Simple Beauty for December

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for December, with a focus on beautiful words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful and focus on early art and music as well as Ancient Israel and the delights of Advent.

O Come O Come Emmanuel

Hymn Story:  O Come O Come Emmanuel is the translation of a ninth-century Latin hymn, Veni Veni Immanuel. It recreates O Antiphons that are sung in many churches around the world during the last few days before Christmas. Each verse represents a different Antiphon with the refrain, “Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel shall come to thee, O … Continue reading O Come O Come Emmanuel

We Gather Together

Hymns are beautiful truths poetically told, hung on a rhythm, and held in a melody. This makes them memorable. Hymn study is extremely simple. Sing the hymn once a day. We’ve provided you links to different versions to “Be Thou My Vision” enjoy as well as a link to download the sheet music for the … Continue reading We Gather Together

Be Thou My Vision

Hymns are beautiful truths poetically told, hung on a rhythm, and held in a melody. This makes them memorable. Hymn study is extremely simple. Sing the hymn once a day. We’ve provided you links to different versions to enjoy as well as a link to download the sheet music for the hymn. Some of this … Continue reading Be Thou My Vision

Simple Beauty for October 2021

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for October, with a focus on beautiful words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful and focus on early art and music as well as Ancient Greece and the Fables of Aesop.

Simple Beauty for September 2021

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for September, with a focus on beautiful words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful and focus on early art and music as well as Ancient Egypt and the Fables of Aesop.

The Doxology (or Praise God from whom All Blessings Flow)

Hymns are beautiful truths poetically told, hung on a rhythm, and held in a melody. This makes them memorable. Hymn study is extremely simple. Sing the hymn once a day. We’ve provided you links to different versions to enjoy as well as a link to download the sheet music for the hymn. Some of this … Continue reading The Doxology (or Praise God from whom All Blessings Flow)

Justin Morgan and Isaac Watts

During the colonial period, there was a lot of work to do everywhere, and people worked very long hours every day, though most tried to rest on Sunday. Even on the day of rest, there was still the work of feeding both people and animals. Justin Morgan’s life was no different. He was born in … Continue reading Justin Morgan and Isaac Watts