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Published by JOHN J. HOOD, 1018 Arch St.




A little girl fell into a cistern, and called loudly for help, when her mother hastened to her rescue. Telling how she was saved, she said, "I reached up as far as I could, and mother did the rest." So Christ saves the sinner.

I'm so glad He came to save me.
A sinner can find no Saviour but Jesus.
Saved with righteousness, peace and joy here.
First Jesus becomes a Saviour, then a helper.
Not the righteous, but sinners, Jesus came to call.
Who of us can say, "He saves me"?
Who will say, “I wish He would save me"?

The saddest road to hell is that which runs under the pulpit, past the Bible, and through the midst of warnings and invitations.-Ryle.

'Sir," said an ungodly man, "I hope to be saved at last." "It would be better,


Gems of Thought.”



QUESTION-What must I do to be saved?

'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved," for Jesus said, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on me hath everlasting life." It is a heart trust


Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare him room,
And heaven and nature sing.

Joy to the world! the Saviour reigns;
Let men their songs employ; [plains,
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and
Repeat the sounding joy.

friend, to be saved at first," was the reply. Let us go down on our knees and seek the blessing now.

When the Rev. John Newton in his old age found memory failing him, he used to say, "two things I won't forget: Ist, I am a great sinner; 2d, Jesus is a great Saviour."

Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget
The wormwood and the gall,
Go, spread your trophies at his feet,
And crown him Lord of all.

Sayings about Songs.

Heaven has all the music, hell has none. In eternity a saved soul always sings, a lost soul never sings. Oh, to hear the song of Moses and the Lamb. It's worth all life's battles to hear them sing just once in heaven.

Heaven and glory [hereafter.


drieth the bones.”—xvii. 22.

-Acts xvi. 31.

in Jesus and his atoning work for YOU as a lost sinner. To be saved you must turn from all sin, receive Jesus, and give yourself, your service, your all to God.

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"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit


Safely kept from the snare of the fowler.
Hid where no evil can betide me.
Christ, a refuge in the storm and tempest.
Jesus is the only SURE refuge.
Safe am I forever.

Theme 2.

My brother, what is thy refuge?
Sinner, hast thou hid in Christ?

Gems of Thought.

A frightened lark was once pursued by a hawk. Round and round in narrowing cycles the scared bird flew, till it seemed as if its foe would soon plant its beak in its breast. A friend of mine standing under the birds, feeling a sympathetic interest in the chase, opened the folds of his coat, and by soothing tone and gesture wooed the weak, frightened lark, till it sank panting to his breast, safely sheltered from its ravenous

The answer is, He whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.-Ps. xxxii. 1.



These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the

Saviour, like a shepherd lead us,
Much we need thy tenderest care;
In thy pleasant pastures feed us,
For our use thy folds prepare:
Blessed Jesus,

Thou hast bought us thine we are.
We are thine, do thou befriend us,

Be the guardian of our way; Keep thy flock, from sin defend us, Seek us when we go astray:

QUESTION—But who may abide the day of his coming? And who shall stand when he appeareth? -Mal. iii. 2.

Blessed Jesus,

Hear, oh, hear us, when we pray.

foe. Its natural timidity was overcome by a greater fear, and thus its peril and its powerlessness led it to come to a sure refuge. The tempted believers will likewise seek the everlasting arms, and say, "Let me hide myself in thee!"

True Christian experience involves both hope and fear. The more we fear his justice, the more we hasten to the shelter of his mercy.-A Contrite Heart.

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Sayings about Songs.

Even the beasts of the field like singing. I've seen the cows listen to open-air song. Serpents like songs. The birds warble till the air rings. I wish I could get the folks to take hold of the music with the same interest that a mocking-bird does.


Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple.-Rev. vii. 14, 15.

When Christ appears we who trust and serve him shall be made like unto him,

Thou hast promised to receive us,
Poor and sinful though we be;
Thou hast mercy to relieve us,
Grace to cleanse and power to free:
Blessed Jesus,

We will early turn to thee.
Early let us seek thy favor,

Early let us do thy will;
Blessed Lord and only Saviour,
With thy love our bosoms fill:
Blessed Jesus,

Thou hast loved us, love us still.

PROVERB--“Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.”—x. 12.

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