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THE LATE MRS. CLARKE, OF NEW ZEALAND. express so great desire to become a Christian, I was told that fifteen years
ago he had married a Christian girl from one of the C.M.S. villages-of RIENDS of the C.M.S. in Norfolk will know well the name
course, only with heathen rites, and in direct disobedience to the Mission. of the Rev. Henry Tacy, formerly Rector of Swanton There she had been living, forgotten by all her former friends, the life of Morley, who did great things in that county for the a heathen, for fifteen long years-her children unbaptized, herself an alien Society between thirty and forty years ago. In the early
from God. In the midst of all this darkness and sin, it would seem that
some small voice whispered to her conscience some dear and precious truth part of the century he was Curate of Wymondham, and
she learnt in former days; and, though very ignorant (for, as she had not the Rev. S. Gedge sends us the following as the substance of a speech seen print for fifteen years, she could not read, and had forgotten almost be once heard him deliver :
all she ever knew), she has at length been able to induce her husband to "When I was Curate of Wymondham there were in the schools a few
become a Christian, and to bring others with him. children whose conduct remarkably distinguished them from the great
The little house they had built was crowded ; and we set the place boly of their schoolfellows. It attracted the attention of the teachers
apart for God's service, by prayer. I have seldom had more willing and myself. I inquired carefully as to the probable cause of their listeners than this little heathen community, as in plain and simple Euperiority. I could not discover that their parents were distinguished
language I told about the love of Christ in coming into the world and above many others by piety, or that they had any peculiar advantages in
dying for them and for me. I trust, before long, they will all receive the their home training. At length, I found out that these children had
rite of Holy Baptism, and become true members of Christ's Church. said to one another, Mr. Tacy is always telling us that we must be converted if we would go to heaven; and that if we would be converted, we must pray to be converted ; let uz then meet together and ask God to
LISTEN! convert us. And so they had done, telling no one; only showing the result in their exemplary conduct. And these children grew up to be
True Stories from Fuh-Chow. godly Christian men and women. And some of them were among the
BY A LADY MISSIONARY. first missionaries to New Zealand.”
V. Two of them, George Clarke and Martha Elizabeth Blomfield, who had formed a mutual attachment, prayed definitely that they might become
E must ask those who have been so very much husband and wife, and be sent to New Zealand as C.M.S. missionaries.
interested by the story of Mr. and Mrs. Ahok* as it God answered their prayer, and they sailed on April 20th, 1822. Mr.
appeared in the GLEANER for February, to rejoice Clarke died seven years ago; Mrs. Clarke survived until. December 8th
with us, and join us in praising God for what He last year, within three days of her 80th birthday. She and her husband
has done for that family. It will be remembered, were the first missionaries to occupy the afterwards well-known station of that at the end of page 22 these words occur : “ Since then the Waimate, which now gives its name to the Archdeaconry over wbich father and three other members of the family have received their $03, Archdeacon E. B. Clarke, also a valued C.M.S. missionary, has baptism. And when I left, the daughter-in-law was a candidate presided for the last twelve years. The Auckland Church Gazette, which for baptism, and the lady is, I believe, earnest, and will reports Mrs. Clarke's death, says :
eventually become an out-and-out Christian.” The mother still Though of a quiet and retiring disposition, she on more than one worshipped idols, and was angry if spoken to about Christianity, occasion showed remarkable courage. Once her house was surrounded but now, here is a quotation from one of Mr. Ahok's last letters by cannibals who had set their minds on killing and eating a young slave girl. Mrs. Clarke hid the child under her bed, locked the door of the room, and with perfect self-possession forbade the savages to enter. For
"I am happy to tell you that on the 18th June last, my mother, wife, the last eight years of her life she was rendered utterly helpless by
and brother and his wife were baptized, and I hope that they will carry rheumatism, being quite unable even to feed herself. But though at
on Christian work to be worthy of true and earnest Cbristians. My times she endured severe pain, she never murmured. She was a living
brother's wife has a baby [boy] born a few days after [his mother's] and very practical sermon, teaching by her life the lesson of cheerful sub
baptism. The mother and the baby are both doing very well. I think it mission, as she had formerly done that of activity in every good work.
is a special gift from God. And I hope the baby may grow up to be the
means of doing God's work, and a comfort to his parents. I have changed The burial service was said in the Maori language, the greater part by the Thursday meeting [Bible reading] to Friday. I have a meeting at a Maori, the Rev. Hare Peka Taua. This was at her own request. “I left my store every Wednesday, and monthly meeting at my house, Last my home," she said, “ for the good of the Natives; I have spent my life Sunday I had a large society [gathering] at meeting at my house. amongst them; and I would like that they should carry me to the grave
There were about 40 present.” and read the service over me."
