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fellow who sat with folded hands in rapt atthis respect, that it does not require an admis- politic Japanese--but God takes care to fulfil
His own truth-the whole earth shall be filled tention at family worship, said one morning, sion fee; and also that its benefits are conforred on the sick and disabled, who there with His knowledge.
"I wish you would read the whole Bible find a home for life. Last year five of these And amid the desolations and sorrows of through in one day."
"How shall the young secure their hearts, beneficiaries were removed by death; the onr own day, in our beloved country, there is
And guard their lives from gin! youngest of these five was over 80 years of age. strong consolation in this, that the Bible is
Thy law the perfect rule imparts One old American woman, who was walking songht for salvation and comfort, with an in
To keep the conscience clean." about on crutches, apparently in excellent tensity of desire unequalled in any previous
1. health, informed me she was 79 years old, period of time. and had been twelve years in the Home. The bereaved and disappointed turn to it
THE PEN OF HEAVEN. There are three Directresses, besides the from all other streams of help. and lay their
The day grows yet more solemn. Its solemother officers, with a Board of Managers, from faith and confidence in God's own truth ; and nity reaches its highest point and culminates in whom are chosen a Visiting Committe. The rise again to the duties and privations before the momentous issue of judgment. It is the officers and Visiting Committee meet weekly them, renewed in divine strength.
day of God's settlement with a world that has in an upper room at the Institution reserved
Thy word, O God, can soothe my soul
had a long credit. It is the winding ap of this
When all is sad and torn within ; for that purpose—the same as our Committee
earth's bankrupt estate, and each man's individ
My loss in Thee I can recall, Room. These ladies are among the most
And hide beneath the cherubim.
ual interest. It is the closing of an open acwealthy and influential ladies of Albany, and
The soldier goes into battle with a promise count, that has been running on ever since the provide liberally for the wants of the Institufor his shield and an inward hope for his sal
fall. It is the day when the balance is struck tion. There are soveral domestics, besides the vation. We noticed in the Orinean war that
and our fate is heaven or hell; and by the matron, who is allowed the entire control. the Bible was a mighty Book there, and in the
manner in which we walked in these statutes, under the supervision of the ladies. train of that war the Bible went, and continues
and kept these judginents, and did them, our It is their purpose, if they can get an ap
to go, where it never was before in its divine destiny is determined. propriation of $5000, to add to it a sufficient and holy light. Our land was never before so
The most comninon action of life, its every amount to put up a commodions building, a
soaked with the blood of its sons. Sad, indeed, day, every hour is invested with a solemn granlittle out of Albany, where ground will be
the necessity for such severe retributive jus- deur when we think how they extend their donated; and then, my friend tells me, they tice.
issues into eternity. Our hands are now sowintend doing more for the young.
But we will assume also that in this terrible ing the seed for that great harvest. We shall O. M. BENEDIOT.
upheaving and loss, the Bible is now where it meet again all we are doing and have done. never before penetrated. Men have read the The graves shall give up their dead, and from Bible and been affected by its blessed truths,
the tombs of oblivion the past give up all that who would in no other circumstances have it holds in keeping to be witness for or against THE BIBLE AGE. looked into its sacred pages. Being divine, it
0! think of that, and in yonder hall of the “THE entrance of Thy words giveth light, and giveth un.
sliels light into the darkest nook where it is Inquisitions see what its effect on us should be ! derstanding to the simple."--David,
wedged, and it may be destroyed, but the Within those blood-stained walls, for those atroThe centuries of time have each had their power of its truth remains.
