School Music for March

by adustyframe ~ March 17th, 2010

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Today, while we sang our hymn and folksong for March, I thought I should link to them here today.

I chose Irish music for March since we enjoy a bit of fun for St. Patrick’s day.

For our Hymn we’re singing Be Thou My Vision an ancient Irish hymn.

I found this version on Youtube last night and we played it today and sang along.

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Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee, Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Be Thou my battle-shield, sword for my fight,
Be Thou my dignity, Thou my delight.
Thou my soul’s shelter, Thou my high tower.
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heav’ns Son!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O ruler of all.

Our folksong is Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral That’s an Irish Lullaby. We sing it from the file on this site but here’s a Bing Crosby version.

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Over in Killarney,
Many years ago,
Me mither sang a song to me
In tones so sweet and low.
Just a simple little ditty,
In her good ould Irish way,
And I’d give the world if she could sing
That song to me this day.
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Hush, now don’t you cry!
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
That’s an Irish lullaby.

Oft, in dreams I wander
To that cot again,
I feel her arms a huggin’ me
As when she held me then.
And I hear her voice a humin’
To me as in days or yore,
When she used to rock me fast asleep
Outside the cabin door.
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Hush, now don’t you cry!
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
That’s an Irish lullaby.

Lizzie

4 Thoughts Shared to School Music for March

  1. MamaHen

    Thanks for updating us Lizzie.

    I love Be Thou My Vision.

  2. Jen

    Be Thou is my ALL TIME FAVOURITE hymn 🙂 I know the whole thing off by heart 🙂

  3. Trisha

    Be Thou My Vision is on our Hymn Study list. I love Selah’s version. Thank you for sharing and Easter Blessings to you!

  4. { jamie }

    Love the songs! 🙂