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Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart – Slane

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Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
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Many hymns are drawn from, or inspired by, the tradition of folk song and/or folk poetry. Be thou my vision is a translation of an eighth-century Irish verse prayer, wedded by the editors of The Church Hymnal (an Irish hymnal of 1919) to the now famous melody Slane, taken from Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, a collection of 1909.

from notes by Collegium Records © 2000

Recordings

Hymns from King's
Studio Master: KGS0014Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Sing, ye Heavens - Hymns for all time
COLCD126Download only
The English Hymn, Vol. 5 - Lead, kindly Light
CDP12105
The Hymns Album, Vol. 1
Studio Master: SIGCD079Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 16 on CDP12105 [2'37]
Track 13 on COLCD126 [4'39] Download only
Track 11 on KGS0014 [2'49] Download only
Track 6 on SIGCD079 [2'49] Download only

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