Monday, February 08, 2010

Who dat? New Orleans Saints: When the Saints Go Marching In

From: Northwest BahaiLibrary. Who dat? Dat's Robert, devoted correspondent on things current in da news. Thx friend. -gw

Ever listen closely to all the lyrics for the song "When the Saints Go Marching In"?

We may be hearing this song a bit more often on the nightly sportscasts with the New Orlean's Saints football team winning their first Super Bowl this past weekend.

Baha'is have a special spiritual interpretation of the song's Gospel lyrics ... a song that has become a jazz standard.

From wikipedia: "The song is apocalyptic, taking much of its imagery from the Book of Revelation, but excluding its more horrific depictions of the Last Judgment. The verses about the Sun and Moon refer to Solar and Lunar eclipses; the trumpet (of the Archangel Gabriel) is the way in which the Final Judgement is announced. As the hymn expresses the wish to go to Heaven, picturing the saints going in (through the Pearly Gates), it is entirely appropriate for funerals."

Baha'is of new Orleans

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