Thursday, 15 November 2012
Recently, a very good Priest gave me a copy of Hymns, by Father Fredrick Faber. It does not contain (as far as I can see!) any bad hymns... It has some great classics, like, Jesus my Lord, my God, My All. It has however got 9 verses instead of the usual 5. It has 9 separate hymns about Saint Philip Neri! (Well he was an Oratorian.) It has two versions of Faith of our Fathers, one for England, one for Ireland. The English one has the normal four verses, but the one for Ireland has 7! And he was born in England!