Sven-Erik Bäck: Du som gick före oss
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Okay … I just have to say I LOVE this one.

A Swedish hymn ‘Du som gick före oss’ by Sven-Erik Bäck, filmed at St Davids Cathedral, Wales.

It’s based around a melody which uses all 12 semitones of the octave, and is no. 74 in the standard Swedish Psalmboken.

Text by Olov Hartman:

Du som gick före oss
längst in i ångesten,
hjälp oss att finna dig,
Herre, i mörkret.

Du som bar all vår skuld
in i förlåtelsen,
du är vårt hjärtas fred,
Jesus, för evigt.

Du som med livets bröd
går genom tid och rum,
giv oss för varje dag,
Kristus, det brödet.

Du som går före oss
ut i en trasig värld,
sänd oss med fred och bröd,
Herre, i världen.

Translation:

You who went before us
deep in anxiety,
help us find you,
Lord, in the dark.

You who bore all our guilt
into forgiveness,
you are the peace of our hearts,
Jesus, forever.

You as with the bread of life
goes through time and space,
give us for every day,
Christ, that bread.

You who go before us
out into a broken world,
send us with peace and bread,
Lord, in the world.

11. October 2020 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music · Tags: , ,

Robin Mark: Ancient Words

Music Arr / Instrumental by – John Eifediyi

As anyone who follows me probably knows, I’m a Christian. Sundays I try to leave for my sacred music, although I do break my rule on occasion, if I think something is important enough it has to be shared immediately. Normally, though, it’s Sunday Morning and, later, Sunday Evening music, with occasional other sacred music posted during the day if I find something I think can’t wait.

This is one of those “can’t wait!” times. Because.

(Update: But … duh … it is a Christian song so it fits my Sunday music anyway. Heh … I have decided my brain is just so totally wacky these days.)

This is a song I grew up with at church. I can’t say it’s a favorite of mine musically, but it does hit my heart due to the memories of my childhood. This is a worldwide virtual choir, with instrumentalists around the world as well. SO many people! 1600+! Just imagine the work it took to put this together.