Jacobs Ladder, C.1490 Oil On Panel Photograph by French School
A NOTE ABOUT THE
“JACOB’S LADDER” HYMN
This week’s First Lesson tells the well-known story of Jacob’s Ladder. Thanks to my Liturgical Music guide, which helps me to choose hymns based on the lectionary, I discovered a new-to-me hymn. “As Jacob with Travel Was Weary One Day,” # 453, is an English folk melody with words likely from the 18th century. Its verses paint a picture, and its melody is charming. Please sing with me, especially the repeated refrain.
Karen Banta, Minister of Music