What is solfa? Solfa, also called solfege, is a music language using the syllables “do re mi fa so la ti”. Singing in solfa trains the ear of the musician, helping them to understand pitch, harmony and music notation. Different education systems use solfa in different ways. The solfa examples on Hymns at Home offer…
I love Thee for wearing the thorns on thy brow; If ever I love Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.
O Love that wilt not let me go, I rest my weary soul in thee.
Then let our songs abound, and every tear be dry; we’re marching through Emmanuel’s ground to fairer worlds on high.
This poetic hymn by Christina Rossetti has been sung much the same as it was when it was first paired to Holst’s tune in 1906.
What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.