Tune of the Day: Be Thou My Vision
This traditional hymn is sung to the Irish folk tune known as “Slane”. The tune derives its title from Slane Hill, which is about ten miles from Tara in County Meath. It was on Slane Hill around 433 AD that St. Patrick defied a royal edict by lighting candles on Easter Eve. High King Logaire of Tara had decreed that no one could light a fire before Logaire began the pagan spring festival by lighting a fire on Tara Hill. Logaire was so impressed by Patrick’s devotion that, despite his defiance, he let him continue his missionary work.