Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Pick-Me-Up Music Post

By Ann Barnhardt

As has been discussed here for years, the best secular, non-liturgical music is that which can be heard as either God singing to man, or man singing to God.

Just reiterating – this is music for OUTSIDE the liturgy – OUTSIDE the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Divine Office.

Here’s one!  A really good one, too!

“To Make You Feel My Love”, originally penned by Bob Dylan, but covered to great effect by my so-not-favorite country singer, in fact, the man who ATE country music… Garth Brooks.  Yeah.  I know.

Anyway, if you read the lyrics as God singing to mankind, and disregard the whole Garth Brooks qua Garth Brooks thing, it will make you cry.  I have added a couple of suggestive motifs below, in red brackets.

When the rain’s blowing in your face
And the whole world is on your case [worldly and demonic persecution]
I would offer you a warm embrace [Confession and Eucharist]
To make you feel My Love

When the evening shadows and the stars appear [demons]
And there is no one to dry your tears [because sweetie, there probably ain’t gonna be]
I could hold you for a million years
To make you feel My Love

I know you haven’t made your mind up yet [Because you have free will]
But I would never do you wrong [The Law]
I’ve known it from the moment that we met [When I created you and sewed you together in your mother’s womb]
There’s no doubt in My Mind where you belong [With Me, in heaven, forever]

I’d go hungry, I’d go black and blue [the Scourging at the Pillar]
I’d go crawling down the avenue [The Way of the Cross to Calvary]
There ain’t nothing that I wouldn’t do
To make you feel My Love

The storms are raging a rollin’ sea
Down on the highway of regret [Sin]
The winds of change are blowing wild and free [Heretics]
But you ain’t seen nothing like Me yet [Come, Eternal and Unchanging Lord Jesus]

There ain’t nothing that I wouldn’t do [Humiliation, torture, execution, withstand sacrilege]
Go to the ends of the earth for you [Incarnation leading to Calvary, and then the Eucharist, the Real Presence in the Eucharist all over the earth in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass]

Make you happy, make your dreams come true [We can’t even begin to imagine…]
To make you feel My…….. Love [I’m in.  You had me at “Hello.”]


No comments: