‘Be Thou My Vision’ (Van Morrison)

I couldn’t find a performance of this hymn by “Ron and Kelly”–in fact, I couldn’t find Ron and Kelly–but I couldn’t resist the video that went along with this one: views of the ancient Conmacnoise Monastery in Ireland. Beautiful!

Be Thou My Vision is an Irish hymn of the eighth century, but this monastery, founded by St. Claran in the sixth century, was already old when the hymn was first sung.

Today this hymn is still being sung all over the world, and there are still services conducted at the monastery.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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