Sunday musical offering — Father’s Day edition

June 20, 2021

This paraphrase of the Lord’s prayer was written by Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879), an American poet, novelist, teacher, magazine editor, educational reformer, and abolitionist.

Sunday musical offering

March 17, 2019

The melody to this song is a centuries-old Irish folk tune, named “Slane” for a hill about ten miles from Tara in County Meath. According to legend, at the time of the spring equinox in 433, King Lóegaire had decreed that no fires were to be lit until he had lit the fire on Tara Hill that marked the beginning of the pagan spring festival, and St. Patrick defied the king by lighting the Paschal candle on Slane Hill on Easter Eve.

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