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Saturday, January 15, 2005

Inaugural hymns.

Looking for hymns suitable to your celebration of the inauguration on Thursday? I'm pleased to see that Badtux the Snarky Penguin has rescued two hymns by "Rev. Otho Bludge" from the comments at Fafblog! "I Love Thy Empire, Bush my Lord" is a common-meter hymn (8.6.8.6.), so you'll have no trouble finding a tune. ("Amazing Grace," for instance, works quite well.) "Coronation Hymn for Our Blessed Sovereign" is in long meter (8.8.8.8.); "Duke Street" or "Winchester New" are great choices for amplifying the buoyant bitterness of the lyrics, and could serve as a processional. Oh, the sermon at Fafblog! is good, too: "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry President."

Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 15 January 2005 at 6:42 PM

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