help you in the time of

will excuse me from saying more on this pour sore tribulation. May they enjoy | novel but very interesting occasion. My te blessing of the Most High!

heart is full. Believe me, dear friends, And now, dear pastor, we welcome when I tell you that I reciprocate all home again. We do so heartily, | your good feelings towards me and my ly, thankfully. Accept our

| beloved partner. May you all be Punts deepest love. You have suf strong in the grace that is in Christ

had long and painfully, and no doubt | Jesus our Lord, and endure hardness Pahare in seasons of mental dejection | as good soldiers in the good fight of Bought and spoken like one of old, | faith!

“ Again accept my thanks for your / After this the benediction was prosympathy, kindness, and love; and nounced by the Rev. S. Oughton, and may all the wishes of your hearts for the assembly broke up in a chastened. the prosperity of the churches under | but happy and rejoicing spirit. It wai! my pastoral care be abundantly | be an event not soon forgotten. realised.”



with the report a despatch from Mr. Cardwell

to Sir H. Storks has been printed, in which The Conservatives have succeeded, with the !

the finding of the Commissioners is approved. help of about forty Liberals, in defeating the

Mr. Eyre is censured for his conduct in the Government o The great question of the

ference to Mr. Gordon. Sir H. Storks i Reform Bill. The immediate question on

warned to be very careful in granting cerca which the vote was taken, was whether the

ficates under the Indemnity Act, and ordered Borough franchise should be a rating or a

to institute proceedings against those who rental one: the real question was whether the

were guilty of wanton cruelty and robbery franchise should be one of seven or of nine i

during the suppression of the disturbansa. pounds a year. Of course, the Government

Finally, Mr. Cardwell thinks it will be adcould not accept a defeat on what is really

visable on all grounds that Mr. Eyre should the most important part of their measure. At

not resume the governorship of the island. the time we write, therefore, it is understood Many of our readers will hear with regret that they have placed their resignations in the of the decease of two honoured friends, brise hands of her Majesty, or have advised a dis names will be long remembered in connection solution of Parliament. The result will be with our Missions. We refer to Mr. Allen of known before this page issues from the Ceylon) and Mrs. Knibb. Mr. Allen was the press.

senior missionary of the Baptist Missionary

Society. He had laboured with much succes Meantime, the interest in domestic politics

in Ceylon for upwards of twenty years. It has been greatly diminished by anxiety as to

death, which was somewhat sudden, tork Continental affairs. War has broken out

place on the morning of April 30th. Respecte between Austria on the one hand, and Prussia

nibb, a correspondent says:_“You and, Italy on the other; and according to pre

will mourn with us in the loss we suffer by sent appearances the war, will be one of the

the removal of our dear friend Mrs. Knibb. most desolating and destructive, and, at the

She has entered into rest beloved and revered same time, unjustifiable conflicts of modern

by us all. Her memory is fragrant with the times. Englishmen can sympathise wholly

meekness, gentleness, prudence, and kindla with neither party, so that it may be hoped

ness, which characterised her missionary love that our Government will be able to keep

and her last days passed away in the undis clear of both ; but a struggle between two

turbed possession of that peace which the such powerful nations, with France and

presence of the Master she had so long loral Russia only professedly neutral, cannot be

and served can alone impart. A great comcontemplated without grave anxiety.

pany stood around the grave of Will The report of the Jamaica Commission has Knibb, opened to receive the remains of bis at last been laid before Parliament. It has widow. It was no cominon privilege to los been published in the daily papers. The con into that silent resting-place of that when clusions arrived at include the following: - is corruptible and mortal, and to think 1 That there was a planned disturbance by them-glorified spirits now before the throne the negroes; that Mr. Eyre acted with judg of God in heaven.” ment (in the first instance) in putting it down; At Orissa, where our General Baptist mit that martial law was continued longer than sionaries have so successfully laboured, was necessary; and that the measures of re- | terrible famine has broken ont. The Rev.. pression were unnecessarily severe and often | Buckley, writing on March 31st, saya barbarous. As to Mr. Gordon's case, the “The state of things is truly awfal. 15* Commissioners think there was no evidence to ! becoining worse and worse. The famine 1 support the charge against him, and upon | sore in the land, and the future is dark anders which he was condemned to death. Along Rice is selling at 51, seers and 5 seers to be

ned. It is impossible that the people gene- whom Mr. McLean had previously studied) nly should procure it at such a price. They addressed the pastor, and the Rev. T. W. suit starve." The pressure of the times affects Medhurst, of Glasgow, addressed the church. Ball, and in a day of unexampled distress The service, which was held in the chapel, llie the present, when it is desirable that we West Burn-street, was well attended, and suuld do much more to relieve the sufferere, was closed with prayer by the Rev. Robt.

