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Print of Luther.--Ecclesiastical, 8c. Notices.--Obituary. 23 bear the thought of keeping back The Rev. John D. LAWYER has from my countrymen that knowledge also dissolved his pastoral connexion which it may be in my power to with the Evan. Luth. Churches at communicate. He, who has given me this desire, will, of a surety, bless Stone Arabia, Minden and Palatine, and prosper my undertaking.' He, Montgomery co.; and taken charge who has worked such signs and won-(of the Evan. Luth. Church at Sandders in heathen lands, will, perad-lake, Rensselaer co. venture, rouse even us Swedes from

The Rev. JOHN EISENLORD, Jun. our lethargy; and awaken that spirit of zeal and love, which shall have has assumed the temporary charge of for its result, what I have earnestly the churches vacated by the removal hoped and prayed for—a Swedish of the Rev. Mr. Cole, under the diMissionary Society! Then shall we rection of the Missionary Society of no longer neglect our own heathen

the Lutheran Church in this state. countrymen, far up in the North, in our own woods and mountains, where the Cross is, indeed, raised, but only

MISSIONARY SOCIETY. as a guide-post ! “ În furtherance of this design, I

The second annual meeting of the am endeavoring to establish in Stock Domestic Missionary and Education holm, a Reading Society, consisting Society of the Lutheran Church in of such well-disposed persons as have the State of New-York, will be held both the ability and desire to extend in the Church at Canajoharie, on their reading beyond a small Swe- Tuesday, the 4th inst. The Report supply them with as many foreign of the Board of Directors will be missionary publications, as possible. read, and several Addresses are exBy these means, even those whose pected to be delivered by Clergymen hearts are not yet with us, because and Laymen of our church. A genthey do not as yet believe, may be

eral attendance of the friends of the constrained at length to confess that God still worketh wonders in the missionary cause, is solicited. earth, and may even be brought to rejoice in the privilege of preparing the way of the Lord.”-[N. Y. Obs.

Died, at Schoharie, Dec. 21, 1829, Print of Luther. -A very beautiful Johannes Haelzel, a native of Elsace, lithographic print, has just been pub-| Germany, aged 74 years. lished at Worms, representing Mar- In Sharon, Schoharie co., Februatin Luther pleading his cause before ry 1830, Lawrence Frantz, aged 50. the Emperor, Charles V. at the Diet

At Canajoharie, Montgomery co., of Worms.

Feb. 17, 1830, Mrs. Maria ShoemaECCLESIASTICAL NOTICES. ker, aged 46. March 8, John Peter The Rev. Perry G. Cole has Dunckel, aged 80. March 24, Elecrelinquished the pastoral charge of ta Doty, consort of Doct. Lebbeus the Evan. Luth. Churches at Sum- Doty, aged 38. At Palatine, Nancy mit, Schoharie co., and Davenport, Dockstader, wife of F. G. DockstaDelaware co., and removed to the der, aged 21. Evan. Luth. Churches at West-Camp The above named persons were all and Woodstock, Ulster co.

members of the Evan. Luth. Church.

OBITUARY.

the sun,

Poetry.

jI shall long remember that funeral hymn.”
[Flint's Recollections of the Valley of the

Mississippi.]
THE ARMY OF ISRAEL AT THE FOOT
OF MOUNT SINAI.

There went a dirge thro' the forest gloom!
By Miss Lucretia M. Davidson. An exile was borne to a lonely tomb.
Their spears glittered bright in the beams of

“ Brother!” (so the chant was sung

In the slumberer's native tongue:) Their banners waved far; and their high hel

“ Friend and brother! not for thee mets shone;

Shall the sound of weeping be; And their dark plumes were tossed on the Long the Exile's woe hath lain breast of the breeze,

On thy life a withering chain: But the war trumpet slumbered the slumber

Music from thine own blue streams of peace,

Wandered through thy fever-dreams;

Voices from thy country's vines He came in his glory, he càme in his might, Met thee 'midst the alien pines, His chariot the cloud, and his sceptre the And thy true heart died away, light;

And thy spirit would not stay.' The sound of his coming was heard from afar, || So swell’d the chant; and the deep wind's Like the roar of a Nation when rushing to

war.

moan

Seemed thro' the cedars to murmurgone.' 'Twas the great God of Israel riding on high,

“ Brother! by the rolling Rhyne: Whose footstool is earth, and whose throne

Stands the home that once was thine; is the sky;

Brother! now thy dwelling lies He stood in his glory, unseen and alone,

Where the Indian's arrow flies! And with letters of fire traced the tablets of He that bless'd thine infant head stone.

Fills a distant greensward bed;

She that heard thy lisping prayer
The Eagle may soar to the sun in his might, Slumbers low beside him there;
And the eye of the Warrior flash fierce in the They that earliest with thee played,
fight;

Rest beneath their own oak-shade,
But say, who may look upon God, the Most

Far, far hence-yet sea nor shore
High?

