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Under this head a writer In The Cour
ier spoke recently of the high character
of the music which marks the services
rendered In Holy Trinity church. He
contrasted the strong simplicity and
consistent tone of the semi-choral of the
old masters in use there with the sen
sational, secular, excitement- raising
"Gospel Hymn" music used elsewhere.
It Is disappointing to people whose taste
has been educated to enjoy the highest
class of music In secular circles, when
they come to engage in the loftiest of
all life's duties the public worship of
God to find the modes of expression of
that worship weak. Inferior, inconsist
ent and unequal to the demands of the
Music Is Inherent in theorganic life
of the'ehurch because the church has a
human membership formed of redeemed
humanity, while music is the most per
fect of human expressions. Students
in the philosophy of art tell us that,
while other fine arts, .like painting and
sculpture, are only imitative and rep
resent only the effects of certain pas
sions, music being an utterance of man
out of himself personally.carrles with It
the quality of the human personality,
is Inseparable from the sacred human
soul, and hence is a profounder thing,
embodying In itself what the painter
and carver and architect have only
copied and wrought by what was out
side of them. This being so, church
music Is an original and special trust
from God which compels a care that
cuts out frivolity, lrreverance and the
In precomposed set foms of worship
as in the Episcopal church, such sim
ple and dignified language is employed
as comports with the thoughts and
feelings to be expressed. If to this lan
guage were set music lacking the same
strong, dignified simplicity, the sym
metry and harmony of the functions of
worship would be destroyed and the
desired effect would be lost.
Perhaps the weakness and insipidity
of most of the so-called 'Gospel Hymns'
Is due to the fact that they were writ
ten expresly to be set to light, popular,
secular music In this case it is plain
that the poular taste for light music
has had an Influence in lowering the
dignity of the language used, and there
fore of the thought and feeling which
Some think music such an important
aid to worship as to call for the employ
ment of the highest musical talent.
And under certain limitations this is
true. Occasions may lequire an inter
pretation of some portion of scripture
which only an artist can bring out. A
soloist or a quartet is then required to
give the soul-feeling wrapt up In the
words, and which could not be brought
out In any other way. ,
But mere professionalism in the church
choir Is generally the death of sincerity
In worship The Interest of the wor
shippers becomes centered on the per
foxmance of the singer more than upon
what Is sung.
Thus all feelings of worship are dis
sipated, and what was intended to be
an aid to worship degenerates into an
operatic performance to please an au
dience and not to benefit a congrega
tion of worshipers. This may explain
whj we now-a-days hear our church
congregations called "audiences" and
.their forms of worship "exercises."
The people go to hear the preacher, or
the choir, or both, rather than to wor
ship. Hence they become "audiences."
For this reason. In part, the music
In the Episcopal church is by law plac
ed under the immediate and sole con
trol of the pastors, most of whom (and
the pastor of Holy Trinity Is a conspic
uous example) discourage the employ
ment of profess'onal soloists. This Is
perhaps a sufficient reason. But to it
may be added another which is that
in Lincoln, as no doubt elsewhere,
there seems to exist a spirit of rivalry
among the churches as to which can
secure the best soloists, and so offer
the greatest attraction in the way of
musical programs, to say nothing of
the scramble by professionals for the
best paying places.
Conspicuously In the Episcopal church
the music Is principally of the school
type in order to give all worshipers op
portunity to Join in the common praise
which the book of common prayer pro
vides for. And no music is allowed to
be used which has not first been ap
proved by experts In sacred music who
also thoroughly understand the prin
ciples of divine worship.
Sincerity in worship rs the fruit of a
definite,' well-founded faith. It is
therefore not only all-Important that
the words and tunes used In worship
should agree in sentiment, but that
they should neither of them express
what Is not In keeping with the faith
professed by the persons using them.
Yet for the sake of the tunes to which
they are set hymns are sometimes sung
whose teaching Is at variance with the
tenets of the denominations In whose
assemblies they are sung. At music
sen-ices in the Unlversallst church here
masses used In the Roman Catholic
church have been rendered by Hage
now's orchestra, portions of which. are
intended to express and to interpret
doctrines concerning the sacrifice of
Christ on the cross, which, if put into
words, would scare out of their wits
some of the staunch protestants who
listened to them as If they understood
them. How the orthodox Unitarian
Unlversallsts received them Is a conun
drum. If church music be regarded as a spe
cial trust from God, how Is the church
singer, the choir master, the choir boy,
to throw off this responsibility? How
can he be frivolous, irreverent or pro
fane without a terrible wrong against
himself as well as a desecration be
fore God? His voice Is to be as sacred
a thing as the prayer book In his hand.
How shall he use it? How shall he
guard It? How shall he carry that
treasure entrusted to him as he goes
on the tempted way of his life from
on Easter to another towards the
choir meeting around the throne?
NOTICE OF SALE UNDER C11A V
Notice is hereby given that by virtue
of a chattel murtgage dated on the 9th
day of April, 1895, and duly filed in the
office of the county clerk of Lancaster
county, Nebraska, on the 2nd day of
September. 1895, and executed by L. P.
Gould to M. L. Thomas to secure the
payment of the sum of 827.70 and upon
which there is now due the sum of 827 70.
Default having been made in the pay
ment of said sum and no suit or other
proceeding at law having been insti
tuted to recover said debt or any part
thereof, therefore I will sell the proper
ty therein described to-wit:
One heavy ash book case, twenty-four
law text books, one black walnut office
desk, one cloth covered table, five cane
bottomed high backed chairs, one brass
banging lamp, five iron cuspidors, at
public auction at 1127 O street in the
city of Lincoln, Lancaster county, Ne
braska, on the 8th day of November,
1895, at 2 o'clockH m. of said day.
M. L. T omas. Mortgagee.
By C. S. Raixboldt, His Attorney.
In the district court of Lancaster coun
Ella C. Conger,
Moses James, et al..
Moses James, Amelia James, John L.
Clark, Rosa A. Clark, Hattie ll. Barnes,
Barnes her husband, first name
unknown, and the Western Investment
company, defendants in the above en
titled action, will take notice that on
June 15th, 1895, the said plaintiff filed
her pe'itipn in the above entitled action
against said defendants, the object and
praer of which was to foreclose a cer
tain mortgage executed by said defend
ants Moses, Amelia James, John L.
Clark and Rosa A. Clark to the Mead
Bond Trust company upon lot 2,
block 3 of Pleasant Hill subdivision of
lots 3, 4, 5 and G in the northeast quar
ter ofsection thirty-six (36), in township
ten (10), range six (6) east, in Lancaster
county, Nebraska, to secure the pay
ment of a promissory note for the sum
of 82.20000 together with ten coupon
notes thereto attached for the Bum of
877.00 each, dated May 1st, 1890, said
principal note being payable May 1st,
1895, and one of said coupon notes be
ing due atd payable every six months
from the date thereof. That said note
and mortgage were before their matur
ity duly sold, assigned and trans'eired
by the Mead Bond & Trust company to
the plaintiff in this action, who is now
the owner thereof. That there is now
due upon said note and mortgage the
sum of 277.00 with interest thereon
at the rate of 10 per cent per annum
from the 1st day of May, 1895, for which
sum plaintiff prays for a decree that de
fendants be required to pay the same, to
that said premises be sold to satisfy the
amount found due.
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