Sunday, May 8, 2011

Elton John: Abide With Me

You wouldn’t normally think of Elton John when you think of hymns. But you will have to admit that Sir Elton does a wonderful job on this 19th century Anglican hymn. The song was written in 1847 by Scottish Anglican Henry Francis Lyte while he was dying from tuberculosis. It is said that he only lived three weeks following the completion of this composition. This version is from 1997’s “An Evening with Elton John.”

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