Bonhoeffer uses a similar phrase 'worldly Christianity'. It's J Gresham Machen that I want to line up most closely with. See his Christianity and culture here. Having done commentaries on Proverbs (Heavenly Wisdom) and Song of Songs (Heavenly Love), a matching title for Ecclesiastes would be Heavenly Worldliness. For my stance on worldliness, see 3 posts here.

Childhood songs 2 Darby Kelly



This series has been rather forgotten but here's a second song from Singing Together days:

My grandsire beat the drum complete

His name was Darby Kelly O
No man so true at rat-tat-too
At roll-call or reveillez O

When Marlborough's name first rose to fame
So loud he rolled the points of war
At Blenheim he and Ramillies
Fired all their cannons to the core

With a row-dow-dow
With what a shout the boys came out
The girls they waved, you don't know how!

And now (small shame) I bear the name
And drum of Darby Kelly O
No man so true at rat-tat-too
At roll-call or reveillez O

I couldn't find a sung version of it but the above video (a cover of Status Quo's Burning Bridges) gives you the air.

2 comments:

Dave Smith W said...

The original folk song has a different section that was omitted by the Quo.

Dave Smith W said...

Also, it's "fired all our champions to the core".

See http://www.folkinfo.org/songs/displaysong.php?songid=499