cious cruelties Rome has yet to answer, one is peculiar histories and heroes. Monsters of
“Thy word, Almighty Lord,
under examination. He has been assured that cruelty and oppression have appeared, one
Where'er it enters in,
nothing he reveals shall be written for the after another, and their names are left behind
Is sharper than a two-edged sword,
purpose of being used against him. While
To play the man of sin." as an odiuin on the human family. And set
making frank and ingenuous confessions, he
We have heard of a soldier who read his against these have been the famous reformers
suddenly stops. He is duinb-a mute. They Testament seven times through and was then and benefactors, who have adorned their day
ply bim with questions, fatter him-he anand generation, and their histories perfume all going the eighth timne its course. Many and
swers not a word. Danger makes the senses time after thein. Every one who does any. many a convalescent sits, or lies, poring over
quick; his ear has caught a sound; he listens, thing, however trifling, to unfetter the soul the sacred Book-it speaks to him,
it ties his tongue. An arras hangs beside him from guilt and sin, dves good. And whoever
“Thy book be my companion still;
and behind hiin he hears a pen running along lifts up his voice and influence against oppres
My joy Thy sayings to repeat,
the pages. The truth flashes on him. Bohind sion and wrong, is a true benefactor, and God
And so arch the oracles divine,
that screen a scribe sits committing to the is with him. It is to the Bible that we are
Till every heartfelt word is mine,"
fatal page every word that he says, and he indebted for all true liberty-its spread among It in pires him with vigor of sonl, if vigor of shall meet it all again on the day of trial. the nations has always been attended with body is gone—it opens to him the pearly gate Ah! how solemn to think that there is such freedoin and li:ht, and so it is very reason- through Christ, as his eye becoines dim and a pen going in heaven, and entering upon the able that despots, whether in church or state, earthly interests are vanishing.
books of judgment all we say or wish, all we should hate the Bible and its blessed independ- | think the Holy Spirit's influence attends the think or do. Would to God we heard it!
It is the Book of justice and right, it reading and study of the Bible in our day, in a What a check! and what a stimulus ! Are teaches and insists upon man doing as he would very peculiar manner. Christ Himself seems we about to sin, how strong a carb! If slow be done by, the exact rule of human right. No almost personally present, the Good Shepherd to duty, how sharp a spur! What a motive wonder, then, that they who hate the light, feeding His sheer. There is, even with ex- to pray for the blood that blots out the guilty hate the word of God. But we have at length periencel Christians, a love of the truth and past, and for such grace as in time to come come to an era in the history of our world, the understanding of it, deeper than
shall enable us to walk in God's statutes, to Bible age, when God's word does prevail and There is a turning away froin human writings keep his judgments and do them. “Knowing, will prevail. The impetus to its spread is di- and finding satisfaction only in the Book of therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade vine, and dare who will to stay its progress! God. L-ss dependence is Jail upon outward men.”—Guthrie. We venture to say it is triumphant in every teaching and more upon the unction from clime, and penetrates its unseen power among above. Col Himself is speaking to the world
God knows how to give his people graces and every tribe and tongue. We do not yet know in this day. Even children seem to be riveted
comforts, accommodated to the events that shall how it is working its way among the wary, 1 by hearing the word of God, as a dear little be, as well as those that are.
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Ist. The Society aims to rescue from degradation, physi. cal and imoral, the children of want, bomelessness and sorrow, wherever "found, who may be committed to the Society in accordance with its Charter, and after a suitable probation in their institution, to learn to what they are best adapted, &c., to secure for them permanent country homes in Christian families.
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DIED, suddenly, on the 19th ult., of heart for our sins, and then with the consolations of EXTRACTS FROM CORRESPONDENCE.
His Spirit, cheer and sustain our broken hearts. disease, Mrs. Ann Quarlas, of Kenosha, WisconThe gem sparkles in Heaven.--About three
Mrs. M. D. A. H. sin, aged 81 years. years ago our little Jessie was lent to us; to
The deceased had maintained a remarkable day the little clay casket sleeps in yonder
Dear Jadam,-Enclosed please find twenty- | degree of vigor and activity up to the day of graveyard, while the gern that filled it spark
five cents from "little Eddie,” earned by sleep- her death, and devoted much of her time to les in heaven. She was a very lovely, promising little girl; all who knew her could but love ing alone, the hint being taken from a sinilar performing works of kindness and benevolence
item in the column of children's responses. to those around hier. Her heart was alive to her, when her Saviour did. She had the as
W. O. F. the importance and interests of the cause of the surance of it, for a short time before her de
• friendless," as represented by the Fonale parture, she said, looking up into her papa's
First Offering. I am a little girl, seven years Guardian Society in the city of New York. face, “Jesus loves me, I want to go to heaven.”
old, living in Minois. Mamma takes the Advo- | Annually slie was seen in the self-denying As I cannot clothe that little form any more, and feeling that there are some promising des
cate and we all prize it very much. Papa told work, going from house to house, in order to
me if I woull do without butter one week, he titute little ones with you, I send you three
procure subscribers for the Advocate, to keep would give ine twenty-five cents. I have done dollars, which please use to feed and clothe the
up to a full number the club, to which a packso, and as it is the first money I ever earned, suffering. The blessing of afflicted and weep
age of the paper was sent many years addressand the inost I ever had at one time, I wish to ing parents goes with it, hoping it will be the
ed to this office; and always pleaded for the
cause with Christian fidelity. She has gone to
her rest, honored and respected by all who
MARY G. B knew her, and especially regretted by a large One talent improved. While reading in the
circle of relatives and by the church (Baptist)
A soldier's token of remembrance.—Enclosed is Advocate the piece entitled “God leads ine like
of which she had been many years a member one dollar from my son, W. H. C., now a soldier a tired child," I thought that I too, might say
and liberal supporter.
