Wednesday Selah: Be Thou My Vision

I thought I’d continue doing my Wednesday Selah posts throughout October’s Write 31 Days project. Each one will feature a hymn written by a woman. I’m also choosing my favorite performances of the hymn by a woman.

I learned something new which lets me start with one of my absolute favorite hymns. Be Thou My Vision is an old Irish hymn, dating back to the eighth century, but two women brought it to modern audiences.

In 1905, Mary Byrne published a prose translation of the hymn. Seven years later, Eleanor Hull put the translation in verse form and published it in her Poem Book of the Gael.

Enjoy this beautiful performance of the ancient hymn by modern artist Audrey Assad.

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