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SOUTHERN STANDARD -MV'MINNVILLK, TENNESSEE. SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, l89o.
EDITKD BV KEV. F. L. IjEEPER.
orat OVER AGAIN.
Over and over njain,
No matter wfiich way I turn,
I always find in the book of life
Some lessons I have to learn.
I must take my turn at the mill,
I must grind out tiie golden grain,
I must work at my task with a resolute will
Over and over again.
We cannot measure the need
Of even the tiniest flower,
Ner cheek the flow of the golden Bauds
That run through a single hour;
But the morning dewi must fall,
And the sun and the summer rain
.MuBt do their part, and perform it all
Over and over again.
Over and over again
The brook through the meadow flpw,
And over and over again
The ponderous mill-wheel goes.
Once doing will not suffice,
Though doing be not in vain;
And a blessing failing us once or twice
May come if we try again.
The path that has once been trod
Is never to rough to the feet,
And the lesson we once have learned
Is never so hard to repeat.
Though sorrowful tears must fall,
And the heart to its depths be driven
With storm and tempest, we need them all
To render us meet for heaven.
THE HOPE OF REST.
JSY KKV. E. HERimUCK, I'll. D.
Christian Weekly. ,
We are glad that the Gospel holds
out many incentives to labor It
would be a hard thing indeed we
would be compelled to record of
Christianity, if it did not give its
faithful adherents some promise of a
reward ; if it did not say to him,1 'Go
on in the way of the Lord, and you
will surmount all difficulties and find
peace at last." It gives.' every en
couragement. Christ, the Great
Commander.wel lknew of the tribula
tion and sorrow that the soldier in
His army would be compelled to en
dure, so to encourage him he has told
him, "There remaineth therefore a
rest to the people of God." What a
great life this is for us. Weary
with the march of life, bowed beneath
its burdens, we have but to raise our
eyes and we shall see the hills radiant
with glory, and the city of our God
coming down as a bride adorned for
It is the hope that the Lord will
appear in Glory and open the gate
way by which we shall enter into the
rest promised us, that gives us cour
age to battle with a disobedient and
gainsaying world. We know that
when He comes it will be in glory,
and that He will take His choosen
ones with Him. "Looking for that
blessed hope and the glorious appear
ing of the great God and our Saviour
Jesus Christ." Blessed end of this'
weary, sorrowful world. Come Lord
Jesus. What a hope is this ! the com
ing of our Saviour. The entering
into rest, the cessation of all wearying
and oppressive labor. We welcome
it. We look for it. We stand upon
the summit of earth's desolate graves
and hail its approach. . We wait its
coming as they who wait for the
morning. We look over the wrecks
of this sad world and weep. We
think of the broken hearted every
where, the vexed and suffering chil
dren, the oppressed and down-trod
den army of men and women, and as
we look beyond and above these, and
see through blinding tears the gleam
ing light of the better land, we cry
out again, "Come Lord Jesus ! "
What is it that cheers the laborer
as he toils in the heat of the day ? Is
it not that rest will come with the
evening? What is it that cheers the
traveller, long absent from home ? Is
it not the thought that after awhile
his wanderings will be over, and that
lie will again occupy his place by the
side of dear friends, who are now
thinking of him in the far away land?
Is it not the same with the laborer in
Christ's vineyard ? Though the bur
den may be great, yet he knows the
time is nigh when his buoyant spirit
shall mount up with wings as eagles,
and he rejoice in the rest of heaven.
How many a weary soul has been
cheered and encouraged by the
thought of rest at last, the union with
the dear ones, the trials all over, and
the peace of God about them. How
our freed spirits will rejoice when
they come to the land that is not very
far off. ' How we shall then praise
(tod for his great love, and thank
Him because lie sustained us amid
the trials of life, and gave us the
promise of rest when done with the
world. Weary one. be not discour
aged. Yours may be a life of labor
and disappointment, but it will Hoon
be over, and you will all the more
enjoy the home of the soul.
THe' Blessedness of Not Having- Our
Own Way. ' . J7"
We learn to submit to the not
having our own way because we al
ways must accept the inevitable. Us
ually, also, we learn in time that the
discipline thus undergone is useful.
But to appreciate its actual blessed
ness, the fact that it results in increas
ed peace, and even in happiness of the
purest quality, takes longer. Some
people never succeed in learning this
lesson thoroughly. Yet the fact i9 un
The surrender of our own will pro
motes humility. This is oue of the
most vital virtues,' and perhaps is
that which a large majority of us are
slowest to acquire. So much empha
sis is laid, and rightly, upon the duty
of thinking and acting for ourselves,
of cultivating a true, proper Inde
pendence of character, that it is not
so strange that it should prove diffi
cult to draw the line between com
mendable self-reliance, and that wil
ling submission to the divine will,
which equally is our duty. Were we
always to succeed in carrying out our
plans, our justifiable independence
would develop pride, and we should
grow to think ourselves able to disre
gard God. A3 it is, we fall into this
sin easily and often. Nearly every
dne needs absolutely and frequently
thq lesson of humility, which the not
haying our own way teaches.
