aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,
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Sing a new old song

I watched a neat YouTube video on St. David's Day, shot in St. David's, Wales. Toward the end, the video showed a large congregation (basically, the whole town) in St. David's Cathedral on the saint's day, singing a hymn.

I was quite taken with the hymn. The text was moving, the tune lovely, and of course, there were Welsh people singing it, so it really came across. I thought, wow, that's a really cool bit of Anglican hymnody. I decided to look it up online.

It's called "I Hear Thy Welcome Voice," and guess what: It's a 19th-Century American song, written for the Holiness camp meeting circuit. I was flabbergasted. I need to see if it's in any of the songbooks in my collection. And I'm thinking I need to work out the guitar chords and use it.

Here it is. https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/1051
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