Today is affectionately known as....

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...."Alleluia Sunday" at SMV. Every hymn has alleluias in it--getting us ready for the long Lenten season without them. Zteen says it's not fair--he serves Ash Wednesday noon mass (and has for the past 5 years), so he gets to be the first and most obvious person to respond with a forbidden alleluia by mistake. The first year he did it was pricless--he was such a baby (at least in comparison). He piped up with an alleluia, then said "Oops!" loud enough for everyone to hear it and then slapped his hand over his mouth. More than a few smiles rippled through the congregation.

Anyway, today's great hymn was sung at communion:

Alleluia! sing to Jesus! His the scepter, His the throne.
Alleluia! His the triumph, His the victory alone.
Hark! the songs of peaceful Zion thunder like a mighty flood.
Jesus out of every nation has redeemed us by His blood.

Alleluia! not as orphans are we left in sorrow now;
Alleluia! He is near us, faith believes, nor questions how;
Though the cloud from sight received Him when the forty days were o’er
Shall our hearts forget His promise, “I am with you evermore”?

Alleluia! bread of angels, Thou on earth our food, our stay;
Alleluia! here the sinful flee to Thee from day to day:
Intercessor, Friend of sinners, Earth’s Redeemer, plead for me,
Where the songs of all the sinless sweep across the crystal sea.

Alleluia! King eternal, Thee the Lord of lords we own;
Alleluia! born of Mary, Earth Thy footstool, Heav’n Thy throne:
Thou within the veil hast entered, robed in flesh our great High Priest;
Thou on earth both priest and victim in the Eucharistic feast.

Here comes Lent. Are you ready?


Yay! That's my favorite hymn. I'm looking forward to the Easter season when we get to sing that song ALL THE TIME! Woohoo! It makes Lent all that more fun.

I love it when you post hymns! Can I join your parish? We only get to sing the touchy-feely ones from post Vat-II. Sigh. And we have an electric baseball-staduim organ which is rarely heard over the drums (yes, drums) and guitars. This is at the "traditional choir" Mass... Alas, alas. (Hey, I rhymed!) Sorry to vent. At least this week they did an old Amy Grant song which I happen to love. Thanks for the lyrics -- Alleluia, Sing! :)

the poor family in front of me had to put up with my belting out every single alleluia yesterday. i did't care. i just hope they offered it up!

did you know that in medieval times, they actually said a requiem for the alleluia and ceremoniously buried it for lent?

Wait! SMV=Saint Mary the Virgin Church, as in Angilican use Cahtolic?! Sorry, I'm kinda new here in the blogsphere...

Oh, how I want to be an Angilican use Catholic! Oh, how I miss the music, the lovely language of the Angilcan communion. Don't get me wrong, I am happy to be Catholic, couldn't be anything else., when my parish starts in with the bongo drums and tweaking things ever so slighty, I think longingly about my old Episcopal parish and the choir (that I was I part of), and the reverence. Sigh. I have told DH more than once that i want to move to TX, where one of the Anglican use parishes are...



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