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''QUl;ii TENNESS!' L. , u iMV, FEB. 8, I890;
EDITED BY'JIKV, 'V,. In. LEEPEU.
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Soft fell the mother's lullaby
The dusky room was cool and dim, , .
The luce-crowned cot swung to and fro
la rhythmic measure with the hymn;
"From in nnd sorrow, God of light,
Preserve my little maid tonight!"
0 iove that trembled in the tone,
lhat sounded through the twilight room!
O love that .hone in dewry eyes
Like stars alight amid the gloom!
While ebbed and flowed the accents mild,
"From sla and sorrow keep uiy child?"
O tender bosom lieaviug high
With mother love and pure delight!
0 words of happy melody
"God keep my little muid tonight!"
While sweet the baby breathing low
And lace-erowned oot swung to and fro.
Gray crept the dawn behind the hill!
And the dread night went shrivering by;
And o'er the watchers spent and chill
The sun looked down with pitying eye;
But no song rose amid the gloom
That hung athwart that darkened room!
For God had heard the prayer she sang,
That happy mother bending low,
And answered it ot break of day,
While yet the cot swung to and fro,
"FromYin and sorrow," in Ilia luve
Had called the baby-maid above.
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i a . II I I
In h(!,'(: , i.
Faithfulness in all things ought to
be practised until It becomes, a habit
of life. 1 Joble doinir may bo cultl
vated until the right action grows to
be normal anxLeasy. An eminent
scientific writer 'Vecehtly declared
that it was a law of our physical na
ture that we come to do the right au
tomatically if such a determined pur
pose Is cherished. In the minor acts
ofilfe'this principle of ' faithfulness
should be "streuously ' exerciseVl.'1' He
wuo snew penecuy me moral nature
i i n . ii i
of man said: "lie that is faithful in
that which is least is faithful also in
much.", The Savior here declares
the law of moral growth. , . . (
Strong character is formed by that
inner principle which resists the ad
vance of the slightest temptation to
evil. The will-power is weakened
and the resisting quality is overborne
by repeated compliance with what is
known to be wrong in it3elf. What
is characterized as the indifferent or
small sin, is, therefore, the most
harmful and dangerous. There is no
fact that should constrain to right
action so forcefully as this that the
individual suffers most who has
grown pliant and yielding to what
are considered minor transgressions,
This is what Paul means in his great
law f moral and spiritual analogy
when he says: " v hatsoevet a man
ftvutth tlint clialt lia ultirt roun "
it is impossible to escape such a re
sult. , To sow the seeds of indecision
and concession when sin facinates,
win insure to the sower m , ins own
life the hundaed fold, of like harvest.
Here js a philosophy ot moral se
quence, so uniformly operative and
fruitful, that it should act as a most
urgent deterrment from any lapse
into sin. The youth should especially
heed this unchangeable truth.
It is the little wrong act, too, that
mars character most in . its totality.
Some besetting sin tarnishes a life
thatwonld,be ideally perfect, or
nearly so, if that one evil were con
iuered. And the conspicuous exhl
bition of many virtues makes the one
characteristic lapse into sinfulness
seem all the more flagrant just as
marble, polished at its best, shows
plainly the scratch of the finest
pointed needle. It Is pitiable to see
so many lives, right in so many
ways, damaged and discounted by
one moral blemish. Hero is an il-
I ustratlon of what is meant: A man
ufacturer once exhibited a "crooked
pin which had caused hundreds of
dollars' damage!1 It got, somehow,
on a roller in a; cloth : factory, and
every time the : roller revolved this
little pin cut a hole in' the piece o,
cloth Which 4assed under it.' 'So
piece after piece of cloth was dam
aged by this one little, crooked, pes
tiferous pin, which made its mark
at every revolution of the roller. So
one little sin .works, more mischief
man nr i miatiui . j; j, ,
It was because the operation of this
law . is j so constant,' determinative,
and final in the realm of morals, that
Jesus, commanded that we should Jbe
heroic in the matter of inherent sins
"And if thy right eye , offend thee,
pluck It out, and cast It from thee
And if thy right hand offend , thee,
cut it off and cast it from thee; for
it is profitable for thee that cue oi thy
memU-r.s liould jhtiIi, and not that
thy whole Ixxlv should be "ca-t Into
t ny RQSA (tftAitqrV . '
Christian Observer., , ''.' '' J ...
