A hymn for Trinity Sunday

by Kim on June 3, 2012

God is one, God is three,
not an “it”, “he” or “she”,
but a song, doh, ray, mi:
God is in the singing,
to the rhythm swinging:

Take a chance, chance, chance,
join the dance, dance, dance,
sing the song,
swing along,
to the mystic music.

God is one, God is three,
the divine symphony,
love’s the main melody:
maestro of creation,
orchestrates salvation:

God is one, God is three,
playing in harmony
music that sets us free:
God is so surprising
when he’s improvising!

God is one, God is three,
infinite mystery,
touring in history:
What a revelation!
Give God an ovation!

Tune: Theodoric

Kim Fabricius

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

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Mark Byron 06.07.12 at 6:52 am

I’m surprised none of the usual suspects have ripped the novel theology in the hymn’s first stanza after it sitting here for 4 days. However, there is something to be said for poetic license.

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Kim 06.07.12 at 9:57 am

I take it, Mark, that you are not referring to line 2 — a gendered God is quite heretical — but line 3, the image of God as a “song” (and in stanza 2, “symphony”). Robert Jenson, America’s greatest living theologian, ends his Systematic Theology thus: “The last word to be said about God’s triune being is that ‘he is a great fugue.’…. The end is music.” If it’s good enough for Jenson, it’s good enough for me.

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Anonymous 02.19.13 at 8:59 pm

Another paper pope then, Kim?

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