Tag Archives: Irish hymns

By Request, ‘My Savior’s Love’

I couldn’t find exactly the performance of this hymn Erlene asked for, so I hope this substitution will suffice: My Savior’s Love, Celtic-style, by Maranatha Music.

Really, I can’t help it: I always surrender to beautiful pictures of God’s handiwork, it always moves me close to tears.


‘Be Thou My Vision’ (Nathan Pacheco)

I liked this rendition of the hymn so much, I played it twice–Be Thou My Vision, sung by Nathan Pacheco. When this hymn was first sung, Charlemagne was a little boy. An ancient Irish hymn, from the eighth century. Still very much loved today.


By Request, ‘Be Thou My Vision’

There have been a lot of proud and mighty enterprises that were supposed to last a thousand years, but didn’t. This ancient Irish hymn, Be Thou My Vision, has them all beat by a long shot: first sung in the 8th century, still loved today.

Requested by Joshua, sung by Maranatha, and in time for St. Patrick’s Day.


‘Be Thou My Vision’

I haven’t posted this for quite a while–one of my favorites, Be Thou My Vision. This hymn comes to us from Ireland, back in the 8th century, and has never lost its power to stir our souls and remind us that we love our God.

Sing out louder, everybody, sing it louder: the times are evil, but our God is good.


An Irish Hymn for St. Patrick’s Day

I don’t understand a word of this beautiful Irish hymn, and please don’t ask me to pronounce the singer’s name. The title of the hymn in English is My Love, My God.

But do we really need to understand the lyrics? The Holy Spirit understands them; and if we relax and let the beauty wash over our hearts, the Holy Spirit will give us understanding that doesn’t require any words.

I think it must be a joy to God, to hear His praise in so many different languages.

 


Time Out! ‘Be Thou My Vision’

Let’s rinse out minds out after that last news item, shall we?

This ancient Irish hymn, from way back in the 8th century, gets requested all the time. It’s one of my favorites, so I’m always glad to post it. This version is by Jason Waller.

Think of it: just a few hundred years before this hymn was composed, the Irish were pagans and head-hunters.

May the Holy Spirit transform our nation!


By Popular Demand, ‘Be Thou My Vision’

This ancient irish hymn (8th century) is one of my all-time favorites. Readers keep asking for it and I keep playing it. There are so many variations on it: I hope you like this harp and violin arrangement by the Webb Family. I wish it had lyrics–but with this hymn you almost don’t need the lyrics. Let the Holy Spirit sing it to you.

 


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