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Gracious rebel

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quote:
Originally posted by Snags:
Am I going blind, or has the Gamaliel/Greatest Day thing come in from somewhere else?

Yes, see here. Seasick made a hostly request for the tangent to come onto this thread.

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Greatest Day's a cracker. Shows how traditional ideas can inspire contemporary creativity.
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Ah, thanks.

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The one I remember as being the very worst seems to have been slightly modified in recent years. It's called:

Oh come and mourn with me awhile

It has a terrible verse about sitting under the cross while
'The blood falls gently on me
Drop by drop'

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My friend just reminded me about the hymn to Mary which contains the deathless lines:

The sun is shining brightly
And all the world is gay
For 'tis the month of Mary
The loveerlee month of May.

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Albertus
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quote:
Originally posted by Edith:
The one I remember as being the very worst seems to have been slightly modified in recent years. It's called:

Oh come and mourn with me awhile

It has a terrible verse about sitting under the cross while
'The blood falls gently on me
Drop by drop'

Reminds me of John Betjeman's An Eighteenth Century Calvinistic Hymn - which was at least meant as a parody!

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Edith
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I think this one was by Father Faber. He wrote heaps and seemed to be obsessed by blood and suffering.

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Indeed, tho' to be fair, and to his great credit, he did also write There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

[ 16. April 2012, 13:50: Message edited by: Albertus ]

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Today we sang that dreadful chorus "Take Me Jesus, I can come no other way". Was made even more dire as I had to play it!! Nice tune though.

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Edith
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I've never heard of that one. Amazing. Please type out the chorus, it must rival the 'all the world is gay' one I mentioned above.

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quote:
Originally posted by Edith:
I've never heard of that one. Amazing. Please type out the chorus, it must rival the 'all the world is gay' one I mentioned above.

Jesus take me as I am
I can come no other way
Take me deeper into You
Kame my flesh melt away.....etc

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Wow! That's impressive. I thought I'd heard some amazing lines in my time but that tops the lot!

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Oi! I have a soft spot for that song (no sniggering at the back).

Admittedly:

- one has to turn the gain right down on the smut channel
- it should never, ever, ever be played on the organ (I heard that! I said no sniggering!)

However, used in the right context and with the right instrumentation, it can be a very effective, prayerful little song. Even if I do have to chant "To the pure all things are pure" for 20 minutes first.

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I've just discovered the joys of the "in Memoriam" column in the local paper. Maybe some of the "poems" it contains should be set to music??
My favourite lines last week were from a memorial poem for the person's deceased mother's birthday:
"Look out for Jesus,
He's coming soon,
With all our best wishes
And a big bunch of balloons"

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Edith
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We had another of Fr Faber's best last Sunday

Oh purest of creatures...

V 5 is really dreadful.

What made him so obsessed

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Pigwidgeon

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quote:
Originally posted by Edith:
We had another of Fr Faber's best last Sunday

Oh purest of creatures...

V 5 is really dreadful.

What made him so obsessed

Can you provide a link? I'd hate to miss out on something so dreadful.

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I'm afraid I'm ICT challenged but if you type in eHymnBooks.org on google you can type in the first line and it will give you the full text.

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Please tell me my eyes are deceiving me. There can't really be a book out there called The Children's Hymnal and Sodality Manual ? [Killing me]
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Apparently so...

Though, possibly as it was published in 1869, maybe not in current use.

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quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
quote:
Originally posted by Edith:
We had another of Fr Faber's best last Sunday

Oh purest of creatures...

V 5 is really dreadful.

What made him so obsessed

Can you provide a link? I'd hate to miss out on something so dreadful.
It is here

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I really don't think this is the worst Marian hymn I've seen, sorry!

The worst I've ever sung is thankfully nowhere on the web as far as I can tell. The first verse if I recall begins Mother Eve was walking in the garden, so they say, and the unforgettable chorus (I only heard it once when I was 17, and it has haunted me ever since) begins
You are my Star, my Star of the Sea,
over the ocean beckon to me....
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If I ever find a copy I'll post it, promise. Then I'll burn it. Even if it isn't mine....

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That sounds a bit like Hail Queen of Heaven only worse.
I remember my father telling me that many years ago, in the 50s I think, there was a visit to the parish by the bishop. The choir began to sing the above mentioned hymn (it was May, after all) and his Lordship stopped mid aisle and said 'I am the the Lord Bishop of Nottingham, not the Queen of Heaven'.

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That reminds me of when we processed out of the vestry to the opening hymn, 'Who are these like stars appearing'. [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by Oferyas:
I really don't think this is the worst Marian hymn I've seen, sorry!

The worst I've ever sung is thankfully nowhere on the web as far as I can tell. The first verse if I recall begins Mother Eve was walking in the garden, so they say, and the unforgettable chorus (I only heard it once when I was 17, and it has haunted me ever since) begins
You are my Star, my Star of the Sea,
over the ocean beckon to me....
.

If I ever find a copy I'll post it, promise. Then I'll burn it. Even if it isn't mine....

Just reading those words brings to mind guitars and jumpers and Scouse or Mancunian accents and the Mass setting they seem to use at my brother's (RC) parish church which I always think of as 'The Spinners in C'.

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In the C of E in the town where I was born they sing something like:

  • God Rules, OK!
    No other Gods, no way!
    He is the Boss, He is the King!
    He is the Lord of Everything!

Even a google search couldn't find this song (can't think why!)

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quote:
Originally posted by Albertus:
Indeed, tho' to be fair, and to his great credit, he did also write There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

To me that hymn will always be "There's a Wideness in God's Trousers". Probably just me.

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quote:
Originally posted by Aravis:
I've just discovered the joys of the "in Memoriam" column in the local paper. Maybe some of the "poems" it contains should be set to music??
My favourite lines last week were from a memorial poem for the person's deceased mother's birthday:
"Look out for Jesus,
He's coming soon,
With all our best wishes
And a big bunch of balloons"

Lo, the Lord shall come in triumph and glory upon the earth. And He shall stand before all peoples of the earth and shall say:
"Behold, I have come to bring the Kingdom to completion and to complete the New Creation! All things are made new! And I've brought balloons!"


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quote:
Originally posted by Helen-Eva:
quote:
Originally posted by Albertus:
Indeed, tho' to be fair, and to his great credit, he did also write There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

To me that hymn will always be "There's a Wideness in God's Trousers". Probably just me.
I really love that song! Except for the sickening last line:

And our lives would be all sunshine
In the sweetness of our Lord.


Every verse has great meaning and holds power for me, but that last bit reminds me of a Shirley Temple parody.

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Hostly Message...

Many of you will be aware that the Ship Board software has thrown a bit if a wobbly recently.

It looks as thought this thread has suffered - Page 1 has duplicated the 50(?) most current posts!

Rather than have the Admins waste their time trying to resolve it, Louise and I have agreed to close it herewith. It won't be removed - just in case anyone has a burning (if improbable) desire to read it again.

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