Went to St. Ben’s again last night, just me and our oldest daughter. Nice. Tune-age by Jenny Moore this time out; sometimes it’s hard to appreciate the depth of musicianship that hang at St. Ben’s. I’ve mentioned this before, but unless you hang around there a while it may not sink right in. In part it’s because the style is right up my alley, but it’s also the lyrics, which are typically rich and have a way of worming their way into your brain. Yes, perhaps because they’re often repeated, but they’re deep, and deeper still when you let them sink in. Last night, at the close:

This flock is groaning something bad
We’re so good at turning back
But we’ll be bound up
We’ll be strengthened,
We’ll all be fed and we’ll be found
    [repeat that a few times]
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah
We’ll be found
    [repeat that a few times, then do it all over again]

I like it. Rest-assured without being arrogant-victorious. Peaceful, calming… and easy to identify with.

Anyway, I suppose that turned into an intro about the words of musicians. St. Ben’s is holding another ‘Theology by the Glass’ (formerly Theology Pub) at Buccacino’s this Wednesday evening at 8:00PM. Words of musicians… the topic of discussion this time out will be Bono’s speach at the National Prayer Breakfast in February 2006; I’ve mentioned this before as well. All our welcome, it promises to be fun. With a topic like this, it can’t miss.

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