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converts. A short time since the history of a young Manchester Jewess was given a brief account, but very instructive. In the number for April, is the following narrative of Henry Abrahams :

"" I, Henry Abrahams, once a Jew boy, but now by God's blessing come to know the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,—ought not to forget to pray earnestly to him for grace. He said, “Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” I know I am a sinner, but by praying to him, he may give me grace to find his holy ways, and bring me from darkness to his marvellous light. Therefore it is my duty to pray to him when I go to bed and when I rise ; for in my repose the Lord may take me out of this world; and then a poor helpless sinner as I should have been, I might have been cast into the fire that never is quenched, and there remain for ever. O that the Lord would put it into my heart not to forget to pray to him in my young days. I may by bad company be led to the vanities of this wicked world, and remain so till I die. Do Thou, Lord, keep me from those worldly actions; by seeking thee, I shall never seek them.'

“ His conduct was satisfactory during five years in the printing office in which he had been placed. He regularly attended Divine worship, and obtained credit as teacher in the Sundayschool. A cold fell on his lungs which he felt would end in his death. The Holy Spirit taught him to say, that but for the mercy of God in Christ Jesus he would have been cast into the fire that never is quenched.' And that the atonement and righteousness of a divine Redeemer were the only grounds of his hope of pard

and acceptance with God.'—This faith united him to Him through whom all spiritual blessings are freely bestowed and in whom they are eternally secured. From that faith arose his patience under severe sufferings, and resignation to God's will in the prospect of dissolution. He had earnestly desired, if he should recover, to devote his life to his Redeemer. He mentioned with peculiar animation, the love to his Saviour which made another young teacher very active in doing good, adding, “He is sickly as well as myself, and tells me it is probable he may be cut down in the morning of life; but he speaks of it with a happy smile, for he knows in whom he has believed, and gives himself entirely to his service by visiting and reading with the sick every leisure hour.' .“. Thus in lowliness of mind, Henry esteemed his friend better than himself. Grateful to Providence for placing him where the word of salvation had been made known to him, he said, two days before his death, 'I feel more thankful for this than for anything besides.' And deeply attentive was he when the whole counsel of God in the mystery of redemption was unfolded. Hence his satisfaction in the Scriptures, and devotion in prayer, and delight to hear of Christ. He partook with his widowed mother, long converted, and another believing Jew, of the most

comfortable sacrament of the body and blood of Christ, in remembrance of his meritorious cross and passion, whereby alone we obtain remission of sins and are made partakers of the kingdom of heaven.

6. The day before his death he said to his minister; ' I know I am dying, but I fear not to die, for I am one of the sheep of Jesus whom He will

not suffer to perish; I shall soon see him and be with him for ever.' He affectionately loved his parent, but calmly said,– Do not cry for me, mother ! for I am going to a better place.' With his expiring breath he whispered prayers for those whom he loved, and the last accents that died on his lips were, Lord Jesus! take

“ His minister, Rev. C. S. Hawtrey, added, Who can doubt but this youth was blessed with faithful Abraham ? Who that cried, “ Jesus ! thou Son of David ! have mercy on me!" when he ministered on earth, was ever sent away unrelieved ? He still saith, “ Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” “ This is the will of him that sent me, that he who seeth the Son and believeth on him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” If our institution has been the instrument of thus saving one soul from death, who can sufficiently estimate its importance ? Let us not be weary in well-doing, but earnestly pray that every Jewish child committed to our care, may with Henry,“ once a Jew boy," be bound up with us in the bundle of life. Amen.""

THE PASSOVER. *

Ist Corinthians v. 7,8.
Oh! shall the Jew with anxious care
To keep the feast his house prepare;
And does he still that law obey,
“ All leaven ye must put away,"
With girded loins and staff in hand,
Longing to reach his native land;
Remembering still that awful night,

When Egypt felt the Lord's great might? * Written on reading the extract from “The Jew in this and other Lands," in the * Jewish Intelligence" for April, 1846.

Then shall the Christian's heart be cold .
Sheltered within the Saviour's fold ?
O, can we now forgetful provę,
Of our Redeemer's dying love?
Christ is the Lamb once slain for us,
He bore our guilt upon the cross ;
He died, that we might die to sin,
He rose, that we might live with him.
Now from corruption's bonds released,
Joyful we'll keep the Saviour's feast;
While in the souls his love doth free
No leaven of sin can harboured be,
But, by the Holy Spirit's light,
They strive to cleanse themselves aright;
Their guilt they mourn, Christ's love they feel,
And humbly round his table kneel. .
One hope still cheers sad Israel's breast,
That he shall be ere long at rest :
His sorrows past, his wand'rings o'er,
When he shall reach loved Canaan's shore.
“ Thy temple quickly build," he cries,
" And let thy people's glory rise ;
" From servitude once more set free,
• Jerusalem our home shall be.”
Lord, teach these blinded Jews to own.
Christ as the “ precious Corner-stone;”.
Thy promise is for ever sure,
On Him the temple stands secure;
Let Israel own their Saviour-God,
No more to feel Thy chastening rod;
Let them now turn in faith to Thee,
That they more prosp’rous times may see.
Still must the Christian's prayer ascend,
That God the vail will quickly rend,
That vail so long o'er Israel cast,
And brightly shine on them at last;
Then shall one grateful song arise
From Jews and Gentiles, to the skies;
Hosannahs through the world shall ring
To Christ, our Saviour, and our King.

Macintosh, Printer, Great New-street, London.

THE JEWISH ADVOCATE.

JUNE, 1846.

BIBLE HISTORY OF THE JEWS.

CHAPTER XIII.
The first-born of the king whose throno

That gorgeous realm obeyed;
The first-born of the captive lone

Deep in the dungeon laid.-
The sleep of ages holdeth him !

The prince I and the pale slave !
And thy sad wailings, Mizraim !

Rose wild above the grave.
Oh! Israel went forth hastily,

They waited not for day ;
When woke the night that fearful cry,

They hurried them away.
The presence of the taskmaster,

The hope-entombing river,
The house of bondage and of fear,

They quitted them for ever 1* And now the tenth and final plague was coming, and Moses said, Thus saith the Lord, “ About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt, and all the first-born in the land of Egypt shall die; and all the first-born of beasts. And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more.”

• From “ the Hebrew,” by the Author of “ Historical Reveries."

VOL. II.

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