Caedmon’s Hymn

For some reason, there is something emotionally powerful about listening to something poetic in a foreign language. Do you feel that way too? It’s like, you don’t necessarily understand what is being said, but the way the words are spoken, the cadences, the knowledge it at least has some special meaning just does something to your soul. It draws you in. This Christian religious hymn is in Anglo-Saxon…aka Old English (translation provided in the video). Close your eyes and listen to the power of the language first. I think it’s even more powerful because it is a language functionally extinct from this Earth, but is spoken for the modern world to hear.

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