Words of Current Interest

The words in this issue are related to the Lesson-Sermon in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE QUARTERLY designated to be read in Christian Science churches on November 24, and on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1968.

Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance (Ps. 42:5)

The verb translated "hope" means primarily "wait" or "await"; while that rendered "help" can also denote salvation, welfare, prosperity. The early Genevan Version had, "Waite on God; for I will yet give him thankes for the helpe of his presence."

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands (Ps. 100:1)

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Signs of the Times
November 16, 1968

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