We can indeed ask all to rejoice over this letter. For it is true. But for some time Mr. Ahok had been very much
exercised about closing his places of business on Sundays. AN INCIDENT FROM TINNEVELLY.
None of his partners would agree to his closing, and very many [The Rev. E. G. Punchard, late Principal of St. Augustine’s College,
times he came to talk over with me what he had better do. We Canterbury, writes as follows to the Secretaries of the Society :-)
held long consultations about it, and prayed together; also
asked all the other Missionaries to pray about this. We all AM sure you will be glad to read the enclosed extract, with
felt that it would be a very great thing for Mr. Ahok to do, and reference to one of your C.M.S. converts. The letter has just been received by me from Mudalûr, near Satthankulam,
a very sure way of confessing Christ before men. Yet we could Tinnevelly. Its writer, the Rev. H. B. Norman, S.P.G.
not lose sight of these facts, viz., Mr. Ahok has about a missionary, is a young man of remarkable earnestness and
thousand employés in one place and another, "all eating my
"If I close, my piety, who was in my Indian class at St. Augustine's, Canterbury, in rice,” as he said to me on one occasion. 1878-9. His devotion to India began as a boy, when he heard of the
customers will go elsewhere. My partners will want to leare, murder of his uncle (Mr. Chief Justice Norman), and I am confident of
and these people will be thrown out of employment. Many of your good wishes for the furtherance of his noble work :
them are married, and I do not like to think of the consequences Yesterday (i.e. February 16th, 1883), I was greatly encouraged by a
to their families. I have spoken many times to my partners, man from a purely heathen village, which I visited a short time ago,
but they will not agree." So things went on for about a year. coming to me and entreating me to accompany him to his village, and In the letter quoted from above, he writes, “ My store has not open a little prayer-house which he had built. As he came about noon, been closed on Sunday, because all my employés do not believe when the sun was very hot, I told him I would come at 5 P.M. Nothing, in God, and I hope that you will pray God to help me in however, would induce him to go back to his village without me. When we arrived at the place I found everything neatly arranged ; a nice little bringing this important matter ” (to a satisfactory ending). house, which he called a church, built wholly of palmyra leaves; and
* We ought to bave explained before that Mr. Ahok has joined, not the better still, a little congregation of heathen people waiting for me.
C.M.S. Native Church, but that of the American Episcopal Methodists, to Upon inquiry as to what bad led him to come forward like this, and whose influence, in part, his conversion, under God, was due.
At the last Conference before I left China, when the catechists
ARCHDEACON VINCENT, OF MOOSE. met together for a week's consultation, prayer, &c., Mr. Ahok invited several of the most important to take food at his house,
HE Bishop of Moosonee has appointed the Rev. and consult together about closing the stores. This was entirely
Thomas Vincent, C.M.S. Missionary at Albany, a Native meeting, and what I am about to relate was told me by
Hudson's Bay, to the office of Archdeacon of Moose ; Mr. Ahok afterwards. The catechists and Christians unani
and we give Mr. Vincent's portrait, which has mously agreed that the "stores” (places of business) must be
been lying in our portfolio two or three years, closed on Sundays—that it should be done slowly. First, an
waiting for a good opportunity for its insertion. Mr. Vincent almanack should be drawn up, denoting on what days in the
is a Native clergyman in the sense of being born in the country, Chinese year the English Sunday would fall on, and such days
but he is of partly European descent. He has been for many years to be duly marked and notice given that no business would be
a zealous and laborious missionary. He formerly worked as a transacted on those days; but as many of the retail customers
catechist under his present Bishop, then the Rev. John Horden, came from a distance, and as
of Moose ; and he was ordained in 1860 by Bishop Anderson of Mr. Ahok would not like to lose
Rupert's Land. Ever since the custom of those who had
then he has been stationed hitherto so generously sup
at Albany, a trading post on
the west side of Hudson's ported him, the stores would not be closed until this notice
Bay, 100 miles north of had been well circulated.
