Relayed from Knavesmire, York
S.B. from Leeds
Address at the Dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863. Delivered by Abraham Lincoln , President of the United States of America
ABRAHAM LINCOLN and John Bright , the author of the specimen of English Eloquence broadcast last Sunday, had an admiration for each other based upon mutual characteristics. They shared an honesty, simplicity, and strength of character which compelled the attention and admiration not only of the people, but also of folk far more cultivated ' than themselves. Their eloquence proceeded from what Milton expressed in words, which appealed to Bright as a young man-' the serious and hearty love of truth,'
As a young man, Lincoln had been a great wrestler ; as an orator in later life, he wrestled summarily with words. His words did not beget words, like those of more literary speakers-they were the shortest, clearest, and toughest expressions of his thought. It is significant that the whole of his famous address at Gettysburg was so short that people unfamiliar with it think of it as the greatest passage in a long oration. The act of dedication, at which it, was spoken, fittingly commemorated the passing of the crisis in the Civil War. It was rendered memorable not by the florid address of a popular orator of the time, Edward Everett , who spoke first, but by the simple statement of Lincoln's thoughts upon a solemn occasion.
Conducted by the Rev. Canon C. S. WOODWARD
Relayed from St. John's,
Order of Service :
Hymn. 'He Who would Valiant be'
Lesson, St. Maithew xiii
Hymn, ' 'O Worship the King' (vv.
1, 4, 5) (E.H., 466, A. and M., 167)
Address by Canon WOODWARD Hymn , ' All Things Bright and Beautiful ' (E.H. 587, A. and M., 573)
'ERFORSCHE miCH, GOTT'
(Thou knovest me, God)
Relayed from the Guildhall School of Music
DORIS OWENS (Contralto) JOHN ARMSTRONG (Tenor)
KEITH FALKNER (Bass) THE WIRELESS CHORUS
JOHN FIELD (Oboe d'Amore)
Continuo EUGENE CRUFT (Bass)
The WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
(Oboe, Trumpet and Strings)
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
Thou knowest me, God, Thou has searched my heart.
0 try my thoughts and know if they be wicked.
II.-Recitative (Tenor) :
See how the curse that on the Earth was bound
The hearts of men also hath smitten!
])pep in whose soul that curse hath bitten How may he hope Thy goodly fruit to bring forth
Where only thorns of sin can spring forth, And thistles choke the ground.
Though oft may the spirits of darkness draw nigh thec,
Like angels of light, but to try thee:
So mid the thorns of thine own sowing. Though hidden, yet may grapes bo growing.
A wolf may hide himself in sheep's fair clothing,
But there will come n day
When he in terror and in loathing Will turn nnd flee away.
A day shall come.
When, ns our judge returned,
Deceitfulness and lies He shall strike dnmh.
When in IIis wrath shall sin be burned. All vanity and falsehood spurned.
IV.- Recitative (Bass):
So pure not ev'n the heav'ns are seen,
As man before his Judge must stand, of guilt made clean.
Who, through the Saviour's blood made holy,
Tn faith abldeth, pure and lowly,
He knows no bitter judgment him awaits. Him, if his sin yet grieve,
Hath he but weakly striven, So he in Christ believe,
Shall righteousness be given.
V.-Duet (Tenor and Buss):
By sin is mankind yet assailed,
That Adam's fall on us hath brought. Alone him to the Cros who clingeth
The Saviour grace and mercy bringeth, For him Salvation sure is wrought.
Thy blood that freely flow'd, Such store of grnce bestow'd, The whole earth purifying
Through Thee, Thy Cross, Thy dying, From evil and temptation, It gave all men salvation.
English text by D. Millar Craig.
The Cantata for next Sunday (July 28) Is
No. 105. ' Herr. gehe nicht ins Gericht'
(' Lord, enter not into wrath ').
Relayed from Capel y Triniti,
(Trinity Calvinistic Methodist
Progethir gan Y Parch W. E.
S.B. from Swansea
Gwasanaeth Emyn : (Llyfr Hymnau , Rhif 43;
Llyfr Tonau , Rhif 516), 'Mae Duw yn llond pob Ile
Darllen: Yr Epistol at Y Rhufeiniaid, Pen. V.
Emyn: (Llyfr Hymnau Rhif 177:
Llyfr Tonau , Rhif 561), Boed clod i'n Prynwr rhad'
Gweddi a ' ' Gvreddi'r Arglwydd' Cyhoeddiadau a'r Casgliad
Emyn : (Llyfr Hymnau Rhif 249 ;
Llyfr Tonau , Rhif 908), '0 agor fy llygaid i weled '
Y Brogeth : Testun, 1 Timotheus,
Pen. IV, Adnod 8
Gweddi Emyn : (Llyfr Hymnau Rhif 479 ;
Llyfr Tonau , Rhif 546), 'Du. wioldeb yn ei grym *
Y Weddi Hwyrol
Organydd ac Arweinydd, D. EVANS
WILLIAMS Yr Emynau o Lyfr Hymnau a Llyfr
Tonau y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd
From the Punshon Memorial Church,
S.B. from Bournemouth
(Solo Soprano, Miss FREDA BOWDEN ) Address by the Rev. J. D. JONES ,
C.H., M.A., D.D.
Hymn No. 430 (The Methodist Hymn Book), ' Nearer, my God, to Thee'
Appeal on behalf of ex-Services Welfare Society by J. H. HAYES , M.P., Vice-Chamberlain. of His Majesty's Household
ONE of the most pitiablo figures in the ranks of War sufferers is the ex-Service man who has become mentally afflicted. It was to help such cases that, under the presidency of Sir Frederick Milner , the ex-Services Welfare Society was founded. At the present moment, ton years after the War, the homes belonging to the Society are full to overflowing. Cure, one would think, could only be slow and comparatively seldom in such cases ; but it is amazing how many are the instances in which, by careful treatment, the Society has saved men from the Lunatic Asylum. A particularly interesting feature of the Society's work is the colony they have founded at Leather. head, where a largo number of men are trained and employed under sheltered conditions. On April 14 lust year His Majesty the King, accom. panied by the Queen, visited this colony and expressed his deep appreciation of the work.
Donations should be sent to the ex-Services
Welfare Society, [address removed]
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THE WIRELESS STRING ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
THE WIRELESS SINGERS
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON THE first movement of this fresh and wholesome music of Dvorak's begins with a rather sad little fragment of tune ; it makes way very soon for a brisk and energetic figure, after which, the first melody returns. The second movement is a waltz ; the first strain is lively and rather energetic, and the alternative section in the middle, more tender in character. The third move. ment, a Scherzo, is very lively, and its chief tune is eloquent of good spirits. In this movement, too, there is a calmer section, which interrupts the laughter of tho,first tune more than once. The fourth movement is a plaintive song which the first violin begins and in which the other instruments share, and the last is again very vivacious and light* hearted in character. There is a hint of mischief in the way in which the last note of each bar, in the chief tune, is given a vigorous punch.
Mr. PERCY PITT, happily known to wireless listeners as the B.B.C.'s own Director of Music, has had a largo share in raising British music to the honourable position which it holds today. His labours on behalf of Opera in this country are known to all, and from time to time listeners have had opportunities of hearing how well he can turn to account his knowledge of the orchestra in light-hearted, as well as in serious ways. This comparatively slight piece is a happy example of gracious melody, and of the skilful way in, which he can present it.