God made all His creatures free;
Life itself is liberty;
God ordained no other bands
Than united hearts and hands.
One in fellowship of Mind,
We our bliss and glory find
In that endless happy whole,
Where our God is Life and Soul.
So shall all our slavery cease,
All God’s children dwell in peace,
And the newborn earth record
Love, and Love alone, is Lord.
– James Montgomery, “Christian Science Hymnal,” No. 83, adapt. © CSBD
You will know the truth, and that truth will give you freedom.
– Christ Jesus, John 8:32, “The Voice”
Like our nation, Christian Science has its Declaration of Independence. God has endowed man with inalienable rights, among which are self-government, reason, and conscience. Man is properly self-governed only when he is guided rightly and governed by his Maker, divine Truth and Love.
– Mary Baker Eddy, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” p. 106