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peans had already been engaged in his last illness. I also examthe day before for the purpose, ined the papers which he had left we let it remain so. We had in- behind him, as I am appointed tended to sing hymns on the road executor to his will; and I found to the burial place ; but the la- that the mission at Tanschaur, mentations of the people did not and all the poor, and the estabpermit it. In the church we lislıments belonging to it, are his sung, before and after the inter- heirs. In the afternoon I spoke ment ; and when the English for an hour with the assistants, were gone, the Malabars also and prayed with them. In the sang a hymn, and expected an evening the Malabar congregaaddress from me ; but I could tion assembled in the church, scarcely utter a word ; and was and wished to hear a discourse : obliged to summon up all my I took for my text the words resolution to enable me merely to of Jacob on his death bed : “I read the prayers. The servant of die ; but God will be with you." the deceased stood next to me, I quoted many things said by and said, in the tone of one ready the deceased respecting the to sink into a swoon, “ Now all congregation, and his hope that our hopes are gone !” This pen- the kingdom of Christ would be etrated my heart ; for this is the established here. I endeavour· sentiment not only of one, but ed to animate them to the deof many, old and young, great monstration of such a mind as and small, far and near, both dwelt in our departed brother, Christians and Heathens. whose tomb we saw before us. “ After I had changed my ap
“On the following day, I prayparel, I went to the prince, who ed once more with the brethren, still remained in the neighbour- and departed.” Thus far Mr. hood, and endeavoured to come Gericke. fort him. The principal servant Thus this excellent man, who of the widow of the late king has been of such importance to also begged me to come to her the mission, is no more ! O that and comfort her ; but she lives his upright mind may animate at 100 great a distance. The all who labour in each of our next morning we all went to the missions ; and thus the hope of physician, and thanked him for the deceased, for the extension the kind attention, which he had of the kingdom of Jesus in the shewn to our deceased brother East Indies, be fulfilled !
• A monument to the memory of of his last moments, with the well Mr. Schwartz has been executed by known course of his life, would be a Mr. Bacon, at the expense of the more desirable plan of design. East India Company, which is now on The principal compartment of the its way to India, where it is to be monument is, therefore, occupied erected.
withi an alto-relievo representation of The missionary labours of Mr. Mr. Schwartz in the closing scene of Schwartz being so well known in that his existence. He is surrounded by country, it was thought unnecessary a group of the infant pupils to whom to represent him (as the artist at first he gave an asylum in his house, and intended) in the character of a mis. several clerical friends who attended sionary ; and that to give in his mon- him at the time. One of the children ument an idea of the correspondence is embracing his dying hand ; and 2
LETTERS FROM A CLERGYMAN TO HIS SON.
complish it ; but never realize My Son,
their dependence on God's blessIt is too common an error ing for success, and their acamong men, even in this enlight- countableness for the benefits ened age and country, to confine which his providence bestows. religion to particular times, cir. Their secular works they never cumstances and occasions, and to commit to him, but pursue them treat it as if it had no concern in in their own way, as if they our ordinary business, and daily were accountable to none but occupations. But how contrary themselves. The fruit of this is this partiality to the language industry they never yield to God, of scripture ? “ Whatever ye but use it as if it were absolutely do, do it heartily as to the Lord.” their own, acquired by their own “ Whatever ye do, do all to the ability, or given for their own glory of God.”
« Let all your
sakes. things be done with charity." On the Lord's day they desist “ Adorn the doctrine of God in from their usual labours ; but all things.” “Let all things be little think of the sacred purpose, done to edifying."
for which this is sequestered How many are there, that pass from other days, and pay no through life, as custom or incli- great attention to the holy exernation leads, without reflecting cises, in which it ought to be on the nature, or looking to the employed. They repair, in a the consequences 'of their con- formal manner, to the sanctuary duct ?
of God; but hardly think of In a time of sickness or afflic- committing to him the works tion, they will think of God and there to be performed. They recommit their case to him. But tire, and close the day, as carein days of health and prosperity, lessly as they began it, without God and another world are applying to themselves any thing scarcely in their thoughts. They which has been spoken, or implan their worldly business and ploring divine grace to give it deliberate on the means to ac- efficacy on themselves or others.
