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MEMOIR.

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CHAP. I. His YOUTH AND PREPARATION FOR THE MINISTRY,
I His LABORS IN THE VINEYARD BEFORE ORDINATION,

First YEARS OF LABOR IN DUNDEE,
.. IV. His Mission to PALESTINE AND THE JEWS,

V DAYS OF REVIVAL,
VI. THE LATTER Days or his MINISTRY,

LETTERS.

1. To Rev. R. MacDONALD, during illness, before going to Palestine,

Mrs. Thain, during the continuance of the same,

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Do, before going on the Mission,

4. Mies Collier. How his silence may be useful,

5. .. Rev. W.C. Burns, on his coming to supply his place,

6. PASTORAL LETTERS, No. 1. View of what has happened,

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2. Past tiines of privilege,

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3. How God works by Providence,

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4. God the answerer of prayer,

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5. Returns made to God, Isaiah v.,

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6. Self-devotedness,

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7. Unexpected calls,

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8. Warnings to the unsaved,

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9. From Leghorn. Travels,

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10. From Breslaw. Travels,

16. To Rev. J. ROXBURON. From Jerusalem-Account of the Land,

17. Rev. R. MACDONALD. From Carmel.

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Rev. W.C. Burns. Inquiries about the Revival,

19. Miss COLLIER. Riches of Christ,

20. Mr. J. T. Just. Prayer-meetings,

21. A PARIS HIONER in sickness. Troubles sanctify,

22 A SOUL WHOM HE NEVER SAW. Looking to Jesus,

Rev. W. C. BURNS. A Minister's Afflictions,

34. .. Rev. Dan. EDWARDS. What a Missionary must seek,

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Holiness and success, .

26. Mrs. THAIN When invited to rest a while,

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ONE WHOSE FACE WAS ZIONWARD,

28 A S.L The person and heart of Jesus,

29. Mr. W. C. Burna. Awakenings-Personal holiness,

30 Rev. P. L. MILLER- On beginning his Ministry,

31. Mr. G. SAAW. The Jews-Studies,

32 Hts SABBATA SCHOOL TEACHERS,

33 BLAIRGOWRIE SOCIETY. Advices,

A SOUL SEEKING JESUS, No. 1. Corruption,

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2. The Righteousness of Christ,

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3. Joy in believing,

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4. Christ is precious,

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5. Found in Christ,

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6. Leaning on Jesus, .

40. THE MEMBERS OF A PRAYER-MEETING. The Sower,

41. .. M. S. Trying dispensations,

42... E. R. Corruptions drive us to Christ,

J. T. A boy anxious about his soul,

44. A. T. On the death of his brother,

45. Rev. D. CAMPBELL. Advice to a brother in sickness,

46. Rev. HoR. BONAR. Breathings after holiness,

47. Rev. R. MACDONALD. Words of coupsel,

48. .. THE TEACHER OY A FEMALE School. Do what you can,

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ONE AWAKENED FROM SLEEP. Call to Jesus,

50. A SOUL INQUIRING AFTER JEsus. What is in Christ,

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Trials-Atonement in Christ,

52... ONE WHO HAD BEGUN TO SEE JESUS,

Rev. P. L. Milzu A *ex to the weary,

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MEMOIR.

CHAPTER I.

HIS YOUTH, AND PREPARATION FOR THE MINISTRY.

" Many shall rejoice at his birth; for he shall be great in the sight of the Lord.”—LUKI I. 14.

In the midst of the restless activity of such a day as ours, it will be felt by ministers of Christ to be useful, in no common degree, to trace the steps of one who but lately left us, and who, during the last years of his short life, walked calmly in almost unbroken fellowship with the Father and the Son.

The date of his birth was May 21, 1813. About that time, as is now evident to us who can look back on the past, the Great Head had a purpose of blessing for the Church of Scotland. Eminent men of God appeared to plead the cause of Christ. The Cross was lifted up boldly in the midst of Church Courts which had long been ashamed of the Gospel of Christ. More spirituality and a deeper seriousness began a few years onward to prevail among the youth of our Divinity Halls. In the midst of such events, whereby the Lord was secretly preparing a rich blessing for souls in all our borders, the subject of this Memoir was born. • Many were to rejoice at his birth ;" for he was one of the blessings which were beginning to be dropt down upon Scotland, though none then knew that one was born whom hundreds would look

up to as their spiritual father. The place of his birth was Edinburgh, where his parents resided. He was the youngest child of the family, and was called Robert Murray, after the name of some of his kindred.

From his infancy his sweet and affectionate temper was remarked by all who knew him. His mind was quick in his attainments; he was easily taught the common lessons of youth, and some of his peculia: endowments began early to appear.

appear. At the age of four, while recovering from some illness, he selected as his recreation the study of the Greek alphabet, and was able to name all the letters, and write them in a rude way upon a slate. A year after he made rapid progress in the English class, and at an early period became somewhat eminent among his school-fellows

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