Five Mystical Songs

Revenge of the Neo-Jacobins

Some mock America’s statue-smashers as ignoramuses who do not know what they are doing or why. But there are very good reasons why we see monuments cast down all over the West, including the United States. Let’s not wave this off as mindless stupidity. The radical rule is that the more you destroy, the more [...]

"Love Bade Me Welcome" a poem by George Herbert was set to music by Ralph Vaughn Williams as part of his "Five Mystical Songs" (1906-11).  Both the poem and the song have the power to convert.  The poem had a profound effect on the Jewish philosopher/mystic Simone Weil.  The song has, more times than I can recall, [...]

On Easter We Can Sing A Song About Love

"Love Bade Me Welcome" a poem by George Herbert was set to music by Ralph Vaughn Williams as part of his "Five Mystical Songs" (1906-11).  Both the poem and the song have the power to convert.  The poem had a profound effect on the Jewish philosopher/mystic Simone Weil.  The song has, more times than I can recall, [...]

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