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'Hold up my goings in thy paths ...'

Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not. — Psalms 17:5.

From sense to Soul my pathway lies before me,    From mist and shadow into Truth’s clear day; The dawn of all things real is breaking o’er me,    My heart is singing: I have found the way. —Violet Hay, Christian Science Hymnal, No.

'Tis borne on the zephyr at eventide’s hour ...'

’Tis borne on the zephyr at eventide’s hour; It falls on the heart like the dew on the flower,— An infinite essence from tropic to pole, The promise, the home, and the heaven of Soul. —Mary Baker Eddy, Poems, p.

'Mental purgation must go on'

Mental purgation must go on: it promotes spiritual growth, scales the mountain of human endeavor, and gains the summit in Science that otherwise could not be reached,—where the struggle with sin is forever done. —Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p.

'The fullness of His glory ...'

The fullness of His glory    Is shining from above, While more and more we learn to know    The fullness of His love. —Frances R.

'And a man shall be ...'

And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land. — Isaiah 32:2.

'According as her labors rise ...'

According as her labors rise,    So her rewards increase; Her ways are ways of pleasantness,    And all her paths are peace.   —Michael Bruce, Christian Science Hymnal, No.

'Love, redolent with unselfishness ...'

Love, redolent with unselfishness, bathes all in beauty and light.   —Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures , p.

'All the way that we must go'

All the way that we must go    We will take at Thy direction, Where the floods of trouble flow    Find Thy perfect, calm reflection; On the path that has no turning, Patience, courage, meekness learning.   —Edith Gaddis Brewer, Christian Science Hymnal, No.

Undisturbed amid the jarring testimony of the material senses, Science, still enthroned, is unfolding to mortals the immutable, harmonious, divine Principle,—is unfolding Life and the universe, ever present and eternal. —Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.