It also impresses the great truth, to
which otherwise our eyes might re
main closed, that, even when we fail
to do as we desire and think best, our
Heavenly Father is watching over
and guiding" our lives. Nothing
which convinces us of His constant,
ovr-ruling love is other than a bles
sing, and nothing produces this con
viction more surely than the discov
ery that,; although our l cherished
plans have come to nothing, the wis
dom of the Almighty has brought to
pass results equally,' If not even more,
advantageous In some form than
those sought for by us. To fail often
to have our own way casts us back as
often upon the divine care and-ten
derness, teaches us how trustworthy
they are, and causes God's affection
ate interest in each of us to become
more apparent and precious.
It also makes possible for us a clos
er, sweeter fellowship with Jesus. Al
though it is true, of course, that Ho
did have His own way, in that He
freely cho.se to live, suffer and die for
mankind, it is equally true that His
whole earthly career was charaeteriz'
ed by the willing, cheerful surrender
of His natural, human inclinations
for the sake of His redeeming work
His life was one ions succession of
sacrifices, and His intelligent sympa
thy for us in our disappointments is
based not only upon the omniscience
of Ills divine nature, but also upon
His own personal experiences of fai
ure to have His own way as I lis mere
humanity would have chosen to have
it. What could make more strong
or winsome the tie between llim and
1 es, the not having our own way,
u we are wise enougn to recognize
the fact, is a blessing, and throughout
all human history they have been the
happiest and most useful children of
God who have accepted this truth,
and have tried to live in the light of
Old Prayers for Young Lips.
I wonder how many of our young
friends know the help that the
Psalms can give in prayer. It seems
as if the Lord had given David such
a great variety of experiences, so that
he might, in inspired words, form
prayers for all God's people to use on
all occasions. There will hardly
come a time in our lives wnen we
shall not find injhe Psalms words to
express our feelings in prayer ' even
better than our words can, for these
are the words that God gave.
we all find many things hard to
understand in the liible. So did the
Psalmist, for he prays: "Open thou
mine eyes, that I might behold won
drous things out of thy law." "Make
me understand the way of thy pre
When we have done wrong (how
often that is the case) the prayer is
ready for us: "For thy name's sake,
O, Lord! pardon mine iniquity!'
"iiiue tny lace irom my sins, ana
blot out all mine iniquities."
Do we want very much to be saved
from our sins? Let us pray to God
"Into thy hans I commit my. spirit
thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God
of truth." "lain thine, save me!'
'Cleanse me from my sin." "Create
in me a clean heart, 0 God, and re
new a right spirit within me."
Are we uncertain about what we
ought to do? David said: "Cause
me to know the way wherein I
should walk." "Teach me to do thy
will, for thou art my God."
When we feel sad and discouraged,
we can pray: "Restore unto me the
oy of thy salvation."
If we want to tell others how good
God has been to us.and urge them to
seek him, let us pray: "O Lord, open
thou my lips."
When trouble of any kind, great
or small, comes to us, how quickly
we can offer the prayer: "O my God!
make haste for my help."
And when he has helped us, we
shall find In the Tsalms fitting words
to express our thankfulness: "How
excellent is thy loving kindness, O
God!" "I love the Lord, because
he hath heard my voice and my sup
plications." Just taking a verse here and there
only begins to show us the beauty of
these old prayers and songs. But how
can we be ready to use them if we do
not know them? Let us make them
our own, learning them "by heart."
Then they will really be the language
of our hearts.
The Day of Rest.
One of the commonest reasons for
not attending divine services is this:
"I was too tired after my week's
work and wanted rest!" Sunday is
a day of rest; but if we are to use it
rightly, we must use it reverently as
the day of worship. We should re
member that it is a sign of weakness
and insincerity to be ever pleading
that poverty stricken plea, "I have
no time," when duty calls. If one Is
a little worn and fatigued, will all
lay spent in loitering be one of the
best? To spend a day in doing noth
ing and accomplishing nothing ought
to leave behind such a sense of dissat
isfaction with self as would spoil one's
rest instead of refreshing one. To a
man or a woman honestly tired the
best ot rest is not dalliance, but a
change of occupation. To refresh the
soul is the very best way to relieve
the body. Sunday is given to us for
this refreshment, and he who forgets
or refuses to discern this profound
truth will find his Sunday stale and
unprofitable, if nothing worse. Have
not many of us discovered that we
can make it a weary day, yet spend
no hours in public worship?
