Every now and then, there's a hymn you've never heard before. This week it came from the BBC broadcast of Evensong from Truro Cathedral. (You've only got a few days from this post to listen to this broadcast. Permalink to a different performance below.)
It's a wonderful little Easter hymn set to an Irish tune. The accompaniment (New English Hymnal) is clever, and gives it a more "carol" feel, a la "Now the green blade rises" sung to NOEL NOUVELET
Walking in a garden at the close of day, Adam tried to hide him when he heard God say: "Why are you so frightened, why are you afraid? You have brought the winter in, made the flowers fade." Walking in a garden where the Lord had gone, three of the disciples, Peter, James and John; they were very weary, could not keep awake, while the Lord was kneeling there, praying for their sake. Walking in a garden at the break of day, Mary asked the gardener where the body lay; but he turned towards her, smiled at her and said: "Mary, spring is here to stay, only death is dead."
Labels: Evensong, hymns, Truro Cathedral
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