Sunday, November 3, 2013

For Spiritual Sustenance: Icelandic Indie-Folk Group Árstíðir Singing Hymn to Creator

And one final video today, this one for spiritual sustenance: the Icelandic indie-folk group Árstíðir singing Kolbein Tumason's classic Icelandic hymn, "Heyr Himna Smiður." This Wikipedia article about Tumason has an English translation of the hymn.

Men's voices are raised far too often to break the bodies and lives of others. It nourishes my soul, as a male, to hear men's voices raised together in sweet song instead, praising the Smith of the Universe, the Mild One who sent us the son of a virgin, whom we need at every moment in the world of men to drive every sorrow from the city of the human heart.

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