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Hymns arc the exponents of the inmost piety of the Church. They are crystalline tears, or blossoms of joy, or holy prayers, or incarnated raptures. They are the jewels which the church has worn, the precious stones formed into amulets, more potent against sorrow and sadness than the most famous charms of wizard and magician, and he who knows the way that hymns
flowed knows where the blood of piety ran. I do not know of any steps now left on earth by which one may so soon rise above trouble or weariness as the verses and music of a hymn; and if the angels that Jacob saw sang when they appeared, then 1 know that the ladder he beheld was but the scale of divine music let down from Heaven to the earth.�H. W. Beecher.
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