Online Wednesday testimony meeting

Next live service—May 27, 2020

Online Wednesday testimony meeting

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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.

If you are able, please listen via computer as phone lines are limited. 

1-617-936-2890 
access code: 0701029#

Listen live to the online Wednesday service at 2 pm Eastern time. Phone charges, if any, are the responsibility of the caller.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Moji George, First Reader
Bryan Ashley, Organist

Prelude 

Adagio (from Sonata I), by Felix Mendelssohn
Lied (from 24 Pieces in Free Style), by Louis Vierne

Hymn 183

Horatius Bonar, words
Mason and Webb’s Cantica Laudis, 1850, music

Make haste, O man, to do
Whatever must be done;
Thou hast no time to lose in sloth,
When all to Truth must come.

The useful and the great,
The thing that never dies,
The silent toil that is not lost,-
Set these before thine eyes.

Up, face the task and work;
Fling ease and self away;
This is no time for thee to sleep;
Up, watch, and work, and pray.

Words © The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Hymn 97

Thomas Hastings, adapted, words
Frank G. Ilsley, music

He that goeth forth with weeping,
Bearing still the precious seed,
Never tiring, never sleeping,
Soon shall see his toil succeed;
Showers of rain will fall from heaven,
Then the cheering sun will shine;
So shall plenteous fruit be given,
Through an influence all divine.

Sow thy seed, be never weary,
Let not fear thy thoughts employ;
Though the prospect seem most dreary,
Thou shalt reap the fruits of joy:
Lo, the scene of verdure brightening,
See the rising grain appear;
Look again, the fields are whitening,
Harvest time is surely here.

Hymn 556

Agnes Chalmers, alt., words
Raymond David Burkhart, music

Our Father knows my need today;
I do not merely ask
For happy hours or golden way,
Or loving, helpful task;
But, with all trust in Love, I pray:
Our Father knows my need today.

Our Father knows my need this hour;
Where'er my steps may go,
The saving light from Truth's high tower
Now leads me-this I know.
Yours is the majesty and power,
O Love divine, this day-this hour.

Our Mother knows this moment's need,-
My work, my prayer, my song,
The healing word and Christlike deed.
Here where the way seems long,
Truth's manna falls and I am fed;
Love's light shines clear and I am led.

Love sets the earth-bound captive free;
And, mindful of Her own,
With loving care God's leading me.
When wandering and lone,
I find in Truth the living way:
Our Mother knows my need today.

Poem Notes: Exodus 16:15 / Hebrews 10:20. The words of this hymn are from a poem entitled “Confidence,” first published in the 1907 issue of the Christian Science Journal.

Words © 2016 The Christian Science Board of Directors.

Postlude

Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 553, by Johann Sebastian Bach

We are not authorized to post some hymn words due to copyright restrictions. Some of the hymn words may be copyrighted by The Christian Science Board of Directors and cannot be republished without permission. For more information, email permissions@csps.com.

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 JournalChristian 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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