‘O, Worship the King’

In the absence of any reader requests, let me start the day with one of my favorites–O, Worship the King: the first hymn I learned to play on my harmonica. Singing by the choir and congregation at the Durham Road Baptist Church. Gorgeous background sets by God the Father, maker of heaven and earth.

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

7 responses to “‘O, Worship the King’

  • Erlene Talbott

    What a great way to begin our day. Thanks for something uplifting.

  • Joshua M. Swanson

    Beautiful hymn! i know this hymn by a different melody.

    Sorry to say, but the comments are off on the “Guest Post.”

  • Phoebe

    I’ve always been fond of this hymn because we learned it in high school, in one of our required choral music classes. Of course, I was an atheist then, as were many of my classmates, but we didn’t get all bent out of shape (i.e., “triggered”) at having to sing a religious song. After all, we were all required to take Latin every year, too, and we didn’t think we were being forced to become pagans. Ovid and Virgil were literature; hymns and oratorio selections were music. It was all beauty. So?

    The world really was a different place back then (1950s).

    • Phoebe

      Oh, and we also sang religious songs and stood for the reading of a psalm at assembly in grade school (1940s). And no one complained, not even my militant atheist mother, who thought the psalms were beautiful poetry.

    • leeduigon

      I remember that world. It was better! Our dentistry today is better, and our chess notation, but that’s about it.

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