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regarded and obeyed, they impart to the soul a
moral and spiritual strength and power which
give us victory over ourselves, and consequently
victory over the world.
e. These Scriptures are as though God him¬
self, descending to earth and gathering humanity
around his throne, should teach every individual
every family, every race, every nation, every
kingdom, every government how to live as moral
and responsible agents ought to live.
/. These Holy Scriptures are the bread of
eternal life, the living and life-giving food of the
spirit and the soul, made and given to enlighten
and to sanctify as our daily food is made and
given to satiate the hunger and thirst of the
body. " I will never forget thy precepts, for
with them thou hast quickened me." (Psalm
cxix, 93.) So said a mighty warrior, king, and
statesman. "Man doth not live by bread only,
but by every word that proceedeth out of the
mouth of the Lord doth man live." (Deut. viii,
3; John vi, 48-51, see also verse 63.)
2d. Let every father and mother, every child,
every servant or helper, and every sojourner
within the homestead have a hymn or song-book
to join in singing the songs of praise and thanks¬
giving, of gratitude and love, of penitence and
faith, of obedience and adoration.