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SERMON: It Ain’t Me, Babe – Rev. Paul Dakin

SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 58:9b-14

ANTHEM: Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven – Chancel Choir

HYMN SPOTLIGHT

O My Soul, Bless God the Father (1871)

Anonymous 19th Century American

For hundreds of years in English-speaking churches, it was thought that the only songs appropriate for use in worship were those that were paraphrases of portions of the Scriptures. All that began to change in the 17th Century when “hymns of human composure” were written and were gradually accepted into the church. This hymn harkens back to those earlier days, as it is a close paraphrase of portions of Psalm 103, the source of this morning’s call to worship. The text of today’s choir anthem, Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven, is also a paraphrase of portions of Psalm 103. It was written by Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847), an Anglican minister and prize-winning poet

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