Moose ; but his district is The employés were to receive
very extensive, and he has the same wages, but were to
several times made long misgo to a place of Christian
sionary journeys for the worship instead of serving
Bishop into other parts of
the Moosonee Diocese. We behind the counter. If this was not agreed to they must
give some extracts from his leave. Mr. Ahok willingly
last Annual Letter to the took these proposals and
Society :submitted them to his part
ALBANY, HUDSON'S BAY, ners, who still stood out
January 18th, 1883. against it. I remember well
Last January, 1882, I found
'myself in charge of the Moose the following Saturday going
Mission, until such time as our to see him, and hearing him
good Bishop would return to it. sadly say he did not know
I returned to Albany immediwhat to do. I told him he
ately after Easter, so as to be
present there at the opening of must be willing to lose his
navigation. When the ice breaks earthly goods if they stood
up in the Albany River, we are between him and his obedi
exposed to great danger ; but ence to God, and then I read
hitherto we have been mercifully our Saviour's own words in
preserved, yot our establishment
suffered much damage from this the Gospel of Mark ix. So
very cause only two years ago. I was not surprised to read
In June I went to Moose again, the quotation you see above.
walking along the coast. This But it stirred my heart to
was a most disagreeable trip; the ask English friends to join
snow had just melted; the water
was as cold as ice, and we had to me in praying that Mr. Ahok
wade the whole distance, 100 might be made willing to do
miles, often, very often, with the whatever was right, even at a
water too deep to be agreeable.
There I continued actively great sacrifice. And yester
The day the answer came.
engaged until the end of June,
when I found it necessary to take letter is dated “ March 3rd,
another run to Albany for a day 1883," and contains these
or two, just to see how matters words : “My two stores are
were progressing: This trip ARCHDEACON VINCENT, DIOCESE OF MOOSONEE, HUDSON'S BAY. closed on Sundays, commenc
occupied seven days. Then it
was necessary to see Rupert's ing from the beginning of the
House also, and the people of that Chinese new year.
I continue to have Wednesday meeting at place. Taking a passage in the company's schooner, we were soon there. my store, and Friday meeting at my residence, and I hope God
I received a hearty welcome from all; saw a large number of the Indians, will lead me to do aright. At my family prayer I never omit to
and was soon actively engaged among them. There also I had the pleasure
of meeting the Mistasinnie and Nitchequan brigades. These parties had pray for you and your husband, and I hope you will often pray come from their distant homes to get their supplies from the coast. I for me."
felt as if I were among my own people; to the whole I am well known, I will ask all who read this to pray for that family—praise having laboured among them frequently before. With so many about me, the Lord for what has been done. And, dear friends, not only I was kept well employed. Most wished to talk to me of their difficulties Those who cannot obey the call to “
and trials, and to receive a word of counsel and encouragement. Then
there were services to be conducted daily in English and Indian; classes you give of your substance till you feel it? Ask the Lord to to be held ; a number of infants to be baptized; one or two marriages to show you what you may do to send out those who will enter take place; books to be distributed ; almanacks to be marked, and lastly, these Chinese abodes, and take the Bread of Life to those shut
but not least to the Indian, a small treat of flour to be given. in women. There is not one lady missionary to two million
Engaged thus, the most part of two weeks quickly passed away, and
when the schooner was ready to sail I had to say farewell, and with many women yet!
good wishes commend them to God and to the word of His grace. At
pray but act.
this moment this interesting people are scattered over a large extent of country; some distant from me at least 800 miles, where there is neither church nor house. Yet I believe that day after day prayer and praise ascend from many a wigwam to our common Father and our loving Saviour. What has the Gospel not done for these poor people, when it has brought to the hearts and homes of so many that joy and peace which passeth all understanding !
Returning to Moose, I continued to labour on until August. Early in September I returned to Albany, glad to take up my own work, and to be once more with my own people. Since tben I have continued here, humbly trying to do the work of an evangelist.
We have just had a visit from our good Bishop, his stay extending over two weeks. We had a nice confirmation service before he left. The candidates, twenty-four in number, were carefully prepared and examined beforehand, and on the day appointed they came forward and took upon themselves the solemn vows and promises made for them at their baptism. Then, too, our communicants had an opportunity of partaking of the Saviour's body broken and His blood shed; our number was increased by two, who, coming forward, for the first time partook of this sacred feast.
