Accession: A10771
Editorial Title: Ninety-first Psalm
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: June 14, 1888
Manuscript Description: Handwritten in pen on unlined paper by Mary Baker Eddy.
Editorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy gave this address on the 91st Psalm at the National Christian Scientist AssociationNational Christian Scientist Association
Formed on January 29, 1886, the National Christian Scientist Association included students of Christian Science who were taught by Mary Baker Eddy and students of teachers who passed the Normal course in the Massachusetts Metaphysical College. The Association held its first general convention in February 1886 and held annual meetings through 1890. It adjourned for three years at Eddy's request and then reconvened in September 1893 in Chicago at the Parliament of World Religions that was part of the Columbian Exposition (World's Fair).
meeting in Chicago, Il, held on June 14, 1888.
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F. Today our Sunday Lesson is taken from but one of our text books viz the Bible and the 91 PsalmPs 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Ps 91:2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Ps 91:3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. Ps 91:4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Ps 91:5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Ps 91:6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. Ps 91:7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Ps 91:8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Ps 91:9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; Ps 91:10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. Ps 91:11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. Ps 91:12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Ps 91:13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Ps 91:14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. Ps 91:15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. Ps 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. of David

This of the royal Hebrew bard hath no peer it is the pearl of PsalteryAs Written:Psaltry. It hath been said, and truly, that it means much or it means nothing which of these sayings think you? Mankind will naturally accept as Christianity becomes more and more Christly and Today we ought to reverently realize that to a God attuned apprehension the spiritual import of this Psalm is a holy diagnostic whose diagnoses is to the sick and to the sinner demonstrably a balm in Gilead and a physician thereJer 8:22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered? even the vitalizing life of Christianity

It is the bread of the WordMatt 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. whereof our great Master saith if a man eat thereof he shall never dieJohn 6:50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. ; that is if a man gains the altitude of the "secret place"Ps 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. therein spoken of as a sequence of divine Science he becomes deathless

This Psalm contains more pathological and theological truth than any other collection of the same number of words in human language -- except the Nazarene'sAs Written:Nazareen's sermon on the hill-sides of Judea. Wherein he omits Genesis and proceeds to diagnosis In the first instance it is a disappointment in the 2ndAs Written:2ond a relief in all it is a lesson

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F. Today our Sunday Lesson is taken from but one of our text books viz the Bible and the 91 PsalmPs 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Ps 91:2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Ps 91:3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. Ps 91:4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Ps 91:5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Ps 91:6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. Ps 91:7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Ps 91:8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Ps 91:9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; Ps 91:10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. Ps 91:11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. Ps 91:12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Ps 91:13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Ps 91:14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. Ps 91:15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. Ps 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. of David

This 91st Psalm of the royal Hebrew bard hath no peer it is the pearl of PsaltryCorrected:Psaltery. It hath been said, and truly, that it means much or it means nothing which of these sayings will think you? Mankind will naturally accept as Christianity becomes more and more Christly and Today we ought to At this date I reverently affirm realize that to a God attuned apprehension the spiritual import of this Psalm is a holy diagnostic and its whose diagnoses is to the sick and to the sinner demonstrably a balm in Gilead and a physician thereJer 8:22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered? even the vitalizing life of Christianity

It is the bread of the WordMatt 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. whereof our great Master saith if a man eat thereof he shall never dieJohn 6:50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. ; that is if a man gains the altitude of the "secret place"Ps 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. therein spoken of in theorem as a sequence of divine Science he becomes deathless

This Psalm contains more pathological and theological truth than any other collection of the same number of words in human language -- except the Nazareen'sCorrected:Nazarene's sermon on the hill-sides of Judea. Wherein he omits Genesis and proceeds to diagnosis In the first instance it is a disappointment in the 2ondOriginal:2nd a relief in all it is a lesson