Program for Memorial Service for Louis Pasteur, January 25, 1925


Divine Service

Commemorating the life and work of

Louis Pasteur

Servant of Humanity

held in

St. James' Church

Sunday, January Twenty-fifth

"I have done my best!" [page 2]

Order of Service

11:00 a.m.

Processional -- Hymn 530, "Onward, Christian Soldiers"

"I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger." -- Job. 19:25-27.

The Lord's Prayer

Psalm 6 -- Prayer Book Page 333

First Lesson -- II Kings 5:1-17

President of the American Medical Association

Te Deum -- Prayer Book Page 7

Second Lesson -- St. Luke 7:1-23

President Emeritus of the University of Chicago

Jubilate Deo -- Prayer Book Page 11

Creed and Prayers


Thou to Whom the sick and dying
Ever came, nor came in vain,
Still with healing words replying
To the wearied cry of pain;
Hear us, Jesus, as we meet,
Suppliants at Thy mercy seat.

Every care, and every sorrow,
Be it great, or be it small,
Yesterday, today, tomorrow,
When, where'er, it may befall,
Lay we humbly at Thy feet,
Suppliants at Thy mercy seat.

Still the weary, sick, and dying
Need a brother's, sister's care;
On Thy higher help relying
May we now their burden share,
Bringing all our offerings meet,
Suppliants at Thy mercy seat. [page 3]

May each child of Thine be willing,
Willing both in hand and heart,
All the law of love fulfilling,
Ever comfort to impart;
Ever bringing offerings meet,
Suppliants to Thy mercy seat.

So may sickness, sin, and sadness,
To Thy healing virtue yield,
Till the sick and sad, in gladness,
Rescued, ransomed, cleansed, healed,
One in Thee together meet,
Pardoned at Thy judgment seat.


Editor of The Chicago Evening Post


The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon; they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God.

Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm ye the feeble knees.

Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense; He will come and save you.

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing; for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness: the unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

No lion shall be there nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there.

And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. Amen.



Prayers and Benediction

Sevenfold Amen

Recessional -- Hymn 445, "O God, Our Help in Ages Past" [page 4]


"My philosophy is of the heart and not of the mind, and I give myself up, for instance, to those feelings about eternity which come naturally at the bedside of a cherished child drawing its last breath. At those supreme moments there is something in the depths of our souls which tells us that the world may be more than a mere combination of phenomena proper to a mechanical equilibrium brought out of the chaos of the elements simply through the gradual action of the forces of matter."

"Among the great men whose lives it has been my privilege to know, I cannot think of a greater. Not one of them would have been ready to sacrifice long years of work as he did in our beloved little girl's case, to jeopardize a world-wide reputation as scientist and knowingly to face a painful failure as he did, out of mere kindness."


The Pasteur Memorial is two-fold: A monument to be erected in Chicago, a Scholarship to be awarded each year to an American student to enable him to continue his researches. The Memorial is therefore local as far as the monument is concerned, national as regards the Scholarship. It is felt that no less can be done to honor one of the greatest men that ever lived. There is not a man or woman in this congregation who is not indebted to Louis Pasteur, and if our thoughts go, as they should, to the children, everyone is surely aware of the many young lives which his researches have helped to preserve.

He did his work with complete disinterestedness, with absolute devotion to the service of man, and this is the keynote which in these days especially we wish to strike: The service of man; the good of humanity. No place could be more fitted for a monument to Pasteur than this great city of Chicago. No country could better endow a national scholarship bearing his name than these United States in which all that is likely to promote the service of man is not only sure of a hearty welcome but eagerly looked for and so often devised, started, and successfully carried out.

Headquarters have been established at 108 South La Salle Street, telephone Franklin 5484, where all information can be obtained.

Consul for France.