Second of 5 daily videos leading up to Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday
This is the first of 5 daily videos leading up to Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday.
When I was a little kid, we didn’t have a TV and my parents would play music while I fell asleep on the couch, my mom, the violin, my father the piano. This was one of the hymns I remember them playing. It must have been from their parents’ generation it’s so old. You can find the words, which are very touching, at https://hymnary.org/text/brightly_beams_our_fathers_mercy.
This is a short compilation of 5 of my favorite videos from 2020. The tracks are part of a 21 song digital album, “simple songs,” you can purchase for $7 at https://hiltonjones.bandcamp.com/album/simple-songs or stream for free at https://soundcloud.com/hilton-kean-jones/sets/simple-songs.
An English melody, harmonized by Ralph Vaughn Williams. The trumpet descants are mine.
Lakewood congregants are so wonderful to work for because they joyfully allow me to incorporate secular music in worship. 18th Century Moravians and English Methodists were known for their use of popular tunes in church music so it’s an honorable tradition.