Thou Art The Way

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Thou art the way – none other dare I follow;
Thou art the truth, and Thou hast made me free;
Thou art the life, the hope of my tomorrow;
Thou art the Christ who died for me.
This is my creed that, ‘mid earth’s sin and sorrow,
My life may guide men unto Thee.

Hold Thou my feet; let there be no returning
Along the path which Thou hast bid me tread;
Train Thou my mind – I would be ever learning
The better way Thy fame to spread;
Keep Thou my heart ablaze with holy burning
That love for souls may ne’er be dead.

I would bring peace to lives now torn asunder,
Ease aching hearts with words that soothe and heal;
I would bring peace when, breaking like the thunder,
Men rise in war, and hatred feel.
Peacemaker, Lord! Now I am stirred to wonder;
O take me, and my calling seal!

All Christians today would do well to pray these words written by Archibald Wiggins, a Salvation Army officer. Wiggins grew up in England, attending a Methodist church but later becoming a Salvationist. Like many young people of his day, he began work at age thirteen and then became Assistant Secretary at London’s Connaught Club. When he was twenty-one he entered the S.A. Training College at Clapton. Most of his appointments were in editorial work – clearly his strength. He also enjoyed music, and was a Songster before his officership and at one time was a member of the International Staff Band.

Arch Wiggins retired as a Lieut.-Commissioner in 1959. He had written over 250 songs, and contributed at least one song annually to The Musical Salvationist , a publication for Songster Brigades. He also found time to write several S.A. historical and biographical books.

S.A. SONG BOOK, 1987 EDITION, # 529; 2015 EDITION, # 628

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The members of The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple want to protect you from any Covid-19 spread yet, at the same time, wish to journey life with you. 

At present, there are still reports of new strains of Covid-19 spread and, unfortunately, we are not at a level of vaccination that safely allows us to congregate. Therefore, we have initiated the following:

 In-Person Church Services are postponed until further notice, but our ONLINE SERVICES, complete with music, songs, prayer, and Biblically focused sermons can be found here. [Click to follow]

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 The Thrift Store is operating under COVID Restrictions. Store is closed April 12th -14th. Planned reopening Thursday April 15th. Accepting donations resumes Thursday April, 15th Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm at the back loading dock door.  Please access the Albert Street side of the building in downtown Oshawa from Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm) and Saturday (10:00 am – 4:00 pm).  The Thrift Store is closed on Sunday. More Thrift Store Details… [Click to follow]

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