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MRS. SARAH COOK. and mourned when it was at a low APRIL 14, 1803, died Mrs. Sa- ebb; she travailed in birth for the rah Cook, of Heck mondwike, aged and used to say, She did not wish
spiritual welfare of her children ; near eighty, relict of the late Mr. Wm. Cook, by whom she had
for great things of a temporal na. twelve children. Three daughters uit; but o liat they might live and two sons yet survive ; one of beiore bien ! And slie had the hapwhon is in the work of the minise press of sitting down with some of try. It appears that for upwards of them at the table of the Lord. She thirty years she was unacquainted
was remarkable for her patience in with the things which belong to
affliction, supporting, with heroic life and salvation, and only walls. fortitude, the decays of nature. ing according to the course of this Two days before her death he vain world, when it pleased the said, " I have been favoured with Lord to bring to this place the Rey.
such clear views of Heaven as I James Scott, who was, to use her
never had before; I believe the
Lord has afforded them to me tor owo ex ression, truly a apostle to her; under whose zuinistry the support against my departure, for I word came with a convincing power died, being asked how she did, she
am going!” – The morning she and light.
hor convictions were strong, and trouble great for a con
said, “ My voice is nearly lost in siderable time. She was greatly death, but my hope is as firm as distressed under her first serious
ever." -- A few minutes before her thoughts about election - - What departure, she said with a loud if I should not be elected ?" Yetit triumphant voice, " Therefore my pleased him from whom stie sought heart is glad, and my glory rerelief, powertully to apply Res. joiceth; my besh also shall rest in xxii. 17; which was eitectual to
hope.”' Thus terminated the life remove her distress upon that head.
of a person eminent in her sphere
of action. In die time she was admitted into
The event was improvchurch communion, and proved
ed by a funeral serion from that what Mr. Scott, long before luis text," By grace are ye saved, thro'
T. H. death, said of her, that she was a mother in Israel; maintaining an honourable place in the house of MRS. HANNAH JOYCE. God ahove forty years. She was prry diligent in her attendance upon Jily 6, 1803, Mrs. Hannah all the means of grace, fron, which Joyce, aged sixty, near forty years she toned considerable confort, a humble follower of the Lamb, especially during the last tew years and upwards of twenty years a useof her life. She came as long as it ful and ornamental member of the was possible, and when slie could church of Christ in Eagle Street, no more attend, she would often Holborn. For the encouragement say,.“ 'I lough I cannot go to the of others (and not to flatter he de. house of God, yet it is my privilege ceased) it should be observed that that I can go to the God of the her example, in many instances, house." She was eminent in prayer, was well worthy imitation; especi. initating her divine Alaster, in ally her uniform concern to intro. pouring out her soul in strong cries duce her carnal neighbours to the and tears unto God. Many who
means of grace; which was attend. , have attended with her at the wo. ed with the divine blessing, as semens' prayer-meeting, can bear tes. veral now in glory did, and others timony to the arviour of her spirit; in the church do, joyfully testity: the cause of Zion was near to her And though naturally timid, yet soul; she rejoiced in its prosperity, with holy boidness would she le.
prove persons who took God's name shall not be clear nor dark ; but at in vain, assuring them, that they evening time it shall be light." It could not be held guiltless for the has been neither clear nor dirk with offence. And her reproofs were so me; but should the Lord be pleas. well tined and pointed, that they ed to put me to bed in the dark, I usually appeared as apples of gold know 'in whom I have believed, in pictures of silver,” and seliiom and that he is able to keep what I Here without effect; for she was have coinmitted unto hin.” She not contented to point out the dis- whispered another sentence after, ease merely, without the only all. wards, but could not be understood. suficient remedy, Christ Jesus, as She bore her pains, which were exdisplayed in the gospel. Her cruciating, without murmuring, Christian companions regret the and with surprizing fortitude. loss of her spiritual conversation, After an affliction of five months, which was seasoned with salt, and the Lord answered her dying petiremarkable for its scriptural phra. tion, and received her spirit. Her seology. Her memory, though na. remains were interred in Bunhill. turally weak, was sanctified; and Fields, over which her much. she could recollect more of ser. esteemed friend and pastor, the mons, and religious books, than Rev. W. Smith, delivered a pamost persons. Notwithstanding the thetic and editying exhortation. J. Bible was her principal companion, yet she was very familiar with the writings of several eminent authors;
VRS. MARKHAM. so much so, that upon most topics On Sabbath, Aug. 28, 1807, died of religious conversation, she could Mrs. E. Markham, wite et Wr. introduce an appropriate quotation. Joseph M. coast officer of the cline But her favourite sobject was the toms in the port of Great Grimsby, faithfulness of God to his promises, Lincolnshire, aged sixty-seven, She which she could exemplify by many was greatly afflicted with the jauninstances of her own experience; dice. The last attack, which terand which, would the limits al. minated in her death, was the ninth; lowed us here permit insertion, and what seemed singular, for some might prove edifying and strength. days before, she enjoyed a state of ening. But although she had faith, so great health and comfort, that she was
not without fears, and she was ready to conclude the Lord mostly her language was like Job's, had perfectly restored her : but * On that I knew where I might alas! low soon the find him," &c. But she enjoyed changed ! it returned with renewed the faith of reliance when she could violence, and in less than three not full assurance, as her last words weeks brought her to the gates of will testify, of which the following deuih. The state of her mind will is the substance :-"May the good best appear from her own words, will of Him who dwelt in the bush which were taken by Mr. M. him. be upon my dear children! I have self, near the time of her departure. committed my soul into the hands “ Through faith in Jesus, the sting of Jesus inany years ago ; and tho' of death is taken out of the conhe withholds the light of his dear science, and thereby the fear of it face, I am enabled not to cast away out of the heart; the Lord is my my confidence, which hath great light and my salvation, what then recompence of reward. What a shall I fear ? the Lord is the mercy! the Lord rewards his own strength of my life, of whom shall gift, grace. - I thank the Lord for I be afraid? Yea, though I walk the kindness of all my dear friends through the valley of the shadow of in my atffiction, especially for the death, I will fear no evil. I need attention of Miss C.- Ibave been not fear any, because thor, my Lord much supported since the Lord has and Saviour, hast promised to be with applied that promise to my soul this me; thy rod and thy staff shall morning, viz. “ And it shall come confort me. This is great victory, to pass in that day, that the light but not singular. In the same faith
died the noble army of martyrs, of wheels so long in coming" He whom we read that they overcame was told by a friend the Lord would the accuser o the brethren by the mallifest himself to him, and he blood of the Lamb, and by the would not leave him, nor forsake word of their iestimony. -I am him.
