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Lyr Req: Be Thou My Vision alternative lyrics

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Subject: Be Thou My Vision alternative lyrics
From: GUEST,Katie
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 02:02 PM

Does anyone know if this song has been set to secular lyrics?

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Be Thou My Vision' alternative lyri
From: masato sakurai
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 02:19 PM

There's a related thread here. Some info, but I'm afraid it may not help you much.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Be Thou My Vision' alternative lyri
From: jeffp
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 03:31 PM

I have one at home on a Jim Flanagan CD. I don't remember the title of it, but I'll check tonight and probably post tomorrow.

jeffp


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Be Thou My Vision' alternative lyri
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 04:02 PM

The name of the tune is "Slane." The religious lyrics I'm familiar with are "Be Thou My Vision" and "Lord of All Hopefulness." Click here for a thread with lyrics to these hymns, plus "Banks of the Bann," which has almost the same tune.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Be Thou My Vision' alternative lyri
From: Ian HP
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 05:51 PM

Has this been set to secular lyrics? I'm afraid the question is upside down! This is a traditional Irish song called The Banks of the Bann which, like so many trad. tunes, was nicked and had religious lyrics to replace the originals. The words and tune are, if I remember correctly, in the DT database.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Be Thou My Vision' alternative lyri
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 08:26 PM

My hymnal companion books say that "Be Thou My Vision" is a 1905 translation of an Irish poem from the eighth century, but it was not mated to the tune "Slane" until the 1920's. Several books say the tune is a traditional Irish air found in Patrick W. Joyce's Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909), set to the text "With My Love on the Road." Can anybody come up with lyrics to "With My Love on the Road"? The tune for "Banks of the Bann" seems a bit different - is there a date for "Banks of the Bann"?

Was the tune secular first, or religious? Does it matter?

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Be Thou My Vision alternative lyrics
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 08:46 PM

Some sets of Willie Leonard/ Lennox etc. are sung to the same tune, or to related variants.  See, for example,  Lake of Coolfin

I seem to remember somebody looking for With My Love on the Road a while back (possibly on the Ballad-L list) with no success.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Be Thou My Vision alternative lyrics
From: Ian HP
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 12:40 PM

Was this one of the many tunes R Vaughan Williams "borrowed" for the English Hymnal? (Possiby, my memory fails me.) Can't remember dates but Bann was definitely first. The tune is slightly altered to suit the hymns lines.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Be Thou My Vision alternative lyrics
From: IanC
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 12:44 PM

IanHP. Yes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Be Thou My Vision alternative lyrics
From: Marymac90
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 12:47 PM

Would that reference to Lennox be the Sacred Harp tune Lennox?

Marymac


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Be Thou My Vision alternative lyrics
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 01:36 PM

Nothing wrong with using the tunes of folk songs for hymns. And nothing wrong when it happens the other way round.

A lot of the time noone is sure which came first, because either way the tunes get recycled, so that a folk song tune becomes a hymn tune, which is used for a song and then another hymn gets written using that tune...What matters is that the songs and hymns you end up with are good songs and hymns.

And if that means adjusting the tune a bit, that's part of the folk process anyway.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Be Thou My Vision alternative lyrics
From: Genie
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 04:45 PM

I don't know if you count it as "secular," but there is a song called "Wake, Now, My Senses," to this tune, in the current Unitarian Hymnal. I will try to post them later, if you don't find them in the next week or two.


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Subject: ADD: Wake Now My Senses
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 05:43 PM

Genie, please check your hymnal and let me know if I got this right. I had to extrapolate to come up with the lyrics.
-Joe Offer-

WAKE NOW MY SENSES
(tune: SLANE - Be Thou My Vision)

Wake, now, my senses and hear the earth call,
Feel the deep power of being in all;
Keep, with the web of creation your vow,
Giving, receiving, as love show us how.

Wake, now, my reason, reach out to the new;
Join with each pilgrim who quests for the true;
Honor the beauty and wisdom of time;
Suffer thy limit, and praise the sublime.

Wake, now, my vision of ministry clear;
Brighten my pathway with radiance here;
Mingle my calling with all who will share;
Work toward a planet transformed by our care.

Wake, now, compassion, give heed to the cry;
Voices of suffering fill the wide sky;
Take as your neighbor both stranger and friend,
Praying and striving their hardship to end.

