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A Pharisee Was Praying

Words by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, 2013
Music: tune, AURELIA, by Samuel Sebastian Wesley, 1864
Biblical Reference: Luke 18:9-14
Topical References: pride, mercy, grace, humility, service, forgiveness

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette used the story of the Pharisee praying in Luke 18:9-14 as the basis for this new hymn. This is the lectionary Gospel reading for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost. It is a call to humility, to repentance, to forgiveness, and to a life of mercy and love.

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