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"...The church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth."
I Timothy 3:15
It is a noteworthy fact that to the Baptists the world is indebted for the most popular national hymn of our language, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee."
Baptists also wrote:
W. H. Doane, a Baptist, wrote the music for many of our popular hymns, such as:
Robert Lowry, a Baptist, wrote the music for "Saviour, Thy Dying Love," and "We're Marching to Zion."
"Coronation," the tune sung round the world, was written by Oliver Holden, a Baptist.
These songs have smoothed more dying pillows and comforted more sorrowing hearts than all the philosophies from Plato to Bergson.
Baptists have an honorable history. Their record is clean upon the separation of Church and State. Having given to the United States religious freedom, at the cost of their property, their liberty, their good name, and their lives, it is their chief glory that, suffering all martyrdom themselves, they never yet have persecuted others.