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Tune Source?-Two Were Bound for Emmaus (Hurd)

Joe Offer 10 Apr 16 - 06:35 PM
GUEST,Pete from seven stars link 10 Apr 16 - 06:57 PM
GUEST,leeneia 10 Apr 16 - 07:12 PM
Pete from seven stars link 14 Jun 16 - 06:40 PM
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Subject: ADD: Two Were Bound for Emmaus (Hurd)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Apr 16 - 06:35 PM

We sang a hymn this morning titled "Two Were Bound for Emmaus" this morning. The text and music are copyright Bob Hurd, 2001, published by OCP.

But the melody sounds very familiar, and I'm wondering if anybody can tell what song it's derived from. Hurd bases a number of his compositions on folk melodies. This one sounds a bit like "Lovely Agnes" by Sally Rogers, and I think Sydney Carter may have written a hymn with a similar melody (but I can't remember which one). Hurd called the melody KENMARE.

Here are the lyrics:

TWO WERE BOUND FOR EMMAUS
(Bob Hurd)

1, 5. Two were bound for Emmaus, disheartened and lost;
all their hope for the future had been nailed to a cross.
Love unknown then walked beside them,
come back from the dead,
and they knew he was risen in the breaking of bread.

2. On the Sea of Tiberius, when the night was nearly gone
and their toil seemed so useless, not one fish had they caught,
from the shore the stranger called to them:
"Cast your net, friends, once more."
And they filled it to bursting, but the net was not torn.

3. Then they knew it was Jesus and they hastened in to shore;
bread and fish for their breakfast from the hands of their Lord.
"O Peter, if you love me you must care for my sheep;
if you follow your Shepherd, then a shepherd you'll be."

4. When the road makes us weary, when our labor seems but loss,
when the fire of faith weakens and too high seems the cost,
let the Church turn to its risen Lord,
who for us bore the cross,
and we'll find our hearts burning at the sound of his voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XevKUNwxdsM


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Subject: RE: Tune Source?-Two Were Bound for Emmaus (Hurd)
From: GUEST,Pete from seven stars link
Date: 10 Apr 16 - 06:57 PM

Would,nt play for me seems I need to update! I probably would,nt be any help with the tune anyway. But a comment on the lyric...I like the idea ,as i don't think I know any songs about the post ressurection appearances, but I thought some of the wording was awkward. Maybe I should write one on it to redress the shortage!


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Subject: RE: Tune Source?-Two Were Bound for Emmaus (Hurd)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 10 Apr 16 - 07:12 PM

I don't recognize it. I believe it's original.


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Subject: RE: Tune Source?-Two Were Bound for Emmaus (Hurd)
From: Pete from seven stars link
Date: 14 Jun 16 - 06:40 PM

Recently written my own song about the road to emmaus so looked this thread up again. Found a you tube vid and thought the lyric did fit the tune well! Even though I thought some of the lyrics a little awkward looking in print. As to the tune you were asking about joe, I think I hear echoes of holst, Jupiter/vow to thee my country ? , whether a folk tune predates I don't know.


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Subject: RE: Tune Source?-Two Were Bound for Emmaus (Hurd)
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jul 17 - 07:08 AM

The planets by holst


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