Thursday, October 05, 2006

'Songs' I'd love never to have heard

  • Marty Haugen, "We Walk by Faith"
  • Marty Haugen, "We Remember"
  • Marty Haugen, "Eye Has Not Seen"
  • Marty Haugen, "Gather Us In"
  • Bob Dufford, "Be Not Afraid"
  • Michael Joncas, "On Eagle's Wings"
  • David Haas, "Blest Are They"
  • David Haas, "Now We Remain"
  • David Haas, "We Have Been Told"
  • Dan Schutte, "City of God"
  • Dan Schutte, "Here I Am, Lord"
  • Robert E. Kreutz, "You Satisfy the Hungry Heart"
  • John Foley, S.J., "One Bread, One Body"
  • Patrick O'Brien, "Taste and See"
  • Richard Proulx (text), "I Received the Living God"
  • John L. Bell (text), "A Touching Place"
  • Fred Kaan (text), "Help Us Accept Each Other"
  • Ruth Duck (text), "Diverse in Culture, Nation, Race"
By contrast -- given the context -- a hymn (a term I use advisedly) I could stand to hear a trifle more frequently would be "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence," taken from Litany of St. James, written during the 4th century.

Update 10/6/06

Readers have contributed the following lists of worst songs and favorite hymns:
Worst (in no particular order)"
  • “Sing a New Church”
  • Gregory Norbet, “Hosea”
  • “Wisdom’s Feast”
  • “The Supper of the Lord”
  • Omer Westendorff, "Where Charity and Love Prevail"
  • "See us Lord, around your altar" [read carefully!]
  • Bernadette Farrell, “Bearers of Peace”
  • "Surely the presence of the Lord is in this Place" (180 degrees from theology of ‘Adoro Te Devote’)
Favorite hymns (in no particular order:
  • Of the Father’s Love Begotten
  • Christ the Fair Glory of the Holy Angels
  • O Radiant Light, O Sun Divine
  • Come Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain (Easter)
  • (most traditional Advent Hymns)
  • Holy God We Praise Thy Name
  • All Glory, Laud, and Honor
  • All Creatures of Our God and King
  • Now Thank We All Our God
  • Lift High the Cross
  • Love Divine
  • O Sacred Head Now Wounded
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • Holy, Holy, Holy
  • Come Thou Almighty King
  • Sweet Sacrament
  • Let All Things Now Living
  • Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty
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