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    PARTED.   Table of Contents     THE CHRISTMAS RUSH.

Thompson, Clara Ann
Songs From the Wayside

- AN OPENING SERVICE.

AN OPENING SERVICE.



"Holy, holy, holy!" the choir chants sweet
and low,
And earnest hearts are lifted up in prayer;
The organ's mellow cadence peals solemn,
soft, and slow,
And God is with His people, gathered there.

"Holy, holy, holy!" they bow before His will;
The pastor's tones rise solemnly o'er all:--
"The Lord is in His temple, let all the earth
be still;"
A deep calm regins throughout the sacred hall.

"Holy, holy, holy" Who would not humbly bow,
Before such holiness, such love divine?
And leaving pride and folly, join with His
people, now,
In faithful worship, at so pure a shrine.
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"Holy, holy, holy!" their full hearts swell
within,
As o'er and o'er they hear the soft refrain;
And when, the service ended, the choir rings
out 'Amen',
A hundred voices mingle in the strain.

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