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It IS well to remember, in connection with the symbolism of the organ, that only those elements of the faith and life of every church which can pass up into noble anthems, chants, and hymns, which can be set to music, are its worthy and enduring elements. You can not put proofs of the trinity or controversial supports of the unity of God, the arguments of Bishop Bull, or the arguments of Professor Norton, into hymns. You can not chant rubrics, and thirty-nine articles, and damnatory clauses of the Athanasian
formula. But reverence for God, devout prostration before the law which " the Father" represents, love for the pity and sacrifice which "the Son" interprets, joy in the ever-present grace, and prayer for the quick­ening life, which "the Spirit" symbolizes, adoration of Infinite holiness, submission to Infinite sovereignty, grateful trust in Infinite love—sentiments in which Trinitarian and Unitarian, Calvinist and Armlnian, Partialist and Universalist, come at once into fellow­ship—these fly to music for expression.—Starr King.
FOREVER AND FOREVER.
Chas. C. Converse. cres. k *, s
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