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THE NINTA APPEARANCE-JAMES THE LORD'S BROTHER.
(2) To baptize disciples-Subject of baptism-Baptismal for-
TUE LAST DAYS OF JESUS.
THE DARK HOUR BEFORE THE DAWN.
The Picture—The Smitten Flock-Keeping the Sabbath-The Dark
ness ever before the Dawn.
• When we in darkness walk,
Nor feel the heavenly flame,
And rest upon his name.
Subside, at his control,
The midnight of the soul.”
“ And there was Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulohre.”—Matt. xxvii. 61.
THESE words present to us a picture as suggestive as it is beautiful. As a mere picture, it is exquisitely lovely, so vivid is the outline and so impressive the grouping it presents. In the background stands the Holy City, beginning to grow still with the quiet of the approaching Sabbath ; and the mountains that stand round about Jerusalem, glowing in the light of the setting sun. As that light begins to fade away over the distant