|Inside the Cloister of Iona Abbey|
Alone with None but Thee, My God is an anonymous translation from the The Hymnbook (1971) of St. Columba's Affirmation, attributed to St. Columba (521-597). The Irish born Columba, (also known as Columcille, Colum, Columbus, Combs, and Columkill) founded no less than 27 monasteries in Ireland by the time he was 25 years of age. In 563, he along with 12 companions crossed the Irish Sea to establish the Iona Abbey. Columba would eventually venture further into Scotland and even the Outer Hebrides in his efforts to spread the Gospel. Sung at Morning Prayer in the Divine Office, Alone with None but Thee, My God is set to the tune: Auch Jetzt Macht, first published in the Choralbuch of 1816. The following video features a popular version (set to a different tune), re-titled: "King of Kings", as performed by The Priests.