The words, "O captive, rise and...

The words, "O captive, rise and sing, for thou art free," from Hymn No. 202 in the Christian Science Hymnal were a staff upon which I leaned in a time of great need. Early one Sunday morning I was awakened by a severe pain in my abdomen. At first I tried to turn over and go back to sleep, but the pain persisted; so I arose and began to study the weekly Bible Lesson by means of the Christian Science Quarterly. However, the pain increased so much that I tried to call a Christian Science practitioner for help; but since it was Sunday morning, he was at church, and I could not reach him.

Then it dawned upon me that this was my opportunity to put into practice what I had learned as a student of Christian Science during the past few years. Mrs. Eddy tells us in Science and Health (p. 411), "If you succeed in wholly removing the fear, your patient is healed." I knew that i must overcome fear. I began to sing Hymn No. 202 and fairly shouted the words,

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