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"My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise" (Ps. 57:7)—The Hebrew term here translated "fixed" can also mean "securely determined, certain, steadfast, prepared, ready" (cf. Brown, Driver, Briggs: Hebrew Lexicon, p. 465). Moffatt suggests: "My heart is ready, ready, O God, for song and melody;" and Smith: "My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast, I will play and sing."
"Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early" (Ps. 57:8)—The words "my glory" scarcely seem to fit the context, though they represent a literal translation of the Hebrew as we now have it. On the basis of the Syriac and one Hebrew manuscript, Kent suggests the reading: "Awake 'my lyre'"; while Moffatt has: "Awake, my soul!" In the latter part of the verse, the word "shachar," rendered "early," is properly a noun meaning "dawn" (Brown, etc., op. cit., p. 1007). Hence, we find: "Let me awake the dawn!" (Moffatt); "I will awake the dawn" (Smith).
"I waited patiently for the Lord" (Ps. 40:1)—Literally, "Waiting I waited." In Hebrew such repetition generally intensifies the meaning of the verb, and we could suggest the English sense, while still preserving the idiom of the original, by translating: "I waited and waited for the Lord."
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VIVIEN U. WILLARD
JEANNETTE A. EPPICH
Deficit or Surplus
The Everlasting Strain
EYRE SANDFORD CARTER
The Gift of Song
LOTTIE M. BROWN
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John H. P. Berthon, Committee on Publication for Glamorganshire, Wales,
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Daniel A. Scott, Committee on Publication for the State of Kansas,
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Mrs. Dorothy Hoskyn, former Committee on Publication for the South Island of New Zealand,
"No night there"
ALICE TROXELL MC COUN
Acknowledging Spirit's Supremacy
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George Shaw Cook
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Oliver L. Davidson
As I have experienced so many blessings from Christian Science...
About fourteen years ago Christian Science was brought...
Sophia Adelson with contributions from Dorothy Adelson Lee
I am most grateful that I have never known anything...
Elizabeth K. Briscoe
My mother, who had been severely burned, was healed...
Edward H. Porter
My mother became interested in Christian Science when...
Marietta K. Horniman with contributions from Fanny J. Bell
I wish to express my gratitude for Christian Science, and...
Shirley Weatherford Mendius
This testimony is offered in grateful recognition of the...
Lorena D. Rompf
AVIS CLARKE ARMSTRONG
Signs of the Times
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