· Although we have not been free from sickness during the past year, yet I thankfully record that there have not been many deaths. Our invalids, however, have all had the comforts of religion and the sweet promises of God's Word to cheer them all throughout.
I also most thankfully state that at this place the attendance of our people on their religious duties has been constant and regular; the house of God has been well attended; the singing and responses heartily joined in, and the plain explanations of God's Word listened to earnestly and reverently.
LONE, lone land !
Circle the icy zone with pray'r,
To that lone land !
A silent land !
That silent land !
An ice-bound land !
The ice-bound land !
A dark, dark land !
To that dark land!”
A lone, lone land !
Plants for Sale. EAR MR. EDITOR,—Being anxious to help the C.M.S. as much as I can, in the hope that some of your readers may like to purchase them. We have had upwards of twenty varieties (Daniel's choicest strain), all very fine and some unusually large. I would send five seedlings post-free for 1s., and expect to have a few offsets, rather larger plants, which would be three for 1s. We have found them succeed either in greenhouse or window for winter and spring blooming. I have also some seedlings of the greenhouse variegated fern, pteris creta maculata, and of the fringed hart's tongue, which I would be glad to send at 4d. each, post-free.-Sincerely yours,
M. P. South Yeo, Bideford, ni Devon.
HOW TO USE MISSIONARY BOXES.- A lady, on leaving Belvedere in Kent, has returned to the Society six Missionary Boxes, five of which have been in use 14, 13, 6, 5, and 2 years respectively, and have produced altogether £236 193. 8d.' (of the 6th there is no record.). They have been so carefully used that they can be put in order at the cost of a few pence and re-issued.
May 21st. The presentation was made by Mr. Alexander Beattie, J.P.,
and by the Rev. J. W. Handford, senior student, and the gift was suitably AT T the recent Cambridge C.M.S. Anniversary, the Regius Professor
acknowledged by the present Principal, the Rev. T. W. Drury, M.A. of Divinity, Dr. Westcott, who presided, said: “I have lately had
The portrait has given great satisfaction. occasion to become intimately acquainted with the work done in the Society's College at Islington. I can but say that the admirable character The Henry Wright steamer arrived at Port Suid, en route for East and results of the teaching in that college make me thankful that men so Africa, on May 28th. She had proved herself an admirable sea-boat in all prepared should be going out into the Mission field.”
respects. On June 11th the C.M.S. Committee received the Bishop of Calcutta.
A NEW station of the East Africa Mission has been established in the There was a large attendance, including the Earl of Chichester, President,
Teita country, seventy or eighty miles inland from Mombasa. Mr. J. A. and several of the Vice-Presidents. The Bishop, in a very interesting
Wray is located there, on the western side of a mountain 5,000 feet high. speech, described what he had seen of C.M.S. Missions in India, and
INTERESTING letters have been received from the Rev. P. O'Flaherty referred to several important questions connected with their organisation
and Mr. Mackay, in Uganda, up to November 19th. All was going on and development.
well. The principal event was the abandonment of Uganda by the French On the same day the Rev. W. Allan, who has returned from Palestine, Romanist missionaries, who had all left. gave a most interesting account of the Society's Missions there, praising especially the schools in the towns and villages, most of which are doing a
ANOTHER of the Society's old missionaries has been taken to his rest, remarkable work in instructing the people in the truths of Scripture.
the Rev. C. H. Blumhardt. He was a native of Wurtemberg, and was
educated at the Basle Missionary Seminary, and the C.M. College at We omitted to state last month that Mr. W. E. Oliphant, of St. John's Islington; and he was ordained by Bishop Blomfield in 1834. In 1836 Hall, Highbury, who has been accepted by the Society for missionary he sailed for Abyssinia, whence he was expelled in 1838 with Krapf work, wis ordained, with the Islington students, by the Bishop of London, and Isenberg. He was then transferred to India, and laboured in the at bis Trinity Ordination on May 20th. He has, however, taken a curacy Krishnagar Mission from 1839 to 1877, when he finally retired after forty under the Rev. H. W. Webb-Peploe, for a year, before going out to the years' service. His son, the Rev. E. K. Blumhardt, was also a C.M.S. Mission field.
