The Lent Prose – number 507 in our New English Hymnal – is being sung after Communion during Lent at All Saints.
This moving piece derives from a hymn, Attende Domine, composed in the 10th century by Mozarabs, Iberian Christians living under Arab Islamic rule in Al-Andalus.
It can be tricky to sing at first attempt, but patience is greatly rewarded.
The English-language version above (which peters out at the end, unfortunately) is by the choir of the Church of St Martin in Roath, in the Church of Wales. The words are available on the ChantBlog website.
The two Latin versions below are very different. First, Gregorian chant from the monks and choir boys of Downside Abbey in Somerset. Second, a version in harmony from St Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church in Chicago (followed by other material).
Practise and enjoy!