Tin going to have a spelling-bee'
tonight," said Uncle Johnauil .I'll
give a pair of skates to the boy that
can best spell man.", ; , , , , , t
The children turned and stared
Into each other's eyes.
"Best spell man, j Uncle (John?
W hy, there's only one wayJ'Mhey
"There are all sorts of ways," re
plied Uncle John. "I'll leave you to
think of it awhile;" and he buttoned
up his coat and went.
"What does he mean?" asked Bob.
"I think it's a Joke," said Harry
thoughtfully; "and when Uncle John
asks me, I'm going to say, "Why,
m-a-n, of course.'.'
"It's a conundrum, I know," said
Jo, and he leaned his head on his
hand and settled down to think.
Time went slowly to the puzzled
boys for all their fun that day. It
seemed as if that after-supper time
would never come; but it came at
last, and Uncle John came too, with
a shiny skate-runner peeping out of
his great coat pocket. '
Uncle John did not delay; he sat
down and looked straight into Har
"Been a good boy today, Hal?" :
"Yes, n-o," said Harry, flushing.
"I did something Aunt Mag told me
not to do, because Ned Barnes dared
me to. I can't bear a boy to dare
me. What's that to do with spelling
man?" he added, half to himself.
But Uncle John had iurrfcd to Bob.
','IIad a good dayray boy?',', ,
"Haven't had a fun enough,',,'
swered Bobbie, stoutly. )It's al Jo's
fault, top., e boys ,,wan ted : the
pond to ourselves for,,, ono .dayy and
we made up our. .minds, thatwhen
the girls came we'd clear , them. off.
But Jo, he-.!' ,T ,
,"I thluk thjs ia Jo's to tell,!',, inter-
rupted Unc,e j h
-II llt .il ll.'I'lf
"Why," said Jo,
VI thought the
girls had as much right on the pond
asthe'boys." So r sboke to' one 'or
two or the bigger ooys, ana they
thought so too, ana we sioppea u an.
I thought it was mean to treat girls
that way.". .,: " " '
There came a flash from Uncle
John's pocket;' the next minute the
skates were on Jo's knee
"The spelling-match is over," said
Uncle John and Jo has won the
prize." : "''"
Three bewildered faces mutely
"Boys," he answered,' gravely,
"we've been spelling man, not m let
ters. but in acts. I tcld you there
were different ways, and we've pros
ed it here tonight,
boys and see."
Think over it,
A Little New Year's Sermon.
G'od gives you something hard to
do in the year which has' just begun.
He asks you to fight that besetting
sin of yours every clay all the time.
It may not be one pitched battle and
then a final result. That would be
You are to be on picket-duty today,
watching for the enemy. You are to
encounter him tomorrow, and win-
win, rememter after a struggle.
You are to hide and let your adver
sary pass by the next day; and the
next, when you come upon htm sud
denly, you are to! meet hi in . bravely
and win always win.
Hard? Why, yes, it is. But you
would not ask for an easy place be
hind all the fighters In the battle-
ranks, would you! Good soldiers do
not feel so. 1 .
What, theiij is your besetting sin?
Temper? , Quench it. i; Selfishness?
Undermine it. ; ! .Uneharlty? ; : Shield
with love.: Depeltfulness?;! Force to
the light. Degradingthought?, Flee
Jt, fight it, stamp Jtiput, but , never
give way to it never!; r u fi- ii
Remember two things? First,. Pod
Is alwayB behind you in this warfare;
he will surely come to your rescue if
you call upon Him. ,,, Second,, f you
win today, your victory, will,, be , eas
ier tomorrow: this, of course. .,,
, But suppose you, fail today?,, Then
you have taken a ,back step jnd niust
make it ui. llow .uo you clnnh a
slippery hill?,! po you .give up at
each slide, or push forward the more
resolutely because you have( lust
ground? ; t ....
