O music is for everyone!
You need no talent, training, poise
To make your spirit’s joyful noise!
Relax, let go, and have some fun
Each morning, noon, when day is done.
For music is the straightest line
Connecting us to God Divine,
A gift we, one and all, are giv’n,
A way to catch a glimpse of Heav’n!
O give your joyful noise a try!
Here are 2 musical settings for the hymn, “All Things Bright and Beautiful.” If you live in the United States, you’re probably most familiar with the first one, composed by William Monk. If you live in the United Kingdom, you probably know “Royal Oak,” the traditional melody for the second setting.
I hope you enjoy hearing these tunes on Oriole (soprano) and alto recorder (which plays the verses of “Royal Oak”), with ukulele accompaniment!
Sometimes I’m trapped beneath the waves,
Drowned out by loud and senseless noise.
Where is my hope? Where are my joys?
Is there a heart, a hand to save?
The brightness breaks in palest shades;
I miss the subtle change it brings.
The waves roll on, but softly sing
That feelings and emotions flow,
None meant to last! I must let go
And ride each wave to set me free!