from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Service prompted by the heart; especially, zealous service to God; sincere devotion.
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As a man of science, I scorn it; as a countryman, I give it a kind of heart-service.
He knew he could not give up these things -- eye-service, lip-service, heart-service -- of which he had supped so thirstily.
The controlling element in his life was love and therefore it never occurred to him that lip-profession could take the place of heart-service.
She could have offered to be his servant; could have done those things which she could do better than any, since hers would be a heart-service.
They have never seen the contrast between a living heart-service and a round of mere forms and ceremonies.
These, however, are but exceptions to the general Christian rule, viz.: that the Omniscient careth only for heart-service; and that, before Him, all mere lip-service or machine-service, is simply an abomination.