Saturday June 23, 2018

Ah, remember the times growing up.  I was born in 1964, right at the time the changes for Vatican II were being shaped and implemented.  Last weekend after Mass a few of us were talking about the music that was written for the Mass replacing a lot of the traditional songs that were sung at the time.  Some may like this post, others may not, but I’m going to post some of the music we were referring last weekend that was written and published immediately following Vatican II.  You can say what you want about the music – good, bad or indifferent – but let me just say this is some of the music that helped form me and my attitude towards the Mass.  I can tell you I loved what Ray Repp wrote – a fellow St. Louisan – his dad and my father-in-law played poker once a month together.  Now, a little trip down melodious lane…

Hear o Lord

Sons of God, Hear his Holy Word

Magnificat (as the rain rushes down)

The Mass is Ended

Most, if not all of the songs above are not available for us to play at Mass anymore but because it’s Saturday and I don’t have to be anywhere for a while, I’ll post some of Sarah and I’s favorites (and we still use these to this day)…

How Great Thou Art

O God Beyond All Praising

Humbly Lord We Worship You

Christians, let us love one another

So, as I conclude each blog, go and do something great for our Lord today (tomorrow and everyday thereafter)…sing a song of praise (especially at the Masses I’m playing – makes for good job security).

God’s will, not mine, be done.

Be not afraid.

Jesus, I trust in You.


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