The celebration continues! I hope that you have wonderful plans for the evening.
The official Parodohymnodist, Fr. Ferguson, has come through for us again.
He penned one for the very day itself 07/07/07.
He penned one for the 5th Anniversary 07/07/12.
He penned one for the 10th Annversary 07/07/17.
See some oldies HERE.
Enjoy! Perhaps sing along.
WRITER’S NOTE: It’s a more sober time, so a bit of a more sober melody. Set to “I dreamed a dream” from the Claude-Michel Schönberg musical “Les Miserables”
There was a time when Mass seemed bland,
The music wasn’t reverential,
The homilies seemed largely canned,
And often were self-referential,
Then it all was changed…
I dreamed a dream in time gone by
That chanting would be all Gregorian,
No more guitars, or tambourines,
No nuns in outfits Terpsichorean
Then I was young, but hope seemed far
From ever reaching its fulfillment,
When Latin happened it was rare,
I barely knew just what the thrill meant.
Then the Pope wrote a decree,
He wrote it motu proprio-o,
Set the ancient missal free,
For all time and everywhere….
Suddenly the night was starry,
Frustrations gone, now I could vent them,
“Introibo ad altare!”
Father said ad orientem.
I still dream my treasured dream,
A thousand maniples a’ shining,
Biretta on each priestly head,
The NCR, distraught and whining.
I had a dream the Church would be,
So different in this generation
And though we’ve had a twist or three,
I still cling to the dream I dreamed….