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I cannot half His love express,
Yet, Lord! with joy my lips confess,
This blessed portion I possess,

O Lamb of God, in thee !
It is Thy precious name I bear,
It is Thy spotless robe I wear,
Therefore, the Father's love I share,

O Lamb of God, in Thee !
And when I in thy likeness shine,
The glory and the praise be Thine,
That everlasting joy is mine,

O Lamb of God, in Thee !

COMING TO CHRIST. “Him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out.”-John vi. 37.

Just as I am-without one plea,
But that thy blood was shed for me,
And that thou bid'st me come to Thee,

O Lamb of God, I come!
Just as I am-and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot,

O Lamb of God, I come !
Just as I am-though tossed about
With many a conflict -many a doubt,
Fightings within and fears without;"

O Lamb of God I come!
Just as I am-poor, wretched, blind,
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need in thee to find,

O Lamb of God I come !
Just as I am- Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve :
Because thy promise I believe,

O Lamb of God, I come!
Just as I am—Thy love, I own,
Has broken every barrier down :
Now, to be thine, yea, Thine alone,

O Lamb of God, I come!
Bickersteth's Manual of Prayers for the Young.

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OCTOBER, 1848.


BISHOP STRICKLAND, to whom the inhabitants of Penrith are so much indebted for water, was a prelate of great abilities who came to the see of Carlisle in 1400: he was a firm adherent to the interests of the reigning prince Henry the Fourth, and took a very active part in the commission issued for the arrest and imprisonment of all persons professing their dissatisfaction in the then settlement of the crown. He died on the 30th of August, 1419, and was interred in the Cathedral at Carlisle : his monument is still to be seen in the north aisle.

The name of this great benefactor to Penrith is still greatly revered, the water having been brought, at a great expence to him, from a distance of between two and three miles. He purchased the right, of the family of Vaux, who possessed Caterlin, for as much of the water of the brook Petterell as would constantly run through the eye of a millstone. The water flows into a stone reservoir, which


is fixed in a wall of the same materials, situated in a back street of Penrith, and near the east end of the church. A Greek inscription is sculptured on an impost of red free stone, placed over the reservoir : it implies a perpetual possession, or an estate for ever, alluding to the generous and free gift of the water to the inhabitants of Penrith, by the above-named prelate.


Our Living Rill has left behind it, in the dim and misty distance, all those fair and fragrant natural scenes through which it wound its way in the beginning of its course, this being permitted, perhaps, lest even the believing ones should be led to fancy that created beauty is in some way necessarily connected with, and not merely the faint and passing shadow of, that which is spiritual.

The scene is entirely changed since we closed our last number at Linton, in the lovely county of Devon. The present opens in a handsome lodging-house in a fashionable street of the great metropolis, where we may find the gentle Emmeline located in a suite of rooms entirely devoted to herself, attended by a female servant who aided her to dress, and the same boy who has been before mentioned, and who had changed his character from a naval officer's footboy to a lady's page. The rooms beneath those of the daughter were occupied by the father, and never visited by the daughter but when summoned so to do by him.

The captain had never been much accustomed to female society, and hence was by no means acquainted with the ways of women, decidedly setting them down to be much inferior in their intellectual capacities to persons of the other sex; he had, perhaps, in consequence of this supposed feebleness, very strict ideas of female propriety, and though he would not have objected to his daughter being introduced into public in Bath, yet he would not hear of her going out in London without himself. That she did not desire to do so, he did not believe ; for from the first he had refused to enter into what we may call the rights of her dispute

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