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'Man should be found not ...'

Man should be found not claiming equality with, but growing into, that altitude of Mind which was in Christ Jesus.   —Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p.

'In seamless gratitude I weave ...'

In seamless gratitude I weave     A silent, healing prayer,  With shining threads of ceaseless joy;     For man is God’s great heir. —Violet Ker Seymer, Christian Science Hymnal, No.

'O send out thy light and thy truth ...'

O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. — Psalms 43:3.

'Still, still with Thee ...'

Still, still with Thee when purple morning breaketh,     When the bird waketh, and the shadows flee,  Fairer than morning, lovelier than the daylight,     Dawns the sweet consciousness, I am with Thee. —Harriet Beecher Stowe, Christian Science Hymnal, No.

'By the Christ road, and none other ...'

By the Christ road, and none other,     Is the mount of vision won;  Tread it with rejoicing, brother:     Jesus trod it, press thou on. —Samuel Johnson, Christian Science Hymnal, No.

'Lord, may Thy truth upon the heart ...'

Lord, may Thy truth upon the heart     Now fall and dwell as heavenly dew,  And flowers of grace in freshness start     Where once the weeds of error grew. —Caroline Gilman, Christian Science Hymnal, No.

'Brood o’er us with Thy shelt’ring wing ...'

Brood o’er us with Thy shelt’ring wing,     ‘Neath which our spirits blend  Like brother birds, that soar and sing,     And on the same branch bend.   The arrow that doth wound the dove  Darts not from those who watch and love.

'That Truth gives promise of a dawn ...'

That Truth gives promise of a dawn     Beneath whose light I am to see,  When all these blinding veils are drawn,     Thy love has always guided me. —Samuel Johnson, Christian Science Hymnal, No.

'The Lord is my shepherd ...'

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. … he leadeth me beside the still waters.

'Through the harsh noises of our day ...'

Through the harsh noises of our day,     A low sweet prelude finds its way;  Through clouds of doubt and creeds of fear     A light is breaking, calm and clear.   —John Greenleaf Whittier, Christian Science Hymnal, No.