or petronal ability is much diminished. If Thomson, of Milport. In the evening a I were to record all that I have heard during

public soirée, in connection with the ordithe month, it would be a chapter of horrors ; nation, and to welcome Mr. McLean, was bil sicken to think of some things that held in the Town Hall. John McIlvain, have been reported. Last week a man mur Esq., occupied the chair. The Rev. Mr. dered his wife and children, assigning as & McLean having addressed the meeting, the

son that they were starving, and he had Rev. Mr. Jarvie (Congregational) welcomed D'abicg to give them. More than one case the new pastor to the town; and the meeting of eating human flesh has been reported, but ! was afterwards addressed by the Revs. Alex. I bare not the heart to record all that I hear. McLeod, Richard Glover, David Young, and Zbere is no prospect before multitudes but H. H. Bourn, of Glasgow ; James Culross, starvation. I have heard of individual cases A M., of Stirling ; William Grant, of Granci sering among our Christians which have ton; Robert Thomson, of Milport; and A. grieved me much. In one case a mother McDougall, of Rothesay; also by D. H. with four or five children assured me that Lusk, Esq., of Glasgow.' they had not had any rice to cook for three

East DEREHAM, NORFOLK.-A recognidays, and that she and the children had lived (o a bttle fruit and water. In another

tion meeting was held at East Dereham on Instance & mother with three children, one of

Tuesday, June 5th, in connection with the whom was only a few months old, fasted two

settlement of the Rev. S. Hawkes (late of days. Of course we should not have allowed

Greenock), as pastor of the church. After such suffering in our community if we had

tea, which was provided in the schoolroom, known in time the depth of their distress."

the public meeting was held in the chapel, Acording to later accounts the famine was

the chair being taken by the Rev. S. Chapinteasing. "Thousands upon thousands,"

man, of Birmingham. The Rev. R. G. Fire a missionary, must die of starvation,

Williams read a portion of Scripture, and they have not already, in remote districts.”'

engaged in prayer; the pastor then briefly

reviewed the history of the church during the An appeal for aid has been issued by the compattee of the General Baptist Missionary

fourteen months he had laboured amongst the bety, which we hope will be widely re

people, a period during which God had given anded to.

them much prosperity; the Rev. S. B. Gooch, of Norwich, addressed the pastor

from the words, “ Take heed to the ministry DOMESTIC.

which thou hast received in the Lord, that GREENOCK.-On Tuesday, June 5th, Mr.

thou fulfil it," after which he offered the dedi

catory prayer; the Rev. S. Chapman then batezer McLean, late of the Glasgow Uni

delivered a very telling address on the rerity, was publicly set apart to the pastoral

lation of the church to the pastor; and the 5se over the Baptist church here. T. W.

Rev. R. G. Williams, the eldest Dissenting It alpine, Esq., of Paisley, having com

minister in the town, offered some congratuneed the service by reading the Scriptures

latory remarks, expressive of the esteem and prayer, the Rev. James Culross, A. M.,

Bympathy in which the pastor is held, and Stirling, preached a most suitable introstory discourse from Col. i. 2, first clause,

promising him the help and sympathy he bd afterwards asked the usual questions. In

might need in the discharge of his duties. Fly to these, J. Mollvain, Esq., senior dea WARWICK.-On Tuesday, May 15th, the 1, shortly related the circumstances which memorial-stone of a new Baptist chapel lled the church to invite Mr. McLean to was laid by J. H. Hopkins, Esq., of Birming

pastoral office; and Mr. McLean gave a ham. The devotional part of the service was ** eleznent of his religious experience and conducted by the Rev. G. Allen, and the Rev.

strinal views, also of the motives by which H. Angus. A brief statement was read by Mr. !. Lad been actuated in devoting himself to Burdett, showing that a Baptist church ex4Christian ministry, and the reasons which isted here in the perilous times of Charles the Labt induced him to accept the present invi

First. An admirable exposition of Non1. The ordination prayer, which was conformist principles was delivered to an atdini mpanied with the imposition of hands, tentive audience by Rev. the J. J. Brown, of 1945 then offered up by the Rev. Alex. Birmingham. After tea, in the Court-house,

.eod, of Glasgow, after which the Rev. at which about 200 persons were present, alek Paterson, D.D., of Glasgow (under the chair was taken by J. H. Hopkins, Esq.

