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Vesper Service.

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In spite of the bad weather there was a good attendance at the vesper services in Appleton chapel yesterday afternoon. The exercises began with Le Jeune's anthem "Jerusalem the Golden." Rev. F. G. Peabody led in prayer, and the forty-sixth Psalm was read responsively. The Rev. Dr. McKenzie preached a short sermon based on the words found in the fourteenth chapter of St. John, where the disciples, when asking to see God in person, are told by Jesus that "he that hath seen Me, hath seen the Father." We know that God is present everywhere, and that He is looking on us wherever we are. It is far different, however, to feel that He is near at hand, that he stands ready to help us, that we may be strengthened and comforted by his aid, and that we have a guide close by us to make light the steps of our way. When a man does have this feeling of God's ever-present helpfulness, however, he must needs tell the world of it; he cannot conceal this new-born joy which has come to him. It descends like a revelation upon him that this feeling which he has is Christ and his enlightening presence. He has seen the Son and therefore by the words of the text it has become possible to view the glorious Father as He is. The man has this omnipresent example before him, as a pattern, and in this way he should learn to become like Him.

In addition to the opening anthem the choir sang "Out of the deep" by Calkin and "Wait thou still" by Franck (1670). Mr. G. S. Lamson '77, was the soloist.

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