Baccalaureate Sermons

Baccalaureate Sermons

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...than the contents. As mechanism alone, it stands unvocal, dumb. Its adaptation yields no tone. The organ cannot play itself! Its soundletters may make chords, its chords weave into the syntax of phrases, its periods and rhythms build into poems, lyric, dramatic, epic: but all this in not in the organ, but in the soul of the player. It is but instrumental to him, and no accident can ever waken a symphony from that impersonal metal and silent wood. But all in the twilight you listen while an unseen organist presses the keys and gathers pedals and stops to work his thought. Your heart feels and answers and you know that, invisible to you, one is there whose life, thro a common but ineffable language, reveals yourself and him! What harmonies the Master of sound and meaning awakens! How all secondary laws contribute to the "hidden soul" of music! It is pathetic, sublime, and thro all the melted approaches, welding the counterpoint and subduing the devious modulations, you catch the immanent theme--broadening, increasing in purpose and depth, waxing to the great burst of trumpets and open diapasons. It is the Messiah! A greater than Handel is here. Wait, heirs of salvation, you shall yet join, that "Hallelujah Chorus." In mighty arcs, Eden and Babel and Egypt and Sinai and Canaan and Babylon and Bethlehem and Gethsemane and Calvary and Olivet--and all thro which love has wrought, "shall meet with joy in sweet Jerusalem!" Men of the Class of '98; You are about to join that procession of graduates which began here when this old century was young. The honest traditions of this school of men are all yours. You are theirs. All hours have high values that realize the heart. This hour has such values. The year that has seen the...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236589467
  • 9781236589460