A Danish wedding.

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Irwell:
The BBC are relaying the Royal wedding from Denmark. The congregation are singing the hymn 'For those in peril on the sea'. Seems an odd choice for a wedding, maybe the Danish words are different.
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rewboss:
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[nq:1]The BBC are relaying the Royal wedding from Denmark. The congregation are singing the hymn 'For those in peril on the sea'. Seems an odd choice for a wedding, maybe the Danish words are different.[/nq]
At least it wasn't "Fight the good fight".
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Donna Richoux:
[nq:1]The BBC are relaying the Royal wedding from Denmark. The congregation are singing the hymn 'For those in peril on the sea'. Seems an odd choice for a wedding, maybe the Danish words are different.[/nq]
Hymn tunes have been recycled a lot in Protestant denominations. There are several national anthems of European countries that I recognize as hymns of my childhood (US, Congregational) although I never remember which they are until I hear them. When I hear hymns song on BBC TV, I often hear familiar tunes with different words, or vice versa. Hymn tunes have names that stay the same no matter what words are set to them. The one you heard is "Melita"; it can be heard here, with some notes on its composition:
http://www.kirkdale113.freeserve.co.uk/eternal.htm

It's not one that I knew from my own church, but I've heard it during televised ceremonies in England.

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Lars Eighner:
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[nq:1]The BBC are relaying the Royal wedding from Denmark. The congregation are singing the hymn 'For those in peril on the sea'. Seems an odd choice for a wedding, maybe the Danish words are different.[/nq]
Old One Hundred has a half-dozen sets of lyrics in English alone.

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Mike Lyle:
[nq:1]The BBC are relaying the Royal wedding from Denmark. The congregation are singing the hymn 'For those in peril on the sea'. Seems an odd choice for a wedding, maybe the Danish words are different.[/nq]
Choppy waters between England and its kin in Denmark are always worth placating: the North Sea may be shallow, but it can make you heave. They also did 'Zadok the priest' in English, I noticed. And she answered the priestly question pretty bilingually, I thought, with the word 'Ya'.
As the said priest said, I hope they live happily ever after: the Danes have dibs on fairy-tales.
Mike.
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Robert Bannister:
[nq:1]The BBC are relaying the Royal wedding from Denmark. The congregation are singing the hymn 'For those in peril on the sea'. Seems an odd choice for a wedding, maybe the Danish words are different.[/nq]
I wonder how the Australian born bride felt: in Oz, that tune is used for the Anzac Day hymn "Lest We Forget".

Rob Bannister
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Alan Crozier:
[nq:2]The BBC are relaying the Royal wedding from Denmark. The ... choice for a wedding, maybe the Danish words are different.[/nq]
[nq:1]I wonder how the Australian born bride felt: in Oz, that tune is used for the Anzac Day hymn "Lest We Forget".[/nq]
The Australian-born bride chose that hymn because it was her mother's favourite. That's why she wiped away the tears at the end.

Alan Crozier
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Sweden
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Armond Perretta:
[nq:1]... the North Sea may be shallow, but it can make you heave ...[/nq]
"It can be shown" (sorry, Mike) via the principles of hydrodynamics that shallower waters tend to build up rough seas more quickly than deeper waters, given winds of comparable duration, fetch, and strength.

Good luck and good sailing.
s/v Kerry Deare of Barnegat
http://kerrydeare.home.comcast.net /
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