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warnings of Providence, as well as ing to all. Many found themselves the awakening truths of Scripture, possessing views and feelings, in seemed to be, in a great measure, respect to divine and eternal realiunheeded. Anxious enquiry, on ties, such as they had never known the subject of salvation, had been before. In all religious meetings rarely known for a long time. it was evident that a special divine The state of vital religion, even influence was present. The asamong professing Christians, was pect of things in many families acknowledged to be very low.- was quite changed. An unusua There were those, however, who solemnity was spread over the could not but “ weep when they place. From week to week, and remembered Zion"-when they almost from day to day, sinners considered the spiritual desolations were brought, as they supposed, to around them, and thought of im- submit to God, to trust in the Savmortal souls, of the dying love of iour, and devote themselves to his Christ, and the danger of the im- service. Some weeks, as many as penitent.
eight or ten were brought to hope Early in the year 1823, a few and rejoice in Christ. The scene minds were impressed with a sense was indescribably interesting and of sin, and of the vast importance afecting, and can never be effaced of religion; and there appeared to from remembrance. The work be an increased tenderness and continued, in a degree, during the anxiety in regard to spiritual con- months of July and August; and cerns among professed Christians, since that time there have been a and more of a spirit of humiliation few instances of apparent submisand prayer. Some solitary instan- sion to God. ces of apparent conversion took It is of course impossible to tell place. But still there seemed to be how many have really
passed great obstacles in the way of a re- from death unto life,” in this revivvival; and we feared that, as at al. Since the first of May, sixty some former seasons, the promis- persons have been added to the ing tokens would die away, and church by profession. In connexthat we should be left without a ion with the work, more than sevgracious visitation of the Holy enty have expressed hope of their Spirit, which was so much to be reconciliation to God. The socidesired. The church held special ety embraces about eighty famimeetings weekly for conference | lies. and prayer; and it is believed, Less than one half of the subjects that from the hearts of some at of the work, are males; and more least, ascended daily the earnest than one half are heads of families. cry, “Oh, that thou wouldst rend Some are considerably advanced the heavens, that thou wouldst in years. One of the earliest subcome down, that the mountains jects was a female eighty-six years might flow down at thy presence.” old, who now, we trust, beholds
It was in the latter part of April, the face of her Redeemer in Heavthat the power of the convincing
Her views of divine things, Spirit became strikingly visible; after her conversion, were remarkand several soon began to rejoice in ably clear, and her love to the hope. During the inonths of May Saviour, strong and ardent. She and June, numbers were "pricked had, for several years, been unain heart," and oppressed with a ble to attend public worship. She sense of guilt. The work progressed spoke, in melting language, of the with a rapidity, which was surpris- mercy of God, by which her life
had been so long spared, and she children of men; and who “ turnat last, plucked as a brand from oth them whithersoever He will." the fire.
One event after another constrainThe revival has evidently pro-ed beholders to exclaim, “ What duced a considerable effect on the hath God wrought!” From the state of society among us. All, commencement of this gracious who are acquainted with facts, in work, and through every stage of regard to the case, must admit, its progress, it appeared as though that the Sabbath has been more the Divine Being intended to give strictly kept than before—that pub- all around complete evidence of lic worship has been more general- His special interposition, and thus ls, and more seriously, and de- to leave, without the shadow of voutly attended—that there has excuse, any who might oppose or been more of an observance of fam- revile the work, or who should ily worship—that there has been refuse to give Him glory on acan increased regard to the name, count of it. We cannot but say, the word, and the ordinances of 6. The Lord hath done great things God, and an increased attachment for us, whereof we
are glad." to the cause and kingdom of Christ He has, we trust, shown saving -that there is, in many, more so- mercy to many individuals, who briety, and more regularity of con- were“ wandering in sin,” purduct—that there is less devoted - suing the downward path, afar off Dess to vain and sinful amuse- from God and true happiness, hasments—that there is more domes- tening to eternity, unprepared. tic and social order, and comfort, He has bestowed his best blesand more vital godliness and bro sings on many families. He has therly love in the church. The manifested wonderful kindness to number of those, who surround the church and the community. the table of the Lord, on sacra- He has “ remembered us in our mental occasions, is about double low estate; for his mercy endurto what it formerly was; and we eth forever." have now the happiness of seeing there, a number who are in the CHEROKEE MISSION, morning of life. We have, indeed, Extract of a letter from a lady, who cause for deep sorrow, that reform- is a member of the mission famation, in religion and morals, has ily at Mayhew, dated January not been more extensive among 17, 1824. us, and that many are still left, “I am happy in finding, in this having "no hope, and without God mission family, much union in senin the world.” We see much rea- timent and feeling: All appear son for praying continually, “0 happy and contented, in doing any Lord, revive thy work.”
