John Williams- Musical Plagerist?

So there I am in church for the Mother’s Day service, and we start singing a beautiful hymn called “I, the Lord of Sea and Sky” (aka “Here I am Lord”)….

And a few bars in, I’m thinking…”wait, I know this song…” and by the end of the hymn I remembered where I’d heard it before….

Now, I know that all musicians borrow from the past, but still, it’s barely modified at all! You can practically sing the lyrics to the hymn along with it! I did! Try it!

Rob