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Number 577

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Do you know the name of the person who wrote the words to our national anthem?

On Sunday morning in church our last hymn was number 577. I am not a great hymn lover. I prefer the Scottish metrical psalms. However, I do like to know who wrote the hymn and when it was written. This information is usually found either at the top or the bottom of a hymn book. For hymn number 577, all it said was ANONYMOUS. I was quite surprised that this person who wrote this great hymn which also happens to be our national anthem had chosen to be anonymous.

In this day and age when everybody wants to be somebody, the fact that someone of this calibre had chosen to be anonymous is very encouraging.

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Man on Moon

Saturday marked the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing.  Most people of my generation will know the name of Neil Armstrong.  I imagine it to be a favourite question in pub quizzes.  Last week on Radio 4, there were countless programmes  to mark the 50th Anniversary.  Why?

Mankind or should I say humankind in this politically correct world have no regard for the God who created the Sun, Moon and Stars.  Why acknowledge the moon landing when we so blatantly ignore the creator of the moon?

I find it strange that we have trouble believing that Christ rose again from the dead but have no problem in believing that Man did go to the moon.

“O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” – Romans 7:24