"Songs in the night"

Visiting in the country where the mocking bird frequently gives out a beautiful song in the night, a student of Christian Science was reminded of Elihu's words to Job, "But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night." Sometimes we have an enlarged sense of our troubles in the night, when things may look worse than they do in the light of day; but when we obey Mrs. Eddy's injunction to "rejoice always in ever-present Love" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 377) these "songs in the night" bring thought close to God and shut out of our consciousness whatever would oppress.

In times of mental darkness, when fear, grief, or discouragement seems to envelop us, a song in the heart carries thought triumphantly over the sea of terror. The one who can be grateful for blessings received even when trials are numerous has the spirit of faith and confidence in good, which uplifts spiritually and awakens him to hear the "songs in the night."

No Fluctuation in Truth
July 30, 1932

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