was pleasantly surprised when i looked up be thou my vision and found that it was indeed an ol irish tune..... wondering if there were other words before it became a hymn...... there is a christian harpist by the name of amy shreive (sp?) (i before e except after c???) that really does a great version of this song..... she has a wonderful voice and plays harp like she took lessons up there.......
I actually new that about "Be Thou My Vision" as I read it on the sheet music when I did it with my church choir
He is no fool who gives up that which he can not keep to gain that which he cannot loose
I was surprised how many hymns that came from Ireland. I bought this CD years ago called Hymns International - Ireland Here's the songs on it: Leaning on the Everlasting Arms Morning has Broken Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing St. Patrick's Breastplate Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus Redeemed Whiter than Snow Come all Ye Christians Be Committed St Columba Daniel Clonmel St. Sechnall What a Woundrous Love is This Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy Jesus Loves Even Me Be Thou My Vision Jesus Shall Reign How Firm a Foundation Londonderry Air
"They That Wait Upon The LORD, Shall Renew Their Strength, They Shall Mount Up With Wings As Eagels, They Shall Run, And Not Be Werry; They Shall Walk, And Not Faint." ISAIAH 40:31
Someone asked earlier what artist who I like or know that sings "Be Thou My Vision" in Irish Gaelic. Well, one artist is Moéyé (Mairîe) Brennan who is the sister of Enya. She does a wonderful job. The way she sings it makes the song so beautiful and haunting. This particular songs she sings is on her "Whispering to the Wild Water" CD, which came out a few years ago.
"There, in that hand, on that shoulder under that chin---all of its lightness delicately balanced and its strings skillfully bowed---it becomes a voice."---Rich Mullins
"At 18, if you have oversized aspirations, the whole world sees you as a dreamer. At 40, you get the reputation for being a visionary." ---Rich Mullins
"God gives the gifts where He finds the vessel empty enough to receive them."---C.S. Lewis
London derry air DANG!!!!! here i always thought that was a song about raising cows in england.......
up here in wisconsin we have a saying..... "come to wisconsin and smell our dairy air" ......
ok ok .... i know...... but i am still trying to get my posts up.... did ya'll notice now i gots two lil green boxes....... and i am a servant(no longer a peasant)........ speaking of which does anyone remember the Christian band "Servant" from the 80's
Realm: Pursuing happiness at 'The Shire' in western Georgia where hummingbirds buzz & horses graze
I absolutely love 'Lily of the Valley' and 'His Eye is on the Sparrow'...
I want those sung at my funeral, plus a rousing rendition of 'Just a Closer Walk with Thee'!
"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king..."
I have about four levels of favorite hymns. Level 1 is Amazing Grace as it stands alone at the top. Level 2 would include: Morning has Broken, I'll Fly Away, Lord of the Dance, and I'm sure I'm forgetting some more. Level 3 would include probably several hundred more that I really like as I hear them and level 4 are those that I don't care for at all. I can't think of a level 4 hymn right now so obviously it is a pretty small grouping.
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