thing required of them. The cares Special exertions, of various are very great, in feeding and kinds, were made for the promo- clothing nearly eighty persons (in tion of this work; and, they were the family) besides visiters. The attended with evident success.- children at this school are indeed But it was carried on in such a interesting. They are intelligent way, as to render the hand of the and affectionate. We may easily Sovereign Author visible. It was teach them to work ; but what continually manifest, that no hu- will this avail, if they love not the man efforts could be of any avail, Lord Jesus Christ? 0 that dear without the merciful aid of Him, Christian friends, in a Christian
whose band are the hearts of the land, would plead more earnestly
with God, that He would pour ou 1481 and 1820, the time of its abgHis spirit on this people; that, af- lition, is stated, by the most auter they are told of the way of sal-thentick accounts, to have been vation by Jesus Christ, they may three hundred and forty thousand have hearts given them to embrace eight hundred and ninety-one, exhim as their only Saviour!"
clusive of a considerable number Hamp. Gaz. of persons, who have been impris
oned, condemned to the gallies, or SPANISH INQUISITION. exiled from Spain, under the reign The total number of victims of of the present monarch. the Inquisition in Spain, between
ORDINATIONS AND INSTALLATIONS.
Installed at Newport, N.H. Rev. 1824. March 10th. Installed John Woods, as Pastor of the Con- Pastor of the First Church in Midgregational Church in that town. dleborough Mass. Rev. WILLIAM Sermon by the Rev. Mr. Cooke, of Eaton. Rev. Jacob Ide, of MedAckworth.
the Introductory 1824. February 14th. Ordained, Prayer. Rev. Warren Fay, of in Solon, Me. Rev. James W. Far. Charlestown, preached the Sergo, over the first Congregational mon, from Acts xiv. 1. Rev. OlChurch and Society in that town. iver Cobb, of Rochester, offered Sermon by the Rev. Professor the Installing Prayer. Rev. EbenSmith, of Bangor.
ezer Gay, of South-Bridgewater, 1824. February 25th. Ordain- gave the Right Hand of Fellowed, over the Second Ecclesiastical ship. Rev. Sylvester Holmes, Society in Hartford, Con. the Rev. of New-Bedford, addressed the Joel H. Lindsley. Sermon by Church and People. And Rev. Rev. Professor Fitch, of Yale Col- Mr. Spring, of Abington, offered lege, from Colos. i. 28.
the Concluding Prayer.
To hymn the glad return of peace Sweet to the soul, the parting ray,
O season blest; O moment giv'n, That ushers placid evening in, To turn the vagrant thoughts to Heaven, When, with the still, expiring day, The Sabbath's peaceful hours begin.
What though involv'd in lurid night; How grateful to the anxious breast,
The loveliest charms in nature fade ; The sacred hours of holy rest!
Yet, ’mid the gloom, can heavenly
light, I love the blush of vernal bloom, With joy the contrite soul pervade : When morning gilds night's sullen O. then, great Source of Light Divine, tear ;
With beams ethereal gladden mine! And dear to me the mournful gloom
Of Autumn, “Sabbath of the year :" Oft as these hallow'd hours shall come, But, purer pleasures, joys sublime, O raise my thoughts from earthly Await the dawn of Holy TIME,
And bear me to my heavenly home, Hush'd is the tumult of the day,
On living Faith's immortal wings; And worldly cares and business cease ; Till the last gleam of life decay While soft the vesper-breezes, play, In one eternal SABAATU-Dar.
And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us ward who bekeve, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in. Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places.
