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We shall know the truth
And the truth shall make us free.

(Jesus.) Let falsehood and truth grapple: Whoever knew truth put to the worse in a free and open en

counter ? For who knows not that truth is strong With the power of the Almighty ?

[Milton.] Put not your trust in princes,

Nor in men who cannot help:
Our trust is in the Lord our God,

Who keepeth truth forever.
The Lord giveth freedom to the bound,

The Lord giveth light unto the blind.
The Lord, our God, shall reign forever,

Yea, throughout all ages. Praise ye the Lord. [Pg. 146.)

4. Prayer.

Let us give thanks for our high calling. Let us seek strength to be


The School will stand and read together.

Holy, holy, holy Lord, adored in the highest heaven, dwelling in the humble heart, whither can we go from thy spirit, whither can we flee from thy presence! Daily thy hand leads us, daily thy bounty feeds us, daily thy light, liberty and law shine within us: give us grace daily to rejoice in thy goodness with thanksgiving and to follow thy law faithfully. Father, hallowed be thy name. Amen.

1. The law of the Lord is perfect, giving life to the soul: 2. The statutes of the Lord are right, re joicing the heart: 3. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart,

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名 8 The precepts of the Lord are sure, giving wis-dom to the simple. The commandments of the Lord are pure, giving light un - to the eyes. Be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my re-deemer!

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Supt. It is our holy day: we have taken sweet counsel together.
School. Heart and voice give thanks unto the Lord.
Supt. Peace to young and old that enter here:
School. Peace to every soul herein.
Supt. The Lord doth bless us and keep us; the Lord maketh his

face to shine upon us.

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Supt. The Lord lifteth the light of his countenance upon us and

giveth us peace.

All singing

A - mien.


Fellowship in Religion is to bring the brotherhood of man into religion, so that the bond of humanity is put above that of creed or church or any other thing. This will teach us not to set bounds anywhere, as to say, We will receive all Christians but not a Jew, or, We will receive Jews and Christians but no others ; but to say, as Paul did, that we receive all, being made of one blood and walking under the common sky of the One Creator and Father.

1. Say not, I will love the wise and hate the unwise ; thou shalt love all mankind.

[Talmud.] Religions are many and different; but reason is one. We are all brethren.

[Chinese Scripture.] Let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

God is love; and he that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God and God in him.

This commandment we have, that he who loveth God love his brother also.

[New Testament.] 2. The School will stand, and sing responsively.

God that made the world and all things therein, the Lord or heaven and earth, dwelleth notin temples made with hands, neither is worshipped with men's hands as though he needed anything, seeing he giveth to all life and breath and all things, and hath made of one blood all nations of men, to dwell on all the face of the earth, that they should seek the Lord if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from any one of us.

[Paul.] Response.

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There is one church universal; and many names, but one God whom all the names mean; for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. Therefore judge not thy brother nor set at naught thy brother; every one shall give account of himself to God.

Response. (Music as before.)
Give praise, O give praise unto the Ho.y One,
For he is merciful and kind;
He giveth us all needful things,
Who is the same Lord over all.

O praise the Lord, Amen! Amen! Difference of worship has divided men into many nations: from all their doctrines I have chosen one-the Love of God. [Persian.]

Response. (Music as before.)
Give praise unto the Holy One who is Love!
He hears the ravens when they cry,
He is the same Lord over all.
Who can proclaim his love for man!

O praise the Lord, Amen! Amen!
The School seated.
3. Responses.
The Lord speaks in the secret places of the soul, and says:

Thou art a man; all men shall be thy neighbors and thy brothers. We are members of one great body:

Remember that each was born for the good of all. [Seneca.]

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