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THE THREE KINGS.
monarchs three, Who have laid aside their crowns, and renounced their
high degree; The eyes they love, the hearts they prize, the well
known voices kind, Their people's tents, their native plains, they've left them all behind.
Second scholar: The very least of faith's dim rays beamed on them
from afar, And that same hour they rise from off their thrones
to track the star; They cared not for the cruel scorn of those who called
them mad; Messiah's star was shining and their royal hearts were glad.
Third scholar: But a speck was in the midnight sky, uncertain, dim
and far, And their hearts were pure, and heard a voice pro
claim Messiah's star; And in its golden twinkling they saw more than com
mon light, The Mother and the Child they saw in Bethlehem by night.
Fourth scholar: And they have knelt in Bethlehem! The everlasting
Child They saw upon His Mother's lap, earth's Monarch
meek and mild; His infant feet, with Mary's leave, they pressed wit!
loving kiss Oh, what were thrones! oh, what were crowns! to such a joy as this?
Fifth scholar: Ah, me! what broad day light of faith our thankless
souls receive, How much we know of Jesus, and how easy to be
lieve; 'Tis the noonday of His sunshine, of His sun that
setteth never; Faith gives us crowns, and makes us kings, and our kingdom is forever!
(F. W. Faber.) Hymn 86. "Silent Night! Holy Night!" Recitation:
THE VIRGIN'S HYMN.
Sleep on; sleep on, tho'shadows fall,
(Katherine Pyle.) Hymn 241. “Hark! Hark! My Soul! Angelic Songs Are Swelling.”
Brief address. Distribution of gifts. Offerings.
And greatly to be praised and glorified forever. Bless we the Father, and the Son, and the Holy
Ghost; We praise and magnify. Him forever. Blessed art Thou, Lord, in the firmament of heaven; And greatly to be praised, and glorified, and highly
exalted forever. The Almighty and merciful Lord, bless and preserve
To keep us without sin.
Have mercy upon us.
As our trust is in Thee.
And let my cry come unto Thee. The Lord be with you.
And with thy spirit. Let us pray.
God, who hast made this most holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light; Grant, we beseech Thee, that we have known on earth the mysteries of that Light, we may also come to the fullness of its joys in heaven; through the same, our Lord Jesus Christ, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
O God, from Whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed; give unto Thy servants that peace, which the world cannot give; that our hearts may be set to obey Thy command. ments, and also that by Thee, we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may pass our time in rest and quietness; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
Grant, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that the new birth of Thine Only-Begotten Son in the flesh
us free who are held in the old bondage under the yoke of sin; through the same, Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Bless we the Lord.
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he was indeed a good man, and the secret of his life came from the study of the Word of God, with continued and earnest prayer, and a knowledge, by education and reading, of the work of the Church. He was an intelligent preacher and talker, and it was said of him that" his sermons were logical and convincing." He lived in a spiritual atmosphere, and “walked with God.” Wherever he lived, he was interested in the young, and was successful in leading many to Jesus Christ.
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That to and fro did sway upon a wall;
Where we can never be.”
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THE HYMN THAT HELPED MAKE A GOVERNOR
A youth entered Gustavus Adolphus College with the purpose of taking a brief business course.
The singing of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” by three hundred voices in the chapel of the College so impressed the young man that he determined to continue his studies and get all the College could give him.
That young man is now Governor Eberhart of Minnesota.
After noting the facts, the editor of one of Minnesota's leading secular newspapers writes: "In the song he found the germ that made him Governor in less than twenty year. Four hundred years had not ended the power of the Luther hymn : it was still potent to make men men.”
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