congregation - made sleepy and indolent by organ music
There sits the organist and plays and shows off his art: in order that one man's art should be displayed, the congregation of JESUS CHRIST sits there and hears the racket of pipes, whereupon the congregation becomes sleepy and indolent: some sleep, some gossip, some look where it is not seemly. . . . Some would gladly pray, but are prevented from doing so as they are so captivated by all the noise and clamor.
Theophil Grossebauer (from Wächterstimme aus der verwüsteten Zion, 1661)
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