Amazing, the grace it takes to sit through protestant songs at a Catholic Church every Sunday...
Here I go again, writing about the protestant hymns our choir sings on Sundays. Well, there is one protestant hymn I actually like, and they sang it today. Amazing Grace. It's a beautiful song, inspiring and uplifting. It's usually only sung once a year, though.
If I have to sit through protestant songs of praise, like Marty Haugen's horrible repertoire of lyrical silliness, and other songs that don't really qualify as hymns, like "Lord of the Dance", and "Morning Has Broken", then I would much rather listen to Amazing Grace.
I remember the first time I ever heard it sung in a church was at my NO parish here, several years ago. I asked the then choir director why they don't sing it more often, and he said it was because it wasn't an (ahem) Catholic hymn that they only sang it once, maybe twice a year at the most.
Yup. That really leaves me wondering. Are all those other songs they sing supposed to be Catholic?