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From the December 2009 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Each month there is always at least one article in the Journal that makes me exclaim: "This is worth the price of the whole subscription!" In the October issue, it is Susan Mack's article, " 'The Rhythm of Head and Heart' " (p. 56), which details her experience of composing the music for Hymn No. 452 in the Christian Science Hymnal Supplement. This hymn had not stood out to me before, and so it was with much interest and delight that I turned to it after reading her article. And it was with renewed appreciation that I re-read Peter Henniker-Heaton's testimony and poem after many years (A Century of Christian Science Healing, pp. 156-158). It was especially inspiring to learn that he wrote this magnificent poem before the physical healing was manifested.

It is very precious to have the background on this hymn, and I look forward to hearing from the other composers of the new hymns. It has also brought to me a desire to look at what we call our "old" hymns with new eyes. The words and music of this hymn truly touch one's heart and exemplify perfectly Mary Baker Eddy's statement, "Music is the rhythm of head and heart" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 213)

Thank you for bringing this beautiful hymn to my attention.