brother missionary is supporting his Under the bas-relief are further emhead ; but the attention of Mr. blems of the pastoral office ; namely, Schwartz is directed to, and his hand the Crosier ; the Gospel Trumpet, raised towards, an object in the upper distinguished by the banner of the part of the bas-relief; namely, the Cross, which is attached to it; and Cross, which is borne by a descending the open Bible, on which is inscribed angel, implying that the grand subject the divine commission, “ Go ye into of his ministry is the chief support of all the world, and preach the gospel his soul, when “ flesh and heart fail.” to every creature."
Over the bas-relief is the Ark of We rejoice that the Honourable the Covenant, which was peculiarly Company have borne this public testhe charge of the priests, and was a timony of their approbation to a Chris. striking emblem of the constant theme tian missionary, who laboured in their of his preaching, before referred to. territories, Vol. III. No. 6.
They take up their religions cerns do we not act too much in sentiments, if they have any, not the manner, and with the spirit on humble and prayerful exam- of the men of the world? ipation of the word of God, but I wish you to remember, that casually as they happen to be cast the scripture requires the same in their way. If they think or tempers and views in our secuspeak of religion, as rational and lar, as in our spiritual works ; good, yet they have no concern requires the same regard to God to feel its power on their hearts of the husbandman in his field, but conteni themselves with such and the merchant behind his external and ceremonial parts of counter, as of the minister in the it, as are in use among their pulpit, or the saint in his closet, neighbours. All the works or at the communion table. which they do, are done to be The minister, in his profession, seen of men, or to answer some is to act, not as "pleasing men, worldly purpose. They do noth- but God, who searcheth the ing under the impression of their heart.” And the servant in his accountableness to God, or with a menial labours is to conduct, view to please and honour him. not as a man pleaser, but with
Such a careless life, whatever singleness of heart, unto may be its exterior appearance, God.” has in it no real religion; for
At the Lord's table we are to nothing can properly be called “ eat and drink in remembrance religion, but what is committed of Christ, and keep the feast with to God, done in obedience to the unleavened bread of sincerity him, and under the influence of and truth.” And at our common such motives, as he has pro- tables, we are to “ eat and drink posed.
to the glory of God, and with The scripture always speaks charity to men, giving no offence, of the religious life as diligent and praying for all men." and active. “Be zealous of good
When we pray,
we are to works ; fervent in spirit ; keep" forgive, if we have ought athe heart with diligence ; be fol- gainst any man, and to rememlowers of them, who, through ber them who are in adversity.” faith and patience, inherit the And in our secular vocations we promises."
are to “ labour with our hands While we condemn the gener- the thing that is good, that we al carelessness of the irreligious may have to give to such as part of mankind, it becomes us need." to inquire, whether the strict In hearing the word, we are rules of the gospel do not also to “ put away all malice, envy, condemn us. Even in those du- guile and deceit, and to desire ties, which have an immediate the sincere milk of the word, relation to piety, do we not often that we may grow thereby." in find that indolence and formality singing psalms, “ the peace of which by no means comport with God must rule in us, and we the design and importance of must edify one another." So in the duties? Or if we exercise our daily deportment we must some care in the duties of piety, “walk in wisdom toward all men, yet in our social and secular con- and shew out of a good conver
sation our works with meekness son, you are to acknowledge God of wisdom.”
in all your ways, to employ for We are to glorify God in our him all your powers, to consebodies and spirits, and honour crate to him all your time, to him with our substance, and
honour him with all your subwith the first fruits of all our in- stance, and so to use it, that, increase ; for all our store comes stead of laying up treasure mere from his hands.
ly for yourself, you may be rich What purer and sublimer toward God. views are required in any of our
I am, &c.
