This is the same “Italian Hymn,” composed by Felice DiGiardini, that we heard yesterday with Come, Thou Almighty King. Here they have tweaked the arrangement just a little bit: sung by the choir at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, New York City.
For going on 60 years I’ve had trouble remembering which of these hymns is which. But they’re both beautiful!
You’ll have to provide your own singing for this one–but is that so bad? You’ve got the lyrics right here, and a truly beautiful organ backup. This should move you.
I have fond memories of Come, Thou Almighty King. It was one of the first hymns they had us singing when we were old enough to be entrusted with the adults’ hymnal. And for some reason the name of the composer, Felice DiGiardini, has stuck with me for going on 60 years.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands…