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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday Drive: The King of Love My Shepherd Is



7 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

I love the hymn. In my church, we usually sing the St Columba tune, but I love both versions.

Russ Manley said...

This one is St. Columba, isn't it? The melody I've heard most often. Lovely tune.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Russ, you're right. Yours is St Columba, which we sing in my church. I posted the other version on my blog, and I misremembered that yours, which I'd listened to earlier, was the same tune as the one I posted.

Josh Thomas said...

Well, now you two cause me to haul out my Hymnal 1940, because my parish never sings this tune. It is NOT St. Columba; it's Dominus Regit Me by John Dykes. I've heard it sung, mostly in English and Southern U.S. parishes, and it's nice, Victorian with a sweetness to it some appreciate. I don't, though, in comparison to the traditional Irish St. Columba, with its triplet and minor chords.

If you do not repent I shall be forced to have an usher escort you from the premises until such time as God grants you better minds (hereinafter defined as agreeing entirely with me).

Quite sincerely,

The Vicar

Russ Manley said...

Ha, okay have it your way Josh, I stand corrected. But I have always felt that in the best of all possible worlds, we would use the Book of Common Prayer along with the Methodist hymnal. It's just got more swing to it. Grin.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Josh, you are correct. This version is Dominus Regit Me, which is not the version we sing. We sing St Columba. I listened to different versions of the hymn on Sunday and became thoroughly confused.

Nevermind the usher. ;-)

Josh Thomas said...

Okay, ushers, hands off Grandma, but don't let anyone else get by with this.

Swinging Methodists, indeed.

Herr Vicar

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