Monday, March 13, 2006

More liturgical straight talk

As a non-musical person, I have been a bit perplexed by some of the discussions regarding modern music. I happen to like the song, Here I am Lord, and it truly helped me dig deeper in my conversion of heart.

But most people I trust don't trust the St. Louis Jesuits or the Haugen/Haus music that fills our "Journey Songbooks" in the parish. But at White Around the Collar has cleared up some of the difficulties in this post.
1. Some are theological objectionable. (I can see that in many.) They are all about ME. How I feel and what I want. Here I Am is a bit that way. The Liturgy is about praising God, not ourselves. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me? A little bit full of ourselves, not?

2. Much is based in pop music or culture and that has no place in the Sacred Liturgy.

3. Much is unsingable. Maybe that is the problem, I am not musically challenged after all. It is just bad music! Well, not quite, but I will have to take his word for it. And I do notice lots of people not singing some of the songs.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Here I am, Lord,
Blah blah BLAH blah,
And I knew it was much more than a hunch..."

The melody is AWFUL and it segues right into "The Brady Bunch ThemeSong!"