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possesses sufficient of the Jewish aspect not always to escape the ridicule, with which the world in its most amiable mood, does not fail to treat the descendants of Israel; but on the whole, I should think that he had conciliated the kindly feelings of his comrades. May the Lord, the Holy Spirit, bless this child of Abraham, and make him a blessing in the ranks of a Gentile Christian army."

In the same communication, Mr. Cartwright gives the following account of the

Baptism of Six Israelites. “On Sunday evening, Feb. 1st., I baptized six adult Israelites, five of whom had been for some time under Mr. Ewald's instruction, and were prepared by him for baptism ; the sixth had received a very lengthened and careful course of instruction from a young friend and member of our congregation, whose labours in a private station in behalf of God's ancient people have been for some years most valuable and unwearied.

“ The occasion was a very solemn one; the congregation was large and deeply impressed ; and the attendance of Jews such as I think I have never before witnessed; inasmuch as they all remained to the close of the sermon, instead of leaving after the baptisms, as a portion of them generally do. I preached from Romans x. 12, “ There is no difference between the Jew and the Greek.” Many manifested great attention ; and I could only pray, as I believe many of the congregation did

most earnestly, that the Lord would open many hearts, and magnify His own word, as the power of God unto salvation, to the Jew first and also the Gentile."




“Ye are my Witnesses." Thus spake the Lord,
To ancient Israel. Theirs the written word;
Theirs the adoption, and the glory theirs ;-
Of prophets, kings, and patriarchs the heirs ;
Promise and covenant to them were given,
Earth's loveliest land, and kindling hopes of heaven.
The people sat in darkness. All around
Death cast his mournful shadows on the ground;
But Israel's homes were lighted from above,
And the broad banner over them was love ;
God's Witnesses, His power and truth to show,
To Gentile nations, sunk in guilt and woe.

“Ye are my Witnesses.” Thus saith the Lord
To Israel now. Famine, and plague, and sword,
And years of dreary exile they have borne;
The world's fierce hatred, and reproach, and scorn ;
For awful was their crime, and such the woes
Denounced by God 'gainst his rebellious foes.
Dread Witnesses! Who looks on them nor fears
Just vengeance for the sins of by-gone years ;
Who looks on them, nor prays the blood they spilt
May cleanse his soul, remove his load of guilt ;
Nor breathes a prayer for those, self-doomed to be
Proofs of the righteous God's severity.

“Ye are my Witnesses.” Thus saith the Lord,
Forsaken for a moment, and abhorred;
But with a love, deeper than hell's abyss,
And higher than Angelic homes of bliss.
Loved of their God! Soon Israel's sons shall be
Graffed in again to their own olive tree;
Soon, living branches of the living vine,
Yielding the richest fruit, the choicest wine.
Soon, Witnesses for Christ, their Lord and king,
O'er Judah’s hills their triumph-songs shall ring ;
For He hath formed them to show forth His praise,
And kept them through the dark and evil days,
That whereso'er their exiled feet have trod,
They might at length declare the love of God;
And the rich treasures of His grace proclaim
Who died to ransom them from sin and shame.

Amen! Amen! hasten, O Lord, the time
When Israel's sons to every land and clime
Shall bear the news to Bethlehem's shepherds given,
By the rejoicing messenger of heaven.
Hasten the time; when pardoned, blessed, restored,
They bear exulting Witness for their Lord !

J. T.

London : Printed at the Operative Jewish Converts' Institution,

Palestine Place, Bethnal Green.


APRIL, 1852.




The next Prophecy in order of time, wherein we meet with any thing that evidently relates to the restoration of Israel, is that of JOEL, who an to prophecy to the kingdom of Judah about 800 years before Christ.

Joel ü. 18. “Then will the Lord be jealous for his land, and pity his people.

19. “Yea, the Lord will answer, and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, ye shall be satisfied therewith : and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen.

20. “But will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea ; and his stink shall come up, because he hath done great things.

21. “Fear not, O land, be glad and rejoice; for the Lord will do great things.

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25. “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the canker-worm, and the caterpillar, and the palmer-worm, my great army which I sent among you.

26. “And ye shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you : and my people shall never be ashamed.

27. “And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else : and my people shall never be ashamed.

Chap. iii. 1. “For behold in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem.

2. “I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people, and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. 9. Proclaim


the Gentiles ; prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near, let them come up.

10. “Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears; let the weak say, , I am strong

Assemble yourselves, and come, ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down,' O Lord.

12. “Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

13. “Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe; come, get ye down, for the press is full, the fats overflow, for their wickedness is great.

14. “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of


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