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Connecticut are, the Rev. David Bacon, at Michilimakinak, who is directed by the Trustees of the Society to leave that part of the country, and labor in New Connecticut 5 Messrs. Joseph Badger and Thomas Robbins in New Connecticut; the Rev. Seth Willijlon, in the south-western counties of New-York and northern counties of Pennsylvania; and the Rev. Jedidiah Bushnell and Mr. Samuel P. Robbins in the north-western part of Vermont. The Rev. James W. Woodward and Mr. Thomas Williams stand appointed as Missionaries, and it is expected they will soon commence their respective tours; the former to the south-western counties of NewYork and the northern counties of Pennsylvania; and the latter ! to the counties of OtseEjo and Delaware, state of New-York.

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Arc lifted now in humble prayer
To God, from whom all blessings flow,
Who gave us this revival.

1. As a Kght sprinkling lays the dust,
Before the blessings of a shower,
So may theie droppings prove the first
Of the displays of sovereign power,
In one entire revival.

9 Since old thingshavebeen done away,
And many hearts are formed anew,
They love to meet and praise and pray;
So all the saints in glory do,

Who need no fresh revival.

10. How great the work! the change

how great! How great the Lm:! from whence it

comes) ,

The Father fills the mercy feat,
And Cliristrpreparet the heavenly home*,

For those of the revival.

ix. O may their crowns of glory preve,
A» gems reflecting heavenly light,
Upon our Pastor's crown above,
AU glorious—all refulgent bright-
Sweet fruits of the revival.

il. O now that ev'ry eye might fee!
O now that ev'ry tar might hear!
O now that eVry foul might be
Converted to a Godly fear,

And bless'd with this revival!

Donations to the Missionary Society of Qonw3i(ttt.

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1$. Now to the cross let sinners tome,
And throw down all rebellion- there;
The Father hat created room,
And Christ inviteth all tojbare
Hie grace, in this revival.

14. Let ev'ry foul unite to bring
Some tribute to subduing grace j
Let ev'ry tongue unite to sing
Hesanna—with becoming praise,
To Gon for this revival.

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The benefit of'sanctified afflictions.

Written by Benevolus. (Continued from page 432.)

III."T^ HE subjects of sanctified I afflictions will find the grace of the gospel peculiarly endeared to them, and will strive to obey God's will in all things.

"Before I was afflicted," faith the Psalmist, "I went astray; but now have I kept thy word." Here we may observe that the pious Psalmist was led, by means of his afflictions, to love more than ever the book of God's grace, and to conform to it in his practice. Rom. v. "We glory in tribulation; knowing that tribulation worketh patience, and patience experience, and experience hope, and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, which is given unto us." 2 Cor. i. 5, 9. "For as the sufferings of Christ abound in m, so our consolation also aboundeth by Ghrist. . We had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we mould not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead."

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The more deeply any are impressed with a sense of their sins, and of the divine justice in their punishment, the more fully convinced are they of the necessity of gospel grace, and the more clearly do they see the glory of the i gospel plan of salvation. Seasons of suffering have often proved seasons of high enjoyment to the people of God. The patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and the primitive Christians in general, under their trials, were favored with abundant communications of divine grace; and rejoiced in hope of the glory of God. We may observe at the present time, that those who appear to be true Christians shine brightest when in the furnace. To them Christ appears peculiarly precious, and they appear at times, to be chearful, in giving up all things for his fake. They discover that they count not even their lives dear unto themselves, that they may finish their course with joy.

Christians, when under the rod, read the holy scriptures with special attention and uncommon engagedness, and manifest a strong relish for the truths contained in I i i'

she inspired volume. They now feel that God's word is a light unto their feet and a lamp unto their paths, while passing through the darkness and temptations of the present worlds

Psalm cxix. 50, 54. "This is

my comfort in my affliction for thy word hath quickened me. Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage."— The Psalmist declares rn the fame Psalm, "The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and siker.- How sweet are thy words unto my taste ! Yea sweeter than honey to my mouth!" (verses 72, 103.}' Afflictions are necessary to lead persons to understand many parts of the Bible, particularly those which relate to sufferings, and the divine support under them. Who und'erstandeth like the good man under the rod, how tribulation worketh patience , and patience, experience ; and experience, hope ? Who understandeth like the patient sufferer how consolation aboundeth By Christ, as the fruit of chastisement. The best of men do not know how much they trust in themselves and in the world, until their attachment is tried and broken by the rod. Now they fee more fully than ever their own folly in placing such confidence, in the things which perish. They will bless God for ever for that discipline which hath opened to them the pride and deceitfulness of their hearts, and hath brought them to discern the worth and glory ©f that kingdom, which cannot be moved. True Christians have rarely so clear evidence of their adoption as when their earthly hopes are dastied in pieces.