- He replied, "If I do going to the Three Persons with perish, it shall be at the feet of whom I have had communion. I jesus! O blessed Spirit, descend shall be changed in the twinkling of and remove these doubts and fears an eye; all my lusts and corrup- from me; I trust entirely on the tions I shall be rid of, which I blood and righteousness of Christ could not while liere below. I stand for salvation !" — It was observed complete in his righteousness. that his sufferings were very great: Christ cannot love me better than he replied, " It is the Lord's he doth; and I think I cannot love doings.” He never was heard to Christ better than I do: - I am murmur. On the day of his death swallowed
in God. Blessed be it pleased the Lord to remove all God, Death is no king of terrors to his doubts and fears; to reveal in
he is a welcome messenger, his heart the knowledge of his dear because he is sent by my Heavenly Son. - He cried out, “ Christ is Father. Here I am, O Lord, wait. precious ! the Lord now shines ing thy pleasure, ready to obey the upon me ; I long to depart, and be suinmons; thy will O Lord, be with my Saviour who died for me." done." - The evening before her His mother said to him, You sweat release I found her exceeding clear very much. He replied, "My Sa. and coilective. On my questioning viour sweat great drops of blood for her if I might say any thing to the me." - About half an hour before livirg concerning her, she answer. he departed, his sister asked him if eu, “ Say I am a brand plucked out he was happy! He answered, “O of the fire (Zech. ii, 2); a sinner happy, happy!" Prayer and praise saved by grace. I am nothing, I was almost all that could be heard have nothing, and I have done no- as long as his tongue could speak, thing to merit ; but Jesus has done or he had breath to draw. - At all things well. God is faithful; twelve o'clock at night he finished yes, he is good and faithful to me; his course, fell asleep in Jesus, and I shall soon be with him. — Come entered his eternal rest, departing Lord Jesus, come quickly; why this life without a struggle, sigh, tarry the wheels of iny chariot so
J. X. long !" Here we closed our con. versation; and, about one o'clock MR. THOMAS NALDER. on the Sabbath, she breathed her last, and fell asleep in Jesus.
On Saturday, Jan. 14, 1804, died IV. S.
at Hammer-ponds, near Godaining,
Mr. Thomas Nalder, aged sixty. PETER WETHERILL.
five years. His love to Christ, Sept. 16, 1803, died Peter We. which, for many years, he had ma. therill, aged twenty-two years, who nitested by a steady and liberal at. attended the ministry of the Rev. tachment to his cause, and iris be. R. Hill, He was of a serious turn nevolent disposition in general, wiil of mind from a boy, fond of hear long endear his memory to many. ing the word preached, and reading The event of his death was improve the Scriptures and religious books; ed by the Rev. T. Gardner, of a dutiful son to his parents, and es. Godalning, in a Sermon on Lord's teemed by all around. The manner Day evening, Jan.22, at a room near in which he behaved in his long sick. the late dwelling of Mr. Nalder, ness (which was a consumption) where the gospel has for several plainly proved the Lord was with years been statedly preached for the him of a truth. At times, he was spiritual advantage of the reiglie much harrassed by Satan. He often bouring people; of whom a great cried out, “ Come Lord Jesus, and munber attended upon this lamienie come quickly; why are tly chariot, able occasion.
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Christian Experience, there- world have lain in my hed. My soul fore, is not to be treated with cona was doubly Blessed. How should tempt, ur thought of such little I have regretted, and my heart consequence as some 'imagine : -- it have snore me, if I had lain in bed, is highly evidentiat of a gracions when I consider how iny dear Lord stale; and the relation of it is use. staid whule nights on the Mount, ful, and often cunsulatory and re- exposed to the open air, praying for freshing. The volume before us such a Hell-deserving sinner! presents us with a view of the feel. “March 20. I often think of a perings and exercises of a heart deeply son t?rat was under disgrace with his impressed with a sense of divine King. He wanted to obtain pardon thin's We doubt not but the and reconciliation ; but did not Claistiin reader will find it profit- know how to come at his Majesty able in the perusal. The recolli. He understood, it he could get the