Mary, mother to us all

Here is an example of a hymn which will probably NOT  be included in the forthcoming hymnal.

Here is the version in the Marian Hymnal (1984):

Boh predvicnyj

And here is the Slavonic.


I will be completely honest about this hymn: not only have I never found an earlier sources for it in Slavonic, but the few times I have heard it sung, it was executed in a fashion that suggested the singer had no real idea how to approach it.

There are also a technical issue: the final “Mary” / “Marije” in each part of the hymn sometimes seems only loosely connected to the rest of the verse.

If someone can find either a sourced version, of an exceptionally good recording of the hymn that makes sense of it, I would be more than willing to take it into account. But for the moment, I am NOT planning to include this one in the forthcoming hymnal, in either English or Slavonic.

Thoughts or suggestions?

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