. . . Warmup before a recent funeral mass which I attended included an organ-played rendition of “All the Things You Are” – lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II – from the loft. Only the music (by Jerome Kern) was played, however.
The words go this way and presumably would have been applicable to Jesus, though that would be a major surprise to both Hammerstein and Kern:
You are the promised kiss of springtime
That makes the lonely winter seem long.
You are the breathless hush of evening
That trembles on the brink of a lovely song.
You are the angel glow – that lights a star.
The dearest things I know – are what you are.
One day my happy arms will hold you
And someday I’ll know that moment divine
When all the things you are are mine.
Ain’t liturgy grand?