‘Down in Yon Forest’

I heard this haunting melody as background music in a movie, suspected it was an old English hymn, and Patty and I found it on the Internet: Down in Yon Forest, here performed by the folk group, Kerfuffle.

This hymn, usually sung at Christmas-time, goes back at least to the 14th century ande may be older than that. It likens Our Lord Jesus Christ to a brave knight who sheds his blood for those who love him.

2 comments on “‘Down in Yon Forest’

  1. Well, surprised to see the accordion. Never liked that instrument but in this piece it’s lovely

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