Services in Commemoration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Organization of Channing Church at Newton, Massachusetts, September 15, 1901

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s.n., 1901 - Newton (Mass.) - 39 pages
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Page 10 - remember, I know in whom I have believed, and that He holds the winds in his fist, and the waters in the hollow of his hand.
Page 3 - May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, our Strength and our Redeemer.
Page 3 - Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ : that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel...
Page 35 - Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us...
Page 8 - I wish to regard myself as belonging, not to a sect, but to the community of free minds, of lovers of truth, of followers of Christ, both on earth and in heaven.
Page 8 - Another important branch of virtue, we believe to be love to Christ. The greatness of the work of Jesus, the spirit with which he executed it, and the sufferings which he bore for our salvation, we feel to be strong claims on our gratitude and veneration. We see in nature no beauty to be compared with the loveliness of his character, nor do we find on earth a benefactor, to whom we owe an equal debt.
Page 34 - The truth is her prophetic gift, The soul her sacred page ; And feet on mercy's errands swift Do make her pilgrimage. O living Church ! thine errand speed , Fulfil thy task sublime ; With bread of life earth's hunger feed. Redeem the evil time I 639.
Page 7 - And what greater calamity can fall upon a nation than the loss of worship ? Then all things go to decay. Genius leaves the temple to haunt the senate or the market. Literature becomes frivolous. Science is cold. The eye of youth is not lighted by the hope of other worlds, and age is without honor. Society lives to trifles, and when men die we do not mention them.
Page 7 - Religion is as inexpugnable as the use of lamps, or of wells, or of chimneys. We must have days and temples and teachers. The Sunday is the core of our civilization, dedicated to thought and reverence. It invites to the noblest solitude and the noblest society, to' whatever means and aids of spiritual refreshment. Men may well come together to kindle each other to virtuous living. Confucius said, " If in the morning I hear of the right way, and in the evening die, I can be happy.

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