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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday Afternoon Music Video - The King of Love My Shepherd is

Today during our service, we did something a little different than we typically do following the first lesson. In our little church, we typically either read of chant the psalm, using a psalm tone so very familiar to us. There is a comfort with the predictable, knowing exactly what is going to happen next.

However, today we sang the psalm (23), which is the "psalm of all psalms", "The Lord is my Shepherd" - using the hymn "The King of Love My Shepherd is" was our hymn. There are various tunes to which we are familiar in the church. However, I find the one to the hymn tune "Dominus Regit Me" (by Ralph Vaughan-Williams) particularly soothing and meaningful to me.

As I meandered through Youtube, there is an increasing amount of choices from which to choose.  Some have been chosen to be watched by thousands upon thousands, and usually those are wonderful chestnuts to view. The one I selected has been out for a good six months and viewed by fewer than 400.  It's a prelude performed by the Bournemouth Sinfonietta conducted by George Hurst.  Listen to this lovely little pastoral sounding tune -- listen to the tune Dominus Regit Me meandering throughout the piece.

Share with us your worship experience through the sound of music today. What hymns did you sing? Which were particularly meaningful to you today?


  1. we were all patronal this morning, honoring our perhaps historically marginal patron saint, one of the dragon-slaying ones...with multigenerational we sang militant if not military hymns. And it was great fun with tremendous participation from six, count'em, six children.

    In other years and other places from time to time there has been a live lamb in the proceedings, much to the delight of all!

  2. We sang "The King of Love, Our Shepherd Is" as well...fabulous service to say the least.

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  4. Wonderful selection on the video! Made me smile, too, over memories of being in a congregation that was vociferously split down the middle about which tune was the "right" one...amazing how headaches can later turn into funny memories ;-)


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