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A Song For The Feast of The Assumption

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A Song For The Feast of The Assumption

 

When I think about how far I have come in my Marion devotions over the past few years, it amazes me.  Five years ago, the idea of praying the rosary was abhorrent to me, but then I encountered a family crisis, and the need outweighed my resistance.  Even then, my prayers were offered grudgingly with a "Let's see if this works" attitude.  About a year later, I could honestly tell my Protestant friends that I regularly prayed to Mary.  When they asked why, all I could say was "Because she gets results". 

 

Now that I have a better understanding of why Mary is held in such high regard, and why dogmas such as the Assumption and the Immaculate Conception have as much to do with the nature of the Father, and His Son as with the person of Mary - if not more - my love for her has grown.  She is my friend, my mother, my hero. 

 

This year, when asked to play for the Feast of her Assumption, I felt a strong compulsion to express these feelings in song.  And so here is my feeble effort.  I hope someday someone with a better voice will record it.  (She deserves better than my limited vocal skill.)

 

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Song For The Feast of The Assumption

                     (A Song of Mary, melody and words by Mark Capuano)

 A virgin was chosen before there was time

 To bring forth Messiah, the Lord.

 For because she said "yes, be it done unto me"

 Her pure heart was pierced with a sword.

 But her joy overcame all the sorrow

 Her love touched the heaven's expanse.

 As she gladly accepted the Spirit's request

 Her own spirit started the dance.

 (and she danced)

 

At the wedding in Cana with Jesus

 She said "son, they have no more wine".

 And when Jesus  said "woman, what is that to me?"

 She responded, "Lord, Thy will, not mine".

 Then the water was changed, the stewards rejoiced

 The happy occasion went on.

 For the love of the bride and the groom was redeemed

 By the love of that mother and Son.

 (and they danced)

 

 She watched Him grow; she knew who he was;

 She never doubted God's plan.

 When the whole world rejected and crucified him;

 That mother stood by her young man.

 And I'm certain before He ascended,

 And sat at the side of His Father;

 There was time to remember that she had been chosen

 As God's spouse, His mother and daughter.

 (and they danced;  I'm sure they danced)

 

 She danced with the Spirit the day that she passed

 From this world on the wings of a dove

 But at times she returns and appears to the Church,

 To remind us of God's wondrous love.

 

 And one day I too will pass from this earth;

 Take my place at the great crystal sea;

 Then Mary will lovingly take my hand

 As my mother, and she'll dance with me.

 Yes I'll dance with the Queen on that wedding day

 At the feast of the Bridegroom, the Lamb.

 We shall all celebrate the goodness of God

 As she welcomes me into His hand."

 (and we'll dance; we'll all dance)

 With the King of all Kings and the Lord of all lords!

  

Hope you enjoy it! 

 CAP

 

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Caps Corner Bio

Mark Capuano

By the Fall of 2008 Mark Capuano (Cap) was comfortable and content with his life as an Evangelical Elder.  Thinking he "had it all figured out" his thoughts were primarily on spending his remaining years in the company of friends and acquaintances within his tight circle of fellow believers in rural Ohio.  God had other plans.  


Spurred by a particularly harsh criticism of the Catholic Church he'd heard from a missionary to Italy, Cap decided to finally explore the history of Christianity in depth.  Only this time, rather than reading what others had to say, he decided to go right to the source - the Apostolic Fathers.  What he discovered changed his mind, his world, his life.  

A study which began as an apology of Catholicism to be a legitimate, Biblically based Christian religion, ended up a defense of Orthodoxy itself, and the first step in a personal journey back to the Church of his youth.  By the summer of 2011 the journey was complete.  His book "Giving My Ancestors a Vote" details this thought process from a first person perspective.  Mark's hope is that it will ultimately be of value as a starting point toward unity, which is the prayer of our Lord.  

"Cap's Corner" is a collection of short thoughts and lessons, also intended to help others along their own person faith journey.  Never at a loss for wit, you may find these articles interesting and enjoyable.

Cap currently resides in Bolivar, Ohio and is a member of The Church of The Holy Trinity in Zoar.  A professional chemical/materials engineer, he is now retired from The Timken Steel Company.  In addition to Jesus Christ, his passions include music, reading, and fishin'.