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Who, fill with love to souls, witi rezi for God,

[abroad. Now ready stand to spread his word Some little fin'ry we can sure for go, To lend assistance to those sons of woe. How great the satisfaction will imparta How rich the pleasure to the fios

heart'! However small, our God will not lespise ; Like fragrant incense, 'twiit before him,

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ADDRESSED TO THE LADIES ON TIE SUEJECT

OF MISSIONS. [By a Female Friend.) Y fair young sisters of the British

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[smile, On whom propitious Nature deigns 10 Permit me now your f-elings to address, Accept my lays, nor scomth. fecble verse; Leta young sister's maiden verses move Thewarmemotions of your gen'rous love. Born in a Christian land, with blessings

crown'd, Our lot is cast upon this happy ground, Where Gospel blessings in abundance

fiow, Strangers to th'extremes of human woe! Nay more, some few so highly favour'd are,

[ear, The sound not only has address'd our But by the pow'rful influence of the word, Our hearts are turn'd to seek and serve the Lord.

[his love, We know the worth of Christ, we feel Who left for us the shining realms above; For us hel:id his robes of light aside, F'or us he languish'd, and for us he dy'd! While for ourseives we humbly wish to

raise A. altar to our God and Saviour's praise; Our thoughts to neigh'bring nations lct us turn,

[mourn. And all their gross and fatal darknes O let us bear them on ourearts to God; Pray him to send his glorious word abroad! Let bless'u philanthropy our hearts expand,

[land; And long ' have Jesus crown'd in ev'ry His glorious Gosp.Iteli, his grace ador'd, And barb'rous nations own and love the Lord.

[ver ; Females, 'uis true, cannot the word conBut tho' we cannot preach, 'tis curs to

pray: O let our closets witness to our siglis, Qur ardent wrestlings, and our weeping

eves! Let us contrib::e all we can afford, To aid the zealous serranis of our Lord ;

Should the attempt now made successtui Let us look forwards, and with transport Converted thousands of the heathen race, Whem Gud will make the tropluies of

[expand Let us our thoughe indulge, cur views And see their plac'd with us at Christ's

right hand, Delightful thought! to hear our Jesus say, " Whare'er ye did for these, ye did for me!"

[love, Hear heathens bless us, for our gen'rol's While God's high praise, f.! the courts above!

their boas, Of joys like these, can wordings make Who have their blooming cars in picasure lisi?

Tile hiunt, Pleasure!-false namai!--:10 persure But wisa is found in Jesus' live alone. More of this love mayilea pise to know, And spread is arour round while here below.

(maile, And O! may we with heathen lon's ene To bless redeeming graceiroma ise; Tuil met in one bless'd family alove, We see our Saviour's face, and juia is

praise his love.

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Greedy wolves may prout around, Across the sky is painted now
Waiting to secure their prey ;

The sign that did man's hope restoreBut if you thro'grace are found

The emblematic cov'nant-bow, Feeding on the shepherd's ground,

That God will deluge earth no more.. He'll drive your foes away.

The soften'd furrows now become Well he knows what help you need,

A bed prolific, whence doth spring Norwill he that help deny :

The corn's green blade, the flow'rets Number'd with his chosen seed,

bloom,

[bring. Him you'll find a friend indeed,

And fruits that Autumn's stores shall Whenever you apply.

So, when the show'rs of grace divine Torrid suns may make you faint,

Upon the soul of man descend, Barren desarts make you moan,

The fruits appear, the graces shines Sull his ear attends your plaint,

That shall in life eternal end. Never shall a weary saint

ALIQUIS: In vain to Jesus groan. His kind arnis shall you uphold,

VERSES, His soft breast shall give you rest,

Spoken by a boy who had completed his He shall nothing good withhold,

education, on leaving the Asylum for From a lamb within his fold,

Deaf and Dumb Children. 'Till made completely bless'do ADELPHOS. HO'harsh my sounds, my voice thos

weak,

Your kindness, friends, furbids my THE RAIN.

fear;

What I, once dumb, attempt to speak, VREAT source of Nature,wond'rous

With patient candour you will hear. skill And goodness all thy works display,

Encourag'd by your bounty past, The winds and waves obey thy wilt,

That lent a wretched infant aid, And wand'ring vapours as they stray.

I come to take my leave at last,

And tell the progress I have made. Thou dost the secret fountains place,

My mind would o'er its prison range, Whence gushing down the mountains

And mourn its thoughts in darkness steep,

bound; The foods themselves a channel trace

For all within was wild and strange, To travel to the mighty deep.

And all was silent wonder round. Invisible to mortal sight,

Tho' oft your moving lips I see, From thence the buoyant atomgs rise,

No cheering sounds my ears admit;. And float in the etherial height,

All nature is as dumb to me Till clouds obscure the nether skies.

As I, alas! am deaf to it. Then, when earth's thirsty surface pants Aided by you-industrious art Beneath the summer's fervid reign,

Defective nature doth improve; When fade the flow'rs, and droop the And helps me thus, with grateful heart; plants,

To thank you for your gen'rous love. In gentle show'rs they fall again.

I came-nor knew to speak or read; The silent damps on night attend,

Lost to myself, my friends, and man; And spangle ev'ry blade with dew,

I go-prepard to earn my bread, Or drops more rich than pearls descend,

And shew the world your useful plan. And Nature's fainting tribes renew.

ALIQUIS.

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THE

Evangelical Magazine,

FOR SEPTEMBER, 1796.

[The Directors of the Missionary Society, supposing that the friends of the

Institution, would wish to peruse their farewel Address to the Missionaries, requested that it might be inserted in the Evangelical Magazine. The contents of it are so valuable, that we give it the most conspicuous place, persuaded that every serious person, who reads it, will be highly gratified.)

A FAREWEL LETTER, From the DIRECTOR$ of the MISSIONARY Society, to the

M18$IONARIES going forth to the Heatben in the Soutb-Sea

Islands; August 9, 1796. THE HE Directors, acting in name of the Society, feel a

paternal solicitude in behalf of the Missionaries, whom, by the good hand of God upon them, they are enabled to send forth to this great work. As an affectionate parent parting with his youthful sons, when they are going forth to the field of danger and of honour, is hardly able to give over his admonitions ; só, dear brethren, beloved in our Lord, after all the counsels and encouragements you have heard from the mouths of many individuals, we, as having a special charge of your interests, and those of the Society, cannot dismiss you into the arduous warfare, without pouring out our hearts unto you in this parting exhortation.

“ The Lord himself watch, and be witness between you and us, when we are absent one from another,” if there is not in our hearts an affectionate, deep, and permanent concern, and longing towards you all, in the bowels of Jesus Christ. The evident tokens of the grace of God in you, and your generous ardour impelling you to engage in this work, have bound our hearts to you by the strongest ties. It abates, however, in no small degree, out anxiety respecting yon, that we are able to place you under the care of such a Captain, one whom we accept as a peculiarly valuable gift of divine love to the Society. That God hath singularly prepared him, by his providence and grace, for so important a trust, cannot be doubted. To you it belongs to sweeten his voluntary exile and separation from his family, his country, and his Christian friends. To a government so mild and intelliVol. IV.

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