Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Thanks Ches

This is Ches' suggestion for our Easter Liturgy, "Drop Kick me, Domine". Well, he was a seminarian for a while at Econe, where he received his liturgical formation. I am not one of those people who sneer at the liberalism of certain groups on the fringes of the Church, but everyone knows the SSPX have vernacular readings, this is certainly where it leads! Presumably it is used at the Offertory. I had never heard of it before, such a sheltered formation.

Join in everyone...


Drop kick me Jesus through the goal posts of life
End over end neither left nor to right
Straight through the heart of them righteous uprights
Drop kick me Jesus through the goal posts of life.

Make me, oh make me, Lord more than I am
Make me a piece in your master game plan
Free from the earthly tempestion below
I’ve got the will, Lord if you’ve got the toe.

Drop kick me Jesus through the goal posts of life
End over end neither left nor to right
Straight through the heart of them righteous uprights
Drop kick me Jesus through the goal posts of life.

Take all the brothers who’ve gone on before
And all of the sisters who’ve knocked on your door
All the departed dear loved ones of mine
Stick’em up front in the offensive line.

Drop kick me Jesus through the goal posts of life
End over end neither left nor to right
Straight through the heart of them righteous uprights
Drop kick me Jesus through the goal posts of life.

Yeah, Drop kick me Jesus through the goal posts of life
End over end neither left nor to right
Straight through the heart of them righteous uprights
Drop kick me Jesus through the goal posts of life.

4 comments:

gemoftheocean said...

Ha-ha.....and you wondered what America was for!!!

Ches said...

Well, Father, once one starts down that path of liturgical privatization, there's no telling where it can end! It is indeed an Offertory hymn; that waltz rhythm just gets the congregation digging in its pockets all the more ;-)

Anie said...

I love that song! Lol!

Jane said...

Ches:

Thanks so much. We need a bit of this kind of thing occasionally, but not, not, not, in the EF!

Even B16 who quite likes 'When the Saints go marching in' and hopes for mutual enrichment of the two forms, would draw the line at that. However, he certainly knows what it's like to be 'kicked'.

Father,
Ches is right. Why not try it for your NO on Easter Sunday morning? If there are any people feeling a bit miffed about too much Latin, they'sll love you to bits and your Easter offering will be the best you've ever had!