The truth in the following quotation from the Christian Science Hymnal.
My Father-Mother, help me day by dayThy law to love, Thy dictates to obey,To see all men Thy sons, Thy children dear,Safe in the perfect Love that casts out fear.
It is the habit of the human mind to search diligently for excuses.
The endeavor to express intelligence in all circumstances gives one plenty to do.
Hither, thither, comes and goes,Lighter than the wind that blows,Brightens grass and flower and tree,Dances off across the sea,Carols clear the glad refrain,Peace on earth, the heavenly strain;Blesses every living thing—For it is a thought a-wing.
Having received so much help from the testimonies in our periodicals, I desire to tell a small part of the blessings which Christian Science has brought into my life, in the hope of helping in return.
I did not come into Christian Science for any physical healing for myself, but in order to help my mother in her study of this wonderful truth.
About the first healing I had in Christian Science was of a very distressing case of stomach and bowel trouble which occurred after I had been studying for five months.
I am so happy that I must tell others of all the good I have received through Christian Science and how great is the change which it has brought about in my life.
In April, 1889, I was healed through Christian Science treatment of an internal trouble of years' standing.
I desire to express my gratitude for all the help I have received through the study of Christian Science.
For a number of years I have been a student of Christian Science and have experienced many healings, for which I am most grateful to God and to Mrs.
I was brought up under good influences, my father being a clergyman in the Church of England, but in spite of this I early developed evil tendencies, which led me into many bad habits, and finally to an attempt at self-destruction, which left me totally blind.
It would be impossible for me to tell of all the blessings I have received through the study of Christian Science.
In January, 1918, I was stricken with severe articular rheumatism.
So-called mortal mind is trying to tell us these days that there are no vacant houses, flats, or apartments, no place to move; and it behooves us all to know that God governs, and no matter how loudly error may scream, we, as Christian Scientists, know that each one has his place in divine Mind as idea.
So many times have I found renewed courage and strength in reading the testimonies of healing in the Christian Science periodicals, that I am glad to avail myself of this opportunity for expressing gratitude with the hope that I may in this way help others.
Having been brought up from childhood as an agnostic, I came to Christian Science with an open mind, and found the living truth in spite of, or perhaps because of, an education intended to prevent me from accepting any form of religion.
["The Gift of God"—The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, U.