Inadvertant prayers to saints ?????

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  1. Bob Farnaby

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    Over the Christmas period I, and a lot of others samg many christmas carols, included in the number was

    "Angels we have heard on high "

    The fourth verse (in the hymn book we use) reads:-
    See Him in a manger laid,
    Whom the choirs of angels praise;
    Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
    While our hearts in love we raise.



    So what ae we asking of Mary and Joseph? The help of dead saints???

    Sang it before realising what the words were saying.

    Regards
    Bob
     
  2. Precepts

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    I believe the request is made for Joseph and Mary to "aid" in the "praise" while Jesus was in the manger, not at a later time after their death. That is the way it reads, grammatically. I do see the angle by which some may take it in the regard you've questioned, but I have to look at all things in proper perspective; I'm not catholic. I'm a Bible believing Baptist! :eek:
     
  3. Dr. Bob

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    Agree that this song is NOT talking about prayer to the saints. But there is some mighty bad theology being spouted off in our songs for certain sure!

    And only getting WORSE with the frothy praise music becoming more common.

    Here, Kitty, Kitty.
     

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