The Choral Service of the United Church of England and Ireland, Being an Enquiry Into the Liturgical System of the Cathedral and Collegiate Foundation John Jebb

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The Choral Service of the United Church of England and Ireland, Being an Enquiry Into the Liturgical System of the Cathedral and Collegiate Foundation by John Jebb
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ... SECTION LXXIX.MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.

Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ... SECTION LXXIX. CONCLUSION. The design of this work, protracted, it is to be feared, to an immoderate length, is now accomplished. The Author is fully sensible, that he has been standing but on the threshold of the sanctuary. Yet to be but a doorkeeper in the house of God, is a privilege which no man may despise. And he will indeed have occasion to rejoice, if that same divine goodness, which has of late blessed him with abundant leisure, shall enable him to do the Church some service, by the exhibition of such a settled and consistent rule, as may remove some of the perplexities, and abridge those lengthened discussions upon matters circumstantial, which often hinder the furtherance of essentials: if these subordinate labours shall have cleared the way for those who would enter the Temple, and rejoice in that Presence which illuminates the Holy Place.

But, with all due regard to higher ends, no just and conscientious mind will presume to hold, that any point of prescribed observance, especially when respective of holy things, is a matter of no intrinsic importance: nor can it rest contented till the line of duty is ascertained.

Nor will it satisfy such a mind, to say, that there is a wide difference between things spiritual and external- and that the former alone deserve our exclusive or chief regard. Men often speak as if the one were divine, the other human- as if the one were of necessity opposed to the other- as if the former were eternal, the latter perishable- as if all spiritual things were necessarily impalpable to sense- as if the operations of the bodily faculties could be always abstracted from those of the mind, or the boundary between what is intellectual and sensible could be clearly ascertained.

Now throughout the whole...



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