Order for the service on Sunday, July 26, 2015
Unless otherwise indicated, Scriptural quotations are from the King James Version of the Bible.
Guest Second Reader: William Moody
Lux æterna (from Requiem, Op. 9) by Maurice Duruflé
Meditation by Louis Vierne
Laura Lee Randall
This is the day the Lord hath made;
Be glad, give thanks, rejoice;
Stand in His presence, unafraid,
In praise lift up your voice.
All perfect gifts are from above,
And all our blessings show
The amplitude of God’s dear love
Which every heart may know.
The Lord will hear before we call,
And every need supply;
Good things are freely given to all
Who on His word rely.
We come today to bring Him praise
Not for such gifts alone,
But for the higher, deeper ways
In which His love is shown.
For sin destroyed, for sorrow healed,
For health and peace restored;
For Life and Love by Truth revealed,
We thank and bless the Lord.
This is the day the Lord hath made,
In praise lift up your voice.
In shining robes of joy arrayed,
Be glad, give thanks, rejoice.
Psalm 118:27 (to :), 29 (to ;); 36:9 in; 117:1 (to :), 2 the (to 1st .); 139:11; 18:28; 119:130, 151; 86:11 O (to :); 145:18, 19
Zechariah 8:7, 8, 3 and Jerusalem (to 2nd ;)
Silent prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy (Read in context)
William W. How
O Word of God, most holy,
O wisdom from on high,
O Truth, unchanged, unchanging,
O light of earth’s dark sky,
We bless Thee for the radiance
That from the hallowed page,
A lantern to our footsteps,
Shines on from age to age.
O Word of God the Father,
Thou art the gift divine,
And still thy light is lifted,
O’er all the lands to shine.
It is the chart and compass
To guide us to our Lord;
It is the heaven-drawn picture
Of Christ, the living Word.
Soloist: Rebecca Minor
Poem by Mary Baker Eddy
Music by Michelle J. Gonzalez, Sounds of Jubilee Publishing © 2013
Beyond the clouds, away
In the dim distance, lay
A bright and golden shower
At sunset’s radiant hour, —
Like to the soul’s glad immortality,
Making this life divine,
Making its waters wine,
Giving the glory that eye cannot see.
In God there is no night, —
Truth is eternal light,
A help forever near;
For sinless sense is here
In Truth, the Life, the Principle of man.
Away, then, mortal sense!
Then, error, get thee hence,
Thy discord ne’er in harmony began!
Immortal Truth, — since heaven rang,
The while the glad stars sang
To hail creation’s glorious morn —
As when this babe was born,
A painless heraldry of Soul, not sense, —
Shine on our ’wildered way,
Give God’s idea sway,
And sickness, sin, and death are banished hence.
Golden Text and Responsive Reading
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Revelation 15:3 Great; 21:2, 23–25 (to :); 22:5, 6 (to :)
3 . . . Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day:
5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true:
The Golden Text and Responsive Reading are from the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson, a publication copyrighted by the Christian Science Publishing Society.
Blessed Ye Who Live in Faith Unswerving, Op.122 No.6 by Johannes Brahms
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Based on the Danish of
Nikolaj F. S. Grundtvig
Long hast thou stood, O church of God,
Long mid the tempest’s assailing,
Founded secure on timeless rock
Rises thy light, never failing;
Shining that all may understand
What has been wrought by God’s command,
O’er night and chaos prevailing.
Let there be light, and light was there,
Clear as the Word that declared it;
Healing and peace to all it gave,
Who in humility shared it.
Ah, they were faithful, they who heard,
Steadfast their trust in God’s great Word,
Steadfast the Love that prepared it.
Let there be light, the Word shines forth,
Lo, where the new morning whitens;
O church of God, with Book unsealed,
How its page beacons and brightens.
Living stones we, each in his place,
May we be worthy such a grace,
While Truth the wide earth enlightens.
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
Prelude & Fugue in G Major, BWV 541 by Johann Sebastian Bach
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