Click for the sheet music to Crossing the Bar Click here to hear Crossing the Bar (music by Samuel Beazley). Sunset and evening star And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full … Continue reading Crossing the Bar
Disclaimer: I’m not trying to be “Anti-Catholic” in this post, nor am I against promoting prayers. There is some theological reflection in this post, but it’s also full of religo-sociological thoughts that reflect the lyricists, editors, and the audience for which they labored. If this post causes someone to question his beliefs, however, I don’t … Continue reading Jesus’ Name My Rosary
Disclaimer: I voted for McCain (yes, it seemed like a lesser-of-two-evils vote. I would do it again, knowing the alternative). I support - with my vote - a conservative agenda for government. I'm not loudly political, but occasionally I do write to my Representative in Washington, D.C. or other federal officials. This morning I felt … Continue reading My Letter to the Speaker
Sometimes I have a thought (or two, or three) that is in need of development. Sometimes I have developed thoughts in need of expression and articulation. This blog will play host to some of that articulation. Part of my idea for this blog is to center around church music. I have a collection and I’d … Continue reading Why Blogging?
I love hymnals. What can I say? I’m sure my wife wishes she could believe that Choice Gospel Hymns (1923) would be my last hymnal. She has nothing against song books, but – you see – we’re running out of room in my office to store them. As of today I have seven bookshelves full … Continue reading The “Last” Hymnal