“’Dear old commemorative
For weary man designed
To help him on life’s troubled way,
To give his spirit freer play,
To soothe his harassed mind!
“’A day of worship
and of grace,
One calm, sweet day in seven,
To grant a little breathing space
To strengthen man life’s work to face,
And lift his life to heaven.’”
In conclusion, let us add to the above speech the following remarks, which we heartily approve,—
“Mr. Preston (London) testified to the falling off of attendance at public worship, and he attributed this largely to the parents not taking their children with them in early years, as of old times. He deprecated the going to public worship to have the brains tickled in hearing a particular man, and maintained that this was in no sense ‘public worship.’ He emphasized strongly the fact that those who say they can worship in the fields do not, in fact, worship at all. He urged that in worship the musical and devotional services should become more prominent, and the sermon become frequently but subsidiary.”
Benjamin H. Ticknor. Thomas B. Ticknor. George F. Godfrey.
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