Wednesday, December 18, 2013

God "Removes the Glove" Anglican Voices on the Virgin Birth

By The Ven. Dr. Christopher Brown
Special to Virtueonline
December 17, 2013

Faith and Doubt

William Temple was Archbishop of Canterbury during the Second World War, and one of the great Anglican leaders of the 20th century. In 1931, he led the congregation of St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford, in singing "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross." Before the last verse, he had the organ stop, and asked the congregation to read the words of the hymn.

"If you mean them with all your heart," he then said, "sing them as loud as you can. If you don't mean them at all, keep silent. If you mean them even a little and want to mean them more, sing them very softly." Then the organ played, and two thousand voices whispered.

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