About Franciscan hymns

Thomas of Celano and other contemporaries tell us that St Francis of Assisi was often moved to joy and sang in French. On one occasion he picked up a stick and played air violin with it. He composed the first poem written in Italian (The Canticle of the Creatures).

I am not the first writer of hymns to be  inspired by St Francis.

Please enjoy the hymns I am collecting on this site. I have written nearly all of them, and they either are about St Francis, or express Franciscan themes. You are free to reflect on their words, or sing them in worship with appropriate attribution.

Please let me know if you need help finding the best tunes to match these words.

Ted Witham tssf

November 2009

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7 comments on “About Franciscan hymns

  1. Would you happen to know where I could get the words of Troubedour of the great King?

    From:

    Imelda

  2. loverofcreation says:

    Thanks very much, don’t worry about it. Peace and all good.
    Imelda

  3. loverofcreation says:

    Not to worry, I’ll have a look on Google. Thank you for your reply. Peace and joy

    Imelda

  4. loverofcreation says:

    I just wanted to say, your hymns to St Francis and St Clare are really beautiful. May the Lord bless you always.

    • tedwitham says:

      Many thanks, Imelda, I appreciate your comment. And don’t forget that you can use the hymns in a worship setting if you would like (please make sure that they are attributed to me).

      Peace and all good

      TEd

      • loverofcreation says:

        Yes, of course I will. I have added them to my facebook page, I hope you don’t mind.

        Peace and all good

        Imelda

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