Level: Moderately Difficult
Irish Traditional
arr. Norman Bearcroft

Usually associated with the Irish folk song O Danny Boy, this popular melody, known around the world, is given a sensitive treatment by Lt-Colonel Norman Bearcroft, who uses the full range of brass band colour and texture for which he is known.

In Salvation Army circles, the words most often associated with this melody were written by the late Lt-Commissioner Arch R. Wiggins. Published with three verses in The Musical Salvationist in October 1972, only the third verse is generally sung today:

If on my soul a trace of sin remaineth,
If on my hands a stain may yet be seen;
If one dark thought a weary mind retaineth,
O wash me, Lord, till every part be clean.
For I would live that men may see thyself in me,
I would in faith ascend thy holy hill,
And with my thoughts in tune with thy divinity,
Would learn how best to do thy holy will.

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 16 October, 2013.