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Thread #29443   Message #373367
Posted By: Burke
12-Jan-01 - 12:00 PM
Thread Name: Origins: O Come All Ye Faithful
Subject: RE: Help: O Come All Ye Faithful
Liland, thanks for the cyberhymnal link to Caswell's original translation. But in answer to whether it scans or not, The Lutheran Hymanal does use the traditional tune. Do you think it doesn't fit because the repeats were not written out, or for some other reason? It's fairly traditional to not write out repeated phrases when hymn words alone are given, since one setting may repeat them, while another doesn't.

Some late 19th & early 20th century hymnals I've seen also use this tune with How Firm a Foundation.