History of the First Universalist Church in Somerville, Mass: souvenir of the fiftieth anniversary celebrated February 15-21, 1904

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Published by the parish, 1905 - Religion - 122 pages
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Page 38 - And muttering discontent Cursed me and my flower. Then it grew so tall It wore a crown of light, But thieves from o'er the wall Stole the seed by night. Sow'd it far and wide By every town and tower, Till all the people cried, ,,Splendid is the flower.
Page 123 - II. We believe that there is one God, whose nature is Love, revealed in one Lord Jesus Christ, by one Holy Spirit of Grace, who will finally restore the whole family of mankind to holiness and happiness.
Page 123 - The universal fatherhood of God ; ( 2 ) The spiritual authority and leadership of his son Jesus Christ ; ( 3 ) The trustworthiness of the Bible as containing a revelation from God ; (4) The certainty of just retribution for sin; ( 5 ) The final harmony of all souls with God.
Page 38 - Read my little fable: He that runs may read. Most can raise the flowers now, For all have got the seed. And some are pretty enough, And some are poor indeed; And now again the people Call it but a weed.
Page 97 - Past, But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast And the days are dark and dreary. Be still, sad heart ! and cease repining ; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining ; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary.
Page 123 - The conditions of fellowship shall be as follows: 1. The acceptance of the essential principles of the Universalist Faith, to wit: 1. The Universal Fatherhood of God; 2. The Spiritual authority and leadership of His Son, Jesus Christ; 3. The trustworthiness of the Bible as containing a revelation from God; 4. The certainty of just retribution for sin; 5. The final harmony of all souls with God.
Page 97 - Oh, yet we trust that somehow good Will be the final goal of ill To pangs of nature, sins of will, Defects of doubt, and taints of blood; That nothing walks with aimless feet; That not one life shall be destroyed, Or cast as rubbish to the void, When God hath made the pile complete...
Page 98 - ... eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived.
Page 56 - He was educated in the schools of his native town and at the Swedenborgian Academy at Contoocook.
Page 35 - The blood of the martyrs has ever been the seed of the church...

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