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Missionary Magazine (Newspaper) - May 18, 1801, London, Middlesex the No. LX. MONDAY, May 18. 1801. For the Mijftonary Magazine. BRIEF MEMOIR OF Mr ANDREW HAT of Aberdeen. THAT " the righteous (hall be held in everlafting remem-brance," is a truth which will have its full accomplifhment only in heaven, for here the tongue of envy and detra&ion often mifreprefents their true chara&er. Yet the Lord has fo countenanced fome of his own dear people, that even calumny has h >.d nothing upon which it might exercife its envenomed teeth; This was verified in the fubjeft of the prefent memoir. Mr Hay was one, of thofe rare chara&ers who poffefs true religion and uncommon worth, joined to a very refpe&able fituation in the world. It generally holds true, that God has chofen the poor and mean things of this world to ferve hini'here, and to be heirs of his heavenly kingdom ; but there have been in the pre-ienr, as well as in former ages, not a few exceptions. Nothing is too difficult for divine grace ; and when the Lord is pleafed to call any in a higher ftation to be partakers of his grace, their fphere of ufefulnefs is more extenfive, and they have abundant opportunity to evidence the true nature and unfpeakable value of the gofpei and of holinefs. Thus it was with worthy Mr Hay. The Lord favoured him with a confiderablc (hare of tem-Vol. VI. A a poral
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