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    Your rural chapel is a social success quite sacred in its 24results. The prosperity of Zion is very precious in the sight of divine Love, holding unwearied watch over a world. Isaiah said: “How beautiful upon the mountains 27are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, . . . that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!” Surely, the Word that is God must at some time find utterance and accept185185:1ance throughout the earth, for he that soweth shall reap. To such as have waited patiently for the appearing of 3Truth, the day dawns and the harvest bells are ringing.

“Let us, then, be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; 6Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait.”

    The peace of Love is published, and the sword of the 9Spirit is drawn; nor will it be sheathed till Truth shall reign triumphant over all the earth. Truth, Life, and Love are formidable, wherever thought, felt, spoken, or 12written, — in the pulpit, in the court-room, by the wayside, or in our homes. They are the victors never to be vanquished. Love is the generic term for God. Love 15formed this trinity, Truth, Life, Love, the trinity no man can sunder. Life is the spontaneity of Love, inseparable from Love, and Life is the “Lamb slain from the foun18dation of the world,” — even that which “was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found;” for Life is Christ, and Christ, as aforetime, heals the sick, saves 21sinners, and destroys the last enemy, death.

    In 1888 I visited these mountains and spoke to an attentive audience collected in the hall at the Fabyan 24House. Then and there I foresaw this hour, and spoke of the little church to be in the midst of the mountains, closing my remarks with the words of Mrs. Hemans: —  27For the strength of the hills, we bless Thee, Our God, our fathers’ God!

    The sons and daughters of the Granite State are rich in 30signs and symbols, sermons in stones, refuge in mountains, 186 186:1and good universal. The rocks, rills, mountains, meadows, fountains, and forests of our native State should be 3prophetic of the finger divine that writes in living characters their lessons on our lives. May God’s little ones cluster around this rock-ribbed church like tender nestlings 6in the crannies of the rocks, and preen their thoughts for upward flight.

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