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by Editor - William Robertson Nicoll
Four Gospels tell their story
Four Gospels tell their story to mankind,
And none so full of soft, caressing words
That bring the Maid of Bethlehem and her Babe
Before our tear-dimmed eyes, as his who learned
In the meek service of his gracious art
The tones which like the medicinal balms
That calm the sufferer's anguish, soothe our souls.
O. W. Holmes.
References. I. 1. H. Hensley Henson, The Value of the Bible, p. 69. A. G. Mortimer, The Church's Lessons for the Christian Year, pt. i. p. 106. John Smith, The Integrity of Scripture, p. 1. Expositor (7th Series), vol. x. p. 548. I. 1, 2. Ibid. (5th Series), vol. i. p. 339. I. 1-4. Robert J. Drummond, Faith's Certainties, p. 61. Expositor (7th Series), vol. v. p. 243. Ibid. vol. vi. p. 373. I. 2. Ibid. (4th Series), vol. vi. p. 67; (5th Series), vol. vi. p. 84; (6th Series), vol. ii. p. 215; (7th Series), vol. v. p. 316.
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