The man who is turning a crank
rests his right hand by using his left
We who are turning the crank in the
labors of the world can rest both
mind and body by educating the
soul. The main trouble with men's
faith today rises from the sheer neg
lect of that education. The best cure
for that neglect stands waiting for
tiiein in the means of grace, and the
first of these is the public services of
Bring to the cure of your world
weariness the conscientious and regu
lar use ot those services, and soon
they will grow up to you your high
est privilege! As many another has
found, ywu may . also find in these
quiet, restful hours in church, relief
to strained nerves, a better know!
edge of Christ's religion, peace of
mind, and exaltation of soul.
Hiding the Eible.
Once, a Bible was baked in a loaf
of bread. That was in a far-away
country, called Austria. Some wick
ed men came into the house to find
the Bible and burn it up, but the wo
man who owned it was just going to
bake breadjso she rolled her Bible up
in a big loaf and put it in the oven.
When the men went away she took
out the loaf, and it was not hurt a bit
That was, a good place to hide a Bible,
wasn't it? But I'll tell you of a bet
ter place still. David knew of that
place when he said, "Thy word have
I hid in my heart, that I offend not
thee."-Rays of Light.
Following in the wake of Sam
Jones, the evangelist, has developed
a school of sensational preachers who
are destined to do the pulpit and
Christianity injury. Some of these
would-be imitators of the evangelist
try to go even further than he does
in the use of sensational, uncouth,
vulgar, and even brutal language.
Some of these pulpit slang-users act
ually disgust and drive people from
the house of God. It is time the con
servative, zealous ministers of 'the
church of God were. calling a halt
along this line. Jackson Tribune and
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ulianapolis Ram's Horn. '
We never find out how good God
until we begin to trust him.
We never get where God wants us
be until we become willincr to
We never please God more than
hen we earnestly and honestly
strive to be like his Son.
We are never more mistaken than
when we think God does not love us
while we are sinners.
We can never know the truth until
e are willing to live the truth.
We never find out how bad we are
until we begin to find out how good
We never eet where we can learn
until we find out that we don't know
We never can please God until we
begin to trust him.
We will never do much for others
until we find out how much God has
done for us.
We never want to co to heaven
until we discover that earth can't
Fame and good reputation consists
in doing the right thing in the right
way at the right time. Generals are
famous who led the way to victory.
Orators are famous who touched the
heart of the people. Smith's Tonic
Syrup is famous because it ha3 ever
accomplished correct results. Used
in the right way at the right time it
invariably does the right thing. It
never makes a failure. It never
brings disappointment. It was in
vented by the eminent Dr. John Bull,
of Louisville, Ky., as a substitute for
quinine. It does its' work even better
than was expected. It has all the
good qualities of quinine and none of
its evil tendencies. It cures chills and
fever, colds, influenza, la grippe, etc.,
even wheu quinine fails. It is pleas
ant to take, and children like it. It
builds up a broken down constitution
and fortifies it against the insidious
attacks of malarial influences.
A Sensible Woman.
She takes a healthy interest in her
neighbors, but she is by no means a
gossip, still less a scandalmonger.
At no time will she be brought into
the folly of discussing motives, or
judging of things by the seamy side
of appearance. And if persistently
bored by those who find a pleasure in
seeing all things at cross purposes and
all people mfire or less scoundrels un
detected, she does her best to miti
gate what she cannot prevent. She
has strong principles, but she is not
an active proselytizer. She lets oth
ers think for themselves, and, only
when called on to testify, raises her
own private flag aloft. She knows
the difference between constancy and
aggression, which with courageofher
opinions, has also the modesty of ret
icence. She treats her servants as, in
a certain sense, her friends, her chil
dren, while still keeping the reins of
home government in her own hands.
But they all know that when they
do their duty she will reward them,
or at least recognize by kind word
and hearty acknowledgment that
they have done well, and when they
neglect it she will rebuke them. She
will be neither indifferent on the one
side, nor remiss on the other ; and
thus her household always feels and
knows that her eyes are open and her
heart is warm.
Mothers, don't let your children
suffer with ill health. Try Dr. Bull's
Worm Destroyers dainty candy loz
enges. It will do them no harm and
may be just the remedy they need.
Chimneys, to be safe from fire and
draw well, should be not less than
sixteen inches square Inside and
built up from the cellar. Use good
brick with clay, instead of mortar,
up to the comb. Plaster it Inside
with clay mixed with salt. Top
with the best brick well wet and laid
in cement. ; Do not let wood come
too close to the brick, and don't let
the stovepipe come nearer than
eighteen inches to the ceiling.
I had chills and fever; less than
one bottle of Smith's Tonic Syrup
perfectly cured me. C. J). Clark,
St. Joseph ?sews: Cause and Effect:
"Who is that well-dressed, distin
guished-looking gentleman over
there?" "That's a' summer resort
hotel keeper?" "And that shabby
looking person?" "That's an ex-,
millionaire who used to stay at the
Alter diphtheria, scarlet fever,
pneumonia, or any other severe ill
ness, there Ls no better tonic than
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