Order for the service on Sunday, November 29, 2015
Unless otherwise indicated, Scriptural quotations are from the King James Version of the Bible.
Subject: Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced
Morning by Alfred Hollins
Psalm Prelude Set 1, Op. 32: No. 2 (Psalm 37:11) by Herbert Howells
O Lord of life, to Thee we lift
Our hearts in praise for those,
Thy prophets, who have shown Thy gift
Of grace that ever grows,
Of truth that spreads from shore to shore,
Of wisdom’s widening ray,
Of light that shineth more and more
Unto Thy perfect day.
Shine forth, O Light, that we may see,
With hearts all unafraid,
The meaning and the majesty
Of things that Thou hast made:
Shine forth, and let the darkling past
Beneath Thy beam grow bright;
Shine forth, and touch the future vast
With Thine untroubled light.
Light up Thy word; the fettered page
From darkened bondage free:
Light up our way; lead forth this age
In love’s large liberty.
O Light of light, within us dwell,
Through us Thy radiance pour,
That word and deed Thy truths may tell,
And praise Thee evermore.
Revelation 12:1-3, 4 and the, 5, 7 (to :), 9 (to :), 10, 12 (to 1st .)
Silent prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy (Read in context)
Mary Baker Eddy
It matters not what be thy lot,
So Love doth guide;
For storm or shine, pure peace is thine,
And of these stones, or tyrants’ thrones,
God able is
To raise up seed—in thought and deed—
To faithful His.
Aye, darkling sense, arise, go hence!
Our God is good.
False fears are foes—truth tatters those,
Love looseth thee, and lifteth me,
Ayont hate’s thrall:
There Life is light, and wisdom might,
And God is All.
The centuries break, the earth-bound wake,
Who doth His will—His likeness still—
Soloist: Gwen Eagleton
Title: The Pilgrim’s Progress, Watchful’s Song (Nocturne)
Words from the Book of Psalms and the Book of Isaiah
Music by R. Vaughan Williams
Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
Except the Lord keep the house the watchman waketh but in vain.
The Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep peace:
The whole earth is at rest and is quiet.
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh even from the Lord who hath made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved.
He that keepeth thee shall not sleep.
Behold, he that keepeth thee shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord himself is thy keeper, he shall preserve thee from all evil:
Yea, it is even he that shall keep thy soul from this time forth forever more.
Copyright Oxford University Press
Golden Text and Responsive Reading
The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
I Thessalonians 5:5–7 (to ;), 8, 15–17, 19, 21 Romans 12:21; 13:11 now
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; . . .
8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
16 Rejoice evermore.
17 Pray without ceasing.
19 Quench not the Spirit.
21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
11 . . . now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
The Golden Text and Responsive Reading are from the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson, a publication copyrighted by the Christian Science Publishing Society.
Improvisation by Flor Peeters
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Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
Christ, the true, the perfect Light,
Sun of righteousness, arise,
Triumph o’er the shades of night;
Dayspring from on high, be near,
Daystar, in my heart appear.
Dark and cheerless is the morn
Uncompanioned, Lord, by thee;
Joyless is the day’s return,
Till thy mercy’s beams I see;
Till they inward light impart,
Glad my eyes, and warm my heart.
Visit then this soul of mine,
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, radiancy divine,
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day.
Scientific Statement of Being
From Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p.468, line 8
I John 3: 1-3
I John 2:8 the darkness
Hallelujah! (from Messiah) by G.F. Handel (arr. Théodore Dubois)
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