Prayer was offered by the Rev. J. M. Percy, 1 Messrs. Cameron, Prout, and Bowden, of and suitable addresses given by the Revds. Driffield. The congregations were large, and R. Hall, W. A. Salter, D. Payn, G. S. Allen, the services solemn and impressive. and H. Angus. The pastor of the church, Diss, NORFOLK.—The Rev. W. F. Gooch, the Rev. T. Overbury, read a financial report,

of Foulsham, has been recognised as the sec. from which it appears that the building-fund

cessor of the Rev. J. P. Lewis, at Diss, Na. has reached the sum of £1,000. About £550

folk. The service took place on May 15. more will be required in order to complete the The Rev. G. Gould, of Norwich, prenched in work. The dimensions of the new edifice are the morning. There was a largely attended 36 feet by 18 feet within the walls; class

social gathering in the afternoon. The Rev. rooms and a convenient schoolroom will be

S. B. Gooch, the father of the new pastor, Attached; and the whole Gothic structure will

presided in the evening. Mr. Ayton, of le built with red brick and Bath.stone Scole, one of the deacons, stated the circumdressing.

stances of Mr. Lewis's retirement from, and RIDGMOUNT, Beds.-Services in connec Mr. Gooch's appointment to, the pastorate, tion with the recognition of the Rev. W. which, he said, was unanimous on the part of Cuff. late student of the Metropolitan Taber the church. The Rev. W.F. Gooch briefly nacle College, were beld at Ridgmount, Beds, stated his doctrinal views and his reason for on Monday, May 28th. The afternoon ser accepting the pastorate. The Rev. C. Elven, vice was presided over by the Rev. J. E. of Bury St. Edmunds, expressed his satis. Cracknell, of Cambray Chapel, Cheltenbam. faction with the statement of the principles Prayer was offered on behalf of the church by I and views held by Mr. Gooch. The charge the Rev. J. Andrews, of Woburn (Inde to the pastor was delivered to the Rer G. pendent), after which an account was read by Gould ; the Rev. C. Elven gave an address one of the deacons of the invitation to the to the church ; and the Rev. T. Morris, of pastorate. The pastor gave an account of his Ipswich, gave an address to the congregation. conversion and of his settlement at Ridg

ROMNEY-STREET, WESTMINSTER. – On mount. The Rev. G. Rogers delivered the

Wednesday, May 29th, the Rev. J. S. Morris charge to the pastor from Isa. xliii. 6. The

was publicly recognised as pastor of the ordination praver was offered by Mr. J. E.

Baptist church worshipping at Romney-street Cracknell. The Rev. T. Ness, late co-pastor

Chapel, Westminster. The meeting was with the Rev. C. H. Spurgeon, then pro commenced by the Rev. W. H. Jellie; after ceeded to deliver an address to the church which Mr. Morris briefly stated the course from 1 Thess. v. 25. In the evening a public

of his religious life. The Rev. F. H. White meeting was held, when addresses were de

offered prayer for the church and pastor. livered by the Revs. J. Andrews, of Woburn;

The Rev. G. Rogers gave the charge to the J. Minett, of Stantonbury; D, Mace, of Stot pastor. The Rev. D. Katterns, of Hackney, fold; W. Osbourne, of Gamlingay; J. Blood

followed with a charge to the church. The worth, of Cheltenham; W. Burton, of Kings | Revs. G. D. Evans and R. R. Finch also took gate Chapel, London; and T. Ness, who

part in the service. concluded the meeting.

MINISTERIAL CHANGES.– The Rer, W. OswALDTWISTLE, LANCASHIRE. - On Heaton, baving received a cordial and unaniMonday, May 21st, Mr. John Brown, A.M., mous invitation from the church and conlate of Conlig, Ireland, was publicly recog | gregation assembling in Union Chapel, nised as pastor of the church at Oswaldtwistle. | Shirley, Southampton, commenced his stated Mr. Jackson, of Church, commenced the labours on Sunday, the 3rd of June. The services in the morning. Mr. Dawson, of Rev. G. Rouse Lowden has resigned the Liverpool, asked the usual questions of the pastorate of the church at Uxbridge.--The pastor. Mr. Brown also related the steps by Rev. T. M. Thorpe has resigned the pastorste which ho had been led to Oswaldtwistle, and of the Baptist church, Winchester, and will stated that he had been for nineteen years in be glad to supply any vacant church.-The the service of the Baptist Irish Society. Mr. Rev. J. B. Lockwood, late of Nantwick, Howe, of Waterbarn, offered up the ordination having accepted a cordial and unanimous inpraver. Mr. Dawson delivered the charge to the | vitation to the pastorate of the General Bap pastor from Isa. xli. 27. In the afternoon, | tist church, "Infirmary-street, Bradford, Mr. Prout, of Haslingden, conducted the | commenced his labours there on the first introductory services, Mr. Howe addressed | Lord's day in June.- The Rev. William the people from 1 Thess. v. 12, 13. Mr. Morgan, of Bassalles, Montuonthshire, har. Cameron, of Blackburn, concluded with ing been unanimously invited to take the prayer. In the evening there was a public oversight of the Baptist Church, Redwick, IPA-ineeting in the schoolroom ; after which near Newport, Monmouthshire, cominence! the congregation assembled again in the his stated labours there the last Sunday in chapel, and the meeting was addressed by | May.

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