A Memorial of Abner L Ely

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he morning and Communion service on the first Sabbath in October, Dr. Murray gave notice that on the next Sabbath morning he would preach a Memorial Discourse for the late Abner L. Ely, and that the morning service would be a memorial service. MEMORIAL SERVICE. Brick Church, October 7, 1871. Conducted by the Pastor, the Rev. James O. Murray, D.D. Chant by the Choir : " Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord." Invocation. Hymx. Give me the wings of faith to rise Within the veil, and see The saints above, how great their joys, How bright their glories be! Once they were mourning here below, And wet their couch with tears ; They wrestled hard, as we do now, Yith sins and doubts and fears. I ask them whence their victory came : They, with united breath, Ascribe their conquest to the Lamb, Their triumph to His death. They marked the footsteps that He trod ; His zeal inspired their breast ; And, following their incarnate God, Possess the promised rest. Our glorious Leader claims our praise For His own pattern given, Vbile the long cloud of witnesses Show the same path to heaven. Reading the Scriptures from the Forty- second Psalm and the twenty-first chapter of Revelation. Chant by the Choir: chapter{Section 4" And the Spirit said unto me, Write blessed are the dead that die in the Lord ; yea, saith the Spirit, and their works do follow them." Prayer. Hymn. High iu yonder realms of light Dwell the raptured saints above, Far beyond our feeble sight, Happy in Immanuel's love: Pilgrims in this vale of tears, Once they knew, like us below, Gloomy doubts, distressing fears, Torturing pain, and heavy woe. But, these days of weeping o'er, Passed this scene of toil a...

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