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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Unless otherwise indicated, Scriptural quotations are from the King James Version of the Bible.


Soul and Body


Deck Thyself, Beloved Soul, BWV 654 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Hymn 550

"Christ My Refuge" by Mary Baker Eddy

O’er waiting harpstrings of the mind
There sweeps a strain,
Low, sad, and sweet, whose measures bind
The power of pain,

And wake a white-winged angel throng
Of thoughts, illumed
By faith, and breathed in raptured song,
With love perfumed.

Then His unveiled, sweet mercies show
Life’s burdens light.
I kiss the cross, and wake to know
A world more bright.

And o’er earth’s troubled, angry sea
I see Christ walk,
And come to me, and tenderly,
Divinely talk.

Thus Truth engrounds me on the rock,
Upon Life’s shore,
’Gainst which the winds and waves can shock,
Oh, nevermore!

From tired joy and grief afar,
And nearer Thee, —
Father, where Thine own children are,
I love to be.

My prayer, some daily good to do
To Thine, for Thee;
An offering pure of Love, whereto
God leadeth me.

Scriptural Selection

Job 3:2 Job.10:1,2 (to ,),4.38:1, 2,19 (to ?),33 (to 1st ?),36.40:10.19:1,25 I,26.31:6.23:13 he,14.42:2, 5,10 (to ,)


Silent prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy (Read in context)

Hymn 475

Mildred Spring Case

Forget not who you are, O child of God,
For God demands of you reflection pure;
Your heritage is goodly, and your home,
In Spirit’s warm embrace, is safe, secure.

You are the child of Spirit, sinless, pure—
Yours is a perfect beauty, born of Soul—
Complete with health, vitality, and grace.
For is not God, your Father, perfect, whole?

Your understanding, too, comes straight from God.
For in that Mind, magnificent and clear,
You are conceived by Love, a perfect child,
Unhampered by the flesh, or doubt, or fear.

So now look up to God's pure holy light
And greet with fearless joy each coming day.
Of royal birth, you are a King's own child—
And God is yours, and you are God's alway.



Gwen Eagleton, Soloist
Title: Blessed is the People

Text: Psalms 89, 119
Music: Clifton Parker

Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound:
They shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance.
In Thy name shall they rejoice all the day:
For Thou art the glory of their strength.
I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever:
And the heavens shall praise Thy wonders, O Lord.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
A light unto my path.

Golden Text and Responsive Reading

Golden Text:

Isaiah 60:19 the Lord
. . . the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

Responsive Reading:

Psalms 86:4, 10, 12; 146:1, 8; 138:1 (to :), 2–5, 8 (to 2nd :)
4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.
12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.
1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul.
8 The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind: the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down: the Lord loveth the righteous:
1 I will praise thee with my whole heart:
2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth.
5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord: for great is the glory of the Lord.
8 The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever:

The Golden Text and Responsive Reading are from the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson, a publication copyrighted by the Christian Science Publishing Society.

Bible Lesson-sermon

From the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson

Offertory and collection

Adagio (from Fantasy in C Major) by César Franck

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Hymn 596

Horatio G. Spafford, adapt.

When peace, like a river, flows calmly each day,
Or sorrows like seas surge and roll,
Whatever my lot, Love has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

It is well with my soul,
It is well, It is well with my soul.

Though terror may buffet, my joy is innate.
This unchanging thought is my goal:
That God has created my spiritual state,
And has given me strength in my soul.

Lord, hasten the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll.
When trumpets shall sound and we all see the light,
I will sing, it is well with my soul.

Scientific Statement of Being

From Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p.468, line 8

Correlative Scripture

I John 3: 1-3


Luke 1:46 My


Magnificat Primi Toni, BuxWV 203 by Dietrich Buxtehude


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