Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Delicious irony

You have just got to love that Genevan Psalter. Take a look at Psalm 80 in the Psalter (e.g., the Book of Praise), and then watch this youtube clip. 

The Reformers took that mass and put the words of Psalm 80 to it. The irony is so sweet. Pope Leo X issued a papal bull against Martin Luther declaring him to the be the wild boar of Ps. 80, who ravaged the vineyard (the church). The Reformers co-opted an RC mass for their Psalm 80. Who is the boar now? Did they do this with some glee? I'd love to know.