Sunday, February 21, 2021

In case you wondered …

… What Does a Real Hymn Look Like? - The Catholic Thing. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
… there is an art to the hymn, and I wish to show a little of what it is, and not from the heights of such Latin works as the Pange lingua. I will take a typical effort of the most popular hymnodist in English for more than three centuries, Isaac Watts, set to the sweet English melody Capel, one of those that Vaughan Williams found and saved. (Listen to it here.)

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