Archive for April 6th, 2010

Sin is self-centered – downward


– Hell is center of earth – downward from every acre.


IF hell has a geographical location,


it appears to be at the center of the earth.


– eab, 4/90

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Do you know the love of those behind you?

Parents would remind you,

They do love you so.


Do you know the love of those before you?

Children adore you,

Follow where you go.


Do you know the love of those beside you?

The church resides too,

In love’s even flow.


Do you know the love of God above you?

His Spirit loves you,

Dear Christ lets that show.

                – eab, Apr. ‘96

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Calm on the listening ear of night
Come heaven’s melodious strains,
Where wild Judea stretches forth
Her silver mantled plains.
Celestial choirs from courts above
Shed sacred glories there,
And angels, with their sparkling lyres,
Make music on the air.

The answering hills of Palestine
Send back the glad reply;
And greet, from all their holy heights,
The Day-Spring from on high.
O’er the blue depths of Galilee
There comes a holier calm,
And Sharon waves, in solemn praise,
Her silent groves of palm.

“Glory to God!” the lofty strain
The realm of ether fills;
How sweeps the song of solemn joy
O’er Judah’s sacred hills!
“Glory to God!” the sounding skies
Loud with their anthems ring,
“Peace to the earth; good will to men,
From heaven’s eternal King!”

Light on thy hills, Jerusalem!
The Savior now is born,
And bright on Bethlehem’s joyous plains
Breaks the first Christmas morn.
And brightly on Moriah’s brow
Crowned with her temple spires,
Which first proclaim the newborn light,
Clothed with its orient fires.

This day shall Christian tongues be mute,
And Christian hearts be cold?
Oh, catch the anthem that from Heaven
O’er Judah’s mountains rolled.
When burst upon that listening night
The high and solemn lay:
“Glory to God, on earth be peace,”
Salvation comes today!

Edmund Sears was born this date, 4/6/1810, at Sandisfield, Mass­a­chu­setts. Sears at­tend­ed Un­ion Coll­ege (Sche­nec­ta­dy, New York) and Har­vard Di­vin­i­ty School.  Although he pastored Un­i­tar­i­an church­es in Mass­a­chu­setts he claimed “. . . I believe and preach the divinity of Christ.”  He died 1/14/1876, West­on, Mass­a­chu­setts.

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