Roy Falls at Norris' gravesite

Roy Falls at Norris' gravesite

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Memories of First Baptist Church

If you attended The First Baptist Church for any lengh of time, two distinct memories are bound to surface.  The first hymn sung at the 11 o'clock sunday morning service was always that immortal "All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name",

                             Let Angels Prostate fall,
                             Let every kindred, every tribe
                             at His feet may fall.

As an interlude, Dr. Norris would then ask Brooks Morris play a verse on his Strativarius Violin, followed by the congregation singing again the first verse.

A perennial revival spirit was ever present at these Sunday morning worship services.

The parting hymn was always "Take The Name of Jesus With You".

As a World War II Veteran, I have visited hundreds of churches during the great war.  Never have I witnessed anywhere, a church that could compare with what I saw at the First Baptist Church.

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