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Music as written is divided into small, equal por--tions, called measures. These may be indicated to the ear by counting the parts as " one, two; " « one, two;" or to the eye, by motions of the hand, called beats, or beating time. Measures are represented by spaces between perpendicular lines across the staff. The lines dividing music into measures are called bars. There may be different kinds of notes in the measure, but there must be an equal amount in every measure, that is, one measure must contain as much in the aggregate as any other. Parts of measures are represented by notes and rests. Four kinds of measure are in general use, viz.: Double, composed of two parts and indicated by two counts or beats; Triple, indicated by three beats; Quadruple, four
beats; and Sextuple, six counts or beats. Figure* at the beginning of the music indicate these measures. Influence.—Music, in its capacity of doing good, comes next to the sacred influence of the pulpit Its power is as yet a thing undeveloped. Consider, for instance, what the general impression was as to the availability of music in the Sunday-school thirty or forty years ago, and compare the Sunday-schools of to-day with those of that period. What would these schools be if we should drop the music out of them bodily ? They would almost dissolve and vanish. It is the invisible chain which holds them together and animates them. There is, besides, a power in music to reach, to direct, to comfort the Christian's heart which is, comparatively speaking, yet undreamed of.
ANGELIC SONGS ARE SWELLING.
Rev. F W. Faber, 1850. J M. Armstrong arr.
Rest comes at length ; tho' life be long and dreary, The day must dawn, and darksome night be past;
All journeys end in welcome to the weary,
And heaven, the heart's true home, will come at last.
Angels, sing on! your faithful watches keeping;
Sing us sweet fragments of the songs above; Till morning's joy shall end the night of weeping,
And life's long shadows break in cloudless love.
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