MARSHALL, N. C, JULT H, J6
TUC NEWS. RECORD .
Ernest K. Emurian
PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM
ALL BLESSINGS FLOW
"Don't be foolish, Ken. If you do
that it may cost you your life," a
clergyman warned Rev. Thomas Ken
(1637-1711). "After all, Charles II
is king, for good or ill."
Ken stood his ground firmly. "I
will not permit even the King of
England to house his mistress be
neath my roof," he said. "If His
Majesty has the ignorance to sug
gest it, I have the arrogance to re
fuse him. A woman of ill repute
ought not to be endured in the house
of a clergyman, least of all in that
of the King's Chaplain."
"But, Ken . . ." his friend object
"Silence," Ken demanded. "Not
for his kingdom will D comply with
the King's commands."
To circumvent what he thought a
most unreasonable request from
Charles II, who asked Ken to let
Nell Gwyn, the Monarch's mistress,
be a guest in his house while visit
ing in Winchester, England, where
a sumptuous new palace was being
erected, the clergyman hired a build
er to make some repairs to the house.
The first thing the employee did
was to take off the roof, which re
lieved Ken of any responsibility for
the notorious Nell's entertainment.
But, Charles II refused to repri
mand or discipline the dynamic lit
tle clergyman. He stood in awe of
him, although he did not confess that
fact to the members of his dissolute
court. On one occasion, Ken preach
ed a very strong sermon in which
he took the ruler to task for his
open association with the Gwyn
woman. "As ohn the Baptist warn
ed Herod Antipas that he had vi
olated the law of God by taking
unto himself his brother's wife, so
you, O King, are also guilty of vi
olating God's law by taking unto
yourself this woman as your mis
tress and openly flaunting your im
morality before the British people,"
Ken thundered from his pulpit.
"But, Thomas," a fearful broth
er minister added, "don't forget
what happened to John the Baptist
He lost his head'!'
"And I will be willing to lose mine
if it will bring Oharles II to his
senses," the fearless minister re
plied, without batting an eye.
The King knew in his heart that
his Chaplain was right, so he hesi
tated to take any action against him.
Once, on being asked where he was
going as he left the court chamber,
the King answered, "I must go hear
Ken tell me my faults." His secret
admiration was revealed when the
Crown was about to appoint a suc
cessor to the late Bishop of Bath
and Wales. Although many able
men were suggested for the post,
Charles II dismissed them all, say
ing, "Odds fish! Who shall have
Bath and Wales, but little Ken who
would not give poor Nellie a night's
lodging!" So Rev. Thomas became
Bishop Ken. His first act in his ex
aJted position was to forego the
customary and expensive consecra
tion dinner. Instead, he gave the
$1500 he banquet would have cost to
his favorite charity. Eight days
later, the King suffered a stroke,
and called for Ken, who persuaded
the dying ruler to renounce his mis
tress and ask the Queen's forgive
ness before he died. The King con
sented, and died "in the faith."
The same devotion to principle
which won him his bishopric lost it
for him a few years later. Having
sworn fealty to his new monarch,
James 11, he felt that in good con
science he could not take an oath of
loyalty to William and Mary as
long as James, whom he felt had
been unjustly deposed, was alive. He
gave up his office in 1691, making
his home with friends in Wiltshire
until his death.
in was in 1709 that Ken gather-
id together some of his poetic works
that had been many years in the
making, and, after extension revi
sions and corrections in some which
had been printed as early as 1674
for his students in Winchester, had
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Thursday, July 19 Laurel
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Friday, July 20 Grapevine
Mrs. Kenneth Hensley, hostess.
iBoston During a game Of "hide
and seek," Francis Moran, 8, slid
into a trash barrel. His compan
ions couldn't find him jintil he tried
to get out and couldnt. A Fire De
partment rescue squad had to cut
the container open to free the boy
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them published in their final cor
rected form. At the close of three
splendid hymns, entitled "Morning
Hymn," "Evening Hymn" and "Mid
night Hymn," he included his fa
mous four-line poem in longmeter,
now known familiarly as "The Dox
ology": Praise God from whom all blessing
flow, Praise him all creatures here
Praise Him above, ye heavenly
hosts ; Praise Father, Son and
Both the author and composed of
this hymn spent some time in prison.
