Written by Sherry
Tuesday, 20 November 2007 06:50
As I write this, I am listening to the beautiful soprano voice of Kathleen Lundquist, one of our contributors here at ID. Kathleen is a professional musician and singer and has a wonderful Advent/Christmas cd Light in Our Darkness.
Visit Kathleen's website here and listen to some of the tracks: I especially enjoy Of the Father's Love Begotten and All this Night My Heart Rejoices (which I rarely hear but is exquisite). Oh - and I really like Down in Yon Forest (a cheery medieval sounding number) and the Wexford Carol. I love encountering carols and other songs that are not often heard.
Listen and then pick up a copy. Kathleen's music makes a wonderful companion as you ease into Advent.
One song that Kathleen sings is of recent vintage (2004) and was written by Paul Cross
Mary the Dawn
Mary the dawn, Christ the Perfect Day;
Mary the gate, Christ the Heavenly Way!
Mary the root, Christ the Mystic Vine;
Mary the grape, Christ the Sacred Wine!
Mary the wheat, Christ the Living Bread;
Mary the stem, Christ the Rose blood-red!
Mary the font, Christ the Cleansing Flood;
Mary the cup, Christ the Saving Blood!
Mary the temple, Christ the temple's Lord;
Mary the shrine, Christ the God adored!
Mary the beacon, Christ the Haven's Rest;
Mary the mirror, Christ the Vision Blest!
Mary the mother, Christ the mother's Son
By all things blest while endless ages run. Amen.
And now I think I'll listen some more while I make the morning espresso and watch the sun rise.