Haply, Brother! part you more; Oh ! Israel ! turn back from his glory, or God hath call'd thee to the band die!

In the immortal Father-land!"

« The Father-land!” with that sweet word its splendor, the fire in its might, Which devours, and withers, and wastes from A burst of tears midst the strain was heard. the sight,

" Brother! were we there with thee, Is dim to the glory which beams from His Rich would many a meeting be! eye:

Many a broken garland bound; Then, Israel, turn back-Oh! return! or ye Many a mourn’d one lost and found ! die!

But our task is still to bear,

Still to breathe in changeful air;
THE EXILE'S DIRGE.

Lov'd and bright things to resign,

As even now this dust of thine:
By Mrs. Hemans.

Yet to hope !--to hope in heaven, “ I attended a funeral where there were a Though flowers fall and trees be riven; number of the German settlers present. . Af- Yet to pray—and wait the hand ter I had performed such service as is usual Beckoning to the Father-land." on similar occasions, a venerable looking man|And the requiem died in the forest's gloomcame forward, and asked me, if I were wil- | They had reach'd the Exile's lonely tomb. ling that he should perform some of their peculiar rites. He opened an ancient version of Luther's Hymns, and they all began to

TO CORRESPONDENTS. sing in German so loud that the woods echo- The History of the Rise and Progress of ed the strain. There was something affect-|Protestantism in Spain, continued from a foring in the singing of these ancient people, mer number, is on file, and will be attended carrying one of their brethren to his last home, and using the language and rites which to in our next. they had brought with them over the sea A Conversation, between Almosen and his from the Vaterland'- -a word which often Neighbor, is also received, and necessarily occurred in this hymn. It was a long, slow deferred, to make room for previous commuand mournful air, which they sang as they

nications. bore the body along. The words, “ Mein Gott!mein bruder!' and 'Vaterland!' di- M., on the Atonement, will be continued ed away in distant echoes among the woods.Ilin our next number.

The sun

LUTHERAN MAGAZINE.

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VOL. 4.]

JUNE, 1830.

[NO. 2.

Original. and the capability of appreciating the

benefactions of the righteous, shall EULOGY,

be no longer considered a feature in On the Rev. J. P. GEORTNER, delivered

before the Theological Society of Hart- the character of man.
wick Seminary, August 24th, 1829. By

Various are the honors which are
C. A. SMITH.

paid to the memory of the departed It is delightful to contemplate the dead. The Conqueror, who has built actions of the virtuous dead. Im-|| his fame on the ruins of empires, pelled by an almost irresistible in- reclines amid the regal pomp and citement, we dwell with pleasure on splendor of his dear-earned glory.these illustrious examples of moral|The Philosopher retires, accompaniexcellence, until our feelings are ed by the plaudits of an admiring wrought up to a state of wondering world. But the Christian, elevated and astonished admiration. When by the inspiring recollection of his we behold the imperishable monu-immortal destiny, spurns the thought ments of literary greatness, we re- of senseless ostentation-soars to the vert to the exaltation of the mind regions of celestial glory_and enthat conceived them. When we re-ters heaven amid the shouts and fect on the magnificent achievements rapturous acclamations of angels, of the Hero and the Patriot, we la- who rejoice over one sinner that rement the termination of their earthly penteth. existence. When we observe the Such was the subject of our preeffects which have been produced by sent mournful celebration. As a the united operations of the Philan-| friend, he exhibited the warmest and thropist and the Christian, we re- most disinterested affection. As a joice that man's original purity has member of society, he was one of its not been totally destroyed. brightest ornaments. As a christian,

The great, the wise, and the good, he verified, by his actions, the sinare alike doomed to leave this world-cerity of the principles he professed. ly habitation : But though their mor- Of the early part of his life, I tal remains must be conveyed to their know but little. Yet of this I am final resting place, and moulder into certain, that it was characterized by dust; yet their names, immortalized a love of virtue, a detestation of vice, by the deeds of a well-spent and glo- and a seriousness of mind, which afrious career, shall live-and live-terwards induced him to embrace the and live-until the elevating senti-profession of a minister of the gospel. ments of respect and veneration, shall||My acquaintance with him commenhave become seared by ingratitude ; ced about five years since, whilst he

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was pursuing his studies in my na-reared on high, and her pathway was strewe tive city : And as this was doubtlessed with the offerings of a ruthless persecu

tion. We learn this, from the tragic scene the most interesting portion of his

that was acted on the plains of Bethlehem, useful career, I shall dwell, for a few when maternal hearts bled for the untimely moments, on that period more parti-| fate of their lovely innocents—when a mocularly, which intervened between ther's woes and a mother's wrongs, were our first acquaintance, and the mo- groaned only to the passing breeze, but awament that terminated his sublunary heart of the cold blooded destroyer.

kened no throb of sympathy in the obdurate

We existence.

