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The Rer. W. Maynard occupied the chair, and spoke at some length on the period of time Mr. T. had so successfully laboured in connection with the various associations attached to the church and school, and the regret which they all felt at the loss of one whom they so highly esteemed. The rer. gentleman read the following resolution, which was unanimously resolved at a committee meeting on the previous Friday, viz:
"That the committee desire to express their sense of Mr. Thompson's faithful and praiseworthy conduct during the time that he acted as superintendent of the school and reading-room, and sincerely regret his resignation."
The rev. gentleman continued, "I can only add, that none can have a kindlier feeling towards him than I have had, and will era continue to bave to the latest period of my life.”
Mr. Worrall then presented the gratifying testimonials to Mr. Thompson, and read the following address:
“Faithful and beloved brother, -You have now been labouring in this school, and the different associations in connection with it, for the past eleven years, (viz., since 1834 to the present time,) and, we believe, with a single eye to the glory of God, and to the good of souls; for God, who commandeth the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in your heart, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
"Bat you have this treasure in an earthen vessel, that the es. cellency of the power may be of God.
"You hare been troubled on every side, yet not distressed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken ; cast down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus.
" Knowing thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints; we rejoice greatly before God on your behalf, night and day, praying exceedingly that the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing, which is in you in Christ Jesus.
“We have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.
“This address, with the accompanying testimonial, the teachers and friends of this school present you with, as a small token of their sincere affection.
* Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labout of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; and knowing, brother beloved, your election of God, we heartily desire to commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified, through faith which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
“We are, your faithful friends in the Lord. (Signed by W. Maynard, Minister of the Mariners' Church, and about thirty members of the congregation.]
“ July, 1845.
Mr. Thompson then read the following reply to the address, and expressed in feeling terms the regret which he experienced on lear
ing so many friends with whom he had been associated for such a lengthened period :
“Beloved Friends,-I am at a loss to express my feelings to you upon my retiring from the Mariners! Church, which it has been my privilege to attend uninterruptedly for the last eleven years, and occasionally for five years before.
"I can say that the Providence of God directed me thither, for it was within its sacred walls I first tasted a Saviour's love, which en. dears to me this Church, with the many religious associations connected with it. When I look back upon the way I have been led through good and evil report, I can truly say, “Hitherto the Lord hath helped me.' Can we not discern a father's hand in supporting us to endure patiently, to press on cheerfully, in the midst of trials, troubles, and afflictions? And can we not point to each little association beloning to the Mariners' Church, and say, 'See what hath God wrought'? During the years we have been connected together, have we not seen that God hath chosen the weak things of the world to do his work'? (1 Cor i. 26, 29.) Has he not graciously borne us witness that our labour has not been in vain in the Lord? Let us ascribe the praise to Him, who called us to a knowledge of himself, and was pleased to reveal his Son in us. As we then are to separate, we may remember
“Though sunder'd far, by faith we meet
Around one common mercy-seat.' Let us look for that happy period when we shall be absent from the body, and be present with the Lord. O! the happiness of that union, which the redeemed shall enjoy in joining for ever in the ‘Song of Moses and the Lamb'!
“I thank you for your kind and Scriptural address, which will ever be valued by me as a token of your love and sympathy. I may from this conclude that I am still remembered by many amongst you whom I highly esteem. Accept also my thanks for your testimonial, which is another proof of your sincere affection, and also a testimony that my feeble efforts have not been in vain in the Lord.
"Finally, brethren, farewell! Be perfect; be of good comfort; be of one mind; live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
“I am your affectionate friend and brother, “August, 1845.
WATCH AND PRAY.
Watch and pray! Watch and pray!
Watch and pray!
Hope and trust! Hope and trust!
See on high
Pray and fight! Pray and fight!
Watch and pray,
Watch and pray! Watch and pray!
Watch and pray,
MORNING HYMN FOR A SUNDAY-SCHOOL.
AGAIN returns the Sabbath day,
Before our God let us appear,
Let our united voices rise,
We thank Thee, Lord, for clothing, food,
We thank Thee for our happy home;
MISSIONARY SUBJECTS.' Rev. Sır,-Two or three letters have already appeared in the “Teacher's Visitor," on Missionary Subjects, but there are some points connected with this subject untouched, to which I should like to call the attention of Sunday-school Teachers, through the medium of the “ Visitor.”
To gain an interest in the Missionary exertions which are now making throughout the world, ought to be the aim of the Sundayschool Teacher,-I mean in himself. For if he has no interest in Missionary exertions himself, how can he be successful in endeavouring to raise it in his children? We know that mind quickens mind, as iron sharpens iron; therefore the Teacher should have it himself, and then he may hope to see it spring in the children. But efforts must be used by the Teacher, to accomplish this object; and perhaps the question may be asked, How are we to endeavour to raise this interest respecting Missions, in children? “S. K,” says very properly, “the Teacher should make it a practise to speak about it on Missionary Sunday," that is, once a month; but perhaps it may be advisable to go farther than “S. K," and bring it before them whenever the Scripture lesson for the Sunday contains a verse, or a portion of it, applicable to Missionary subjects; and, farther, to illustrate the verse, or portion, with a Missionary anecdote; and by these means he would both please and interest them; therefore, of necessity, he must be acquainted with Missionary intelligence; and for this end the following publications, or some, or one of them, would furnish him with the requisites be requires : such as the Missionary Record, Missionary Gleaner, the Juvenile Missionary Magazine, or the Children's Missionary Magazine. In any one of these he would have a supply of information respecting Missions to the heathen, sufficient for his purpose: and in such as the Jewish Intelligence, or Jewish Advocate, he would have enough matter and anecdote respecting the Missions to the Jews-sufficient for illustration of any remarks he may make respecting them : and this leads me to say, that the poor Jew ought not to be forgotten, though he is
"Forsaken-lonea wanderer sad and sore!" as it to be feared he is sometimes in Sunday-schools. And why do I say that he ought not to be forgotten? It is because God has not forgotten him ; for the time is fast approaching, when God "shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.” (Is. xi. 12.) Therefore all ought to say as David did, “ I will seek thy good ;” (Ps. cxxii. 9.) and carry that saying into practice, by doing them good. And those who thus show that they are loving Israel, “they shall prosper." Let every Teacher remember, that the Jew's spiritual eye is " veiled," that “blindness in part is happened to Israel until”-when? till—"the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.” (See Ilth chapter of Romans.) Let him remember, that God works by means; and therefore we ought to “seek their spiritual good," by sending them Missionaries, Therefore, to this end, let them be remembered in the class, and let the Teacher endeavour to interest the children on their behalf; and then perhaps it will prevent some of that scorn with which children too often treat them in the street.
The school with which I am connected bays the Children's