Though I may speak with bravest fire

Though I may speak with bravest fire. Hal H. Hopson* (1933- ). This paraphrase of the opening of 1 Corinthians 13 (verses 1-3) was part of an anthem by Hopson entitled The Gift of Love (Carol Stream: Hope Publishing Co., 1972). The same publisher included it as a separate hymn in Hymnal Supplement II (1984). It has been included in a number of mainstream hymnals including UMH, The Presbyterian Hymnal (1990), and the revised Trinity Hymnal (1990), and it has become widely known and admired. The tune, entitled GIFT OF LOVE, is Hopson’s re-working of the traditional English folk melody, O WALY WALY. It Britain it has been included in the Unitarian Sing Your Faith...

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