25 October 2009
|Entrance||He healed the darkness of my mind (Fred Pratt Green)|
|Penitential Rite||St Gabriels (mtgf)|
|Gloria||St Gabriels (mtgf)|
|Psalm 125||What marvels the Lord worked (mtgf)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Alleluia Beati (Christopher Walker)|
|Preparation of Gifts||Eye has not seen (Marty Haugen)|
|Eucharistic Acclamations||Mass of Creation (Marty Haugen)|
|Lamb of God||Lamb of God 6 (mtgf)|
|Communion||Behold the Lamb (Martin WIllett)|
|Final||Praise my soul|
There is some criticism of texts which use the first person singular but it is not as ban everything in the first person - as someone once pointed out to me there goes the Magnificat... There is a danger of making sweeping statements and ignoring tradition - this includes the words of Jesus.
Whether this is true for more familiar hymns, such as Praise my soul, is less clear. A paraphrase of Psalm 102, a psalm of thanksgiving and healing. Though other choices reflected blindness, light, darkness and sight; the last hymn reflected more the psalm response: What marvels the Lord worked us.