Occupational Hymns

These lists pop up from time to time, and Fr Mike at Intentional Disciples posted one today. As funny as these are, I think contemporary songs provide more interesting fodder, so I sent him these additional ones:

tour guides (Lead Me Guide Me)

firefighters (Ashes)

astronomers (Creator of the Stars of Night or Day is Done)

equestrians (A Stable Lamp Is Lighted)

choreographers (I Danced In The Morning)

bakers (One Bread One Body)

burglars (Steal Away)

swimming instructors (Come to the Water)

carpenters (Behold The Wood)

pilots (Come Away To the Skies)

strip-miners (Though The Mountains May Fall)

librarians (Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence)

riverboat gamblers (Let Justice Roll Like A River)

florists (Lo How A Rose)

cardiologists (Lift Up Your Hearts)

salespeople (Lord You Give The Great Commission)

overtime employees (Now We Remain)

pollsters (We Have Been Told)

sommeliers (Send Us Your Spirit)

pediatric nurses (What Child Is This)

And here’s a few more:

travel agents (Wherever You Go)

radio announcers (You Are The Voice)

trail guides (We Walk By Faith)

Any favorites from the commentariat?

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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3 Responses to Occupational Hymns

  1. Matthew Meloche says:

    I’d hope my travel agent wouldn’t follow me on my vacation… (“Wherever you go I will follow.”)

  2. Tony says:

    Elevator Operators (Father lift me up). :)

  3. Charles in CenCA says:

    Internal Revenue Service Auditors
    ALL THAT IS HIDDEN
    Opthamologists
    BE THOU MY VISION
    Urologists
    BEHOLD THE WOOD (sorry, couldn’t resist)
    Professional Body Builders
    COME YE FAITHFUL, RAISE THE STRAIN
    Barack Obama Campaign Staffers
    DOWN IN ADORATION FALLING (my bad)
    Base Jumpers/Paragliders
    FLY LIKE A BIRD
    Maitre des
    HERE AT THIS TABLE
    Realtors
    HOW LOVELY IS YOUR DWELLING PLACE
    Cryogenic customers
    I WILL NOT DIE
    Square Dance Callers
    JOIN IN THE DANCE
    Nannies/AuPairs
    LIKE A CHILD RESTS
    Watch/Clock Repair persons
    NOW IS THE ACCEPTABLE TIME
    Big Game Hunters/Safari Guides
    OUT INTO THE WILDERNESS
    Yodelers in the Alps/Von Trapps
    SING TO THE MOUNTAINS
    Hometown Buffet Managers
    TABLE OF PLENTY
    Jurors, Witnesses
    THE SUMMONS
    Labor Arbitrators/Negotiators
    THE STRIFE IS O’ER
    American tourists returning from abroad
    ‘TIS GOOD, LORD, TO BE HERE
    Hypnotists
    TURN TO ME
    Okie Noodlers (look it up)
    WADE IN THE WATER
    Defense Attorneys
    WERE YOU THERE?

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