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to his eternal welfare. Removing to the neighbourhood of the Forsyth Street Church, he was often visited by the pastor of that church, as well as by the missionary from the Five Points, without any apparent result. About nine weeks before his death, when a severe hemorrhage of the lungs took away all prospect of recovery, he was aroused to a sense of his sinful condition.

“I wept and prayed,” he said, “two days and two nights, unceasingly, and then, when I had no more strength to pray, and no more words to offer, wearied and exhausted, I said to myself, as I was turning upon my side to get a little bodily rest, 'I can do nothing more;

I can never be saved,' when, oh! my pardon came. Everything around me seemed to be filled with light. My soul was so happy, and my body so strengthened, that I rose from my bed, tood upon my feet, and praised the Lord aloud. Every promise I had ever heard seemed to be brought to my mind and I began to sing all the hymns I had ever learned. The Spirit sealed the pardon so fully on my heart that I felt as if I did not care how soon God took me, for I knew I was saved through mercy."

On being asked when he was first convinced that he was a sinner and needed a change of heart, he answered :

About two years ago, Mr. T-: a convert of the Mission, called me into his room, and began to talk to me about religion. I did not pay much attention until he told me his own experience, and how it took the fear of death away from him. That touched my heart, and I could not help weeping. I resolved to be better, but was too proud to let my feelings be known at the Mission. I went, at the invitation of Mr. T—-, to a protracted meeting in Greene Street, and when the invitation was given to those who wished to seek religion, I rose and went forward for prayers, and I took my good resolutions for religion. But they only lasted me three or four days, when I lost my temper, and relapsed into sin again, and often felt after that there was no mercy for me, and became almost hardened. Though” he continued, “I must admit that that effort at' reformation had some good effect upon me, for I never after used profane language, and could not bear to hear others use it; and it also kept me from other outbreaking sins. But that was not conversion.

Oh! no.

Now, I know I am converted, for I feel the Spirit of God bearing witness with mine that my sins are pardoned. I am not afraid to die, and can say with all my heart : 'Thy will, O Lord ! be done."

On being asked whether he had any difficulty in finding his way to the Saviour, he replied that he knew just how he must come, and the invitations of the Gospel all seemed to help him. He told Mrs. Wright not to be discouraged, no matter how hopeless the boy or girl, for said he, “The word of the Lord can never go amiss.”

The whole week before his death was spent in prayer and praise, and in exhortations to his young friends to seek the Lord. For the first time, he partook of the Lord's Supper, and as the table, with its snowy cloth and the sacred elements, was placed at his bedside, he said :

" Is it possible that I am permitted to partake of this in remembrance of Jesus ?”

The Rev. Mr. Shaffer, and the Rev. Mr. Richardson, with four ladies of the mission, partook with this dying boy of this solemn feast, after which, one of the ladies sang,

Jesus lover of my soul, in which he tried to join, saying it was his favourite hymn.

“ The passage of the Jordan is very narrow, Robert," said one to him.

It is only one jump,” he replied, “and when I get over, I will give one shout that you can hear me below.”

As he heard the choir of the neighbouring church singing the“ Shining Shore,” he requested his mother to raise the window higher, saying he could almost see his way through to that shore, and that he wanted to hear them singing


about it. He showed the sweetest patience and submission during his illness, constantly pleading :

Dear Father, let Ihy will be done in my sickness and death ; bless it to my family and friends. Dear Father, receive my spirit.” The day before his death, he requested one to sing,

Let me go, the day is breaking, repeating emphatically: “Yes, let me go."

Amid the suffering of the night before his death, he was constantly offering praise and thanksgiving to God.

The morning of his death, he attempted to join with those who around his bedside were singing :

Jesus can make a dying bed

Feel soft as downy pillows are, and on being told that he was dying, he exclaimed: “Is this death? Oh! welcome! Can this be death?"

Yes,” replied his mother,

Well, if this be death, it is very easy.”
Clasping his hands, and looking upward, he cried :
- What do I see?”
His mother asked : “What do you see, Robert ?”

"Why, I see heaven,” he replied. “Oh ! how sweet ! how beautiful !”

And he lay thus," writes the lady who witnessed this scene and recorded its precious details, " for fifteen minutes with his eyes uplifted, as if he had pierced through all the mists and gloom of death, and had caught a rapturous view of the invisible world. His pale face seemed radiated with a glow of rapture and indescribable happiness as he continued gazing, and then, quietly closing his eyes, his face lighting up with a heavenly smile, he calmly fell asleep, and entered his eternal rest”-one of the goodly company of ransomed ones, who, we trust, have, in the Five Points' Mission, received the title to and the fitness for the heavenly habitations.- New York Methodist,

Scripture Lessons.


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mised you in my last, our word this month is Eye, with its plural Eyes. Very likely you have already anticipated me in some of the lessons. I have selected the fol. lo wing.

The Omniscience of God, or that He knows everything. 2 Chronicles, xvi. 9; Job, xxxiv. 21; Proverbs, xv. 3; Jere

miah, xxxii. 19; Hebrews, iv, 13. The Absolute Holiness of God. Habakkuk, i. 13. That God made us. Proverbs, xx. 12; Psalm, xciv. 9. The excellence of God's law. Psalm, xix. 8. The natural depravity of man. Mark, vii. 21, 22. The great sin of disobeying parents. Proverbs, xxx. 17. Pride is very hateful to God. Proverbs, vi. 17; (margin)

Isaiah, v. 15. The sin of idleness. - Proverbs, x. 26. The human heart is never satisfied. Ecclesiastes, i, 8.-iv.

8; Proverbs, xxvii. 20. The great danger there is of riches ruining the soul. Pro

verbs, xxviii, 22; Matthew, xix. 24; Mark, x. 25; Luke,

xviii. 25. We must avoid everything that will damage our Piety, and

prevent our Salvation. Matthew, v. 29, xviii. 9. ; The sin of condemning the faults of others, whilst we our

selves have greater ones. Matthew, vii. 3, 4, 5. The need of divine assistance in reading the Bible. Psalm,

cxix. 18. That we ought to feel deeply for the funconverted. Psalm,

cxix. 136; Jeremiah, ix. 1.


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That God promises to be our guide through life. Psalm,

xxxii. 8. The glorious and inconceivable blessings that God has in

store for those who love Him. Isaiah, Ixiv. 4;

rinthians ii. 9. The certainty of death. Job, vii. 7, 8. The dead shall rise again. Job, xix. 27; 1 Corinthians,

xv. 52. Jesus Christ will come again. Revelations, i. 7.

Our next word will be Light.-Aunt JANE.

Diguity of Labour.


Twould seem that employment, from the

morning of creation, when God Himself worked and rested, and when Adam was commanded to till the soil and subdue the animals, implies peculiar dignity and honour. The Maker of worlds blesses labour. It is apostolic, it is Christ-like, it is God-like to work. No system of

education is complete that does not har. den the hand and toughen the muscle, while it develops the intellect and enlarges the heart. The religion that shows nothing but pale cheeks and lily-white fingers is not the religion of the Bible. Highways and hedges are better sanctuaries for acceptable service than studies and cloisters and cells. Scars and knots on the hands are more honour able than rings and gloves. Bronze out of the sunbeams is more beautiful on the face than rouge out of the shops. Only a worker attains the true symmetry, strength, and glory of manhood or womanhood. Genius itself falters in the conflict with labour. Industry has the long end of the lever that moves public opinion, parties, congresses,

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