Light in the East; India, Malaysia, the Philippines

Light in the East; India, Malaysia, the Philippines

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...purpose. The boys are summoned to the place of meeting by the voice of singing, and always gather promptly; after singing a few hymns, all join in repeating the Lord's Prayer; then more singing follows, and after that, repeating of verses, answering questions in a simple catechism, receiving cards each having a verse of Scripture printed on it, and at the close of all a short exhortation by the superintendent. As it nearly always happens that a number of adults gather to look on and hear, the superintendent often takes advantage of the opportunity to give a short but pointed sermon, and in this way something like a regular Christian service is held. Of course we are obliged to vary the program very much according to circumstances. In every case singing is the most prominent part of the service, and whenever interBOYS AND A EURASIAN GIRL WHO PASSED A PERFECT EXAMINATION BY RECITING AU THE GOLDEN TEXTS AND SELECTED VERSES OF THE LESSONS OF THE YEAR IN THE SUNDAY-SCHOOLS OF LUCKNOW, NOW MOUNTING AN ELEPHANT TO RIDE TO THE CHRISTMAS PIC-NIC. est lags or the boys become restive, the singing of a hymn or two is sure to restore order, and revive the wavering interest of the pupils. I once rose at daylight and went out into a country village, to witness the procedure of a young man with two or three assistants, who carried on a number of Sunday-schools. I arrived at the spot before sunrise, and was directed to an open space where the ground was beaten hard, on which the children usually met. The superintendent first took his cane and drew a number of parallel lines on the ground at a distance from one another of about four feet, and separated in the middle by an aisle about six feet wide. The singing then began, when immediately the children came more

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  • English
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  • 9781236574312