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Behind the Hymn: Be Thou My Vision

February 11, 2020

A beautiful hymn and one of my favorites. Thank you, Mama Owl, for sharing this with me!

This month we are singing an ancient Celtic Hymn, “Be Thou My Vision.” It’s a powerful and profound hymn, on account of both its tune and its text. The tune, called “Slane,” is a traditional Irish ballad melody, first transcribed in the early 20th century but likely much older. The text is a translation of a medieval text attributed to St Fallan, a 6th century Celtic monk, poet, and follower of St Columba
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