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ed all who love the Lord Jesus Christ in sin cerity ; and when united to Mr. Orton, & member of the Wesleyan Connexion, she became a member of the same society. Her affliction was painful and protracted; but she endured all as seeing Him who is invisible; and in the pros. pect of leaving a beloved husband, and a helpless infant, was enabled to say, "Thy will be done.” Gratitude to God was a prominent trait in her character; and frequently did she lament to find language inadequate to give expression to her feelings. She often exclaimed, " The Lord is good ; blessed be his holy name! He has given me every thing this world can afford to make me comfortable; and, what is better than all, I have Christ in my heart.
o to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrain'd to be !" Being asked if she feared death, she replied, “No; I have prayed for an easy death, and trust my request will be granted." The event proved
the compassion of Him in whom she trusted ; for so peacefully did she expire, that, though attentively watched, the exact time of her departure could not be ascertained.
E. H. June 12th.--At London, Samuel Bridgnell, son of the late Rev. James Bridgnell. During his affliction, which was of a very painful nature, and which continued more than seven years, he discovered great patience, and submission to the divine will; and his interesting character had long endeared him to the circle of his acquaintance. He possessed a strong mind, and had clear views of the Gospel of Christ, the salvation of which he happily experienced. During the last six weeks of his life he was confined to his bed, where he continued to exemplify the power of religion, by calm subinission to his heavenly Father, till his weary iframe sunk under the pressure of affliction, and his spirit returned to God.
SUMMER. THE leaf on summer's tree is green, Whilst they who raised, and they who And sweet her roses blow ;
mann'd, And such her bright array was seen
Those towers, have pass'd away. A thousand years ago.
There the green ivy scales the wall, Above the changes wrought beneath
And beautifies the tower; In human joys and woes,
The grass grows in the silent ball The meanest flower that decks her Of long-forgotten power. wreath
O'er frailest flowers that greet the sky, A fate more lasting knows :
The tempest pours in vain;
For time must cease ere these shall die Surviving still, since time began
From summer's gorgeous train.
Her balmy breath and sigh
Shall come,-her sun in glory still Long on the hill the ruins stand,
Go down the evening sky. Through many a changing day,
ORIGINAL HYMN OF THE REV. CHARLES WESLEY.
FOR THE REV. JOHN FLETCHER, JUNE 30TH, 1776. JESUS, thy feeble servant see !
Shall spend for thee his strength re. Sick is the man beloved by thee :
new'd, Thy name to magnify,
Witness of the all-cleansing blood, · To spread thy Gospel-truths again,
Forerunner of his Lord. His precious soul in life detain,
The Spirit that raised thee from the dead Nor suffer him to die.
Be in its quick’ning virtue shed,
His mortal flesh to raise, The fervent prayer thou oft hast
To consecrate thy human shrine,
And fill with energy divine
Thy Minister of grace.
So shall we all proclaim, In faith we ask a fresh reprieve :
According to thy gracious will, Frequent in deaths he still shall live, Omnipotent the sick to heal, If thou pronounce the word ;
From age to age the same.
LONDON :-James Nichols, Printer, 46, Hoxton-square.
FOR AUGUST, 1835.
MEMOIR OF THE REV. THOMAS MORGAN,
Missionary to the West Indies :
(Concluded from page 509.) As the Antigua District-Meeting of February, 1828, drew near, Mr. Morgan felt himself labouring under a severe attack of sever. His office of Chairman rendered it necessary, if possible, that he should proceed to St. Christopher's, where the Meeting was to be held. The marks of esteem and affection which he was wont to receive from his brethren on these occasions made the. Meeting to him an object of strong desire. Though weak, he ventured to leave Antigua; and through the blessing of God, and the kindness of his friends, his strength was proportioned to his labour. si
The meeting of a number of. Christian Ministers, so united as Wesleyan Ministers, generally are, must, in the nature of things, be productive of pleasure and profit. On the West Indian stations, judging from Mr; Morgan's description, tbis, was especially the case. From the peculiarity. 'of the West Indian climate, the Missionaries live on the confines of death. : Surrounded by the degradation and oppression of slavery, while at a distance from their native land, and from numerous, endeared friends, their annual meetings were seasons of gratitude and boly joy. They mixed their friendly souls in Christ, consulted for the welfare of the church of God, and united to advance the kingdom of Christ. At this District-Meeting much good was done. Mr. Morgan: thus writes :—“At a sacramental service the power of God came down. Many were deeply affected; some were constrained to cry aloud for pardoning mercy, or for purity of heart. In the evening a similar season occurred. The cries of distress could be heard at a great distance. The penitents were invited to approach the communion place; fervent and believing prayer was made for them; and not a few praised God for his pardoning love. This has been the best District-Meeting, by far, of any I ever witnessed since I became a Preacher. We have been of one heart; and the Lord has given us repeated baptisms of his Holy Spirit. I trust we shall go forth this year in the power of the Spirit; and that much people will be added unto the Lord.”
The following summary of Missionary labour is given, under date of February 27th, 1828 :-"During the last eleven months I have preached one hundred and forty-two times ; catechised forty-nine times; Vol. XIV. Third Series. AUGUST, 1835.
exhorted fifty-nine times; officiated at twenty-three funerals; celebrated eight marriages ; baptized eleven children ; expounded the society Rules twice; visited two hundred and eighty-nine families, in one hundred and eight several days ; attended one hundred and ten prayer-meetings, and forty-eight Leaders' Meetings; superintended schools eighteen times ; met Committees eleven times ; attended eleven watch-nights; and travelled one thousand three hundred and forty-one miles.” Though this Tabour was performed in a tropical climate, and involves more exertion than appears on the face of the account, from the peculiar circumstances of a Missionary ; yet he judged an apology necessary, and remarks, " This schedule would have been much more creditable, but for several months of indisposition.”
Mr. Morgan notices, about this time, an instance of enmity against the efforts of the Wesleyan Missionaries. “A vessel from London continued for some time in our harbour. The Captain hoisted a Bethel flag, and invited the Missionaries to preach on board every Sabbath. At length a person, to whom the cargo was consigned, strongly objected to the ship being turned into a Methodist chapel, and informed the Captain it would injure the owners of the vessel, as the Planters would not like to ship their sugars in her. The Captain, however, was firm; expressed his astonishment at this opinion; and assured the complainant that the flag should be hoisted every Sunday as long as he remained in the port, and that he and his crew felt themselves under obligations to the Methodist Missionaries for their attention."
When Mr. Morgan had been about two years in Antigua he anticipated the pleasure of revisiting his native land. The Committee, however, thought it proper to direct him to proceed to Jamaica, to superintend the important Mission in that island. To this decision he bowed, just remarking, “I have received the unexpected information, that I am to proceed to Jamaica, instead of returning home, as I had permission to do. However, I trust my only desire is, to be where the Lord would have me; and I hope that place is Jamaica.”
His benevolent mind realized great pleasure in tracing the progress and increase of benevolent societies in Antigua; Christianity, in this respect, producing the same fruit wherever it is planted. He observes, “When I came to Antigua in 1814, there was not a single benevolent society in the island. Now there are several. From the Sunday-school institution sprang the Juvenile Society in St. John's, with other juvenile societies in different parts of the island; the Distressed Female Friend Society; the Refuge Society, and several other kindred institutions."
August 4th, 1828, Mr. Morgan finally left Antigua. His long residence in this District, with his zealous and useful labours, rendered his removal a source of deep concern to his brethren in the ministry, and the people in general. Many letlers were addressed to him, regretting his removal. Several benevolent societies, and, among others, the Distressed Female Friend Society, expressed their regret by appropriate