For my sixth Seasonal Saturday, I am going to choose one of my all-time favorite songs that we play in Mass during the entire year, but especially Lent, and that is "Companions On The Journey"
I have loved this song ever since I was really young at Sacred Heart. It was played at my sisters Baptism, way back in the summer of 2003, and that was when I can remember singing this song the earliest.
The song starts with the refrain, which says, "We are Companions On The Journey. Breaking bread and sharing life. And in the love we bear and the hope we share, we believe in the love of our God. We believe in the love of our God." The first verse says, "No longer strangers to each other. No longer strangers in God's house. We are fed and we are nourished, by the strength of those who care. By the strength of those who care."
Then the refrain goes on again, and then we hear the second verse, "We have been gifted with each other, and we are called by the Word of the Lord. To at with justice, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with our God. To walk humbly with our God. Then the refrain comes in again, and usually in Mass the songs end, even though there is two more verses to go. Those are usually never sung.
I love this song because it has a nice feel, and its message is so strong! What it is saying is that we are not alone in our journey towards Jesus. We are all on the journey together, and we need to break bread and share life and love together, and in doing all of these things we believe in the love of our God. I love when this song gets played during Lent, and also, since Catholicism is so laid out in black and white, this song is playing tomorrow in my Churches 10 A.M. Mass. Like how cool is that. Totally unplanned, and a total surprise!
But anyway, I hope that you all enjoy this song, and get ready for some excellent 'Jesus Jams' over the next few weeks. Also as we get closer to Easter, the Tune Tuesday's, like Christmas, are going to turn over to Jesus Jams too!
Did you like this song? Have you ever heard this song in Mass before? What is your favorite lyric in this song?
(Also remember, I had to find a recording of this song. This song might sound weak... because this version is. Where there is a full chorus, and an organ and stuff behind it, it is a great song! Always, hope you guys enjoy it!)
Quotes of the Day: "I'd rather laugh with the sinners, then cry with the saints. The sinners are much more, cause Only The Good Die Young!" - Billy Joel
"Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me." - St. Patrick
"Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did." - St. Maximillian Kolbe