(PART II) - MISCELLANY
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

DEDICATION OF A TEMPERANCE HALL
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DEDICATION OF A TEMPERANCE HALL



Author of all divine
   Gifts, lofty, pure, and free,
Temperance and truth in song
     sublime
   An offering bring to Thee!

A temple, whose high dome
   Rose from a water-cup;
And from its altar to Thy throne
   May we press on and up!

And she - last at the cross,
   First at the tomb, who waits - 
Woman - will watch to cleanse from dross
   The cause she elevates.

Sons of the old Bay State,
   Work for our glorious cause!
And be your waiting hearts elate,
   Since temperance makes your laws.

"Temples of Honor," all,
   "Social," or grand, or great,
This blazoned, brilliant temperance hall
   To Thee we dedicate.

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"Good Templars" one and all,
   Good "Sons," and daughters, too,
We dedicate this temperance hall
   To God, to Truth, and you!

Lynn, Mass., August 4, 1866.


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