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Take Time To Be Holy


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Mystified

 Genre: A Cappella

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My sister-in-law first acquainted me with this hymn and its alternate setting. Since first hearing it a few years ago, I've wanted to record it--and so I finally have!

While the hymn "Take Time To Be Holy" is usually sung to the music by George C. Stebbins, this musical setting is from a traditional Irish folk melody named "Slane" for Slane Hill where, in 433 A.D,. St. Patrick defied the pagan High King Lóe­gaire of Ta­ra by lighting candles on Easter Eve. ... Other folk songs have been written to this tune such as "Lakes of Champlain."
This musical setting is also the traditional accompaniment to the hymn "Be Thou My Vision."
(source: Wikipedia)


Text: William Dunn Longstaff
1822-1894
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Lyrics
Take time to be holy,
speak oft with thy Lord;
abide in him always,
and feed on his word.
Make friends of God's children,
help those who are weak,
forgetting in nothing
his blessing to seek.


Take time to be holy,
the world rushes on;
spend much time in secret
with Jesus alone.
By looking to Jesus,
like him thou shalt be;
thy friends in thy conduct
his likeness shall see.


Take time to be holy,
let him be thy guide,
and run not before him,
whatever betide.
In joy or in sorrow,
still follow the Lord,
and, looking to Jesus,
still trust in his word.


Take time to be holy,
be calm in thy soul,
each thought and each motive
beneath his control.
Thus led by his spirit
to fountains of love,
thou soon shalt be fitted
for service above.


Lyrics by William D. Longstaff, c.1882
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Uploaded: Oct 28, 2008 - 12:43:54 AM
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2010 - 10:27:02 AM Last Played: Sep 12, 2017 - 06:35:13 PM
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Comments
particledots said 3254 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
Very nice
:-)
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Feter said 3254 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
Take Time To Be Holy
Delightful joy ..your a cappella work are one of
the best here ..this one totally captured my heart
very true to the genre and so heartfelt that so
wonderful specially when the harmonies started ..
what a font of beauty this song is ...thank you so
much for sharing such gem !!!!!!!
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lengold said 3254 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
Beautiful
with gorgeous harmonies.
Cheers
Len


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dirigent said 3254 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
Take Time To Be Holy
Intense A Cappella performace. A gorgeous and awesome piece of music you've created here. Incredible atmosphere, superb vox ...
And by the way a very nice setting!
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saymme said 3254 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
Awesome !!
Courtseys Cat . . This IS SO AMAZING hearing You sing this....an extra treat for sure
: )
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tx lena
Moviz said 3254 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
This Hymn
is a wonderful vehicle for your voice Cat. The harmonies are a joy to hear and beautifully sung, regards M
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lank81 said 3254 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
Take Time to Be Holy
Great Hymn. Thanks for sharing that beautiful voice. Also, great work on those harmonies they seemed to melt right in to each other.
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drakonis said 3253 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
just in time...
I've always loved your sweet singing (yah yah, I'm not alone standing in this long line)... and I was enjoying your stark single vocal line... and just when I was thinking, "but, I also like her harmonies", with perfect grace and timing, the other Mysts drifted in to lift this even higher.

Excellent work, beautifully recorded and arranged, as always.

ttfn,
Drakonis
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digitalnirvana9 said 3253 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
Excellent Vocals!
This is really the type of song you excel at....Clear powerful lyrics, sung with grace, right on pitch, and excellent breath control. Classic! You have the power to move souls Mysti. I'd like to see you use it in this way more often....Peace, Norman
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damiengh said 3253 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
Nice
Reminded me of one of the scenes from "oh Brother where for art thou" with George Clooney. That wonderous vision they ecountered with the sweet harmonies.

Very angelic.
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magnatone said 3253 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
Take Time
This is just beautiful Mysti - thanks
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Vic Holman said 3253 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
wonderful
great vocals and outstanding harmonies.

very clean recording. which should be noted...... the silence.
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kristyjo said 3253 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
Lovely
I've heard this tune with different words, and these words with a different tune, but this is really a nice pairing. I really enjoyed it when you brought in the harmonies. (Your build reminds me of another hymn called 'Jesus Christ the Apple Tree'. English, I believe, but the tune sounds very folk like.) Anyway, nice singing!
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chipan said 3253 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
Beautiful singing
You have created a beautiful rendition of this. I had never heard these words to this music, but it's nice. These lyrics, like those of so many hymns, are profound and poetic. Thanks for sharing.

peace,

chip
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elfdaughter said 3252 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
As always, mysti...
Stunning work. I love your voice, and the harmonies here are just stunning. I'm going to have to listen to this again when my housemate ISN'T in the shower next to my room so I can give it the attention it truly deserves. ;)
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psexnyc said 3252 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
Your Voice!
Oh WOW!!!!
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Reinholt56 said 3252 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
Hi Misty.......
I thought that this arrangement was excellent.

The doubling, etc. of voices seemed to make the song even better as it progressed. Everything was done very tastefully and sounded really good.

All in all, to me, it was well done, and one for me to listen to again, at my leisure.

Take care.

Paul
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stacey said 3252 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
Hi Mysti
I'm a loud and proud agnostic-athiest, and yet I still love this! Of course the message is one of happiness, peace and goodwill, good stuff. BUT! The best part about this song is your AMAZING vocals! ANGELIC to say the least. I mean... come on! That is just simply gorgeous. I'm even gonna download it! Thank you so much for sharing that!
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said 3250 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
Lovely!
"Be Thou My Vision" is my favorite hymn of all time. (If I listen to Van Morrison's version after a glass of wine I start bawling and blubbering like a baby. It's really quite pathetic...)

I wasn't aware of this hymn until now. It's quite lovely and profound, and you deliver the goods with your melodious vocals and harmonies Cat.

Many thanks for this little sonic flower.

Be well!
diamondvalley said 3249 days ago (November 1st, 2008)
Amen.
Thank you!
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bud said 3249 days ago (November 1st, 2008)
Beautiful work Mysti
lovely tune. Thanks for posting.
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Ed Hannifin said 3248 days ago (November 2nd, 2008)
There is this thing about hymns...
...especially the good ones, that even if one doesn't believe in every word of them literally and as written, there is a feeling in and behind them that comes through and feels true, feels liberating, nonetheless...

This one has that quality and to spare... Lovely singing...

Ed
poodyglitz said 3241 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
Praise The Lord!
This is just what I needed to hear on a Sunday night. I have to admit, when I heard the solo voice, I began to roll my eyes. Then, the harmonies began to build...

I hope this isn't the only one you've done or will do. I'm considering arranging an a cappella version of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" for this Christmas season. This is inspiring the possible to be definite.

God bless you.
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Roxylee said 3241 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
Beautiful...
Your A Cappella harmonies are wonderful, and the lyrics of this are so uplifting and hopeful. I'm downloading this and will listen to it often.
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awigze said 3228 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
well done faithful servant
I think William D. Longstaff would be well pleased to hear your creation of his lyrics. But most of all that it glorifies God.
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billyfromphilly said 2601 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
Take time..
Bravo!
I know I'm late but, this is so wonderful.
The "melting" comment is so true.
The blend is so soothing..
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