The Newman Newman Song!

(Miracle Approved; Cardinal Newman’s Beatification Coming)

To the tune of “Numa Numa”:

Ora pro no-o-bis
Ora pro Anglia-a!
(repeat 3 more times)

“Christ rears
His throne
Within the se-
-cret heart.”
“Hid are
The saints of God”,
“They gleam a-
-mid the ni-ight.”

“Fret not…
Watchman
On Truth’s
grey height! …Fierce though the foe…
Our weakness shall
Prove Heaven’s, Heaven’s might.”

Blessed, Blessed,
Newman, Newman, yay!
Newman, Newman, yay!
Newman, Newman, Newman, yay!
Still a blessing on the Church today,
Still for us, with us, you pray!

(Repeat chorus)

“Still is
The might
Of truth as
It has been.
Lodged in
The few, obey’d, and yet
Unsee-een…

“His saints
Their watch-
Flame bear, and
The mad world see the wide-circ’ling blaze,
Vain searching whence
It streams, and how to quench
Its ray-ays.”

Blessed, Blessed,
Newman, Newman, yay!
Newman, Newman, yay!
Newman, Newman, Newman, yay!
Still a blessing on the Church today,
Still for us, with us, you pray!
(Repeat chorus)

New lyrics by Maureen S. O’Brien and Trad.. Verses from “The Hidden Ones”, “The Watchman (A Song)” and “The Course of Truth” by the Venerable (soon Blessed!) Cardinal Newman, and arranged by Maureen S. O’Brien. And yes, I have been planning this one for a while, but the verse lyrics wouldn’t come. Guess the good Cardinal wanted to write them himself…. :)

Just remember this — you can’t sing it in public church occasions yet, because he’s not a Blessed yet. Private devotion is okay, though. :)

(That was a joke, btw. This is not a liturgical song. And you knew that, right? Okay.)

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One response to “The Newman Newman Song!

  1. ROFL! Oh, Maureen, Maureen, what absolute genius! I almost fell out of my chair!

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