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PREFACE

This service book is the outgrowth of experience in Sunday-school work under the leadership of the late William R. Harper of the University of Chicago. It was suggested by the excellent publication by Milton A. Dixon, Responsive Worship for the Bible Service. In its preparation the editors have had the benefit of practical tests of individual services in the Sunday school, and also of the critical judgment of Professor Ernest D.. Burton, of the Department of New Testament in the University of Chicago, who has made suggestions freely. The aim has been to select from the Bible paragraphs giving the most helpful statements of religious experience for use in reading or prayer or memorizing, and to include only such songs as have permanent value and keep close to high standards of music. If some are found a little more difficult than is usually the case in Sunday-school books, it is believed that when learned by frequent use they will be sung with enthusiasm and at the same time will have a permanent place in the religious life of the individual. Acknowledgments are due to Mr. and Mrs. Albert G. Lester and Mrs. William Rothmann for special assistance, and to those who have permitted the use of words or music not otherwise available.

FRANCIS WAYLAND SHEPARDSON

LESTER BARTLETT JONES
CHICAGO
March 1, 1909

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THE MAJESTY AND POWER OF GOD

I-OPENING SENTENCES (ALL STANDING)-

Leader: The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself; the world also is established that it cannot be moved. Thy throne is established of old: Thou art from everlasting. The floods have lifted up,

O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea. School: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and

the darkness he called Night. II—SONG (ALL STANDING).Manoah

Arr. from Rossini

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2. Tell of His wondrous faithfulness 3. His very word of grace is strong And sound His power abroad;

As that which built the skies Sing the sweet promise of His grace, The voice that rolls the stars along The love and truth of God.

Speaks all the promises.
4. Oh, might I hear Thy heavenly tongue

But whisper, “Thou art mine!”
These gentle words should raise my song
To notes almost divine.

- ISAAC WATTS (1707)

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III-RESPONSIVE READING (ALL SEATED,

Oh give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name;
Make known his deeds among the people.
Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him;
Talk ye all of his wondrous works.
Glory ye in his holy name;
Let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.
Seek the Lord, and his strength;

Seek his face evermore.

Remember his marvelous works that he hath done;
His wonders and the judgments of his mouth.
O

ye seed of Abraham his servant,
Ye children of Jacob, his chosen.
He is the Lord our God;
His judgments are in all the earth.
He hath remembered his covenants forever;
The word which he commanded to a thousand generations.

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