G. fighting for his country. In a recent letter he something in honor of Him whom I serve. I
Kenosha, April 30th, 1864. requested me to send you this sum in token of am one of Christ's "little ones," one of the his remembrance, and the pleasure he received
For the Advocate and Guardian. many who labor and suffer alternately, little in reading the Advocate which we send him.
ASPIRATIONS. known beyond their own home circle; yet I
A. D. C.
BEFORE the Mercy-seat I kneel, feel that He watches over ine as closely and
And breathe one earnest prayer tenderly as though there were no other person Dear little children of the “ Home.”—I have
For love, that face to face revealed, living. The time has been, that I shrank from
Softens each cross and care. saved fifty pennies which I want to send you as the idea that He watched me all the while, but a token of iny love and good wishes. It is like
“What cannot be, love counts it done." since I have become reconciled to God a little drop of water in the ocean, but I hope
Grant me to love aright,
Grant me, this heaven on earth begun, through Christ, it gives me unspeakable satisit will not fail to do its own share of good.
This faith that asks not sight. faction. I love to read the Scriptures, especial
Yours, affectionately, A. W. L. ly such as, “ Cast thy burdes upon the Lord,
I do not ask for earthly love,
However blest it be,
But loving others, win the love unto Him, and He shall direct thy paths," for here, and now her love is perfected among the
Of erring hearts, to Thee. it seems as though they are for me, as much as little cherub band in heaven. She left us
I ask not, that the good and ill though they were spoken to ine. It has been April 30, 1964, aged 84. This trifle was found
of life, be set aside,
But where Thou wilt, to follow still & source of grief to me that I could not be in her basket.
Whese leads "the Crucified." more useful, but my Father knows what is best for me. If He saw best to lend me but A distant friend writes :
I ask not wealth, but what is mine
To give, as Thou hast given ; one talent, it is far better diligently to use that, I am always glad to see anti-slavery senti
And guided by the love divinethat to complain because He did not intrust
ments in the paper.
To help the heavy-laden, me with five. I never expect to do some ing this conflict we now see, and calmly wait
I ask not fame, but memories left great deed, which will cause my name to be the result. God knows how to take care of
Of good to others done, handed down from generation to generation, the world and lie will do it. He has promised
Tbat haply, some sad heart bereft,
May heavenward be won. but would be glad if it inight truly be said of to hear the prayers of His oppressed children,
I ask aot that time's withering blight,
Be never felt-in friends, estranged.
But precious in Thy sight, till death,
Mrs. E. J. H.
My heart may keep its youth unchanged. Fromorphans far away.—Please accept $250,
My hand in Thine, close by Thy side, per Dr. Anderson, for the fatherless ones at the A strong motive. — Dear Vadam, -Inclosed
When to the river's-brink I'm come, Home, from a family of little fatherless children ple:lse find two dollars which I send for the use
With child-like trust, I know my Guide
Will bring me safe, in gladness, home.
ADVOCATE AND GUARDIAN.
the sake of my darling, who needs no earthly Since I last wrote you, in cominon with t!.ou
$1 a year, (in advance to Single Subscribers.
Twelve copies, fand over) to one address, 500 to give up my darling son, iny first born, my
Letters concerning the Advocate and Guardian, and those in your good work.
E. R. M. containing funds for the Society, should be addressed: only son. He fell at Murfreesboro, Tenn. We
29 E. 29th Street, trust he was ready; singing " Sunny Side," he
Letters designed for publication, should be addressed to the went to the camp-fire--fell, and after two short please find two dollars to relieve a few wants Edditress of the Advocrite and Chuardian, 29 E. 29th St., New breaths, the spirit went to Him in whom he of some poor widow. May God abundantly Letters designed for the Board or Executive Committee, had often said was all bis trust. We are a
and Reports of Auxiliaries, address Corresponding Secretabless you in all your labors, is the earnest ries, A. F. G. Soc., 29 E. 29th St., New York. Box 4740. nation of mourners, may God give us repentance
Advertisements. Only short ones are received-200 a line.
