The 12th Sunday in ordinary time.
This hymn is set to the tune “ELLACOMBE.” The melody is German in origin, originally accompanying a Catholic Marian hymn, but it is not attributed to any specific composer. It is also a popular setting for hymns like “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna,” “Fill Thou My Life,” and “The Day of Resurrection.”
This recording was made by The Couriers, a mid-20th century Christian vocal group. The three men, Dave, Duane, and Neil, arranged this version of the hymn themselves, alternating between singing together and breaking into tight harmonies throughout the whole piece.
They’re still an active band today. When asked how long they intended to continue performing together, they said, “As long as God leads and opens the door.”
The brass is nice, but we were also quite impressed with this a cappella version: