Bishop Vincent conducted the Vesper Service in Appleton Chapel yesterday afternoon, taking for his text part of the seventeenth verse of the third chapter of St. Matthew: "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
There are, said Dr. Vincent, certain questions which arise everywhere, to all men at all times: Is there a God whom we should worship and obey? Does death end all? Is there another world all about us and of which we are a part? Jesus gives us a solution in his ministry, of an open heaven, of the Father's witness, and of the ideal of true manhood. No man can compare with him in his relations to man and to God.
It is a glorious thing to lay hold of the good things in this world but they are all in vain if the spirit does not respond to the higher call and lay hold of the good things which are to last through all the everlasting ages.
The choir sang a chorus from Rubenstein's "Tower of Babel"; E. M. Waterhouse '97, sang Barnard's "Plains of Peace," and Walter N. Edgerly '86, sang "A New Heaven and and a New Earth" from "The Holy City" of Gaul.