‘Lord, in the Morning’

Here’s a hymn by Isaac Watts that I’d never heard before today–Lord, in the Morning, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

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About leeduigon

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

4 responses to “‘Lord, in the Morning’

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    I don’t think the Puritans would approve of singing “lustily.” 🙂

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    • leeduigon

      The caricaturization of Puritans as glum old sourpusses is not accurate.

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      • thewhiterabbit2016

        Maybe not the American colonial Puritans, but the Puritans of Oliver Cromwell’s day were pretty glum – acting and theater were not allowed, and things like that. The Reformers in the north of Europe even frowned on natural beauty being a hindrance to sanctification (although some of those Dutch painters were exceptions to the rule).

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        • leeduigon

          Solon wasn’t a Puritan, and wasn’t much of a pill, but he would’ve banned the theater from Athens if it hadn’t come in after he’d already drawn up the laws. He thought it would encourage people to lie.

          But I admit I’d feel pretty strapped if I couldn’t watch any movies.

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