Sanctified afflictions lead men to be more attentive to the du

ties which they owe to God and to each other. What a wide difference is there, in ordinary casei, between the prayers which are made in a day of adversity and those which are made in prosperous seasons? Those who feel themselves to be burdened with guilt and sorrow, and are convinced that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him, will feel themselves engaged to go to the throne of grace, and to seek for mer^y.

Prayer is not to them an unwelcome taslt, but is the delight of their souls. When they find Satan and their wisked hearts striving to throw hindrances m the way of the performance of this duty, they will not rest until they have, in some degree, obtained the victory, and can fervently pour out their hearts to God. He is pleased sometimes remarkably to fill their mouths with arguments, when all Worldly appear; ances are against them, while they I are bowing at his footstool. They are uncommonly assisted in praying for themselves, for their families and friends, for enemies, for the whole human race, and especially for the peace and prosperity of Zion.

It is painful to those who derive benefit from their afflictions to be deprived, by ill health, or other means, of attending on the worship and ordinances of God's house. These are objects for which they find an increasing relish as they are emptied from vessel to vessel, by their trying changes. Hence when they are excluded from the place which they love, they can adopt the language of David, when he was wanderi.ig in the wilderness of Judah, by the persecutions of Saul. "O God thou art my God -r early will I •seek thee: my soul thirsteth for »hee, in a dry and thirsty land, where np water is; to fee thy power and thy glory as I have ieen thee, in the fanctuary." {Ps. lxiii. i, 2.)

Sanctisied afflictions are instrumental of stirring up persons to a faithsul discharge of the duties of the second table of the law. There are two in particular, which I shall name. The sirst is the duty of administering just reproof. This duty can never be rightly performed without much sels-denial. It is too common either to backbite those who do wrong, or to reprove them in anger. Both are forbidden by the word of God. We are bound to tell our neighbor, and especially a Christian brother, to his face, what we think amiss in his behavior, and to intermingle meekness with sirm.ness. When we ' feel calm and »ender, we hate to wound the feelings of another, but the spirit of the gospel requires us to reprove sin in others, whatever may be the consequences. A mind solemnized by prayer, and communion with God in other duties,— a mind which seeth the exceeding sinsulness of sin—and is bro't to the footstool by the rod, is prepared to administer reproof, without being overwhelmed with a slavish dread of the wrath of the olssender, and to do it in a manner which is best suited to work a •resormation. What boldness, and at the fame time what meekness, did the prophets and apostles discover, in reproving the ungodly i and in attempting to pull out of the sire their near friends? We shall, according to our sphere of action, imitate them in some degree if we are governed by the fame spirit. Nothing has a happier tendency to lead persons t«

discharge this duty, and to come home to the conscience than enduring chastisement from the hand of our heavenly Father. His glory appears to them of such worth, and the souls of men are so tenderly loved, that they dare not be silent when called to sp*ak in a way of warning and reproof. The other duty which I shall mention in this place is compassion and kindness to those vfhc* are afflicted. We are commanded to bear one another's burdens, to love as brethren, to be pitisul, and to be courteous.

There are men whose inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever and their dwelling places to all generations.— They are intoxicated with their prosperity, and presume that no painsul changes await them. They look with contempt upon the needy and afflicted, and are disposed to charge them with bringingtheir troubles upon themselves, or continuing them by their imprudence or timidity. Job xii. f., "He that is ready to flip with his feet, is as a lamp despised in the thoughts of him that is at ease." The sons of carnal pleasure make their boast that they have kept themselves clear from the troubles which fall upon others, and fay, " we shall never be reduced to their state, or if we should, we will soon extricate ourselves by our wisdom and fortitude. Let those poor wretches susser, it is good enough for them, but as for us, we feel above submitting to the weakness and the dejection which they discover." O ye proud boasters, betray no longer such impious folly and madness, but remember that the days of adversity will come upon you like an armed man, and plunge you in misery'!

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