missionary for nine years, and his daughter married Dr. Dyson, late The Islington men lately ordained have been assigned as follows: the Principal of the Cathedral Mission College, Calcutta, and now Senior Rev. J. W. Handford to Frere Town, where he bas already done such
Tutor in the Islington College. excellent work; the Rev. T. Harding to Lagos; the Rev. A. W. Cotton
A MISSION BOARD has been established in New Zealand, comprising to Sindh; the Rev. T. Holden to Peshawar; the Rev. M. N. S. Atkinson
the three Bishops of Auckland, Waia pu, and Wellington ; Archdeacons to the Koi Mission; the Rev. J. B. Panes to the Telugu Mission; and
Clarke and Williams (Secretary); the Revs. R. Burrows and S. Williams; the Rev. J. W. Tims to the Blackfoot Mission, Saskatchewan.
and Messrs. Larkins, Clarke, and Tanner, to administer the Society's The Rev. R. T. Dowbiggin has sailed to rejoin the Ceylon Mission,
grant to the Mission and the revenue from the Society's lands in the and the Rev. J. Hines the Saskatchewan Mission. The Rev. J. W. island; and an arrangement has been made for a yearly diminution of Tims, also appointed to Saskatchewan (as above mentioned), has likewise
the former, and for its cessation at the end of twenty years, subject to left England for his distant post.
the personal claims of individual missionaries on the Society. The
scheme has been cordially welcomed in New Zealand. The Rev. William L. Groves, B.A., of Pembroke College, Cambridge, formerly Curate of Whitechapel, afterwards Chaplain to Bishop Burdon Bishop RIDLEY, of Caledonia, held his first Confirmation on March at Hong-Kong, and latterly Acting-chaplain at Shanghai, has offered him- 9th, at Kincolith, where the Rev. T. Dunn, formerly of Ceylon, is now self to the Society for missionary work in China, and has been appointed
stationed. Thirteen women and twelve men were confirmed. for the present to assist the Rev. J. C. Hoare at the Ningpo College.
READERS of the present series of the GLEANER from the commenceTHE Rev. G. Litchfield, late of the Nyanza Mission, has been appointed ment will remember a remarkable narrative in the very first number, to the Bheel Mission, Rajputana. The Bheels are the wild hill tribe for January, 1874, of an attempt by Mr. Downes (siace known as Dr. Downes, whose evangelisation the Rev. C. S. Thompson was sent out three years of Kashmir), to penetrate into Kafiristan, the mountainous country ago on a special benefaction of £1,000 for the purpose from the Rev. north-east of Afghanistan. Mr. Hughes, of Peshawar, now writes that E. H. Bickersteth. The Mission having now been taken on the his Native evangelist, Syud Shah, has lately gone into that country, General Fund, Mr. Bickersteth has given another £1,000 to provide a preaching the Gospel as he went, and brought back with him a young second missionary, which has been supplemented by additional gifts Kafir to be educated. from Mr. Joseph Hoare and other friends.
The number of baptisms in Fuh-Kien in 1882 was—adults, 184; We greatly regret to say that the Rev. T. Phillips, the English children, 109. The Christian adherents are now 4,454, an increase of Secretary of the Niger Mission, has been compelled to come home on
355 in the year. Among the converts mentioned is one man who is a account of illness. The Rev. J. Hannington, of the Nyanza Mission, fruit of Dr. Taylor's medical work, having come to him to be operated on whose proposed return home was mentioned last month, was brought for diseased jaw, and having, while under his care, heard and believed the safely down to the coast, and has now arrived in England. His devotion
message of salvation. This man " is very earnestly endeavouring to make to the work, and his patience and courage under sufferings and privations known God's love in Christ Jesus,” and he has already brought in his of all kinds have been most remarkable; and we are indeed thankful that
brother and a fellow-workman to be candidates for baptism. he has been preserved to reach this country. The following missionaries
RECEIVED:-" Thank-offering from a servant, for the fitting up of the have also lately come to England, in addition to those mentioned in
Henry Wright steamer, with the prayer that God's blessing will rest upon previous numbers: the Rev. W. A. Roberts, from Western India; the the labours of the faithful workers in that part of His vineyard," 10s. Also, Rev. T. R. Hodgson, from Jabalpur; the Revs. F. W. N. Alexander and
“M.” for the same object, 10s. For the General Fund, a Country Schoolmaster,
10s. Thank-offering for answer to prayer, £1 1s. Od. E. N. Hodges, from the Telugu Mission; the Rev. M. G. Goldsmith, from Madras; the Rev. J. Allcock, from Ceylon; the Rev. R. Shann, We have received from Miss Y. M. Skinner some more of her admirable from Mid-China; the Rev. F. Bellamy, from Palestine.
