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From the September 1891 issue of The Christian Science Journal

My first acquaintance with the subject of Christian Science was about three years ago, while in college, preparing for the ministry. The usual break-down from over study came and drove me through a course of doctors, medicine, dieting; proper exercise, etc., until I gave them up in disgust. Christian Science was then recommended and tried. It seemed a dangerous thing for a ministerial student to tamper with, and misgivings, fears, and doubts crowded my mind. Physical relief came, but that was nothing compared with the uplifting, spiritual influence felt in the treatment.

I felt more than ever like singing,—

"For heaven is nearer, And Christ is dearer,
Than yesterday to me; His love and light
Fill all my soul to-night."

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