Online Wednesday Service
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Join our global online congregation live every Wednesday at 2 pm. Eastern time. An audio replay is available within thirty minutes after the meeting ends until Friday at 8 am Eastern time.
At Wednesday testimony meetings, you’ll hear hymns and readings specially selected for the day from the Christian Science Pastor—the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. You’ll also hear testimonies of healing and comments about Christian Science submitted by listeners. An online church lobby is open for 10 minutes after each meeting.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Moji George, First Reader
Bryan Ashley, Organist
Communion Op. 8, by Louis Vierne
Pavane, by Eric Thiman
Call the Lord thy sure salvation,
Rest beneath th' Almighty's shade;
In His secret habitation
Dwell, nor ever be dismayed.
He shall charge His angel legions
Watch and ward o'er thee to keep,
Though thou walk through hostile regions,
Though in desert wilds thou sleep.
There no tumult can alarm thee,
Thou shalt dread no hidden snare;
Guile nor violence shall harm thee
In eternal safeguard there.
Elizabeth Glass Barlow, Alt.
"Lord, ... open his eyes, that he may see,"
The mighty prophet prayed.
Send not armies great and strong,
Neither strength to battle wrong,
But lift his vision to behold
Your truth already here,
The legions of omnipotence,
The hosts of Your deliverance.
Awake, O man, and know
Love's all-embracing sphere.
Lord, open my eyes that I may see
Your presence everywhere,
My dwelling circled by Your might,
My mountaintop aflame with light,
The shining sentinels of Your love
Triumphant in this hour.
For You with me are greater far
Than all the seeming evils are.
Be still, O heart, and trust
God's omnipresent power.
Poem Notes: II Kings 6:17. The words of this hymn are from a poem entitled, “Vision,” printed in the December 17, 1960 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel.
Words © 1960, renewed 1988 The Christian Science Board of Directors. Music © 2016 The Christian Science Board of Directors.
O daughter of Zion, awake from thy sadness;
Awake, for thy foes shall oppress thee no more;
And bright o'er thy hills dawns the daystar of gladness;
Arise, for the night of thy sorrow is o'er.
O many thy foes, but the arm that subdued them
And scattered their legions was mightier far;
They fled like the chaff from the scourge that
For vain were their steeds and their chariots
O daughter of Zion, the power that hath saved thee,
Extolled with the harp and the timbrel should be;
Then shout, for the foe is destroyed that enslaved thee;
Th' oppressor is vanquished, and Zion is free.
Poem Notes: From Fitzgerald’s Collection, 1830.
Music Copyright, 1932, used by permission of the composer.
*As noted in the 1932 hymnal, slight changes to the words were made.
Finale in D minor, by Eric Thiman
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Feel free to submit testimonies using the testimony/comment form before, during, or after the meeting, and throughout the week. Read our testimony guidelines. We'd love it if you would include your name and location so we can embrace our global audience. As you write up your testimony, please remember that we have listeners from many different backgrounds, with varying degrees of familiarity with Christian Science. We do not air all submissions and submissions may be slightly edited before airing.
If your testimony has never been published before, you are invited to submit a longer version of it to The Christian Science Journal, Christian Science Sentinel, or The Herald of Christian Science at JSH Submissions. Further guidelines for submitting testimonies to the periodicals are also available here.
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The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy together serve as pastor for Sunday church services and Wednesday testimony meetings at all Christian Science churches, societies, and informal groups around the world.