[No. 696. June 16, 1864.]
MRS. SARAH A. STONE,
York. Box 4740.
"I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to helý him; – the cause that I knew not I searched out." --Job xxix. 12, 16.
Vol. XXX. No. 13.
NEW YORK, JULY 1, 1864.
Whole No. 697. I
EDITED BY MRS. SARAH R. I. BENNETT.
For the Advocate and Guardian.
On the sea of human woe,
Published, Semi-monthly, by the Executive Committee of the sion. Our Divine Master knew well our nature we should feel for them; how our task would
AMERICAN FEMALE GUARDIAN SOCIETY, at the House and its necessities, and has amply provided the be lightened, and our anxieties alleviated. But
this is a wicked world. * There is none that The mother finds trials in the wayward, self- doeth good, no, not one.” And to keep our
ish, perverse tendencies of the unrenewed beloved ones pure and unspotted from the evil
But, oh, my sisters, my brothers, would you
In vain she pours out her words of warning know what is the greatest trial a mother can "CAST thy bread upon the waters, and thou shalt find it and entreaty, and tears of love and eager so
possibly have? It is the influence and examAfter many days."-ECCL. XI. 1.
licitude; the stone does not melt. Nothing ple of an ungodly, a sinning husband. Except CAST thy bread upon the waters, Teachings pure and true impart
can break it but the strong touch of the Holy in very few instances, there is no influence so To the youthful mind still plastic,
Ghost; but the burning fire of a Saviour's potent in the family as the father's. Althongh To the tender, youthful heart.
love; and until these indispensable and divine the mother may be positive and strong in her And though worldly gloss may cover,
agencies are brought to bear upon the heart, individual character, though she may wield the Early teachings for a time, Or the good seem wholly hidden
her faith and patience, her love and wisdom, | mighty influence of a spotless life, a meek 'Neath a dark career of crime; are sorely, sorely tried.
spirit and unceasing prayer, yet is it in the Yet the bread upon the waters
The mother finds trials in herself. She sees power of a worldly, selfish or unbelieving Ne'er shall sink beneath the tide;
what stores of grace and knowledge, of gentle- father to thwart her plans, to oppose her teachAfter many days thou'lt find it, E'en where stormy billows ride.
ness and sweetness, of forbearance and endur. ings, continually to pile difficulties in her path, Cast with lavish hand thy riches,
ance are needed in her own spirit, to enable and so to sicken her heart, discourage and
her to bear with the faults and follies of child weaken her energy, and wear out her hope and Lift the burdens from the needy, Gleams of happiness bestow.
hood, to understand the nature with which she her strength together. Fearful indeed is the Cast abroad thy store of blessings,
is dealing, and to apply to it the suitable tench- struggle between good and evil in such an illSoothe the hearts of those who mourn,
ings and discipline; to help her to set forth in assorted, inharmonious household. The mother Let a constant stream of kindness Gladden all the weak and worn. her own life a holy and spotless example for
ever building, the father pulling down; the Cast thy bread upon the waters,
her little flock, and then, having fulfilled the mother doing, the father undoing; the mother Thou shalt surely find again
necessary conditions of faithful labor and ear- with patient industry and her strong, loving E'en the tiny crumb thou scatterest,
nest prayer on her own part, to “be still, and heart trying to guide the precious craft against O'er the darkly rolling main.
see the calvation of God." And oh, what the current of a father's pride, severity and Though the waves seem black, engulfing, Still the bread will come to thee;
mother, whose eyes have been opened to see ungoverned passions. What can she do ? She Doubt not, faithless ones, the promise,
the greatness of the work committed to her cannot counsel with him, for he is fixed in his Did not God himself decree? hands, and her own needed qualifications for
own opinions and will. She cannot, with a May 30, 1864.
doing it, bas not groaned before the Lord hand hidden beneath the drapery of a wifely " with groanings that cannot be attered,” in love, seize and hold the reins of government; view of her own utter insufficiency.
for, lo, with a sudden impulse of passion or A MOTHER'S GREATEST TRIAL.