Ken was kept in the Tower-of Lon
don with six other Bishops who re
fused to read the King's "Declara
tion of Indulgence" from their' pul
pits. The composer, Louis Bourge
ois (1510-1561) was imprisoned in
Switzerland for harmonizing sever
al melodies of hymns against the ex
press commands of Geneva's ruler,
theologian John Calvin, who demand
ed that all hymns be sung in uni
son or not at all. Later Calvin in
terceded for him, and he was re
leased, devoting his composing tal
ents from that day on to melodies
instead of harmonies. From his pen
came the famous musical setting of
Psalm 100, known, to this day, as ,.
"Old Hundredth," which wasflrsjj";
printed in the 1561 edition of "The
Genevan Psalter," thus antfe-dating ;
Bishop Ken's words by almost a
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We're glad to have Dr. and Mra.
John McLeod Jr., to come back home
even though he is to have his office
in Marshall. ,v
Miss Patty Lou George was home
from Winston-Salem over the week
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sams and
children of Winston-Salem made a
few days' visit to his' parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Sams, recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Caldwell, of
Granite Falls, spent last weekend
here with their son, Mr. Don Cald
well, and family.
Mrs. Geo. Bryan, who has been
quite ill for the past few weeks, is
Little Miss Lynn Cox, of Moores-
ville, has been visiting her grand
mother, Mrs. H. C. Cox, and other
relatives here for the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Griffin and
little daughter, who recently moved
to Columbia, S. C, came home for
a week-end visit.
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no more than gijw the ChurcbVThe I
Doxoiogy," believers tne woriq over
would rise up and call them blessed,
because, in all hytnnody, there is no
loftier hymn of praise with Which
to open or close a service of wor
ship or to acknowledge God's gifts
when presenting an offering, than
the four lines which they bequeath
ed as their finest legacy.
Mrs. Emmet t Sams and little
daughters have been visiting her
sister at North Wilkesboro for the
past two weeks.
Mrs. Bob Chapman, who is attend
ing summer school at WCUNC
Greensboro, was home over the week
end and brought back her two lit
tle daughters who had been at their
aunt's near Greensboro for a week.
Miss Mildred Bingham, who has
been on a trip to the West since
commencement, has returned to the
The next time you want to take
your family or party of friends on a
picnic, bring them to oar free pic
nic grounds located on U.S. 25-70,
Panther Branch, Alexander, N. C
Oarpicnlc grounds are equipped
with:, Pleatv of covered tables!
Lights on tables and grounds a
well as cook house: 'Cook noose
all kindk . 1 tricniesuooHe aa well
alull line of groceries Hot
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your own meatf. Canrcn group
especially invited. We ran a dean
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"There should be safe bicycle
pallis in all cities so that executives
could pedal to work' says Dr. Paul
Dudley While, the heart specialist
who treated President Eisenhower.
The U. S. Navy has declared
war on trallic accidents by institut
ing a new safety campaign.
While Congress has been talk
ing the past year about a Federal
aid highway program population
has increased 2,800,000; motor
vehicle registrations have gained
2,700.000 - and highway traffic is
up 5.5 percent.
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O TNI UMI ROOM NASHVaU. TfNMSMt
Read Acts i.lS-tt
Bui us for thee, stand thou, Ker
by mt!. (Deuteronomy 6:31.)
During World War II, our Rotary
Club operated a dormitory for serv
ice men. Club members served dur
ing the night in directing soldiers to
One night as I escorted one sol
dier to his bed, in the shadows I
saw Another soldier on his knees be
side his cot. In a couple of hours I
left the dormitory. That praying
soldier left the following morning.
I did not see him again; I never
knew hie name. He did not need a
name to leave with me an unfor
He iwas going overseas. Maybe
he came back, maybe not. Ha
memory, he still stands here by me.
Christ Was with him.
. Today Christ is with us. He sayr
to tisV "But as for thee, stand tboa
her by' me" Jor peace, under
standing between labor and managov
govetiunenV-liquo control,; bHefi -.
God that Is reaLV ' ' -
I- :. PRAYER
'W tkaJt Thn, Father, for
those i the past mKo kavt stood
Mt W thank Vkse for thou it
day, ministers and laymen alike,
who have accepted Thy call to stand
b'y Thee. Make us vessel useful
Thy eervice through Christ our
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
"Stand thou here by me" is the
greatest Invitation, privilege, and
opportunity man has ever beard.
Chapin D. Foster, Historian
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ArLg stor. Today at Moore's Ptaa-
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF
Citizeris Bank k
of Marshall in the State of North Carolina at the close of busmees on
Jane 80; ISM
Cash, balances wtth other bai, induing reaerre balances,
and cash itema in process of jsp)-; b,bo.
United States Government obligations, direct and
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