EUSEBIUS. devotional duties, than in our secular employments? In the use of spiritual privileges, than in the use of worldly property? Why must banish evil thoughts and passions, and call
Continued from page 112. up friendly dispositions and pious affections in the worship of The prophet Ezekiel said to God? It is that we may be freed certain false teachers in his day, from the former, and filled with - Ye have strengthened the hands the latter at all times. However of the wicked, that he should not devout and affectionate we may return from his wicked way, by seem to be in our supplications promising him life.” This pasand intercessions, if, when these sage shows the nature and tenare closed, we act without the dency of an error, which has exfear of God, or without regard tensive influence over the minds to men, our prayers answer no of men at the present day, and valuable purpose. The forms of even threatens the prosperity divine worship are the means of and safety of the churches. religion ; and that pious and be- Many openly profess and earnevolent temper, which is neces- nestly defend the doctrine of sary to the acceptableness of universal salvation ; while multithese forms, we are bound to tudes of others, though with less carry with us into all the affairs confidence, secretly hope, in des. of the world, and into all the pite of God's word, that the doctransactions of social life. If we trine is true. are never religious, but when we Permit me, Christian churchare attending on devotional exer- es, 10 address a few things to cises, our religion will not go your serious consideration, in orfar, nor do us much good. der to guard you against the in
Is it not probable, that many fluence of this heresy.* professed Christians are thus
It is a consideration worthy of partial in their religion? If they notice, that the false doctrine, aim to commit to God their Sab- against which I now wish to forbaths, their seasons of worship, and their days of affliction, yet
* Readers, who would see this her. they think liitle of committing to refuted, are referred to Edward's an
esy in its different forms completely him their ordinary days, their swer to Chauncy, Strong's answer to secular labours, their worldly Huntington, and other eminent writ. substance. But remember, myers on the subject.
tify your minds, is on several ach taste of literary men, and others, counts peculiarly calculated to to the capacity and taste of the gain credit and influence in the populace. This erroneous tenet world. You will observe, in the is mixed, in different degrees, first place, that the doctrine of with various religious systems. universal salvation is altogether In some it is artfully concealed, gratifying to the feelings of our and those principles, which predepraved nature. It perfectly pare the way for it, are insinucoincides with that corrupt prin- ated with such consummate sub'ciple of mankind, which aims to tilty, that their influence is rather unite happiness with sin. It de- felt, than their tendency observludes and quiets the awakened, ed. In others, those notions of troubled conscience, turning its God and futurity, which directly faithful admonitions into sooth- imply it, are more boldly ing flattery, and thus gives hope advocated. In others, the docand joy to those who are most trine itself is expressly asserted obstinately pursuing the path of and laboriously defended. iniquity. This consideration, churches of Christ should be while it shows that the doctrine ware of all these arts of error, is to be strongly suspected, and oppose them with a firmness proves it to be exceedingly dan- proportioned to the pernicious gerous.
zeal, with which they are pracAnother circumstance, which tised. exposes men to be led astray by At the present day men in this doctrine is, that it seems, at general are in imminent danger first view, to agree with the di- of embracing this destructive vine principle of general benev- tenet, on account of the impious olence, which seeks the good of neglect and contempt with which the world. They, who embrace God's word is treated. Judging universalism, imagine they are from the common practice of actuated by the love of mankind ; many, if not most nominal Chris. while the belief of endless punish- tians, we must suppose it to be ment appears to them incompati- their sentiment, that they have a ble with all the kind and tender right to construe the Bible acfeelings of the human heart. This cording to their preconceived imposing idea has great effect opinions, or their inclinations ; upon multitudes, whose faith is that they may boldly reject the the result of superficial and par- obvious meaning of those passatial examination. To this it may ges, which alarm their conscienbe added, that the doctrine of ces, restrain their passions, or salvation seems, in the apprehen- destroy their hopes; and as sion of many, to honour the boldly embrace those opinions, mercy of God, and thus leads however unsupported by scripthem to think that the belief of ture, which flatter their pride, or it is the offspring of piety. supply nutriment for any of their
It is an additional snare, that depraved affections. If the word the doctrine is brought forward of God were universally regardunder different forms, and de- ed and constantly appealed 10, as fended in different ways, some of the standard of truth, an effectuthem adapted to the capacity and al barrier would be set up against