Londonderry Air

Londonderry Air
Song Arrangement

Published by The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory
Index: Maple Leaf Brass No. 86
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Description and multimedia

This arrangement of Londonderry Air (T.B. 736) was written specifically for my mother-in-law. It is one of her favourite tunes and after asking for an arrangement for several years, it finally came to fruition.

This rendition offers a fresh and original feel to a tune that is well-known and has been arranged many times. It is hoped that the listener finds comfort in the lyrics (S.A.S.B.171) penned by William Young Fullerton. The second verse is perhaps the most poignant:

I cannot tell how silently He suffered,
As with His peace He graced this place of tears,
Or how His heart upon that cross was broken,
The crown of pain to three and thirty years.
But this I know, He heals the brokenhearted,
And stays our sin, and calms our lurking fear,
And lifts the burden from the heavy laden,
For yet the Saviour, Saviour of the world, is here.



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