to access Pope Francis on devotion to the Sacred Heart and the music for
‘I Rise from Dreams of Time’ please click on the file below:
This hymn disappeared from most hymnbooks after the 2nd Vatican Council
because of the pre-occupation with ensuring that hymns, (whose
purpose basically was to express people’s faith and to give them the tools of
devotion,) should have a faith / doctrinal content and be securely based on scripture.
The devotional side of the hymn is strong and the music very affective even if some
of the imagery is very dated, and it retains an appeal for many who can remember
singing it at ‘devotions’ in their youth..