Church Wall Quotations

These seven quotations on the walls were all chosen by Mary Baker Eddy, and this is the only church with these particular quotations.  This is authenticated in a letter from George H. Kinter, Mrs. Eddy’s secretary, to Irving C Tomlinson on June 30, 1904 (the original is archived in The Mary Baker Eddy Library).  At Mrs. Eddy’s request, her name was omitted from the three quotations from Science and Health.  The quotations are worded differently from the present edition and were taken from the 1904 edition of Science and Healthin use at the time.


[West wall, left of the platform,  Matt.6:6]
BUT THOU, WHEN THOU PRAYEST ENTER INTO THY
CLOSET, AND WHEN THOU HAST SHUT THY DOOR, PRAY TO
THY FATHER WHICH IS IN SECRET; AND THY FATHER
WHICH SEETH IN SECRET SHALL REWARD THEE OPENLY.
                                                                                 JESUS

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[West wall, right of the platform,  S&H 275:17-19]
NO WISDOM IS WISE BUT HIS WISDOM:
NO TRUTH IS TRUE, NO LOVE IS LOVELY,
NO LIFE IS LIFE BUT THE DIVINE:
NO GOOD IS, BUT THE GOOD GOD BESTOWS.
SCIENCE AND HEALTH

 


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[South wall under stained glass window,  S&H 272:3-5]
THE SPIRITUAL SENSE OF TRUTH MUST BE GAINED BEFORE
TRUTH IS UNDERSTOOD, THIS SENSE IS ASSIMILATED ONLY
AS WE ARE HONEST, UNSELFISH, LOVING, AND MEEK.
                                                          SCIENCE AND HEALTH


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[North wall under stained glass window, PS 66:8]
O BLESS OUR GOD, YE PEOPLE,
AND MAKE THE VOICE OF HIS
PRAISE TO BE HEARD.
PSALMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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East wall under rose window

on left, EPH 5:23                                       in middle, S&H 368:20-22                            on right, PS 107:20
                                                                      
CHRIST IS THE HEAD                                                                                               HE SENT HIS WORD,
OF THE CHURCH: AND                                                                                       AND HEALED THEM, AND
HE IS THE SAVIOUR OF                                                                                       DELIVERED THEM FROM
THE BODY.                                                                                                            THEIR DESTRUCTIONS.
                EPHESIANS                                                                                                                PSALMS      
                                          
                                                            THAT LIFE IS NOT CONTINGENT  ON
                                                            BODILY CONDITIONS IS PROVEN, WHEN
                                                            WE SEE THAT LIFE AND MAN SURVIVE
                                                            THIS BODY.
                                                                                                   SCIENCE AND HEALTH

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