Your Sunday Hymn: I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say is one of my favorites – which is why I’m always looking for new versions to post.

I found this video this German band, Trinity Hersttour Elburg,  performing the hymn live with tin whistle. It’s not perfect, but very very nice:

Here’s another live version with the “New Potatoes” Irish jam at GatewWay City Church in San Jose on Saint Patrick’s Day 2013.

Your Sunday Hymn: You Raise Me Up

Celtic Woman perform the beautiful hymn “You Raise Me Up” popularized by Josh Groban in 2003.

The song was originally composed by the Irish-Norwegian duo Secret Garden.

Here is Josh Groban’s version:

And here is the Secret Garden 2002 version :

The music was written by Rolf Løvland and the lyrics by Brendan Graham. After the song was performed early in 2002 by the Secret Garden and their invited lead singer, Brian Kennedy, the song only became a minor UK hit. The song has been recorded by more than a hundred other artists including Josh Groban, who popularized the song in 2003; his rendition became a hit in the United States. The Irish band Westlife then popularized the song in the United Kingdom two years later.[1] “You Raise Me Up” is sung as a contemporary hymn in church services.


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