Ci Lyric as Anthem After the Third Collect

Just as the Song of Songs is in the biblical canon, there is a place in the worship of God for the sensuousness of the teahouse, a woman singing a ci 詞 lyric as she plays the pipa. This too, after all, is part of the piety of the Church: the desire for the beloved, the Lord’s Anointed.

According to the ci genre, the musical vehicle would be existing Chinese tunes suitable for songs about love. In the first stanza of a two-stanza ci, the singer could render a piece of the Song of Songs in verse; in the second stanza, her lyric could unravel that piece of silk according to what the New Testament has shown us about Christ.

3 responses to “Ci Lyric as Anthem After the Third Collect

  1. In Proverbs 5:15-19. And the Song of Solomon show that eroticism in its proper place is good and right.

    And as creations of God are symbolic of higher spiritual realities when done right. A beautiful thing rather than a raging storm destroying society.

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