I Hnally, what a joj it , will, be to
bring in a well-worn . battle-flag at
the end of the year! , Our Father will
, Jr " ' i ii r i -iii .heath. 'IrYoii are thus nnlicleu, we
know, and all your friends will know j w5 UiVyi a .t ,, Apvliarnvs
the meaning of it
l'aithfulness juy (victory.
'.Mr. Stonewall . I ackon
her hus)anl's liio'r.ithy. '
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"Alice" in Christian Observer! ' ' f
The meaning of true - ioliteness . is
indness.. Oetuilne politenesssprings
spontaneously from a kind heart.
What though there be lacking that
studied manner and polished speech
usually found' In 1 what is termed
"Polite society?" While it is cer
tertainly true .that, graceful- manners
and ' elegant x forms '' of speech are
charming, and enrich one's life, Just
as the diamond must be polished, in
order to reflect its own brilliancy,
yet we must endeavor to distinguish
between the pure gold and the showy
tinsel that fain would pass for the
genuine article polilenesn.
Let us not be so Influenced by the
conventional rules of society, as to
Igtiore the far more Important rules
of actual kindness. 1 It Is sad, yet
truthful comment on society at the
present day, that in the so-called
pome society" unkina things are
often said and done. .
If It is old-fashioned to be ; truly
kind and thoroughly refined in char
acter, then let us make haste slowly
in advancing with the present centu
ry in this respect. '
I have, at different times, been
surprised and painedtosee those whose
surroundings suggest more . gentle
manners, repulse, with scorn, a real
ly kind act, because, forsooth, the
attention was offered in a plain, or
seemingly uncouth manner.
I have noticed many persons guilty
of an actual unkindness who would
nave Den snocKeu at the mere
thought of openly , violating . one of
the conventional . rules of good
If a person be possessed of a gentle,
refined disposition, he will naturally
shrink from all that is unkind or
'' 1 Not like a servile sfave i'
Would I to custom bow;
. I .nd do HS.'fFashion". has decreed,
,,,10 matter why or how.
it These fermal things arc always done
And for. bo reason 'ueath the sna
But this; Socitty mast plaii ' '
The rules by which to govern man.
My urlt are ruled by common sense,
,,; , i Aud common sense alone; . ,',
Iuate politeness canuot err , ,
1; When Wisdom's on her throne..
- A Misleading Idea.
i A religious paier, speaking of a
certain Christian sect says: "So far
their growth has been so small as to
demonstrate that they do not possess
any . unusual measure of divine
power." It would hardly be safe
to reckon the measure of divine pow
er possessed by individuals or
Churches, by the success they have in
proselyting others to their views
JNoali preached one hundred and
twenty years, and it is not certain
that he made. a single proselyte. Jer
einiah was a man of (Jod, but his
warnings availed nothing to win the
inhabitants of Jerusalem to his view
of God's will. Not to mention oth
ers by name, our Lord seems to
convey the idea that the prophets
generally were an unpopular class
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that
killest the prophets and stonest them
which are sent unto thee, how often
would I have gathered thy children
together even as a hen gathereth her
chickens under her wings, and ye
would not." In the parable of the
householder we find this language
used: "And the husbandmen took
his servants and beat one, and killed
another, and stoned another. Last
of all he sent unto them his son, say
ing, 'They will reverence my son.' "
The outcome was, that his son was
also slain. So it seems , that even
Jesus ; himself was an ' unpopular
preacher, ' and during 1 his life-time
made few, con verts. Some of the best
men' in the Christian 'ministry 'are
unsuccessful In multiplying members.
Some excellent denominations,1 like
the Quakers and 'Moravian, tio not
succeed in enrolling large 'numbers
in their ranks. Some coilnnunioiis
like the Iatln and Greek' churches,
control millions of people; but do not
ptissess any unusual measure of divine
power ''Oodahd 'mukrities'''ah hot
til way on the same lde. 1,:f "'
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