This past Sunday, we programmed “Take Up Your Cross,” a 19th century text by Charles W. Everest set in Gather Comprehensive to the tune O WALY WALY.
I was careful to listen for the people singing in the pews, and they did. But I’m not sold on this tune being played in 3/4 time. Maybe it was my parish musicians here–they took the tune at a good clip. Most likely, I like whatever text that is used with this melody to have some breathing room, and that means 4/4.
Anybody use this text and/or tune? What about the Brian Wren hymn, “When Love Is Found”?