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INDEX TO VOL. XXXIII.
The Religious Side of our Daily
A Sermon on Cold, 90.
Address on the Occasion of the
Burial of President Lincoln, 294.
Gospel which bears his Name?
in England (concluded), 33.
for God, 176.
A May Idyl, 281.
76, 150, 202, 262, 358.
The Lesson of the Hour, 54.
A Modern Greek Preacher, 53.
cals, 245, 308, 374.
Letter to the Proprietor, 253.
dox Congregational Churches, as
collected in 1864, 185.
the Providences of our War, 47.
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IYMNS FROM THE GERMAN. N. L. F.
Sermons of Consolation. — Jeremy Taylor's Works. E.
Arden. — Following the Flag. - Our Young Folks. E.
Hymns which commit themselves to our inmost memory, and cleave to it through all changes in joy and in sorrow, bearing
the soul truths deeper and more universal than those spoken in the creeds of the hour, furnishing it with the imagery which unrolls the scenery of heaven, and with the melodies which make audible to us beforehand its angelic harmonies, these are the hymns of the ages. Not many such have ever been sung. Such as have been sung become more important to us than any other literature of human origin and composition in our own spiritual nurture, and the religious education of our children. The articles of a man's faith are comparatively external, made by the intellect for convenient handling, lying on the surface of his mind, or perhaps laid away in church-records to be used mainly by ministers and ecclesiastical councils. The very word, “articles,” suggests something articulated, or cut up into convenient parcels by a process of the intellect. These are all very well; for believers and churches ought to put their con-. victions into as clear and definite forms as possible, always mindful that they do not become so fixed and frigid as to bar all growth, progress, and enlargement. But hymns touch the deeper fountains of our spiritual being. They reveal wellsprings of emotion to the consciousness, and give open
• Hymns of the Ages. Third series. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1865.