Friendly Letters," published by Jarrold & Sons. Our space is too limited
for us to notice much even of C.M.S. work that ought not to be passed over; A PORTRAIT of the late Principal of the C.M. College, the Rev. W. H.
so that we are obliged to refrain from enlarging our borders and naming Barlow, B.D., has been painted by Mr. J. Edgar Williams, and was for
many other excellent agencies for good at home and abroad which have our hearty sympathy. But we must just mention these Letters.
The last mally presented to the College by the subscribers at a meeting held on ne is addressed to Nurses,
THE CHURCH MISSIONARY GLEANER.
N. M. 3rd
1.26 a.m. 1.29 km.
THE MERCY OF GOD.
M. 1 Ki. 22. 1-41. Rom. 10. E.2Ki. 2. 1-16. or 4.8-34. Matt. 22. 41 to 23. 13.
M 2 Ki. 5. Rom. 16. E. 2 Ki. 6. 1-24, or 7. Matt. 26. 31-57.
is not so much a fight as a wrestling ; less a combat among many than a strife betwixt two. And herein lies its difficulty.
We like to associate ourselves, to stand shoulder to shoulder, to
F. M. 18th .. 12.84 pyn.
15. to lighten our responsibility. Let us divest ourselves of all fic1 W Slavery abol., 1834. A God full of compassion and mercy, Ps. 2 T H. Williams lan. N. Z., 1823. His mercy is everlasting, Ps. 100.5.
titious imaginings, and realise our individuality in the sight of 3 F Speke disc. V. Nyanza, 1858. His tender mercies are over all His
our Maker. He watches the windings of our career as narrowly 4 S Great are Thy tender mercies, Ps. 119. 156. [works, Ps. 145. 9. as if our erring self alone were walking through this earth. By
[blot out my transgressions, Ps. 51. 1. 5 S 11th aft. Trin. According to the multitude of Thy tender mercies
the Word of Truth, by the power of God, by honour and disM. I Ki. 18. Rom. 5. E. 1 Ki, 19 or 21. Matt. 19. 3—27.
honour, by sorrow and joy, He seeks to draw us aside from the 6 M Ready to forgive, plenteous in mercy, Ps. 86.5.
multitude, that He may loose our stammering tongue ; until, 7 T 2nd Niger erped, at furthest point, 1854. I have compassion on 8 W He delighteth in mercy, Mic. 7.18. (the multitude, Mk. 8 2. having at length learned obedience by the things we have 9 T Unto Thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy, Ps. 62. 12.
suffered, we bow our heads and cry, “Lord, what wilt Thou have 10 F E. Auriold., 1880. His mercy is on them that fear Him, Ln. 1.50. 11S Peet d., 1865. I trust in the mercy of God for ever, Ps. 52. 8.
me to do?" [pitieth them that fear Him, Ps. 103. 13. What & step in advance when we come to this ! It may 12 S 12th aft. Trin. Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord help us if we imagine Him replying: “ Cut down for thyself. 13 M 17. Wright drowned, 1880. In Thee the fatherless findeth mercy,
Shake off dull sloth ; cease ye from man; have not I com14 T The Lord is very pitiful, Jas. 5. 11. [Hog. 14. 3. manded thee? Only be thou strong and very courageous,
and 15 W 1st Niger erped. entered River, 1841. The God of my mercy
[shall prevent me, Pš. 59. 10.
thou shalt see the salvation of the Lord.” And then we set our 16 T Gordon killed at Kandahar, 1880. My mercy will I keep for him, daily life to a new key, following the sweet firm dictates of the 17 F The earth is full of Thy mercy, Ps. 119. 64. (Ps. 89. 28. 18 S Let Thy mercies come also unto me, O Lord, Ps. 119.41.
