Come let us to the Lord our God

Come let us to the Lord our God. John Morison* (1750-1798), perhaps with John Logan* (1747/8-1788). This paraphrase of Hosea 6: 1-4 was printed in the Scottish Translations and Paraphrases (1781). It has continued in use in the Church of Scotland from that time on, and is found in successive psalters and hymnbooks, up to and including CH3 and CH4. It was used in a number of 19th-century books, but in the 20th century its spread was remarkable, and it is found in many places outwith Scotland. According to JJ (p. 249), the daughter of William Cameron* annotated it as ‘Morison altered by Logan’. It was described by James Mearns in JJ as ‘one of the finest of the Paraphrases’. The Companion...

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