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occasioned by his weakness, he proceeded, “My dear brother, God frowns upon my people; there is great coldness among them.” And that he might not be mistaken, distinctly referred to the little success of his ministry among them for some time back; when he was reminded of the words of the prophet, “Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the Lord, and my God shall be my strength:” and the consolatory truth which they taught, that a minister's personal salvation and eternal reward did not depend upon his success. He was silent for amoment, but again broke forth, “Oh, my brother, God frowns upon my people!” repeating it once or twice. He evidently regarded, in this hour of severe trial, the spiritual interests of his congregation as much as his own. The following were his dying words, as recollected by his friends who were with him during the last conflict. “On Tuesday morning the 3d inst., having been the patient subject of a stubborn fever for seven weeks, his disorder suddenly assumed a more alarming aspect. His brother-in-law having been sent for, arrived about ten o'clock in the evening. Mr. Boardman was then dying. His brother was requested to acquaint him of his situation. As he approached the bed, Mr. B. addressed him with, “How do you do, Doctor?” “How do you do, Mr. B.” “I am not so well as when you saw me last— I am much fatigued, and want rest—I know my situation to be a critical one—I feel my weakness; but God is able to raise me up, and I trust he will. I think I shall not die, but live to declare the wondrous works of God to sinners. O, J–, Christ is a great Saviour; his merits are infinite: his blood is precious, it cleanseth from all sin; embrace Him, J–, and secure the mercy of God, for it endureth for ever. Do you think me near my end?” “Mr. B–, your symptoms indicate approaching dissolution.” He heard his brother without the least possible discomposure, closed his eyes, and rested himself about one minute. “Well, if I
am dying I have no time to sleep. Raise me up and call my family around me.” He was raised, and his family assembled, “Where is R–? where is my dear wife? My dear and loving wife, I love you sincerely—we have been permitted to live together for many years in much love and harmony, and we ought to thank God for it.—I am now about to leave you; but our separation is not an etermal separation.” Being affectionately asked by his wife if he could assure her that he felt perfectly safe in the hands of God, he answered with emphasis, “I hope I can—I have not left a preparation for death till now—I trust Ihave long since given up my soul unreservedly, and I hope sincerely, to Christ, and he will keep that safe which I have committed to him.”—“Can you say so, my love? then I can, if it is God's will, give you up: for my loss is your gain. This world is now a wilderness to me.” “No, my dear, I leave you in the hands of that God who has promised to be a Father to the fatherless ones, and the widow's God and portion.” He then most affectionately committed her to the mercy of God in Christ, and said, “We shall meet in a world where parting is not known—I now bid you farewell! Where are my children? where is M–? My dear M—, you are about to lose your earthly father; but God will be your Father, if you will love him and keep his commandments, &c. Fare you well! Where is E–? My
dear E–, you are now to have your earthly father taken from you; but God will take care of you, and provide for you, if you will listen to his counsel, as I have always told you.—I now bid you good by " (He then
called for his mother-in-law.) “My dear old mother, I bid you farewell! But our separation is short; we shall meet in a world where trouble is no more, and where there
are no storms, &c.—Now, my friends, one and all, I bid you an affectionate farewell!” He earnestly recommended the religion of Christ to his friends, and said, “Fare you
well—fare you well! I go a long journey;
may God bless you—I can say no more
lay me down,” After a short pause he said,
“My manuscripts I leave to the care of Mr. Spring, for him to examine, and if he finds anything worthy of publication, to have it published for the good of my people.” (Seeing his black girl stand by the bed,) “M–, you know I always told you to seek the Lord Jesus Christ, and put your trust in him, if you would be happy hereafter.” After a short pause, he exclaimed, “The mercy of the Lord endureth for ever. He will never leave nor forsake those that put their trust in him.” He then lay still for about five minutes; then pronounced these words, “Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly: why is thy chariot so slow 2 But I wish not
done.” Shortly after he said, “He that has an interest in the blood of Christ has no need to be afraid of death.” The doctor then felt his pulse—“How is my pulse, Doctor –“Very weak.”—“Is it possible for me to continue five minutes longer?"— “That is impossible for me to say.”—“Sit by me, and tell me the moment of my departure.”---- His breath grew gradually shorter, and he expired about twenty minutes afterward, without a struggle.
Who, on reading this plain unvarnished account, does not exclaim, “Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his 2"
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American Bible Society, Proceedings
at the first Anniversary . . . . 92
- — Report of the
Abel, considerations on the Life and
A. W. B. . . . . . . .
Enoch, Considerations on his Life and
Translation 514, 558
George, Prince of Anhalt, Memoir of 481
, Religious, 45, 86, 129, 184
British and Foreign Bible Society 189,230
Bull of the Pope against Bible Societies 186
Benevolence, Disinterested 254
Church, Relation between it and the
Chalmers, Extracts from Sermons of
* the Rev. Dr. Chalmers, . 121, 178
Bloomingdale . 432
Church Missionary Society, London:
Conclusion of its 17th Report 479
Jay, Speech of William Jay, Esq.
Lampe on the Holy Spirit . 337,385,433
mise of it in the fifth Command 390
Missionaries: Alphabetical List of Pro-
Missions, Moravian. 135, 190,569
Mowhee, Memoir of . . . 378, 424,472
Of Belfrage's Sacramental Addresses
and Meditations . . . . .395
Turretin, J. A., Oration of . 60, 109, 163,
United Foreign Missionary Society: its
formation . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Constitution and Officers . . . ib.
dress of its Board of Managers . . 238
World, Relation between the Church
and it . . . . . . . . . . "