Accession: A10180A
Editorial Title: The Personal and Impersonal Saviour
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: December 23, 1888
Manuscript Description: Printed Order of Services with handwritten notes by Mary Baker Eddy.
Editorial Note: This Order of Services was handed out to the congregation in attendance at the December 23, 1888 service at Chickering Hall. Mary Baker Eddy preached the sermon, "The Personal and Impersonal Savior," which was later published as a pamphlet and in Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896 under the title "Christmas Sermon."
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A10180A
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Church of Christ,
(Scientist,)
Rev. Mary Baker G. Eddy,
Pastor.
Services held at Chickering Hall,
Nos. 151 and 153 Tremont Street,
SUNDAY, DEC. 23, 1888, at 3 P.M.
All are cordially invited.
GEO. G. LITTLE, PRINTER, 22 MILK ST., BOSTON.

Call candidates to front

Order of Services.

Hymn. Tune: -- Antioch.

Joy to the world! The lord has come: Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare him room, And heaven and nature sing.

Joy to the earth! The Saviour reigns: Let men their songs employ, While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains Repeat the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make his blessings flow As far as sin is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of his righteousness, And wonders of his love.

Reading Scripture.

Lord's Prayer.

Anthem.

Silent Prayer.

Sermon. Subject: -- "The Personal and Impersonal Saviour." Human thought is sometimes aided by association on ChristmasAs Written:Chistmas tide we recall we go back in thought

Hymn. Tune: -- Woodworth.

Just as I am, -- without one plea But that thy love is seeking me, And that thou bid'st me come to thee, -- O loving God I come.

Just as I am, -- though tossed about With many a conflict, many a doubt, Fightings within, and fears without, -- O loving God I come.

Just as I am, -- thou wilt receive, Wilt welcome, pardon, heal, relieve; Because thy promise I believe, O loving God I come.

Admissions to the Church.

Reading of Tenets.

Charge to New Members.

Remarks.

Hymn.

On the night of that last supper, Seated with His chosen band, Christ, as food to all His brethren, Gives Himself with His own hand.

He, as man with man conversing, Staid the seeds of truth to sow; Then He closed, in solemn order, Wondrously, His life of woe.

Lo O'er ancient forms departing. Newer rites of grace prevail; Faith for all defects supplying, Where the feeble senses fail.

To the everlasting Father, Through the Son who reigns on high, Be salvation, honor, blessing, Might, and endless majesty.

Communion.

Hymn of Christian Science. Rev. Mary Baker G. Eddy.

Saw ye my Saviour? Heard ye the glad sound? Felt ye the power of her Word? Twas the Truth that made man free, And was found by you and me In the life and the love of our Lord.

Mourner, she calls thee; "come to my bosom; Love wipes the tears all away, And will lift the shades of gloom, And for thee make blessed room When the darkness hath yielded to-day."

Sinner, she calls thee, daring or dying; "Oh, take my offering in; And the spirit that makes pure, Will exalt thee, and will cure Every sorrow and sickness and sin."

Strongest deliverer, friend of the friendless, Life of all being divine: Thou the Christ and not the creeds; Thou the Science of good deeds; Thou the water, the bread, and the wine.

Collection.

Doxology.

Benediction.

A10180A
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Church of Christ,
(Scientist,)
Rev. Mary Baker G. Eddy,
Pastor.
Services held at Chickering Hall,
Nos. 151 and 153 Tremont Street,
SUNDAY, DEC. 23, 1888, at 3 P.M.
All are cordially invited.
GEO. G. LITTLE, PRINTER, 22 MILK ST., BOSTON.

Call candidates to front

Order of Services.

Hymn. Tune: -- Antioch.

Joy to the world! The lord has come: Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare him room, And earth heaven and nature sing.

Joy to the earth! The Saviour reigns: Let men their songs employ, While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains Repeat the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make his blessings flow As far as sin is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of his righteousness, And wonders of his love.

Reading Scripture.

Lord's Prayer.

Anthem.

Silent Prayer.

Sermon. Subject: -- "The Personal and Impersonal Saviour." Human thought is sometimes aided by association on ChistmasCorrected:Christmas tide we recall we go back in thought

Hymn. Tune: -- Woodworth.

Just as I am, -- without one plea But that thy love is seeking me, And that thou bid'st me come to thee, -- O loving God I come.

Just as I am, -- though tossed about With many a conflict, many a doubt, Fightings within, and fears without, -- O loving God I come.

Just as I am, -- thou wilt receive, Wilt welcome, pardon, heal, relieve; Because thy promise I believe, O loving God I come.

Admissions to the Church.

Reading of Tenets.

Charge to New Members.

Remarks.

Hymn.

On the night of that last supper, Seated with His chosen band, Christ, as food to all His brethren, Gives Himself with His own hand.

He, as man with man conversing, Staid the seeds of truth to sow; Then He closed, in solemn order, Wondrously, His life of woe.

Lo O'er ancient forms departing. Newer rites of grace prevail; Faith for all defects supplying, Where the feeble senses fail.

To the everlasting Father, Through the Son who reigns on high, Be salvation, honor, blessing, Might, and endless majesty.

Communion.

Hymn of Christian Science. Rev. Mary Baker G. Eddy.

Saw ye my Saviour? Heard ye the glad sound? Felt ye the power of her Word? Twas the Truth that made man free, And was found by you and me In the life and the love of our Lord.

Mourner, she calls thee; "come to my bosom; Love wipes the tears all away, And will lift the shades of gloom, And for thee make blessed room When the darkness hath yielded to-day."

Sinner, she calls thee, daring or dying; "Oh, take my offering in; And the spirit that makes pure, Will exalt thee, and will cure Every sorrow and sickness and sin."

Strongest deliverer, friend of the friendless, Life of all being divine: Thou the Christ and not the creeds; Thou the Science of good deeds; Thou the water, the bread, and the wine.

Collection.

Doxology.

Benediction.