Sunday, March 14, 2010

Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven

I enjoy the resources that we have with the internet. At our fingertips are resources of most anything we want to know. One of these resources is from Oremus (this is the link for the recommended music for each Sunday in Year C of the lectionary). It allows us to choose, if we are musicians choosing Sunday's music, or if we just want to hear or check out the music for that particular Sunday that supports the readings in our service. Click on the link, and voila, you can many times hear the music for the hymn. Or you can many times go to Youtube and find the hymn already posted from many resources, some professionally done, others raw recordings with no editing, with live music recorded. Some are excellent, others are recorded with the best of intentions, and are near and dear to those who are somehow connected in some way to the recording.

One of the hymns recommended for the Fourth Sunday in Lent is "Praise, my soul, the King of heaven." It's an old favorite, a chestnut of the many hymns in our 1982 hymnal. And, not surprisingly, there are numerous videos of the hymn.

The one I selected is a recording from the Choir of Westminster Abbey, with pictures from Westminster Abbey. The hymn includes a beautiful descant sung by the choir on the last verse. However, it is not the one that is in our hymnal. Beautiful all the same.


  1. One of my frustrations is that with only dial-up internet connections, it takes many many many minutes to download videos and music. Not being able to do avail myself easily of many of the internet's resources makes me nuts!

  2. Oh Deb, I am sorry. Yes, dial up I am sure is frustrating for you and the many who still have it. One day... one day....