Unitarian Hymnal #298

(I found it here (click))
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Be Thou My Vision alternative lyrics
From: Pinetop Slim
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 05:54 PM

"Fire At Slane" in the Mudcat Songbook click here is set to this tune.
Jean Ritchie sings one about "getting rowdy" that is also set to Slane. If kytrad drops in, maybe she'll post the lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Be Thou My Vision alternative lyrics
From: GUEST,Katie
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 08:06 PM

Thank you all so much! I'm really glad I found this place, it has proved very helpful :o)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Be Thou My Vision alternative lyrics
From: GUEST,kytrad
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 08:32 PM

Sorry, Pinetop Slim- Don't know anything like, "Getting Rowdy..." you must have got the name wrong?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Be Thou My Vision alternative lyrics
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 08:47 PM

Jacko sings "The Life of a Man" to that tune. He says the tune is more like the "Banks of the Bann" tune. Trivia here...did y'all know that "Star of the County Down" mentions the banks of the Bann?


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Subject: Lyr Add: WAKE NOW MY SENSES (J. S. Mickelson)
From: GUEST,genie
Date: 03 Sep 01 - 07:33 AM

Joe, Your lyrics are right (except for one typo), but you have the verses out of sequence and one is missing. Here's what my hymnal has:

WAKE NOW MY SENSES
Music: Traditional Irish / Slane - Be Thou My Vision
Lyrics are by Thomas J. S. Mickelson , 1936-

Wake, now, my senses and hear the earth call,
Feel the deep power of being in all;
Keep, with the web of creation your vow,
Giving, receiving, as love shows us how.

Wake, now, my reason, reach out to the new;
Join with each pilgrim who quests for the true;
Honor the beauty and wisdom of time;
Suffer thy limit, and praise the sublime.

Wake, now, compassion, give heed to the cry;
Voices of suffering fill the wide sky;
Take as your neighbor both stranger and friend,
Praying and striving their hardship to end.

Wake, now, my conscience, with justice thy guide;
Join with all people whose rights are denied;
Take not for granted a privileged place;
God's love embraces the whole human race.

Wake, now, my vision of ministry clear;
Brighten my pathway with radiance here;
Mingle my calling with all who will share;
Work toward a planet transformed by our care.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Be Thou My Vision alternative lyrics
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 03 Sep 01 - 05:50 PM

My mother had a few verses of a song about a girl who lives "on the new river shore." As I remember it was pretty much the, 'Slane' tune, Kentuckized a bit. Maybe New River should be capitalized- isn't the New River in Virginia?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Be Thou My Vision alternative lyrics
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 03 Sep 01 - 06:21 PM

My kids like to go white water rafting on the New River in West Virginia. here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Be Thou My Vision alternative lyrics
From: GUEST,asking
Date: 28 Jul 06 - 03:40 PM

Are these Songs to Christ the Lord who Died on the Cross and Rose again the Third day, or another jesus?


Truly wondering here.
Jesus Is Real


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Be Thou My Vision alternative lyrics
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Apr 07 - 12:29 AM

I have been trying for almost a year now to find the alternative lyrics that have the words "He is my Creator, my Father, my friend.......time and again". If anyone knows of this version please send info to gmhenderson@bsu.edu


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Be Thou My Vision alternative lyrics
From: Padre
Date: 03 Apr 07 - 04:40 PM

The New River rises in Ashe County, North Carolina, flows through Virginia, and merges with the Gauley River near Fayetteville, West Virginia to form the Kanawha River. Despite the name, it is said to be one of the oldest rivers on earth - any geologists out there care to verify?

Padre


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Be Thou My Vision alternative lyrics
From: GUEST,Molly
Date: 24 Dec 17 - 05:49 PM

Make Us True Servants

Make us true servants to all those in need,
filled with compassion in thought, word and deed.
Loving our neighbor whatever the cost.
Feeding the hungry and finding the lost.

Lord make us healers of body and mind.
Give us the pow'r to bring sight to the blind.
Love to the loveless, and gladness for pain.
Filling all hearts with the joy of your name.

Lord make us prophets to cry out the way,
telling the nations of mercy's new day.
Let us break barriers of hatred and scorn,
speaking of hope to all people forlorn.

grew up singing this in a Catholic church


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