Two very different versions of a hymn I’ve been singing in my mind all day, and one of my favorites, especially the last verse. As I sang, hummed, and thought the hymn, I think I went through every verse, but I couldn’t hear or remember the first two lines! How very frustrating – I knew the song, could sing most of the lyrics, but couldn’t think what it was called, and couldn’t recall the one line that would give me the title. I hate that I had to Google lyrics to get the title, but am glad that I could do so! I hope you’ll take time to listen to both videos.
A link to the United Methodist Hymnal page so you can follow along if you like: http://www.hymnary.org/hymn/UMH/529
The first version has all the common verses I think (as I was looking it up, I noticed at least 2 verses I don’t know) and it’s a wonderfully fresh arrangement. The second is Sacred Harp (or Shape Note) singing, and this is more like the way I learned the hymn.