Friday, 10 September 2010

Marian hymn

I taught the Brothers this evening the Marian hymn, 'Mother of Christ...' the one in the breviary (final anthems for night prayers no. 118) . Somehow I liked the hymn since the first time I heard it in Yercaud. Of course after that, I don't think I ever sang it anywhere else. But the tune is still fresh in my mind. Every time we used to recite it, I would silently sing it by myself. Though I was frightened that the Brothers would 'hijack' the tune and I'd forget it half way through my teaching, it went on well. The Brothers too picked it up fast. Next week onwards we can solemnly sing it whenever we recite the compline.

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