learn it from the heights of Calvary, where I remember well, the spot on which the badge of our redemption stands, encrimI beheld, for the first time, our de-soned with the blood of a Saviour. We learn

it from the tales of persecution that stain the parted brother. It was one of pecu- annals of antiquity. We learn it from the liar interest. It was in the sanctua-moral convulsions of a once flourishing nary of the Most High. Methinks, 1tion, which, under the influence of infuriate see him now, so noble, and yet so infidelity,raised its blasphemous voice against unassuming. Methinks, I see him, Omnipotence itself

, and by a solemn decree,

would have banished Jehovah from his Emas he stood with all the conscious

pire and his Throne-deprived the soul of dignity, which a sense of his exalted immortality and declared death an everlaststation must have naturally inspired, ing sleep." and as he pronounced a blessing, in He described the righteous, as of his own feeling and impressive man- ten sacrificed by the daring insinuaner, upon the multitude which was tions of this fell destroyer. He proassembled for the worship of Jeho- ved the truth of the assertion, that vah. But the substance of his dis- their salvation was often with difficourse was not less affecting, than culty secured. “And then, following the manner in which it was deliver the train of the Apostle's reasoning, ed. He addressed us, on the doom he exclaimed: If, after all this care of the ungodly. He spoke of the and perseverance, the righteous are danger to which the righteous were scarcely saved, where shall the unexposed. He denounced the temp-godly and the sinner appear 2tations of the world, and the powers Gloomy, indeed, was the picture of of darkness, as conspirators against future retribution. ; He placed bethe happiness of the upright, which fore us, the scene which would octoo often bafile his best intentions, cur at that awful day, in which the and shake his firmest resolutions. wicked shall be separated from the He pointed to infidelity, as holding good. He described the feelings of the a conspicuous rank among the ene sinner, whilst he listened to the senmies of the cross ; and perhaps I can- tence of the Judge. He spoke of the not give you a better idea of the man- agonizing moment, in which he shall ner in which he described its de- be doomed to rankle in the miseries structive influence, than to substitute of the damned. But he left us not his own forcible language.

in doubt or despair. He encouraged “ From Herod to Nero," continued he,

us to retrace those steps, which had “ and from Nero to the Eropean conspira- led many to the brink of eternal ruin cy, the blood-stained banner of infidelity was ---to persevere in the path of virtue

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—and to participate in the joy of an-||and beloved, he obtained an ascengels, through the merits of our Re-dency over the hearts of his hearers, deemer.

which could only be effected by maThis was the foundation of that in-nifesting a sincere desire to promote timacy, which afterwards existed be-their eternal interests. He fearlesstween us. You may, perhaps, smilely declared to them, the solemn and at its novelty ;-but when I listened important truths of that gospel, which to that pure and simple reasoning, he was commissioned to preach. He that powerful and persuasive elo-described the sinfulness and inconquence—that ardent love and devot-sistency of the heart of man. He ed affection, which he evinced in his viewed that heart as standing in need desire for the salvation of his fellow of some renovating influence—and creatures,—I felt that his was a spi-when the inquiring sinner demanded rịt, which could kneel at the shrine the source from whence this influof friendship, and mingle its offerings ence was to proceed, he adverted to with some kindred soul. He com- the inspiring promises of the Repleted his studies in New-York, and deemer, the blessed author of our was received as a licentiate, by the triumphant religion. He described Evangelical Lutheran Synod of this the dignity of the character which State, on the 5th of October, 1824. they had assumed as christians. He After having performed a missionary illustrated the duties that are contour to the west, he accepted a call nected with this glorious profession. from the congregation in Johnstown, He declared the shortness of life, and and on January 30, 1827, was in the certainty of death ; and when stalled as their pastor. Here, his he reverted from these, to the future success was greater, than had been destiny of the faithful believer, lananticipated by his most sanguineguage was too feeble to give utterfriends. Appointed to superintend aance to his feelings. Yes, he spoke congregation literally crumbling into of heaven ! heaven, as it presents itruins, he collected the loose frag-self to the mind of the righteous, ments of which it was composed ; whose enraptured soul already wanand though the extreme shortness of ders in joyous anticipation, through his ministration, did not permit him those resplendent glories which eterto complete the work which he had nity shall present, when the trials undertaken to perform, yet it obtain-and tribulations of earth shall be no ed a degree of consistency, which more, and when he shall be permitwas astonishing, if not unparalleled.ted to recline in sweet repose, on the Impressed with a knowledge of the bosom of his Saviour. These were immense responsibility which was the inspiring themes which engaged connected with his office as a minis- his attention ; but he was not long ter of the gospel, he left no means permitted to announce them in his unemployed, which might produce a capacity as minister of this congrechange in the unpropitious affairs of gation. In a few short months, a the church which had been entrust-disease, generally fatal in its effects, ed to his care. Admired, respected was evidently preying upon his sys

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