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FW: With the liturgy, “you never need words for joy”
Feed: Cranach: The Blog of Veith Posted on: Friday, January 20, 2012 4:01 AM Author: Gene Veith Subject: With the liturgy, "you never need words for joy"
Rev. Samuel Schuldheisz points us to the role of the liturgy--including the Psalms and the classic hymns of praise--in the life of J. R. R. Tolkien. This is from a letter to his son, Christopher:
"If you don't do so already, make a habit of the 'praises'. I use them much (in Latin): the Gloria Patri, the Gloria in Excelsis, the Laudate Dominum; the Laudete Pueri Dominum (of which I am specially fond), one of the Sunday psalms; and the Magnificat; also the Litany of Loretto (with the prayer Sub tuum praesidium). If you have these by heart you never need words for joy."