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A tribute to Anglican Liturgy

Liturgy

For the Moore College Review, 2003
Words by Dave ‘McCartney’ Hann and Lionel ‘Lennon’ Windsor
With help from 3rd year Moore College 2004
Rubrics by Lewis ‘Harrison’ Jones and Lionel ‘Lennon’ Windsor
To the tune of ‘Let it Be’

The people sitting, appropriate chords of introduction are played.

DRAWING NEAR TO LISTEN

When he found himself in times of trouble
Ecclesiologically
Cranmer had an answer: Liturgy
So he got a bunch of laws and passed
An Act of Uniformity
That is how it started: C of E

Liturgy, Liturgy, C of E, Liturgy
Cranmer had an answer: Liturgy

The congregation may join in singing. A collection may be taken here.

When I find myself in Broughton’s Chapel,
Brother Shead he speaks to me
Speaking words of wisdom: Liturgy
And in my hour of coldness
It is staring from the OHP
Screening words of wisdom: Liturgy

Liturgy, Liturgy, APB, Liturgy
Reading words of wisdom: Liturgy

And when the people call me parrot,
‘Words come out so endlessly’
I give them an answer: Liturgy
And though they may be martyred
They can still do Christian Worship 3
Polly want a cracker, Liturgy

Liturgy, liturgy, can you see, liturgy
Polly want a cracker, Liturgy

A pause for self-examination may be used here.

An appropriate guitar solo is played by the priest.

The people may raise their hands and wave them.*

* Which order is well meant, for a signification of our musical appreciation and joviality. Yet thereby no adoration is intended, either unto the guitarist or unto any corporeal Presence of Christ in the music.

Liturgy, liturgy, can you see, liturgy
Polly want a cracker, Liturgy

All then sing this General Confession:

But wherever gathered Christian people
living in the world agree
Suddenly you find it: Liturgy
When you find yourself repeating words like:
‘Do you live way A or B?’
Then you know you’ve got it: Liturgy

Everywhere you can see, Liturgy, Liturgy
Everybody’s got one: Liturgy

STAYING IN TO SERVE

And when the day is dreary
There are still the words on OHP
Shine on ‘till tomorrow: Liturgy
I wake up to the sound of pack up,
Always ‘Third year, A to G’
Goodbye morning tea, just Liturgy

Liturgy, Liturgy, MTC, Liturgy
Goodbye morning tea, just Liturgy

A final chorus may be sung, during which another collection may be taken.

Liturgy, Liturgy, Let it be liturgy
Compelling words of wisdom: Liturgy

The message may conclude with the grace, or suitable chords of dismissal

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