Far Countries; Simple Addresses on the Lord's Prayer

Far Countries; Simple Addresses on the Lord's Prayer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... as an expression of the worship of our souls. Hallowed in our lives as the outcome of our worship. So hallowed in our lives that others may come to hallow the Name of Our Father. I could not help thinking as I sat in St. Alban's, Holborn, last night, of the founder of those Monday evening services, Father Stanton, who honoured the Name of God, both by his worship and in his life, wherever he was and whatever he was doing, as surely God Himself would have us hallow it. I remember going to one of his Monday night services and finding the Church crammed as it is now, only that nowadays it is crammed with a rather severely respectable lot of people who for the most part have learned how to worship God and are trying to hallow His Name in their lives. Then it was crammed with a regular rabble--crammed right up to the altar steps and all over the floor of the chancel with people who did not know how to worship God, people who did not seem ever to have been in a Church before. Father Stanton would get up into the pulpit, and then in a loud and rather ugly voice would lead the Magnificat. But such was the influence of his personality, such was the power of his own personal reverence, that when he came to the words, "And Holy is His Name" there was a pause and a hush all over the Church, and every head--heads that one would think had never been bent in prayer before--were bent with him in hallowing the Name. It was a wonderful illustration of the power of the worship and influence of one really holy man over other people. So was his funeral, not so very long afterwards, when I stood in Kingsway with a dense crowd, just such a crowd as would have gathered for a royal progress. But far more wonderful, for the crowd instead of standing and...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236941004
  • 9781236941008