John W. McKinstry

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Be Thou a Light


musician/member name: Music
Duration: 00:02:34
description:
Para: Anne Mckinstry
John Cosin (1594-1772)
Tune: St.Agnes CM
Banjostray
10/02/20 04:25:21PM @banjostray:

Thanks John, I love the combination of the old hymns and the mountain dulcimer.


Gordon Hardy
10/02/20 01:22:25PM @gordon-hardy:

This is lovely John, so comforting in stressful times. Thank you.


John W. McKinstry
10/02/20 12:08:16PM @john-w-mckinstry:

"Be Thou a Light" is an edited version of a prayer by the Rev. John Cosin (1594-1672).  He was the Anglican Bishop of Durham, England. I love the way that my wife, Anne, is able to bring forward voices of the past to comfort us now.  The dulcimer is tuned close to EBb.  The words are:

Be thou a light unto mine eyes; be music to mine ears; and sweetness to my every taste; contentment to my heart.

Be thou my sunshine in the day; my food at table be; and my repose when shadows fall; my help when I'm in need.