Friday, November 23, 2007

From harmony, from heavenly harmony

A little Trinitarian creation music from John Dryden for yesterday (St Cecilia's day) as heard today to Handel's music at UCCF New Staff Training on Trinity. Contrasting monadic views of god that led to music without a beat, like gregorian chanting... and trinitarian's music which is full of difference. Celebrating the nature of Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit loving one another. Woop!
From harmony, from heavenly harmony,
This universal frame began:
When nature underneath a heap
Of jarring atoms lay,
And could not heave her head,
The tuneful voice was heard from high,
'Arise, ye more than dead!'
Then cold, and hot, and moist, and dry,
In order to their stations leap,
And Music's power obey.
From harmony, from heavenly harmony,
This universal frame began:
From harmony to harmony
Through all the compass of the notes it ran,
The diapason closing full in Man.