SERMON: Wisdom and Wonder – Rev. Paul Dakin
SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
ANTHEM: We Will Glorify – Chancel Choir
God Is Love, His Mercy Brightens (1825)
Sir John Browning, 1792-1872
The author of this hymn was a man of many interests and talents. His long and distinguished career in public service to the British crown included two terms as a member of Parliament, as consul to Canton, and as governor of Hong Kong. Additionally he translated volumes of Russian, Serbian and Polish poetry into English – many of which for the first time. He was a Unitarian who also wrote two volumes of original hymns. His hymns are characterized by the use of elegant language and a deep sense of faith.