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As Dr. Marsh's address was to the young, we have given it almost all. We shall only give a few extracts from other speeches. The Lord Bishop of CHESTER remarked, respecting the Jews' Society :

“ I should think impossible that a person could be uninterested in this Society, unless he were without an interest in those things that should most engage the attention of a Christian man. I could not but be interested in what I had the opportunity of witnessing last night, when I saw so many Jewish children, showing all the intelligence of their country, not employed in the study of the Talmud, or the traditions spread over the religion of their forefathers, but in learning those truths which are able to make them 'wise unto salvation through Christ Jesus.' Again, was it not impossible for any one to be otherwise than interested in the scene which we saw at the beginning of this Meeting? Could we fail to be reminded of the sweet Psalmist of Israel when we heard the sweetness of the Jewish voice chanting his anthems of praise to God ? Could we fail to remember him whose melodious music charmed away the evil spirit, and calmed the troubled breast of the monarch Saul ? Again, can we fail to be interested in those parts of Scripture which, though most mysterious, are still most wonderful, which are full of the peculiar blessings promised to Israel, and in the conten. plation of which the Christian must always feel the highest pleasure ? And, again, not to be interested in this Society would be to deprive ourselves of the best opportunity we can enjoy of tracing through the history of the world, the counsels, government, and administration of its

Supreme Author. In the general history of the
world we know the Lord reigneth, and that

of the world is his, and all things that are therein, but we see not the sovereign hand, as it were, that moves those counsels, by which the Lord does reign, and through which he executes justice ; but in the Jewish history, we seem to see the secret spring which moves, as it were, those events which otherwise merely pass before our eyes in wonderful array, like a representation of the heavenly bodies; we here find the unseen hand that guides them; we are ad. mitted, as it were, within the orrery, to see the wheels by which they are moved, and the counsels by which they are all guided. Not to examine these, and make them a constant subject of inquiry, would deprive us of the means of seeing the best proofs we have of the righteousness and wisdom of the Divine administration. But even if there were not these reasons why we could not fail to be interested in the objects of this Society, late years have given us others which must be, to every reflecting mind, of transcendent interest; they are the proceedings of this Society, which have led to that novelty in the history of nations, a foreign potentate offering his assistance to the Christian friends of the Jewish nation in England, and desiring to negotiate with this country, not for any of those purposes that commonly influence negotiations between different States, but with no other view than to promote the kingdom of God.”

The Right Honourable Lord Ashley, in his address to the Meeting, said,

“I can rejoice, and much we do rejoice, as Englishmen and as members of the Church of England,


our beloved Church! that we are called to advance, by our instrumentality, the welfare of the Hebrew people. The goodness of God seems to descend on every nation, and his grace seems to wait on every Church, that remembers the outcast children of Abraham. The love of this people evangelizes the hearts of individuals and of communities; and, depend upon it, that the Church which will plunge heart and soul into this mighty career, will be proof against all assaults from without, and against all heresy from within; and that kingdom which shall give its power to Israel, and not to the beast, that kingdom, I say, will have around it, in the hour of danger, as mighty a host as encompassed Elisha to his unseen, though most certain protection. But, principally, we rejoice in the end and hopes of this Society, as seeking the fulfilment of a long series of prophecy, and the institution of unspeakable blessings both in time and in'eternity, for all the nations of the world. We believe, and we act, too, as believe, that, if the casting away of the Jewish people be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be but life from the dead ; and turn where you will to examine the operations of this and all kindred Societies, and of every people on earth, and you will see in our tardy progress, and in our comparative unfruitfulness, the necessity of this revival. It strikes us, then, wherever we turn, that we must look for other times, and larger hopes, and fuller promises; and here they are before you, so plain that he that runneth may read. They may be accelerated, though they cannot be retarded ; and thus, then it is our duty, our most high and joyous duty, that every effort be made, that no exertion be


spared, that all our toil be given, by day and by night, that into every prayer, with all our souls, this special supplication should enter for the revival and exaltation, of repentant and forgiven Jerusalem."

The Rev. F. C. EWALD, who next addressed the Meeting, is himself of the house of Israel, He was for ten years at Tunis, as missionary to his brethren there. Accounts of that Mission will, from time to time, be given. At present we can only give you some account of his work in Jerusalem, as stated in his speech to the Meeting

“ It was my privilege," said Mr. Ewald, “to be appointed a missionary to Jerusalem, when Bishop Alexander was sent out. We stopped at Gibraltar for a few days, and I had an opportunity to visit the Jews there. I entered their synagogue, and, after their prayers, seeing an Israelite in an Oriental dress, I addressed him, and found he was a rabbi from Jerusalem, collecting money for his poorer brethren in that city. I conversed with him, and was immediately surrounded by a large number of Jews, who listened to us. The following night, the rabbi called on me; I presented him with a New Testament, which he said he had never seen before. Afterwards, the hotel in which I resided was besieged from morning to night with Jews, with whom I conversed ; and seeing that there was a great opportunity to preach to the Jews at Gibraltar, I recommended it as a station, and the Society has since sent a missionary thither to proclaim the Gospel of Christ to the many • lost sheep of the house of Israel' there. We proceeded thence to Beyrout, where we found many


open to conversation,






and conviction. That town has since been occupied as a missionary station. From Beyrout we proceeded to Jaffa, which is the ancient Joppa. There

received kindly by the inhabitants, Mahomedans, Greeks, Syrians, and Jews; all came to welcome us and to see the English Bishop who was going to Jerusalem. The Bishop and his party hastened on to Jerusalem, where the reception he met with was respectful and honourable. His entrance made, indeed, a great impression on the inhabitants of the Holy City. And why? Not because a new Bishop had arrived. But be

son of Abraham was selected as Bishop of the Church of England at Jerusalem, Several Jews, Turks, Syrians, and Armenians, waited on the Bishop. The Jews were glad, indeed, to see one of their own nation amongst them, occupying so high an office. It has been well observed, that the Jews long, if they cannot live in Jerusalem, to die there, and to lay their bones down in the valley of Jehoshaphat, where thousands and thousands of Jewish graves mark that most mysterious spot. Many who in former times could not go thither to die, directed their bones to be sent to be buried in the valley where their fathers had been buried. But in our days, many who can afford it, and have real Jewish feelings, who have not cast off their nationality, wish to die and be buried in Jerusalem. I have seen Israelites in Jerusalem whom I have met, in former times, in other countries, rich and surrounded by a rising and lovely family. They have arrived alone; and when I have asked the reason, and said, Is not God everywhere ?' the reply was, "Yes, the

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