(*Text below originally written on 7 December ARSH 2019… when the only people you had ever seen wearing masks were Asian tourists and Michael Jackson. When the Nuremberg Code was… an actual thing. When universal house arrest was considered “impossible”. When no one had ever heard the word “myocarditis”, and “died suddenly” wasn’t a code phrase.)
With each passing year, the motif of desperate pleading for Christ to come grows stronger.
This isn’t the mere “Advent hymn” or “Christmas song” of ten years ago (before the Bergoglian Antipapacy), now is it? Not if you’re paying any attention. The notion of ransoming captives isn’t external to our experience anymore the way it used to be.
Three versions. Original Latin, Bluegrass and Instrumental. Bluegrass is by definition a mournful, longing sound, and the Cello in the instrumental selection likewise carries the mournful, pleading sound.