It seems that Karen’s post prompted a flood of mail, some requesting to know more, some packed-full of information. For those who are wondering what exactly the song is, just read on!
Hey, Strider. Tell Karen that I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed that! “This is my Father’s World” is the hymn, and I REALLY have to work hard NOT to think about it when I’m listening to the soundtrack…
Regarding the tune Karen posted about which sounds familiar, the song is This is “My Fathers World”, based on “Terra Beata” (Blessed Earth), a traditional English melody, arranged by Franklin L. Sheppard in his Alleluia, 1915, A MIDI version will start playing when you hit this link. The very first few seconds will give it away.