Wednesday, October 05, 2011

O! For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

A couple decades ago, the weirdest thing happened. Someone recorded a small group of monks doing what they do several times a day - chanting in prayer and praise. The recording became huge, and soon, monks were appearing everywhere, even in techno recordings.

There is no doubt there is aesthetic value to the cloistered chant.

But, Latin isn't the only language God knows. There's Greek.


Even Arabic.

Ours is a God of many peoples, many languages, and we who call ourselves Christians, no matter where we are, add our languages and dialects in prayer and thanksgiving in whatever tongue we use to create not Babel, but a glorious chorus in many languages and from many traditions.

All music participates in this grand chorus.

Bar Hopping With Mr. Picky - Jordan Rudess
Your Own Special Way (Live) - Genesis
Vanishing - A Perfect Circle
The Moon Touches Your Shoulder - Porcupine Tree
A Place In The World - Pat Metheny Group
You Can Never Hold Back Spring - Tom Waits
Bertha - Grateful Dead
Southside of the Sky - Yes
La Le Lo - Acid Mother's Temple
Waiting For The Answer - Dead Soul Tribe

We should let our spirits ride, shouldn't we . . .

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