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time endured were indescribable; and the feebleness consequent upon these attacks, and from which he never rallied, was extreme. In him, however, was the petition fully answered,
" In suffering be Thy love my peace,
In weakness be Thy love iny power!"
Amid the storm of affliction he enjoyed uninterrupted peace; and amidst the infirmities of nature he was “ strengthened with might" by the Spirit" in the inner man." His prevailing desire was, “to depart, and be with Christ;" yet was be willing to remain, if such were the will of God. He dreaded the thought of living to be useless. On the day before his removal, he appeared to be so far recovered, that the hopes of his family and friends were greatly revived. He even promised himself the pleasure of walking out the next day, should the weather be favourable; but God had other purposes. He retired to bed in the evening ; a little after midnight was seized with difficulty of breathing; and in about one quarter of an hour yielded his spirit into the hands of the Saviour, who had bought him with his blood, whose redeeming love it had been his delight to publish, and to the arms of whose mercy, with his dying breath, he commended himself. “ At midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the Bridegroom cometh ; go ye out to meet him;" and, without a lingering groan, he obeyed the summons.
the Rev. Thomas Wade Doolittle, Wesleyan Mi-
peace which passeth all understanding," and
“ No coward dread, no guilty fear,
His parting soul oppressid."
To him to live was Christ, and to die was eternal
March 8th.–At Sligo, Ireland, aged fisty-nine,
A PLEA FOR MISSIONS.
Up! and follow Christ, your Lord ;
And uplift Him in the word :
He will make it
Men will feel their guilt and thrall,
See, by faith, the Saviour bleeding, As ye would they should to you : And for mercy through him call; As ye love Him,
And the Spirit Up! and his commandment do.
Will descend upon them all. Is not Africa adoring
For lost sinners, young or hoary, Senseless blocks of stone and wood ? You have but one saving tale, Millions is not death devouring ?
Full of truth, and bright with glory ;
Off! and tell it, it can't fail :
To the famish'd desert clan,
Are their feet that
With the Gospel run to man.
G. B. WATKINS.
Relating principally to the FOREIGN Missions carried on under the
direction of the METHODIST CONFERENCE.
WESLEYAN MISSIONARY SOCIETY,
The Committee of this Society respectfully invite the attention of their friends in town and country, and of the Christian public generally, to the following announcements connected with the ensuing Anniversary in London. They have the pleasure to state, that THE Rev. JAMES Dixon, President of the Wesleyan
Church, in Glasgow,
and THE Rev. ALFRED BARRETT, of Leeds, have kindly engaged to preach the sermons before the Society, for the present year.
In compliance with an earnest request addressed to the Committee, it has been agreed that an early morning service shall be held in the large upper room of the Centenary-Hall, when a sermon, specially addressed to the Officers, local Committees, and Collectors of the Auxiliary, Branch, and Juvenile Societies, will be preached by
THE REv. John Lomas, of Bristol. In addition to the several Ministers already named,
The Rev. ROBERT Newton, of Manchester,
THE Rev. THOMAS WAUGH, of Dublin,
have also consented, on the invitation of the Committee, to afford their valuable assistance to the Society on Sunday, May 1st.
The times and places of the week-day services which these eminent Ministers have severally undertaken are as follows:Tuesday Evening, April 26th, at Seven o'clock, China-Terrace Chapel,
The Rev. ALFRED BARRETT ;
the Centenary-Hall, Bishopsgate-street-Within,
The Rev. John Lomas;
The Rev. Dr. Buchanan;
The Rev. Dr. HARRIS.
Anniversary, for Sunday, May 1st.
The Rev. Robert Newton. Great Queen-Street Chapel, at half-past Ten, The Rev. John Lomas.
The Rev. Thomas Cryer, from
Madras. at Six,
The Rev. Dr. Buchanan. Spitalfields Chapel, at half-past Ten, The Rev. Dr. Hannah.
The Rev. Thomas Waugh. Southwark Chapel, l at half-past Ten, The Rev. Robert Newton. Long-Lane, Borough, ) at Six,
The Rev. Alfred Barrett. Lambeth Chapel, at half-past Ten, The Rev. Thomas Waugh. at Six,
The Rev. John Lomas. Hinde-Street Chapel, 1 at Eleven, The Rev. Alfred Barrett. Manchester-Square, s at Six, The Rev. James Dixon.
THE ANNUAL MEETING of the Society will be held in Exeter-Hall, Strand, on Monday, May 2d, at Eleven o'clock precisely; when
Edward Litton, Esq., M.P. FOR COLERAIN, has kindly promised to preside.
A Collection, in aid of the Society's funds, will be made after each sermon, and in the course of the public Meeting.
It is probable that a special Meeting of the officers, general and local Committees, and principal friends of the Society, in town and country, will be held at the Centenary-Hall, in the evening of Tuesday, May 3d; the particulars of which it is intended to announce in the course of the preceding week, and for which tickets of admission will be issued.
With the greatest earnestness do the Committee once more invite and urge a numerous attendance of their friends, not merely at the General Meeting, but also at the preparatory religious services, and especially at the sermons to be preached before the Society on the preceding Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The Ministers who shall officiate in the London chapels on the foregoing Sunday, April 24th, are respectfully requested distinctly to announce those services, and the names of the Ministers engaged, from their respective pulpits. The Committee are solicitous to prosecute that enlarged course of usefulness which is now opened to the Society in the West Indies, in Australia, in New Zealand, in the Friendly and Feejee Islands, in Western and Southern Africa, in Ceylon and Continental India, among the Indian tribes of North America, and elsewhere, in the spirit of humble piety, and of devout dependence on Him“ without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy.” They feel more strongly than ever the necessity of united supplication for the blessing of Almighty God; and are deeply anxious that all their proceedings, and especially those connected with the Anniversary, should be marked by a religious tone and character, and should be " sanctified by the word of God and prayer.” They hope to be favoured and encouraged by the presence of many of the country members of the Society, who, they are sure, will not fail to derive much spiritual pleasure and benefit from meeting their friends in London, in the sanctuaries of God, on an occasion of such universal interest, and from uniting with them in those sacred ordinances by which it may be most effectually hallowed, and rendered permanently advantageous to the great cause of Missions. And they respectfully suggest, that a more than ordinary attendance of those attached and leading country friends, on whose example, influence, and activity, the Society, under the blessing of God, so essentially depends, is peculiarly desirable and necessary at the present period. With heartfelt delight and gratitude, the Committee acknowledge the very large addition which has been made to the Society's income, during the year 1841, and the
greatly-improved condition and aspect of its finances, as com-
*** Our friends who may intend to visit London from the country, in order to participate in the approaching Missionary services, are respectfully informed, that an Address-Book will be opened early in April, at the Wesleyan Centenary-Hall and Mission-House,