Master, whom having not seen we love. We put on the armour [glorify God for His mercy, Ro. 15. 9.
of righteousness on the right hand and on the left ; we keep fast 19 S 13th aft. Trin. Krapf ris. Rabai, 1814. That the Gentiles might hold of the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. 20 M It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, Lam. 3. 22. Satan himself will flee before its fearless flashings, and the walls 21 T Because His compassions fail not, Lam. 3. 22. (Ps. 103, 11. of pride and worldliness and prejudice will fall down flat at the 22 W As the heaven is high above the earth, so great is His mercy, 23 T Rich in mercy. Eph. 2. 4. [His tender mercies ? Ps. 77. 9.
ringing shout of Omnipotence. 24 F St. Barthol. Jowett to the East, 1815. Hath he
anger shut up As to our foes, their name is Legion ; each best knows his own ; 25 S 1st Miss, sailed for N. Z., 1809. Thy mercy, O Lord, beld me up, each must fight single-handed. They torment us, like thorns in Ps. 94. 18.1
(with Thy mercy, Ps. 90.11. 26 S 14th aft. Trin. Japan Treaty Ports op., 1858. O saiisfy us early
our sides ; hydra-headed, they spring up where we fancied them M. 2 Ki. 9. 1 Cor. 7. 1-25. E. 2 Ki. 10. 1-32, or 13. Mk. 1. 21.
effectually slain. We want to be veritable Missionaries, true 27 M Thou in Thy mercy hast led forth Thy people, Ex. 15. 13. 28 T Mercy shall be built up for ever, Ps. 89. 2.
soldiers of the Cross. Then let us remember that it is by what 29 W China Treaty Ports op.. 1842. Showing mercy to thousands, Ex. we do, not by what is done for us, that we become strong or 30 T Lord Dufferin visited Metlatkahtla, 1876. My mercy shall not
Beginning from the mighty host which beleaguer our own
[depart, 2 Sam. 7. 15. 31 F Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my
soul, and try hard to take it captive, let us fight the good fight [life, Ps. 23. 6. every hour; in sober vigilance, let us keep the faith. And when
we have learnt somewhat of our own weakness, and of the
strength of trust, let us lift our eyes and look upon the many MORE JERSEY BREEZES.
Mission fields lying ready to our hand and heart. A place
awaits us all in God's army, that invincible company of willing VII.-Our Efforts.
workers, so united in counsel, so alone in execution. And in “Cut down for thyself.”—Josh. xvii. 15.
whatever direction our efforts may eventually tend, whatever may UE character of Joshua is eminently inspiriting. To be the trials which are sent to test the depth of our faith in our him God's “biddings" were also "enablings."
enablings." Defender, let us look up brightly, hopefully, obediently, as He Strong in the strength of the Lord, making mention whispers at every critical turn : “Son, daughter, cut down for of His righteousvess only, he goes forth promptly thyself."
A. M. V. wherever the voice of Duty calls, conquering and to conquer. We seem to see him up betimes in the fresh morning,
THE NEW BISHOP FOR JAPAN. full of buoyant elasticity and practical energy, a zealous friend and a formidable foe. Fixing his eagle eye on that of his Divine
OR some years past it has been felt by the missionMaster, he could look no lower for guidance : with a true heart,
aries of the Church of England in Japan, and by in full assurance of faith, he stood before the King of kings, in
others who know the circumstances of that remarknoble self-reliance; counting not his life dear unto himself, if
able country, that an English Missionary Bishop only he might be admitted into the joy of his Lord. No wonder,
ought to be sent there. Hitherto, Bishop Burdon, then, that he could not brook in others a supineness and de- of Hong Kong, has exercised such episcopal jurisdiction as was pendence utterly alien to his own courageous nature. When the possible from a distance of 1,500 miles, having been comchildren of Joseph came to Joshua with a plausible expression missioned to do so, at the time of his consecration in 1874, by of their merits and their needs, he replied at once, with incisive the Archbishop of Canterbury. He has visited Japan three authority : "If thou be a great people, cut down for thyself." times in nine years, and his presence was of great advantage at
Suppose we seek to lay up this grand lesson among our heart's the Conferences held on those occasions. But considering (1) treasures. It may reveal to some of us the secret of true success the progress of Christianity in Japan, (2) the fact that the in life, and make us glad with the perfect freedom of prayerful Protestant Episcopal Church of America had its Bishop there, self-help. We too are anxious to follow the leadings of a (3) the completeness with which other American Missions were mighty Joshua, a Divine Deliverer, even the Great Captain of organised, it seemed a pity that the English Church alone should the Lord's Host, Jesus our Almighty Saviour. Christian warfare be unrepresented in its full organisation among such a people as