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.)
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!