Publisher: Kjos Music 8822
Publication Year: 1996
I composed a setting of this beautiful Irish folk tune for solo voice, flute and piano for a college friend’s vocal recital in 1979, and it eventually evolved into an SATB choral setting. I used it in manuscript form with various church choirs for a number of years, and it became the first anthem I had published in Bradley Ellingboe’s Music for the Church Year series from Kjos Music. The text is by Jan Struther, and is well-known as the hymn Lord of All Hopefulness.