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#SeptemberSongs Day 21 – I heard the voice of Jesus say

When I was younger I used to play bass trombone in various bands and orchestras.  One of my favourite pieces of music to play was Vaughan Williams’ Folk Song Suite, even without having played it for several years I reckon I could pretty much play the trombone line from memory.  One of the best bits comes in the middle of the first movement where the trombones come in together and blast out the tune (1:35 in the video below).

This tune is often sung in churches to Horatio Bonar’s poem ‘I heard the voice of Jesus say’ which is today’s SeptemberSong.  It isn’t as much fun to sing as it is to blast out on a trombone but it’s a nice song nonetheless!

Lyrics: from memory
Takes: 3

Download: 21 I heard the voice of Jesus say

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