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It was a move of genius on the part of Vaughan Williams, as music editor of The English Hymnal, when he was refused permission to use some copyright tunes, to adapt English folktunes to take their place. This tune had been collected at Halford, near Shipston-on-Stour in Warwickshire. It is perhaps surprising that this simple tune works so well with these weighty words.
from notes by Alan Luff © 2004