via Maria Lectrix – a pretty cool blog featuring audio books of a Catholic persuasion.
The famous poem, being set to song, was written by English journalist and author, G.K. Chesterton. As the title suggests, the poem is about the 1571 battle of Lepanto between the Holy League and the Ottoman Empire. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the poem (shame on you!), this is a good way to get acquainted with it. If your history is a little rusty, or you’re completely unfamiliar with the battle of Lepanto, it may serve you well to learn a little about it before listening to the poem (or reading the poem, for that matter). Wikipedia has a nice write up on the battle, here.
It’s not a very long poem – consequently it’s not a long “song”. Listen to it here.