The choir sang, "O 'twas a joyful sound," by N. W. Parker; "Let every soul be subject," by Stainer. Mr. S. L. Swarts sang "Thou art about my path and about my bed."
First Vesper Service.
There was a very gratifying attendance at the first of the Vespers yesterday afternoon. Dr. Van Dyke read the psalm and offered the prayer. Dr. Abbott took for his text the sixth chapter of Isiaah. Isaiah, he said, was not prompted to deliver his message from any feeling of his own worthiness, but from a feeling that he had received from God, a blessed truth which it was his duty to tell to men. All of us should feel this duty to impart to men the truths which are given us by God. It is the students and that class of people that have the advantages of education that should carry their message to the more ignorant. It is the duty of every man in Harvard to put his knowledge to good use, by imparting it to those who have not had his advantages of education.