Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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Location: Pennsylvania, United States

I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Tomorrow we celebrate the heroic virtue and faith of Saint Patrick, a fifth century bishop, missionary and planter of Churches on the Emerald Isles.
In honor of St. Patrick I offer you my arrangement of Be Thou My Vision. I first heard this hymn sung in my previous evangelical church. I of course had no idea that the melody of this song was from the 6th century based on a song called Slaine written in honor of Saint Patrick. He defied the pagan king by lighting candles on Easter's Eve, knowing he was risking his life by openly celebrating the Resurrection. The king actually admired his moxy and did not imprison or kill him!
The melody has always been attractive to me and I released an arrangement of it played on a 1993 Martin D41 on Scarecrow's Lament CD. where you can down load it in most glorious stereo for 99 cents. All my guitar parts on each CD are recorded with two mics in XY pattern that are then widely panned on mixdown giving that full sound that fills your head, particularly with a good pair of headphones

Here's my live u tube version on a Martin 00015s in DADGAD (of course)


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