"REJOICE EVERMORE"

Perhaps no comment about Christian Scientists is more frequently made than that they are a happy people, and this abiding joy is explained in great measure by the fact that a permanent radiance must needs be reflected in the face of those whose consciousness is filled with hope and gladness. They are faithful to the Bible injunction, "Rejoice evermore." There is no surer sign of fidelity to the Scriptures and loyalty to the life of the Master, than the reflection of peace and good cheer by his followers. It is significant that the Bible contains something like forty different Hebrew and Greek words for joy, happiness, and their synonyms, and a reader of the Psalms readily recalls how many of these songs are devoted to praise. Few incidents in Mrs. Eddy's career seemed to bring her more joy than her gift to her followers of Christian Science hall in Concord, and on the walls of the upper room in this beautiful temporary church home, remodeled from an old mansion, she had these lines inscribed:—

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