Friday, August 27, 2010

THE HYMN: "GATHER US IN" IN LATIN!

How "Gather Us In" would look and sound in Latin:

"Gather Us In" is one of those trendy type of hymns we get every once in a while. Like "Be Not Afraid" it is very easy to sing, thus very popular. The Latin version is really cool. We'll sing it this Sunday this way!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I don't like it! Won't be singing along with this one!

Anonymous said...

74-Year-Old Turns Heads In National Pageant
What does her pic have to do with the song? Did she sing it in the talent section?

Frajm said...

Many Catholics don't particularly care for Gather Us In. It's been around awhile and the use of this particular photo especially with the woman wearing a crown, represents the overdressing of a mediocre hymn.
The Latin version of this hymn is meant to be funny.

Sr Elizabeth said...

Father, seems your humor is elusive to some. I am concerned though; I got this one too...

I thought maybe you were going to compare veils and tiaras as outward symbols of contrasting values or something serious like that!
I agree about Gather Us In; it needs to be retired from all hymnals...in any language!

Anonymous said...

Well even I got this one right away. I suppose it's satire of the 'dressed pig' variety. And another Marty Haugen pop song.

pinanv525 said...

The Church would do better to plumb the old protestant hymnals for some of the old, traditional hymns which are Christologically correct and devotionally fulfilling. They are metrical hymns, but still better than the post 70's pop garbage that has been dumped in the mix. I am thinking of songs like "Abide With Me," "Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross," and "God of Our Fathers."

Anonymous said...

Pinan is spot on. One could start with anything from Ralph Vaughn Williams as it derives from old melodies that were often Catholic hymns before the C of E went its way. That stuff gives you chills.

I am trying not to be prejudiced, but when a tune is announced I will examine the bottom of the page to see what tune and author are involved. If anyone born since 1950 is involved I have a great foreboding...

rcg

James Chapman said...

I read on Wikipedia that Marty Haugen is a Lutheran. Considering the deep hatred for Gather Us In expressed by many Catholics, Marty Haugen just may be Martin Luther's greatest insult to the Church of Rome!