carol, psalm, spiritual, chorale, anthem.
It is now generally believed that this noble canticle
in its present form, is a composition of the Fourth or Fifth Century and that it represents a still more ancient hymn.
I have often thought of it in connection with St. Francis' Canticle
to the Sun.
M'Ostrich, the Ulster visionary, was there, six paces ahead of any other man, crooning some Ironside canticle