Thursday, 22 September 2011

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Here is the link to my second hymn recording, Dear Lord and Father of Mankind.  This is the hymn of the month for Ambleside Online October 2011.  Once again, thanks to Cyber Hymnal for their Midi file (which I of course edited so that it sounds a little more realistic.) I do wish I had a better microphone - with this one I sort of have to sing under my breath!  But, it will serve the purpose for now.  I do hope to upgrade eventually. 

I fell in love with the Anglican version of this song.  Who wouldn't?  So that's the version I'm recording.  If you live in the US, you might find it a little more difficult than your average hymn, simply because it goes all over the place.  But it truly is beautiful! 

Here are a few additional resources for this hymn.  I liked them so much I just had to share:
Katherine Jenkins on You Tube
Westminster Abbey on You Tube

Also, this month I'm adding a version without me singing - just the accompaniment, in case your family gets tired of singing along with me!

Link with me singing:

Link with just organ accompaniment:

Reminder, my recordings are essentially public domain - feel free to use them for private, educational or church use.  Please contact me if you would like to use them for anything else.  Thanks!  

Again, let me know if you would like to see additional harmonies or anything!  My kids are still small, so they're not quite ready for harmonies yet. 

Have fun!


  1. PS - Last month a few people mentioned my recordings were hard to download. That's because so many people tried to download them at once (google docs isn't up for high volume!). If you have trouble, come back in another day or two and you'll probably be able to access them.

  2. PPS - If you're printing out the score from Cyber Hymnal (PDF), I used the Repton version. Unfortunately it doesn't have the words written in, so for family worship your easiest bet is to merely print out the words. :)

  3. Wow! You have a beautiful voice! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  4. Thanks so much, Pauline! You're welcome - my pleasure!

  5. Again, thank you for this! We enjoyed your sweet voice all month. I hope you'll have time to do November soon. :-)

  6. He he! I just did November last night - I just didn't have time to make up the post. Thanks for your encouragement!

    :) Jen