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Sermon TitleSermon on Psalms 66:16 (descriptive title)
Extentpp. 166-175
Composition Date -
Primary LanguageEnglish
Text TypeAuditor's Notes
Sermon Type(s)
Associated Peoplenotetaker - Savage (née Henry), Sarahpreacher - Henry, Philip
Associated Sermons
Preachings1685-07-26 (old) - Broad Oak - Sunday;
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Print Editions / Witnesses
DescriptionThese notes seem to record a sermon preached by Philip Henry, Sarah's father, following his release from Chester Castle where he was imprisoned at the time of the Duke of Monmouth's rebellion. Just before this sermon is written "Dear Fa[ther] at Br[oad] O[ak] newly release fr[o]m imprisonm[en]t".
Source of DataJeanne Shami
Other NoteThe manuscript is written in such a way that it is difficult to tell whether it was this or the previous week's sermon that was preached by the returning Philip Henry. This sermon seems more likely than the previous one. This one praises what God has done and is followed by an afternoon sermon on Job (and the trials God has sent). ODNB reports that Henry was in prison for roughly three weeks. His last sermon, preached the Sunday before he was sent away, was dated June 28.
GEMMS record createdApril 14, 2016
GEMMS record last editedMarch 12, 2021