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Various are the Creatures we have got to deal with. Others have rooted and infuperable Prejudices against the Ufe of an Organ in our religious Affemblies.

As that noble Instrument is frequently conducted, I own it is rather hurtful to Devotion than otherwife. But an Organ, in good Hands, and under judicious Management, 'is attended, if I may be allowed to judge from my own Feelings, with moft rare and delightful Effects upon the Mind.

"Oh! what Art can teach,
<< What human Voice can reach,
"The facred Organ's Praise?
"Notes infpiring holy Love,

Notes that wing their heavenly Ways
66 To mend the Choirs above."

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"Now let the pealing Organ blow, "To the full voic'd Quire below, "In Service high, and Anthems clear,


"As may with Sweetness, through mine Ear, Diffolve me into Extafies,

"And bring all Heav'n before mine Eyes." Milton

"Mufic religious Heats infpires; "It wakes the Soul, and lifts it high, And wings it with fublime Defires, And fits it to befpeak the Deity. "Th' Almighty liftens to a tuneful Tongue, "Andfeemswell-pleas'dand courtedwithaSong. "Soft moving Sounds and heav'nly Airs "Give force to ev'ry Word, and recommend [ our Pray❜rs. "When Time itself shall be no more, "And all Things in Confufion hurl'd, "Mufic fhall then exert its Pow'r, "And Sound survive the Ruins of theWorld: "Then Saints and Angels shall agree

"In one eternal Jubilee:

"All Heav'nfhallechowith theirHymnsdivine, "And God himself with Pleasure fee "The whole Creation in a Chorus join." Addifon

All there pleafing Testimonies in Favour of divine Harmony are exceedingly ftrong. If they will not remove the Scruples of ferious, and candid, and well-meaning Chrifti


ans, of every Denomination, Nothing that I can farther urge will be attended with that happy Effect.

These, it will be faid, are fmall Matters. I grant it. If therefore we cannot agree in them, let us at least agree to disagree; and let us allow every one the Liberty of judging and acting, as he finds most for his own Edification; and let us love and do good one to another notwithstanding. For now we fee through a Glass darkly; but by and by Face to Face; now we know in Part; but e're long we shall know even as alfo we are known. Then fhall all our little filly Differences be adjusted, and we shall agree to love one another with pure Hearts fervently, and to fing the Praises of God and the Lamb together, with united and harmonious Voices, to all Eternity.




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