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Concerning Memorials

During the past few years, we as Protestant Reformed people have come face to face with the idea of memorials on two occasions.  The first occurred approximately three years ago when it was announced in our church bulletins that an offering would be taken for a memorial library, a collection of books to be housed […]

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Ists And Isms

What are these? Where would they be found? The answer to these questions is simple:  they are people, people found everywhere.  By the former we refer to conformists and extremists, by the latter sectarianism and pharisaism.  Of course you could add an almost infinite number of terms to this list all of which end in […]

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Space Age Idol

“Space flight will contribute to man’s knowledge of God’s universe.  I believe that it is not only within man’s proper province, but is expected of us, to find out all we can about God’s creation.”  These are the words of Lieutenant John H. Glenn, Jr., first American to successfully orbit the planet, earth. Friendship 7, […]

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The Ideal Parent

We as the Young People’s Society of Hull recently discussed this subject in one of our meetings.  We would like to present a brief summary of our findings. Switches sometimes are an advantage.  Usually a subject such as this one would be reserved for mother’s groups or parent’s meetings.  We chose to discuss this subject […]

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My Heart’s at Liberty

Louise Harrison McCraw—Zondervan Publishing House—194 pp. The pride of the Old South has been shattered by the devastations of the Civil War.  Some of the landed aristocracy have doggedly held onto their ancestral upper class status in spite of the fact that plantations and plantation homes are a mere shadow of their grandeur and elegance […]

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Morning Melody

Here in the solemn solitude, The glist’ning lake reflects the glory of the morning sun. The moveless mountains’ mighty majesty Is breathed abroad; each strand of breeze is spun With magic mist that swells across the plain. All nature seems to stand serenely awed, As with mute tongue she shouts the strain divine: Here is […]

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The Tree

Gnarled, twisted, writhing snake, Show-shod ‘neath a winter sky, Putting on the feathery flake, Only then to lay it bye.   Standing bleak and bare, alone— Leaves have drifted to the ground; Cheerful, chirping birds have flown; The howling wind’s the only sound.   Stalwart, staunch, and strong it stands ‘Neath the vaulted roof of […]

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God Gave Green

God gave green; And life is green: And grass and plants and trees are green. Life is green.   Grass turns gold and brown And leaves turn gold and crimson: Dying is beautiful.   Withering grass and falling leaves; And bare trunks silhouette the sky: Death is black,   Till whiteness fills the air and […]

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Autumn Anthem

The glowing trees are tinged with flame; The fiery forests with colors blaze. And written there I see His name And hear the silent call to praise.

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His Blood on Us

The frenzied mob, ferocious, fearing nought, Pressed closer, shouting for the life they sought, And raised their voices in a mighty flood: “On us and on our children be His blood.”   The scarlet stains, on that spike-studded cross Where hung the bleeding body, with each toss Of pain re-echoed that rebellious cry Until it […]

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Peace

The sounding surf so surgingly Pounds the sandy shore; The wrathful waves break ceaselessly And ragingly they roar.   The howling, whist’ling, whipping wind Blasts a salty sandy spray. Nature has no peace nor rest As I look up to pray.   And then I see His star-lit heavens; The soft moon shines above, In […]

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In God’s Country

The rolling fields of brown and green Embraced the purple mountains high; The rugged peaks with snowy lips Reached bravely up and kissed the sky.   The azure blue stretched out its hands, Pulled up the eastern shining sphere; The sun with kindly smiling face Gave light and life and warmth and cheer.   The […]

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God Gathers

God spoke and said to those who thronged His throne, “Who will go forth to give My child birth?” And Life replied, “As a gift from Thee alone, I will go down and make him on the earth.”   God spoke again and said, “My child’s lost; Who will find and bring him back to […]

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A Didactic Fantasy

Last night as I lay sleeping on my bed, I dreamed a dream as strange as e’er I’d done. Time had flown by as Satan on the wing Had from Hell’s vaulted cavern swiftly sped Through CHAOS.  And as he betook himself To other worlds, so I did find myself In places new and unconceived […]

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Alpha and Omega

In the beginning, the eternal Word, By might unmeasured and unknown to man, Spoke, and the depths of nothingness were stirred; And in that great beginning time began. And in time’s fullness, man by sin fast held, That Word was flesh, time met eternity; The finite and the Infinite were weld, And God and man […]

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Perfect Peace

When I am bowed with grief, When troubles round me throng, When there seems no relief, When I can find no song, He sends His perfect peace, From sorrow gives release, Through all my journey here, Peace, perfect peace.   When I have doubts within, When faith is far from strong, When I behold my […]

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Were You There?

If you weren’t you should have been, for on April 26, the Rev. H. Hoeksema presented an excellent lecture on the calling of a Christian to culture.  If the Protestant Reformed people can be divided into three groups—the older group, the young married group, and the young people—only one group warrants commendation while the other […]

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Preview of the 1962 Convention

We will give you an incomplete preview of our coming Convention and certainly hope all of our young people will come to the “Water Wonderland” for an enjoyable summer vacation. The theme of the convention is “Friendship,” meaning, of course, the Friendship of God’s Eternal Covenant.  The Rev. H. Hoeksema will speak to us on […]

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Reading in the Primary Grades

Reading is one of the basic subjects in our curriculum, and its foundation is laid in the primary grades.  It is the task of the primary teachers to so equip a child with reading skills that he can go on using and applying these skills to his many other subjects.  It is so important for […]

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The Second Resurrection

What comfort doth the “resurrection of the body” afford thee? That not only my soul after this life shall be immediately taken up to Christ its head; but also, that this my body, being raised by the power of Christ, shall be reunited with my soul, and made like unto the glorious body of Christ. […]

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