The mother finds trials in her social sur. caprice, he jerks the lines from her hold, and
roundings. Oh, she says to herself, if people drives irresistibly whithersoever he will. She MOTHERS have many trials. It is well they
were only good; if those with whom our chil- cannot reason, for he will not listen. have; for if life's way was one uninterrupted, dren must associate were all pure, high-minded, not even express an opinion, dropping it as a smooth plain of pleasant and easy duties, we
truthful, unselfish, how easy it would be to seed, with hope that it may chance to fall into should become careless and indolent, enervated bring up our children as we wish. If they saw
a fruitful spot, and bear the harvest she deand inefficient. We need trials to stimulate only good examples around them, if we were
sires; for he has no confidence in a woman's our energies, to goad on our selfish and easeloving natures, to drive us up to worthy ac
sure they would come in contact with no evil
if they wonld be exposed to no pernicious in- Poor, tried, heart-broken mother—what can complishment with the sharp point of compul-fluence to counteract our endeavors, how safe she do? One thing only—trust in God, and
For the Advocate and Guardian.
keep steadily on at her difficult, wearying I took his cold hand in mine, and spoke to him My youngest daughter has labored with me
I know the author of this letter well. She
But, day after day, I witness these death- is the wife of Chaplain Ambler of the 67th workings of the heart, so that agencies which
scenes, so sad, so heart-rending. Sometimes I | Pennsylvania, now at the front with the Sixth seem most adverse, shall work His will, and feel that I must leave this place, and
where Army corps, whose communications have bring out a glorious result.
there are no sick and suffering soldiers. Then sometimes appeared in the columns of the
How little do your people realize that it is and they shall be sent to this hospital at once.
our army. It neder can be paid. Can we do The books spoken of above were the proceeds
Tuesday morning the flag of trace boat came. wounded, and sick, and starved, of the nation's
L. G. BINGHAM,
Agent of Board of Publication for Army purposes.
For the Advocate and Guardian.
bled with anguish. Your tongue would cry
* JESUS WEPT." warm friends of the Home, for many years a companion in
“How long, O Lord!” shall this unholy
PITYING Jesus / sympathizing
With those sisters sad—bereaved,
With His precious tears baptizing
Lazarus' memory-o'er him grieved.
Jesus wept ! tha Man of sorrows
To the spell of human love “I had nearly four months' experience in Since the boat came, over twenty have died
Bowed His heart; such great love borrows
Glory but from God above.
Jesus wept! O, lowly Saviour,
Thou couldst bid thy friend "arige ?" called Belle Island, and all of us suffered, less than a month. I do not see how they can
From the bonds of death deliver, almost unto death. But God delivered us in live. There is nothing to build on. There is
Yet earth's grief-drops filled thine eyes answer to prayer. A number of the poor nothing but skin and bones. Then the food
Ay, thy voice was more than mortal, fellows have since died of disease contracted they have eaten in Libby prison has entirely
For not all the loved of earth,
Could, from over death's dark portal,
Bid a "Lazarus, come forth!"
Jesus wept ! oh, heart that weepeth,
Lean thy griefs on Jesus' breast :
"Lazarus is not dead, but sleepeth ;"
Even so thy loved ones rest.
Blessed Jesus! week and lowly,
To our sin-sick souls give peace;
Cleanse from all desires unholy, experience. Well, I will give you this week's on the coffin lid. This we see sometimes.
From the bonds of death releaso.
THE TWILIGHT OPPORTUNITY.-What loving
mother does not know the value of the twilight ser vice. Something else to another, and yet starvation, prison, or death.
hour, when her children, tired of play, or interanother and so on. Thus the holy day passed Mr. Bingham, I thank you for the books.
rupted in their chosen amusements by the waning
light, are unconsciously attracted to her side by off, and I did not go to church at all. Monday They are already in the hospital, where they the cheerful fireside's glow? The day's boisterous morning I started again to distribute pocket- will be read by the men. 'I have never received mirth is subdued, and the troubles aud disappoint
ments of the day are softened or forgotten in this handkerchiefs, and such articles as I had in my a dollar in pay since you met me in that empty charmed bour. Motherly admonition is then possession.
house, but I often wish the Sanitary Commission more tenderly given, and more gently received; In one room lay a beautiful young man gasp
I assure you it
and the little secrets and confessions, which might
would send me some money.
shrink from daylight, are now confidingly poured ing, dying, far, far away from home and friends. would go to the sick and wounded soldiers. into the loving ear,