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VOL. XVI. MAY 1, 1895. No. 9.

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CONTENTS.

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Special Item--Celebrations of the Memorial........102
An Excellent Plan.............................102
Views from the Tower--............................103
The Religious View............................103
The Social View...............................104
Perfect Through Suffering.........................105
Priestcraft Opposed to Liberty....................109
Bible Study: Jesus before the High
Priest......................................110
Bible Study: Jesus before Pilate..................111
Encouraging Letters...............................111

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SUBSCRIPTIONS AND BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
--ADDRESS TO--
TOWER PUBLISHING CO., BIBLE HOUSE, 58 & 60 ARCH ST.,
ALLEGHENY (NORTH PITTSBURG), PA., U.S.A.

SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $1.00 A YEAR, IN ADVANCE,
INCLUDES A SUBSCRIPTION TO "THE OLD THEOLOGY TRACTS"--QUARTERLY.
MONEY MAY BE SENT BY EXPRESS, N.Y. DRAFT, MONEY ORDER,
OR REGISTERED. FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES BY FOREIGN
MONEY ORDERS, ONLY. SPECIAL TERMS TO THE LORD'S POOR, AS FOLLOWS:

Those of the interested, who by reason of old age or accident, or other adversity are unable to pay for the TOWER will be supplied FREE, if they will send a Postal Card each December, stating their case and requesting the paper. [R1805 : page 102]

CELEBRATIONS OF THE MEMORIAL.

WE have heard from about 70 celebrations of the Lord's Memorial Supper by various little companies of the consecrated. These varied from two to two hundred in Allegheny, and two hundred and fifty in New York, where the Brooklyn friends also met. As usual on such occasions, there were a number of immersions. Altogether the occasion seems to have been specially blessed to almost all from whom we have heard;--not excepting a few isolated ones who met with the Lord alone.

However, let us not forget that this is specially a season of temptation, and let us continue to "watch and pray," to "stand" and to assist others to stand. "Let him that thinketh he standeth [securely], take heed lest he fall." [R1808 : page 102]

AN EXCELLENT PLAN.

FOR a few years past we have supplied the Scripture text calendars at very low prices; but this year, being unable to secure them at prices that would suit the majority of our readers, who are poor, we got none. Many have expressed regret at not having them, and in our own family we at first experienced quite a loss; but now have found a substitute which serves us much better in some respects. It is this: We sing one of the hymns from Poems and Hymns of Dawn every morning before breakfast. This, with the rendering of thanks at the breakfast-table, constitutes our family worship for the day (being preceded by such personal prayer or communion with the Lord as each may desire,--and the same before retiring at night).

Since very few of the hymns are original, and since they represent the choice thoughts of many of God's saints for the past three hundred years, we may speak freely of them and say that we consider them most beautiful, soul-cheering and spiritual-life awakening. They are prayer, thanks and praise combined, in which all our hearts and voices can and do unite.

We commend this plan to you all. Try it for a week. The collection is so choice that you can scarcely make a poor selection, and if you continue it for a week you will probably want to continue it indefinitely --until we all join our hearts and voices in glory, singing, Allelujah! to him who loved us and bought us with his own precious blood. To those who cannot sing well now, who must wait until their stammering tongues are changed, but who can and do make melody in their hearts unto the Lord, we suggest the reading aloud of one of the hymns, or, better still perhaps, of one of the poems in the forepart of the book.

Try this! we believe that there is a blessing in it for all who are in heart-harmony with the Lord. It will help to lift your minds from earthly things and the cares of this life and to fix them upon the things of greater worth, the things eternal. [page 102]

POEMS AND HYMNS OF DAWN is a book of 494 pages (150 poems and 333 hymns). It is published at $1.00, but supplied to TOWER readers at wholesale rate, 50 cents by mail, $5.00 per dozen by express. But as the plan proposed above would require several books for each family, we will make a special offer, good until June 1, of THREE COPIES FOR $1.00, postage paid by us.

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DO NOT SEND MONEY UNLESS "REGISTERED."

COMPLAINTS of money lost in the mails continue. Send only by Draft, P.O. Money Order or Express Order. Then if letters be stolen the money can be recovered.

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MILLENNIAL DAWN, VOLS. I., II. and III., English and German; VOL. I. in Swedish and Dano-Norwegian, at uniform prices, 25 cents per volume in paper covers, $1.00 per volume in embossed cloth binding.

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r1804 VIEWS FROM THE TOWER.
r1806 PERFECT THROUGH SUFFERING.
r1808 PRIESTCRAFT OPPOSED TO LIBERTY.
r1809 JESUS BEFORE THE HIGH PRIEST.
r1809 JESUS BEFORE PILATE.
r1810 ENCOURAGING WORDS FROM FAITHFUL WORKERS.

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VOL. XVI. MAY 15, 1895. No. 10.

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CONTENTS.

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Special Items--Scripture Reading..................114
Special Lot of Dawns..........................114
Bible Astronomy...................................115
Poem: Take Time to be Holy........................122
Bible Study: Christ Died for the
Ungodly.....................................122
Bible Study: The Resurrection of our
Lord........................................123

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SUBSCRIPTIONS AND BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
--ADDRESS TO--
TOWER PUBLISHING CO., BIBLE HOUSE, 58 & 60 ARCH ST.,
ALLEGHENY (NORTH PITTSBURG), PA., U.S.A.

SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $1.00 A YEAR, IN ADVANCE,
INCLUDES A SUBSCRIPTION TO "THE OLD THEOLOGY TRACTS"--QUARTERLY.
MONEY MAY BE SENT BY EXPRESS, N.Y. DRAFT, MONEY ORDER,
OR REGISTERED. FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES BY FOREIGN
MONEY ORDERS, ONLY. SPECIAL TERMS TO THE LORD'S POOR, AS FOLLOWS:

Those of the interested, who by reason of old age or accident, or other adversity are unable to pay for the TOWER will be supplied FREE, if they will send a Postal Card each December, stating their case and requesting the paper. [R1811 : page 114]

SCRIPTURE READING.

IN our last issue we mentioned as an excellent substitute for the Daily Text Calendar the singing of one of the Hymns of Dawn or the reading of one of the Poems of Dawn. By this suggestion we did not mean to intimate that more elaborate family worship would be improper for those who have the time and opportunity. All that is left to the judgment and convenience of the head of each family. Some who read one or two verses possibly get as much good out of them as do others from reading two or three chapters.

We speak not by Scriptural authority, but simply according to our own judgment, when we advise brethren or sisters who are the heads of households (1) to have, as a family, some general recognition of the Lord every morning;--as, for instance, a hymn of praise, or a text or chapter of Scripture, with a short prayer, either at the breakfast table, or before or after breakfast. But (2) we advise that such general worship be not made burdensomely long, but on the contrary, brief and crisp. Let each who desires have his longer and special seasons for reading, meditating and praying to the Lord, alone, and in a way and at times that will not conflict with the interests and feelings of others. [page 114]

THE OLD LOT OF CLOTH-BOUND MILLENNIAL DAWN.

OUR new stock of cloth-bound DAWNS is of uniform shade of cloth in all volumes, and stamped on sides as well as backs with silvery instead of gilt metal.

THE old lot stamped in gilt and not perfectly matched in shade of cloth we are closing out at the special price of $1.00 per set (3 vols.), including postage, or 75 cents per set at your charges.

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r1811 BIBLE ASTRONOMY.
r1815 CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNGODLY.
r1816 THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD.

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