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x. 3, 19; xii. 7 ; xxvii. 23. They act as God's instruments, Ps. ciii. 20; Heb. i. 13, 14; and our adoration is due not to them, but only unto Him whom they worship, Rev. xix. 10; xxii. 9.

Angels appeared to Abraham, Lot, Jacob, Hagar, Balaam, Manoah, Elijah, David, the Old Prophet, Oman, Daniel, Zechariah, Joshua, Gideon, Gad, Joseph, Zacharias, the Shepherds, the Apostles, Mary, Christ, Cornelius.

EASTERN SHEPHERDS.

It is a lovely morning in Syria. The day has just dawned, and the faithful shepherd is leading forth his flock to the green pastures. How gently be guides them along! How tenderly he carries in bis arms the little lambs who are too weak or too tired to walk! In the bag or scrip which haugs by his side his provisions and other necessaries are stored. In his hand be bears a long staff, with which he keeps the sheep in order, and numbers them when they return to the fold. King David, who was a shepherd-boy in his youth, alludes to this staff in his beautiful Psalm. Do you krow what Psalm I mean?

The shepherd in Syria goes before his flock. How beautifully this illustrates the care and compassion of our gentle Saviour, the Gocd and Great Shepherd, John x. 4. He does not drive them but guides them, by going first. They follow Him, by treadirg in that path which He has marked for them by his own footsteps. They imitate his example and strive to do his will.

The sheep in the East follow their shepherd with confidence and alacrity, for they know his voice, and gladly obey his call. A traveller once asserted to an Eastern shepherd that the sheep krew the dress of their master, not his voice. The shepherd denied this. To settle the point he and the traveller changed dresses, and went among the sheep. The traveller, in the shepherd's dress, called the sheep and tried to lead them; but they knew not his voice, and never moved. But when their shepherd called them, they knew his voice, though he was differently dressed, and they ran at once to him. A stranger will they not follow.

Hearken to your Saviour's voice. Listen to his gentle call, and follow only Him.

Sometimes the shepherd has to search for the sheep that have wandered from the rest, and to bring them back again ; and he frequently incurs great danger in trying to rescue them. Sheep, when they go astray, soon get bewildered, and will not, if left to themselves, retrace their steps. Have we not "all like sheep gone astray? we have turned every one to his own way." But Jesus came from heaven to seek and to save that which was lost. He knew that we should never of our own accord return to God, and therefore He came into our world and endured much toil and suffering, that He might win us back to holiness and peace. Has his love touched your hearts ? Remember it is of those who are young in years, or tender in religious feeling, that the beautiful text speaks, " He shall gather the lambs with his arms, and carry them in his bosom."

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LINES Suggested on the Death of a young Lady, who" fell asleep in Jesus" after two Years' suffering.

“She is not dead but sleepeth,”
And now has gone to prove ;
That who in Christ believeth,
Enjoy eternal love.
Why should we then complain?
She's now from sorrow free!
While from her dust she whispers,
" Prepare to follow me.”
Through sufferings here, made perfect,
By grace through Jesus given;
She passed through “the furnace,"
To augment her joys-in heaven.
Oh could each heart conceive,
Her joy in Heaven above:
Each would her Lord receive,
Her Great Redeemer love.
Then let us look to Jesus,
For help our "race to run;"
That when from earth He frees us,
We each may hearwell done!"

SAMUEL FORREST, Jux.
Liverpool.

THE

JUVENILE COMPANION,

AND

SUNDAY-SCHOOL HIVE.

VOL. X. 1857.

NEW SERIES,

London: M. BAXTER, ASSOCIATION BOOK ROOM,

5, HORSESHOE COURT, LUDGATE HILL.

T. C. JOINS, TRIXTER, WINE OFFICE COL IT, FLELT STREET.

Wonderful Rocks & Headlands The Stones for the leavenly

No. I.

1 Temple

217

No. II.

29 The Father beheld through

Wickliffe and his Colporteurs 5

the medium of the Son 217

A Letter to the Young--from The proof of effectual calling. 218

Uncle Joseph..

7

Man's tendency to abuse what

Procrastination

9 he possesses

218

“I have no influence"

15

Trials necessary to test the

Letter from Australia..

13 true meekness

218

Disobedience

15 The main design overlooked-

Curious pastime of a Sea Bear... 19 subordinates chiefly regard-

The Blind Girl & the Sunbeam. 20 ed

219

Sunshine.

34 The Monument.

225

How long Halt ye?....

37 My Life

227

"The Sabbath breaker and the Missionary Reminiscences-

Ice"

11 A Brown Man Sketched. 284

Was it by chance ?

43 His Wife...

235

An example of Perseverance &

An Old African.

236

Ingenuity

45 Ethics and Religion

236

The special aid of Children en- The Turning point

238

listed in behalf of Christian Little Emma

240

missions

47 "Entertaining Angels unwares." 243

The Submarine Electric Tele- Little Bright-eyed Tommy, the

graph

57 Sunday-school Boy

244

Letters to the Young - XIX. A Lesson for the Prince of Walcs 247

William Cowper

The Pyramids of Mexico

253

To Teachers and Scholars.

76

An example that ye should Fol-

A W ord to the Sorrowful

80 low

258

The Maelstrom.

85 My Clothes are not good enough 266

A Good Example-An Italian Here and There

267

Narrative

90 The Child and the Infidel

270

“Here we are.”—(Job xsxviii. The Royal Palace at Amsterdam 281

39.)

97 " Left !" Why?......

282

Thoughts to think about

99 The Reclaimed Waste.

282

To the Scholars of the Wesleyan Death of a Little Girl....

296

Association Sunday schools 100 The Shoemaker and the Bible... 294

The Youth's Bible Class..

102 Celebrated Colliers and Miners 296

Peter Botte Mountain

113 Pompeii

309

'The Samaritan Woman's Ques- Letter from Australia.

313

tion

117 Sarah Fox

320

Fanny and Amy

122

ILLUSTRATIOXS.

Letter to the Editor

125 Kitt's Cotty House

1

The Palm-House in Kew Gar- The Tond Rock..

4
dens

141

The Rocking Stone, Fall River . 29
The Little Cloud
144 Block in Pembrokeshire

32

The Samaritan Woman's Ques- The Submarine Electric Tele-

tion

152 graph

57

The Sister's Prize.
158 The Maelstrom.

85
Are you Sure...
150 Peter Botte Mountain

113
The Chamber of Skulls at Fun-

The Palm-House Kew Gardens 141
chall.
169 The Little Cloud

14+
Sketch of a devoted Sunday. The Chamber of Skulls at Fun-
school-Man
171, 213 chall.

169
I can't tell a Lie, Father
179 The Crocodile

197
The Planet Saturn
182 The Monument

225
Little George.
184 The Pyramid of Chopula

253
The Crocodile
197 Nazareth

258
“ The Beggar"
202 Pompeii

309
Knocking at the Door

209

BIOGRAPHY.
Gleanings from Leighton 216 Sarah Barlow, of Lancashire 17
The Power of the Spirit's still Elizabeth Martin...

61
small Voice
216 Martha Walley

74
Near the Kingdom of God, but Theophilus Horrocks

93
not in it

217 R. Thompson of Patricroft 126

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