Prayer for England

O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our most gentle Queen and Mother, look down in mercy upon England thy Dowry and upon us all who greatly hope and trust in thee. By thee it was that Jesus our Saviour and our hope was given unto the world; and He has given thee to us that we might hope still more. Plead for us thy children, whom thou didst receive and accept at the foot of the cross. O sorrowful Mother, intercede for our separated brethren, that with us in the one true fold they may be united to the supreme Shepherd, the Vicar of thy Son. Pray for us all, dear Mother, that by faith fruitful in good works we may all deserve to see and praise God, together with thee, in our heavenly home. Amen.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

The Ballad of Summorum Pontificum



As promised...

The Ballad of Summorum Pontificum

It was the 7th July 2007
“The most beautiful day
This side of Heaven”

A treasure was released
The Mass of all Ages
The Missal was closed
Now a Priest turns the pages

So we kneel down and pray the Confiteor
Now he’s facing the right way, towards the Lord
Ad Deum quit laetificat juvemtutem meum
He turns around and the people say give us some more!

For over 50 years
A Mass that lay hidden
Came out of the closet
No moth there had bitten

No dust was upon it
For this Mass is timeless
You can tell when you walk through the door!

You can hear the bells ring out thrice at the Sanctus
He turns around and he says "Orate Fratres"
Priest and people pray Domine non sum dignus
And the people say give us some more

Some more
Summorum Pontificum!
Gimme some more, some more
Gimme some more
Some more
Summorum Pontificum!
Gimme some more, some more, give us some more!

Ecce Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi
Now we can hear the words ring out
Every Sunday
The Latin Mass is back
Put your guitars on the floor
We have Communion kneeling and on the tongue

All ages they pass
All ages they vary
The Mass of Ages belongs
In our seminaries

Our Bishops they don’t want it
Oh if only they could
Say “God bless our Pope
The great and the good!”

Some more
Summorum Pontificum!
Gimme some more, some more
Gimme some more
Some more
Summorum Pontificum!
Gimme some more, some more
Gimme some more!

The Mass that brings sinners
To the Fountain of grace
The Mass that made martyrs
Embrace their pains
The Mass that brought hope
To the poor and abandoned
Finding in Jesus (bow head)
The perfect Companion
But that Mass is back (back)
To liberal dismay
That Mass is back (back)
To liberal dismay
That Mass is back (back)
To liberal dismay
That Mass is back (back)
You might find one today!

Some more
Summorum Pontificum!
Gimme some more, some more
Gimme some more
Some more
Summorum Pontificum!
Gimme some more, some more
Gimme some more!
(Repeat x 2)

It was the 7th July 2007
“The most beautiful day
This side of Heaven”

11 comments:

umblepie said...

Brilliant!!! Well written and very well sung!!! Look forward to your next hit.

gemoftheocean said...

are you sure you put down those guitars? Some of your refrains are decidedly hippy 60/70s.

;-D

Jane said...

Well done Laurence! Refrain very singable, particularly at a Wednesday Papal Audience. I think Papa would laugh in delight noting that it was coming from the English cohort!

Anonymous said...

See you are on Rorate!

TheCatholicYouth said...

Lol!!! classic!!!!

Gigi said...

Hey! Well done!

Clare@ BattlementsOfRubies said...

Haha! Very excellent young Laurence. A very singable refrain too.
Although I can't hear you as well as I would like because the geetar is too bloody lahd innit.

Ttony said...

Is there no end to such talent ;-)

Well done: enjoy the fame!

Elizabeth said...

Instant classic. And no one, not one, will think it is liturgical music and try to use it as a recessional hymn at a Missa Cantata. Whereas there are a lot of religious songs that are less good than this but used with impunity in the OF.

pelerin said...

Excellent Laurence and you now have a mention on Fr Z's blog - fame indeed!

Mariana said...

Great!

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