November 26, 2014

February 19, 2012


God Be in My Head

God be in my head, and in my understanding.
God be in mine eyes, and in my looking.
God be in my mouth and in my speaking.
God be in my heart, and in my thinking.
God be at mine end, and at my departing.

Henry Walford Davies, 1869 - 1941


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This is an old Gaelic prayer. Davies must have put it to music. Very beautiful.

[1] Posted by MichaelA on 2-19-2012 at 05:15 PM · [top]

Thank you, Sarah.  Beautiful.

[2] Posted by The Lakeland Two on 2-19-2012 at 06:14 PM · [top]

Brings back fond memories of Men’s Glee Club in my undergrad days.  I think this was one of the pieces we performed for Evensong at St. Thomas’s NYC.

[3] Posted by Rich Gabrielson on 2-20-2012 at 12:16 AM · [top]

Love how they don’t rush it and at the end it just fades gently away.  Thanks, Sarah.

[4] Posted by Geosez on 2-20-2012 at 10:23 AM · [top]

I just love it.  Tusen takk Sarah.

[5] Posted by midwestnorwegian on 2-20-2012 at 04:59 PM · [top]

Very nice - it has the incantational character of the Lorica, and great peace.

[6] Posted by Pageantmaster ن on 2-20-2012 at 08:31 PM · [top]

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