BEFORE our honoured brother, Mr. F. B. Meyer, held a pastorate in London he was a welcome speaker in some of our Mildmay Conferences. Nor has he ceased to bring thither "acceptable words," both in public addresses and in Bible Headings. The following pages contain the substance of some of the spiritual instruction from the heart and lips of our friend and fellow-helper; and we believe the reader will be able to say, "That which was written was upright, even words of truth." (Eccles. xii. 10.) I have much pleasure in commending these readings, which aim at glorifying Jesus Christ our Lord.
J. E. Mathieson
I YIELD to the persuasion of my friend, the publisher, for the publication of these Addresses and Bible Readings, delivered in succeeding years at the Mildmay Conference, though, as I review them, they seem very like the five barley loaves and two small fish of the fisher-lad.
Indulgence must also be asked for the style, which is rather more ragged than I like, because the Addresses were taken down by the short hand writer as I spoke them. They are neither silver nor gold, but such as I have.
Mildmay has too large a claim on those of us who love evangelical truth and consecrated work to be allowed to ask twice for any help that we can give; and it is a real gratification to be able, through this little volume, to do anything for the funds of her great institutions.
"Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am; that they may behold My glory which Thou hast given Me." (John 17:24).
OUR IDENTIFICATION WITH CHRIST
ONE with CHRIST in crucifixion!
One, beneath the law we died;
Death’s just claim for ever settled,
One with JESUS crucified.
Planted in His grave of sorrow,
Quickened into life anew,
Lo! a resurrection morrow
Dawns upon our raptured view.
One with Him in living service,
Where the Master goes we go:
One with Him in dark temptation,
One in sorrow, one in woe.
Not a pang can touch the member,
But the vital Head must feel:
One with Him we sigh and suffer,
Till His gracious hand shall heal.
One with Him in coming glory!
If we suffer we shall reign:
Where He is there we shall follow,
With Him ever to remain.
Called and chosen, washed and faithful,
We shall walk with Him in white:
With Him now in death and darkness,
With Him soon in cloudless light.
- William Luff