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Posted By: Ireland O'Reilly
17-Jun-98 - 06:22 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Be Thou My Vision / Slane
Subject: RE: Be Thou My Vision -do ya know this Irish Tune
Well, I don't know the Gaelic words to "Be thou my vision" or its equivalent, but I'm just sitting here at work, goofing off, and actually with no one watching me, so I decided to see what was new here. anyway, to make a long story short, i thought i'd just keep this thread from disappearing.

Did anyone know that "Be thou my Vision" is not alone in being a hymn with an Irish tune? others are "I Know Not What the Future" (whose tune is simply called "Irish") and also a song called "We Praise Thee With our Minds O Lord". I'm not sure, but I think the tune of "We Praise Thee..." is called Clonmel. don't quote me on this. I am at work after all, and can't check the book i have that particular song in. Anyway, if anyone can tell me a little more about these 2 Irish melodies, or the hymns that are sung to them, it'd be great.