It was on the Feast of St. Columba (June 9), 2007 that we at Sinden.org noticed a remarkable numerological coincidence involving the hymns set to the tune named after him.
In the 1940 Hymnal, "The King of love" is 345.
In the 1982 Hymnal, it's 645.
Both hymn numbers end in 45. Columba died in 597.
597 - (45*2) = 507
Hymn numbers 345 and 645 are separated by three hundred.
507 - 300 = 207
The two hymnals bear dates 42 years apart:
207 - (42 * 2) = 123.
123 represents the first three scale degrees of the tune ST. COLUMBA.
1 2 3 4 5 The_____ King of Love
Additionally, "King of Love" rests on scale degrees "345" the same hymn number as found in the 1940.
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