Accession: L02056
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Eldridge J. and Melinda H. Smith, March 6, 1882
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Eldridge J. Smith  Melinda H. Smith 
Date: March 6, 1882 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
Editorial Note: This letter was sent during Mary Baker Eddy's trip to Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Mr. & Mrs. SmithEditorial Note: Eldridge J. Smith and Melinda H. Smith
My dear Students,

To-day I am not with you in person, but my mind carries me back to last Sabbath and I hear those sweet tones re-echoing—"Wonderful words of Love" and I live over the dear hours of our little unions as we taught and listened to "beautiful words of Life"Editorial Note: Probably a reference to the hymn “Wonderful Words of Life” by Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876). When shall we all meet again? and how shall we meet? with armor bright, having done all, standing fastEph 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. in the understanding of God and going forward happy in the fight. Yes, God grant this shall be so

They are singing the same songs you sang at Washington in the parlor here, and I am writing you in the midst of music, very sweet. One song is my favorite and it fairly takes me away from my subject. Do learn it and sing it to me when we next meet This is the Caption "We shall know each other better"Editorial Note: This is a reference to a hymn, “When the Mists Have Rolled Away.” The words are by Annie Herbert Barker (1844-1932), and include the lines: “We shall know each other better / When the mists have rolled away.”

O! I love it, my tears dim my eyes, as they sing, with joy, with a sense of the beauty and truth of those words of that song

I long to hear from you. I know so well how capable you are of the great task committed unto you, and I know so well the great joy of the work. Oh the bliss of blessing ourselves by blessing others. Please remember, dear ones, wont you, how very great the work is, and how very possible all things are through HimMatt 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Mark 10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. Luke 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible. that leadeth us on The Truth that sets us freeJohn 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. gives us wings also. Meet every Sunday and read my bookEditorial Note: Science and Health as you proposed and "Lo! I am with you always"Matt 28:19 ¶Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Matt 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Love to Mrs. Potter your brother and all my dear students

Ever truly
M B G Eddy
L02056
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Reproduced from the archive of The Mary Baker Eddy Library
Mr. & Mrs. SmithEditorial Note: Eldridge J. Smith and Melinda H. Smith
My dear Students,

To-day I am not with you in person, but my mind carries me back to last Sabbath and I hear those sweet tones re-echoing—"Wonderful words of Love" and I live over the dear hours of our little unions as we taught and listened to "beautiful words of Life"Editorial Note: Probably a reference to the hymn “Wonderful Words of Life” by Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876). When shall we all meet again? and how shall we meet? with armor bright, having done all, standing fastEph 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. in the understanding of God and going forward happy in the fight. Yes, God grant this shall be so

They are singing the same songs you sang at Washington in the parlor here, and I am writing you in the midst of music, very sweet. One song is my favorite and it fairly takes me away from my subject. Do learn it and sing it to me when we next meet This is the Caption "We shall know each other better"Editorial Note: This is a reference to a hymn, “When the Mists Have Rolled Away.” The words are by Annie Herbert Barker (1844-1932), and include the lines: “We shall know each other better / When the mists have rolled away.”

O! I love it, my tears dim my eyes, as they sing, with joy, with a sense of the beauty and truth of those words of that song

I long to hear from you. I know so well how capable you are of the great task committed unto you, and I know so well the great joy of the work. Oh the bliss of blessing ourselves by blessing others. Please remember, dear ones, wont you, how very great the work is, and how very possible all things are through HimMatt 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Mark 10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. Luke 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible. that leadeth us on The Truth that sets us freeJohn 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. gives us wings also. Meet every Sunday and read my bookEditorial Note: Science and Health as you proposed and "Lo! I am with you always"Matt 28:19 ¶Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Matt 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Love to Mrs. Potter and your brother and all my dear students

Ever truly
M B G Eddy
 
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Eldridge J. Smith and Melinda H. Smith Probably a reference to the hymn “Wonderful Words of Life” by Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876). This is a reference to a hymn, “When the Mists Have Rolled Away.” The words are by Annie Herbert Barker (1844-1932), and include the lines: “We shall know each other better / When the mists have rolled away.” Science and Health