God’s calm – A SATURDAY THOUGHT

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This is the second verse of Hymn 134 in the Christian Science Hymnal, adapted from Samuel Longfellow’s original. Samuel was the brother of American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Here is the whole hymn.

I look to Thee in every need, And never look in vain; I feel Thy touch, eternal Love, And all is well again: The thought of Thee is mightier far Than sin and pain and sorrow are.

Thy calmness bends serene above, My restlessness to still; Around me flows Thy quickening life To nerve my faltering will: Thy presence fills my solitude; Thy providence turns all to good.

Embosomed deep in Thy dear love, Held in Thy law, I stand: Thy hand in all things I behold, And all things in Thy hand. Thou leadest me by unsought ways, Thou turn’st my mourning into praise.

        From Concord Express – A Christian Science Study Resource: The King James Version of the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s published writings.

The steadfast promise of light – A SATURDAY THOUGHT

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A “name” tends to signify one’s nature in the Scriptures.

Here’s a favourite depiction of God’s “name” from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (p.587)

God. The great I am; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence.

(Mary Baker Eddy)

“For all the earth…” A SATURDAY THOUGHT and LECTURE!

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If you haven’t yet heard my lecture commemorating 150 years since the year of Mrs Eddy’s pivotal 1866 healing, I will be giving it in Scarborough, Yorkshire, this Saturday (October 22) at 2:30pm. Or you can view it live as a webcast here at the same time (= 9:30am ET, USA).

On Sunday I will also be lecturing in York at 3pm (no webcast), and the topic will be “Prayer that transforms us!” Here is a link to the flyer if you are in the area.

Songs of deliverance! A SATURDAY THOUGHT

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Here are the lyrics of “Simply Praising Him” from the album “I am holding you”.

Words and music by Susan Mack Edited/Arranged by The Solo Committee

Verse 1
When my heart is lost in sorrow,
No prayer comes to my lips.
Thereʼs a tender prayer I can always pray, Itʼs simply praising Him.

Chorus:
Praise the Creator,
Let all within me sing!
For thatʼs what I am made to do, And comfort it will bring.

Verse 2
When weariness engulfs me, Discouragement sinks in,
Thereʼs a hopeful prayer I can always pray, Simply praising Him.

Chorus
Praise the Creator,
Let all within me sing!
For thatʼs what I am made to do, And courage it will bring.

Verse 3
When my days are much too busy
To find where prayer fits in,
Thereʼs a timeless prayer I can always pray, Simply praising Him.

Chorus
Praise the Creator,
Let all within me sing!
For thatʼs what I am made to do, And stillness it will bring.

Verse 4
When earth seems satisfying,
My joys filled to the brim,
Thereʼs still a prayer I need to pray, Simply praising Him

Chorus
Praise the Creator,
Let all within me sing!
For thatʼs what I am made to do, And goodness it will bring.
For thatʼs what we are made to do, Let all the earth now sing!