Accession: A10180C
Editorial Title: The Personal and Impersonal Saviour
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: December 23, 1888
Manuscript Description: Fragment of a printed Order of Services. This document appears to have been cut into pieces and the pieces were not reassembled in the order that the service ultimately followed.
Editorial Note: The final version of 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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Hymn.

Reading Scripture.

Lord's Prayer.

Anthem.

Silent Prayer.

Sermon.

Hymn.

Admissions To The Church.

Reading Of Tenets.

Charge To New Members.

Remarks.

Hymn.

Communion.

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

Collection.

Doxology.

Benediction.

[*]Archival Note: From this point the remainder of the document is out of order. The first fragment represents a section of the what should be the first page of the Order of Services. The next series of fragments are selected stanzas from the hymns selected for the service. These stanzas are jumbled together and do not follow the order that the hymns were sung during the service. See A10180A to see the complete Order of Services that was prepared for this service.

[*]Editorial Note: These stanzas are from Mary Baker Eddy's poem that would ultimately become her "Communion Hymn." It was first printed in the Lynn Transcript of December 2, 1876, with the title "Hymn of Science." It appeared in The Christian Science Journal in March 1885 (Vol. 2, No. 16, p. 1). The version sung during this service in 1888 was called "Hymn of Christian Science." After Eddy further revised it and gave it the title "Communion. -- Hymn of Christian Science," it was published in the issue of February 1889 (Vol. 6, p. 562). Ultimately, this hymn was published in the Christian Science Hymnal.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,

[*]Editorial Note: These stanzas are from the hymn "Just as I Am" written in 1835 by Englishwoman Charlotte Elliott (1789-1871).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, --

[*]Editorial Note: These stanzas are from Pange Lingua, a medieval Latin hymn written by Thomas Aquinas, and are still used in Catholic church liturgy. The English translation "Down in Adoration Falling" is sung to the same tune as the Latin.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.

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Hymn.

Reading Scripture.

Lord's Prayer.

Anthem.

Silent Prayer.

Sermon.

Hymn.

Admissions To The Church.

Reading Of Tenets.

Charge To New Members.

Remarks.

Hymn.

Communion.

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

Collection.

Doxology.

Benediction.

[*]Archival Note: From this point the remainder of the document is out of order. The first fragment represents a section of the what should be the first page of the Order of Services. The next series of fragments are selected stanzas from the hymns selected for the service. These stanzas are jumbled together and do not follow the order that the hymns were sung during the service. See A10180A to see the complete Order of Services that was prepared for this service.

[*]Editorial Note: These stanzas are from Mary Baker Eddy's poem that would ultimately become her "Communion Hymn." It was first printed in the Lynn Transcript of December 2, 1876, with the title "Hymn of Science." It appeared in The Christian Science Journal in March 1885 (Vol. 2, No. 16, p. 1). The version sung during this service in 1888 was called "Hymn of Christian Science." After Eddy further revised it and gave it the title "Communion. -- Hymn of Christian Science," it was published in the issue of February 1889 (Vol. 6, p. 562). Ultimately, this hymn was published in the Christian Science Hymnal.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,

[*]Editorial Note: These stanzas are from the hymn "Just as I Am" written in 1835 by Englishwoman Charlotte Elliott (1789-1871).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, --

[*]Editorial Note: These stanzas are from Pange Lingua, a medieval Latin hymn written by Thomas Aquinas, and are still used in Catholic church liturgy. The English translation "Down in Adoration Falling" is sung to the same tune as the Latin.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.