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" Sir John Hawkins believed the composer to be a sincere Christian. He was a man of blameless morals, and throughout his life manifested a deep sense of religion. In conversation he would frequently declare the pleasure he felt in setting the scriptures to music: and how much the contemplating the many sublime passages in the Psalms had contributed to his edification; and now that he found himself near his end, these sentiments were improved into solid and rational piety, attended with a calm and even temper of mind."                                                                  

(Manson-Myers, 1971, 79-80)                                                                                                                     


Does God Exist?