Thursday, December 22, 2005


I recently put on a Christmas CD of the St Michael's Singers of England. The song Once in Royal David's City touched me and I felt moved by the solemness of the way these boys sang that Christmas song. There were no drums or up beat rhythmic guitars in the accompaniment, just an organ in the background.

Something in it touched my heart.

I know what you may be thinking, I have become religious, traditional, dead and old fashionedly boring. You are right, but I also have become lazy. I find todays church music hard work, it has to be up beat, loud, and lots of happy bubbly melodies - in short it is really really hard work to create some kind of feeling. With the type of music the St. Michael's Singers sing, you just sit, listen then tears start flowing from your eyes and you weep. I did not have to jump up and down and clap or shout myself to a freenzy to get this feeling of adoration and tranquility. It is for lazy people like me. I just sit, listen and they do the job for you.


TKls2myhrt said...

I commented on a September post, but don't know if you have your comments hooked up to your email. I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and thank you for stopping by my blog. I am glad that you are writing about your journey from evangelicalism to confessional faith. I made the same journey, over 20 years, about three years ago. I love to read of others who start to ask "why" of extra-biblical dogma. Have you checked out Dr. Veith's blog? He is the author of many books, including Spirituality of the Cross: the way of the first evangelicals. One of his daughter's recently married an Australian Lutheran pastor and moved to Australia!

L P Cruz said...

Hi TK,

I sent you an e:mail but I dropped at your blog to reply.

May the peace of the baby in the manger be yours today.


TKls2myhrt said...

BTW, cool photo! How do you get your hair to do that??? ;)

L P Cruz said...


It was Godel's (the mathematician) natural streak (is that what it is called?). My real hair population is not that thick and the colors of his is reverse of mine (hehehehe)
Here is also the comment of Dave from Camrose Alberta, thanks Dave for dropping by

Hi Lito

I visited your blog again and read your comments on hymns. You wrote of
'Once in Royal David's City', ....

"Something in it touched my heart."....

Over Christmas it seemed I was getting rather
maudlin... It seems I couldn't listen to a hymn without getting all teary-eyed and
I don't think I managed to sing one hymn without choking up at one point or
another. It gets harder and harder to be a "tough guy."

"Via, veritas, vita"