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'Peace, that speaks the heavenly Giver'

Peace, that speaks the heavenly Giver;    Peace, to worldly minds unknown; Peace, that floweth as a river    From th’ eternal source alone.   —Charles Wesley, Christian Science Hymnal, No.

'Hath not thy heart within thee burned ...'

Hath not thy heart within thee burned At evening’s calm and holy hour, As if its inmost depths discerned The presence of a loftier power? —Stephen G. Bulfinch, Christian Science Hymnal, No.

If God be for us, who can be against us?

“If God be for us, who can be against us?” If He be with us, the wayside is a sanctuary, and the desert a resting-place peopled with living witnesses of the fact that “God is Love. ” —Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p.

'Sometimes a light surprises ...'

Sometimes a light surprises    The Christian while he sings; It is the Lord who rises    With healing in his wings. When comfort seems declining,    There comes to us again A season of clear shining,    To cheer us after rain.

'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.