Monday, 26 April 2010

Springtime in Cromarty - 1

Recently I paid a visit to Cromarty, which is located on the East (far) end of the Black Isle. This beautiful coastal town was looking particularly captivating and glorious with all the Spring bulbs in bloom.

Lo, the fair beauty of earth,
From the death of the winter arising!
Every good gift of the year
Now with its Master returns.

Hail thee, Festival Day!
Blest day that art hallowed for ever;
Day wherein Christ arose,
Breaking the kingdom of death.

Salve, festa dies by Bishop Fortunatus (530-609)


John the organist said...

Have not sung this for years as vicar says tune is too tricky! What a shame!

Peter Simpson said...

I don't agree with your vicar! I think the tune is quite easy to pick up. I used to get the pupils to sing it in the School Chapel - and all they had was the words!