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'Holy Spirit, Peace divine ...'

Holy Spirit, Peace divine,  Still this restless heart of mine;  Speak to calm the tossing sea,  Stayed in Thy tranquillity. —Andrew Reed and Samuel Longfellow, adapt.

'Christian Science saith to the ...'

Christian Science saith to the wave and storm, “Be still,” and there is a great calm. —Mary Baker Eddy, Retrospection and Introspection, p.

'Ye are a chosen generation ...'

Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. — I Peter 2:9.

'Eternal are Thy mercies, Lord ...'

Eternal are Thy mercies, Lord;  Eternal truth attends Thy word;  Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore,  Till suns shall rise and set no more. —Isaac Watts, Christian Science Hymnal, No.

'God’s angels ever come and go ...'

God’s angels ever come and go,     All winged with light and love;  They bring us blessings from on high,     They lift our thoughts above,     They whisper God is Love. —Violet Hay, Christian Science Hymnal, No.

'For as the earth bringeth ...'

For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations. — Isaiah 61:11.

'Divine Science, the Word of God ...'

Divine Science, the Word of God, saith to the darkness upon the face of error, “God is All-in-all,” and the light of ever-present Love illumines the universe. —Mary Baker Eddy,  Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.

'For flower and fruitage now are seen ...'

For flower and fruitage now are seen Where blight and mildew rested: The Christ today to us has been By word and deed attested. —Laura C.

'So from our hearts must ever flow ...'

So from our hearts must ever flow  A love that will all wrong outweigh;  Our lips must only blessings know,  And wrath and sin shall die away. —Mary A.

'Metaphysics, not physics, enables us ...'

Metaphysics, not physics, enables us to stand erect on sublime heights, surveying the immeasurable universe of Mind, peering into the cause which governs all effects, while we are strong in the unity of God and man. —Mary Baker Eddy,  Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p.