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family altar, at the church meeting. And, mitted to their charge, for which they are shall not God avenge his own elect, who cry accountable. Much may be accomplished by night and day to him? We cannot neglect little beginnings, by determination and fixed prayer for this great object without incurring resolve to surmount difficulties. With God's guilt, and burying our talent in a napkin. blessing, we may do great things. If we atFor all these things, I will be inquired of by tempt much, we shall succeed. If we fold the house of Israel to do it for them. Earnest our hands, and leave to others the work, we prayer leads to earnest effort; and whenever lose the opportunity of serving our Divine we possess the one grace, we are sure the Master according to his gracious command, other will follow. If we set a deep value on to preach the gospel to every creature. If we the salvation of one soul, and know that no can do what is within our reach, and do not spiritual change can ever be effected without fulfil our obligations, the sin will lie at our the immediate and direct influence of the door. Wherein have we sacrificed for the Spirit of God, we must then feel the deep Lord of Hosts ? What is the amount of our importance attached to prayer as expressly subscriptions in proportion to our means of required for the bestowment of so invaluable doing good to others ? How does it happen a blessing. If ye shall ask anything in my that the funds of this Society only average name, I will do it. The future glory of the between four and five thousand a year ? Let church of Christ is intimately connected with us pray, and strive more for the increase. the conversion of the Jews. Already the Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, work has proceeded in an onward course that there may be meat in mine house, and amid difficulties and trials of a peculiar cha- prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of
Nothing daunted or discouraged, Hosts, if I will not open you the windows of however, by great obstacles, the Missionaries heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that have proceeded in their high vocation, under there shall not be room enough to receive it. the full assurance that the God of their fa
F. S. GERVIS. thers has acknowledged and blessed their Tiverton, October 18th, 1852. labours. In this year's Report, there is much to call for deep and heartfelt gratitude to Him who wept over Jerusalem, and will surely gather the scattered tribes into his In our last number we announced this Defold. Did Jesus weep over Jerusalem when putation, and breathed forth our prayers to he beheld the dire calamities which were about God for its success. It has now returned; to overwhelm her in desolation and captivity? and, though it has not seen the Grand Duke, it Ought we not to bear them on our hearts ? expresses a hope that, at no distant day, he to mourn over their present condition ? to may be disposed to remit the sentence of the supplicate the Divine compassion on their be- poor Madiais. The deputation gives painfulachalf ? to make mention of the fountain open counts of the religious persecutions now raging for all uncleanness? and to unite our prayers, in Italy, against multitudes, in various parts, our sympathies, our services, for enlightening beginning to read the Scriptures, and to cast and bringing them to the knowledge of a off the yoke of Rome! Though such intellicrucified Saviour ? We must work while it gence should call forth the sympathies and is called to-day. We know not what is be- prayers of the Christian church; it should, at
Our privileges are great, but we the same time, awaken hope for the future. must use them, or they may be taken from The earnest spirits, in Italy, now struggling
We have no time to lose. Precious | into the light of heavenly truth, will prove souls are perishing, and the church is not the nucleus of a future Reformation; and the yet fully awake. All may do something, if death of Martyrs even will be the seed of the they will only try. All have a talent com- church.
THE DEPUTATION TO TUSCANY.