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About Christian herald. (Portland ;) 1882-18?? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 26, 1883)
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stirring hymns from their lofty sweet, rich, pureness, that is rife
_ California. Deaartment.
WITnTttSTnTd -drag -them slowly .with-fragrAOCe. ftkilUlQ the, amas-
anthine sweets that in its enchant-
CONDUCTED BY PROF. J. DURHAM.
ing loveliness is borne from banks
a cold snaky trail.
All matter intended for thia department
I have stood beside good, faith of violets and roses.
should be addressed to Prof. J. Durham, Col
lege City, California.
By the clearness of the air the
ful devoted Christians, who could
not probably tell you the difference mountains seem so near at hand
between “America ’’and “Old Hun that did we net know better, we
Bro. Rosencrans, one of our mu
dred. Never sang a song, said they -would think that every eve we '
sical composers and singing teachers
never could, but sing some of those might stroll along their base and
of the East is expected into Cali
stirring hymns of praise and in the listen to the echo of the merry
fornia every day, to give instrution
majoi ity of cases they would J010" voices as in childish years. But
.4hu«-singing, duTaiuu u,.sang.
■ What1 dw Hw
with the “ spirit and the undei- orchards tell us that eight and ten
Music. The churches in different rock let me fly,” etc. How would
miles separate us from the nearest
parts of the State would do well to we expect to fly to a rock for safety? standing.
I have no doubt that when hillside, while scores of miles onlv
secure his services to train them in The words do not say crawl, walk,
• will take us to their lofty summits.
church psalmody. He will instruct nor run, but fly. We all agreed David touched his harp and psaltry
Happiness is here and there, and
vou in any music book you have there after as far as possi ble t o con - and the audience sang with him
ngveiywheie, and we are bo thank1- ■
and if bis instruction is regarded sTderthat the thought has much td' "tti'4 his woTaorweli-fi’s the words’
ful that our lots have been cast in
the time and money will be well do with our mode of expressing the of all Israel were sung with a spirit
such pleasant places. “ Praise ye
_________________ words. Many times such thoughts and the understanding, and they
? down made mviodydn their hearts to the the Lord.”-------------------------- ------ -----
Much of the Congregational sing-
ing everywhere is like a mother "anT trying to creep to that ruck for Lord, it is’ very certain“ffiat if we1 The latest reports four more ad
singing to her babe. The mother iefuge. “Mary to the Savior’s tomb,” teach and admonish by singing we ditions at Red Bluff.
during her daily cares, almost with marks a funeral tread and I have- in list speak our words distinctly,
out a thought, will snatch up some thought sometimes that it can not besides express the thought with
One more addition -at College
little, sweet melody from a grand
City since last report; a gentleman
old church tune, with words that
from the Baptists. ~~
are also familiar. She sings and
Bro. D. Cowell is about to move
hums it over in the greatest tender- of the being. “ Nearer my God to when we hear a number of well
ligsg "Whiteshe "mendsa-pair of —Thee, .is. of a simiLar ? tyle,_yet not. trained.. singers.. tendering.. a-good... -from.. his home in Watsonville to_
bo -slew and -pkttnti ve, as- we desire*- |hectr of mtrsic.—A-number of years ‘Yota Co /and settle in Madison
stockings of^knSeless pants
ago a brother who attended the preach for that congregation and
the smiling babe understands well
that sweet music. It has no idea And, “ though it be a cross,” yet Peace Jubilee told me he never ex the one at Capay, some six miles
of the meaningless words, but the there are steys to heaven and we pected to again hear such grand distant.
soothing sounds have hastened approach, in faith and reliance, with music until he should reach heaven,
The brethren at Santa Rosa have
sleep and the gentle curtains have a measured tread, with bold humil- ' In the rendition of “Bethany” there
were over twenty thousand trained greatly improved their house. The
dropped their fringes around its ity.
But after singing such music as singers and ten thousand instru- ceiling of the main audience rdom —
cradle home. The ufother did not
sing to edify the child, for she never aboved named, should we be arous ments of music. All of these in one has been raised? and another room
thought of the meaning of the words ed to a heart full of joy we would accord saying “ Nearer my God to added for social meetings. It is
herself, her mind was on something sing, “Joy to the woild the Lord is Thee” with exact precision, would said to be a thing of beauty and
else. And so it is in the greater come.” Then we leap like the have lifted the soul beyond the con convenience.
part of the singing in all the church bounding deer. There is scarely ceptions of Lowel Mason. And
The brethren at Elk Creek want
es of every creed and faith. During room in the earth for our joy full surely every hearer would feel as if
regular preaching to begin now.
the last vacation I stepped into a acclamations. Our souls aie stirred, the steps to heaven were very short,
In fact they would like to have
prominent M. E. church in Cal.,one the heart is over flowing, the stars and heaven very near. What then
another protracted meeting this
eve,, and I would like to sing to you of heaven are singing, the hills clap will be the joy when the redeemed
this morning just as that beautiful their hands, the mountains break- from every nation, tribe and tongue fall. They will have that com
hymn was sung slow, slower, slow forth into joy, bird, beast and flow shall unite in the symphonies of munity well instructed, so there
will be no excuse.
est, “ I—n—e—e—d—t—h—e—e er are filled with praise, and joy is heaven in singing that song that the
e—v-—e^-r—-y — h—o—u—r—r—r in everything. We may hearastir- angels cannot sing ?_ And when in
Bro. Coulter, of Los Angelos, has
r—,” and yet that is just the style ring discourse on Christian evi that new heaven with new bodies, lately closed a meeting in Santa
in which most of the church music dence and we want to sing, “ All in a new life, we have a new name, Ana, Los Angelos county, with
hail the power of Jesus Name.” We and a new song, there will be no
forty additions. Bro. C. is one of
Of course the apostle said« “ sing raise our heads defiantly against in silent tongues. May we strive to the leading merchants of Los An
with the spirit and with the under fidelity, look toward the Coronation enter there.
gelos, and he has the love of the
standing,” but the people sing as if ceremonies that darkened the sun,
cause at heart. He talks for the
that injunction was designed for shook the earth, and glorified the
brethren at home and is ever ready
Since our last writing about an
another period of the world and an incarnate God; and with tearful
for every good word and work.
other class of beings. If there is eyes, open mouths and a heart full inch of rain has fallen. The dust,
any spirit in the singing, it is like of thankfulness for Redemption’s that has been a great annoyance for
Bro. W. T. Tibbs, of Mt. Ster
the flesh “awful weak,” more like
several months, has been laid. The ling, Ky., is talking of removing to
singing lullabys to the congregation.
air is clear, and cool. It comes to California. Bro. T, is a graduate of
And others of a kindred style as us as the breath of the Pacific, not Bethany, for many years one of the
Besides, there is no understanding
about it. The singers don’t think “ Hark ten thousand harps and like its breathings as you stand on curators of Kentucky University,
of the meaning of the words, and voices,” “Shout the tidings of Sal the beach and shiver with cold; and an able preacher of some
they do not speak so as to instruct vation.” But if we are not careful but tempered by the intervening twenty years. We are also in
those who bear, you cannot under we will take these spirited, soul mountains and vales, it has a formed that a brother of Bro.
stand much better than if it was a
Chinese quartette. 1 was holding
a protracted meeting this summer;
we were singing a good and senti
mental hymn, and after one or two
stanzas had been sung, one, dear,
good singing sister “spoke out 'ip
meeting,” clearly and distinctly so
that all could hear, “Bro. Durham,
aint you singing to fast/” I replied
now let us see into that matter a
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