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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sunday Music Video - Guide me O Thy Great Jehovah

I was on the road during worship today, after visiting family and celebrating a very special birthday party this weekend! I looked up the recommended hymns for this Sunday when we arrived homes and started my search for Sunday Music Videos and found this one to share. As I was looking at the hymn and following the "bouncing ball", I noticed that it appears that the second verse is song in a different language? Is it Welsh? Please help me with this!

I do know that I WANT to sing with as much enthusiasm as some of these folks are. This excerpts comes from BBC's Songs of praise

And what hymns did you sing today in worship? What organ selections? Share with us about your worship experience today.


  1. Yep, that was Welsh in verse 2 - a language all of its own, and some in Wales would say that it is the language of heaven.
    I got to sing 'Bread of Heaven' twice today, once with a congregation of 6 and once with a congregation of 30. God was in the house both times.

  2. Cathy,
    You got it right!

    According to the future linguist in our home (my 16 year old) the language is Welsh. (I think that was a Jeopardy Daily Double question myself!)

    We rocked out to I Am Free by the NewsBoys today.

    (The video was not done by our church... but the music is the original artists.)


  3. Beautiful! And yes, the second verse was sung in Welsh. I suspect the congregation was in Wales as I spotted some Welsh inscription on the wall of the sanctuary. I bet a lot of them are singing in parts, as well.
    We actually sang this today, one of my favorites. Also Crashing Waters at Creation to Stuttgart, and When, Like the Woman at the Well (lovely but the congregational part of the singing was a bit anemic.) For prelude we had a euphonium player do "Sometimes a light surprises" which is Holst's Jupiter from The Planets. Choir sang a bit of Mendelssohn, organ postlude was Buxtehude. A good day!rvcfqpo

  4. We sang two of my favorite hymns, this one and "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken", and our anthem was a wonderful arrangement of "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" that I really enjoyed singing. Our offertory was Beethoven's "Bagatelle". A worshipful time was had by all (I hope).

  5. We sang that same hymn at Big church...I don't remember the other hymns...a long day

  6. You haven't heard that sung until you've heard it sung in Welsh by a Welsh men's choir at a Gymanfa St Stoic's little sanctuary.

    Just sayin'...

  7. Hey, our music was the same as Zorra's! And the choir did sing beautifully, as usual.
    It was a long day for me too, mp . . .

  8. Yep - we sang it in Rock Springs WY but not in Welsh. Also Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing -my fave.

  9. We sang "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" too. It's not Welsh, but its very good.

    I live the Sufjan Stevens version available on You Tube.


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