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Wednesday; July 10

During church services last weekend, our song leader took us down Memory Lane leading us in a few old classics including the hymn “Yield Not To Temptation”.According to a brief internet search, Horatio R. Palmer wrote the song in 1868 and published it in the National Sunday School Teacher’s Magazine.From that point the song developed a following and it became a favorite for a lot of people.We used to sing this song a lot when I was a youngster, but like many of the old standards, we don’t sing it as much anymore.However, as we sang it the other day I was struck by the simplicity of the second verse, “Shun evil companions, bad language disdain, God’s name hold in rev’rence, nor take it in vain; be thoughtful and earnest, kindhearted and true; look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through.”.I am not going to argue the point of the eloquence of the verse, but the practicality is self-explanatory.Whether it is the middle of the 19th Century or at the beginning of the 21st Century, the messa…