Composition by Rip Jackson to Debut this Sunday

Rip_JacksonThis Sunday, the sanctuary choir will debut Rip Jackson’s new gospel composition “The Tables Turned.” Rip composed this lively anthem with a donation from Lewis Counts during the November 2015 Auction at First Parish in Lexington. It is dedicated to his wife, Connee Counts. It is written in a gospel style for soprano soloist, choir, and piano. The lyrics are from William Wordsworth’s 19th-century poem of the same name and urges people to venture outside and let Nature (rather than books) teach about wisdom.