THESE words are a part of the been exerted upon them, as well as apostle's prayer for his Ephesian upon himself, in bringing them to brethren; as we learn from the the exercise of saving faith in preceding context, ver. 15—18. Christ. And he represents this Wherefore I also, after I heard exertion of Divine power, as equal of your faith in the Lord Jesus, to that, which God put forth, in and love unto all the saints, cease raising Christ from the dead. Now, not to give thanks for you, making there is no reason to suppose that mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, duce faith in the apostle and his
more power was necessary to pro
pesys the Father of glory, may give unto Ephesian brethren, than to produce you the spirit of wisdom and revel- it in other men; or that more powation in the knowledge of him; er was necessary to bring men to the eyes of your understanding the exercise of true faith, in the being enlightened ; that ye may apostolick age, than in any subseknow what is the hope of his call- quent period. This doctrine, thereing, and what the riches of the fore, is deducible from the words glory of his inheritance in the of the text: “ It requires as much saints, and what is the exceeding Divine power to bring men to begreatness of his power to us ward lieve in Christ, as it did to raise who believe, according to the work- Christ himself from the dead.” ing of his mighty power, which he
To illustrate and establish this wrought in Christ, when he raised doctrine, it is necessary, him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly
I. To show the greatness of the places.”
power by which Christ was raised It was the apostle's prayer for from the dead. And, his brethren, that the eyes of their
II. To show, that equal power understanding might be enlighten is necessary to bring men to believe ed, so that they might discern, in Christ. among other things, the greatness of that Divine power, which had I. To show the greatness of the
power by which Christ was raised power, nothing is impossible. Well from the dead.
might the apostle call that operaThe Lord Jesus Christ was both tion, by which God raised up Chrisı God and man, in two natures, and from the dead, “the working of one person. As man, he possessed his mighty power.” Such was the a real body and a rational soul, greatness of Divine power in the like other men. And like all oth- resurrection of the Lord Jesus. er men, he was subject to temporal death. He came into the world II. To show that equal power is to die, the just for the unjust, and necessary to bring men to believe to give his life a ransom for many. in Christ. When the appointed time was This is plainly the representacome, he suffered himself to be tion of the apostle in our text: betrayed by Judas, condemned “ And what is the exceeding greatby Pilate, and crucified by the ness of his power to us ward who Jews and Romans. It was so or- believe, according to the working dered, that though there was not a of his mighty power, which he bone of him broken, yet there could wrought in Christ, when he raised be no doubt of his death. He was him from the dead."--The apostle suspended upon the cross at least makes the same representation in three hours; and then his side was other places. In the second chappierced with a spear. This was ter of this same epistle, he comdone, that his disciples might not pares the Divine operation, by bring him to life, and then report which saints were brought to the that he had risen, according to his exercise of faith in Christ, to that prediction. He unquestionably by which the dead are raised to died. After which, his body was life: “ And you hath he QUICKENlaid in a tomb, hewn out of a rock; | ED, who were dead in trespasses and there remained from the even- and sins.-God, who is rich in ing of Friday, to the morning of mercy, for his great love whereLord's day. Then, according to with he loved us, even when we his repeated prediction, while he were dead in sins, hath QUICKENED lived, he was raised from the dead. us together with Christ-and hath Here was an exertion of the mighty RAISED Us Up together-By grace power of God. This was an effect, are ye saved, through faith, and far transcending all created power. that not of yourselves, it is the To reanimate a lifeless corpše, re- gift of God.” In his epistle to the quires as much power, as to com-Colossian Christians, the apostle municate life at first. God dis- uses the same mode of expression, played as much power, in raising and calls their conversion, by which Christ from the dead, as He did, they became believers, a resurrecin breathing into Adam the breath tion: “ In whom (Christ) ye are of life, and causing him to become circumcised with the circumcision a living soul.
It is as great an made without hands, in putting off exertion of power to raise a dead the body of the sins of the flesh, by body to life, as to create a body or the circumcision of Christ; buried a soal: and no greater exertion of with him in baptism, wherein also power is conceivable. That pow- | ye are risen wilh him through the er, which is sufficient to raise the faith of the operation of God, who dead, is sufficient to create or des- hath raised him from the dead. — troy a world. It is unlimited pow. And you, being dead in your sins er : it is absolute Omnipotence. and the uncircumcision of yourflesh, To a being who possesses this 'hath he quickomed together with