Monday, July 30, 2012

A remake almost as good as the original...

Shamelessly borrowed from Fr. Z and his What Does the Prayer Really Say blog:

At that time, back in 2007, the Official WDTPRS Parody Song Writer, the esteemed Tim Ferguson offered us a tune.  He came up with something based on Pete Seeger’s classic (made famous by the Byrds in 1965) :
Go to the altar (turn, turn, turn)
look to the East now, (turn, turn, turn)
there’s a time for every Mass now, if it’s valid.
The time for banjos and dancing is gone,
dust off the censer, and toss out the bong.
No need for hugging, we all get along
let’s keep our focus together, on Jesus.

Page through the Missal (turn, turn, turn)
remember the rubrics (turn, turn, turn)
there’s a time and a purpose for those words there Pure,
humble rev’rence is what we now lack,
just do the red words and say those in black.
When we say High Mass, there’s no need for crack,
just let your deacon and subdeacon guide you.

Now weed your library, (turn, turn, turn)
use some discernment (turn, turn, turn)
it is time now to brush up on your Latin.
Farewell to Vosko, McBrien, Hans Küng,
deep down you knew that they just peddled düng,
the 60′s are old and the Church is still young
what still subsists is a thing of great beauty.


Anonymous said...

Well, now that choosing Sunday's Hymn of the Day is taken care of... LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

Once all clergy burn themselves out from the Church Growth Movement, will a Nehemiah appear and restore the LCMS?

Janis Williams said...