Let all mortal flesh be dumbstruck

For the dedication and blessing of a new vuvuzela stop on a church organ.

Organ with apparent vuvuzela pipes

1. Let all mortal flesh be dumbstruck,
   and with fear and trembling stare;
   ponder things unearthly alien,
   for, as vuvuzelas blare,
     an ungodly sound descendeth,
     awful horrors rend the air.

2. Rank on rank of rank 'vuzelas,
   in the vanguard and behind,
   blast the blast of blasted trumpets,
   drill as dentists' endless grind.
     Here the powers of hell will vanquish
     music, then unsound the mind.

3. At that shriek, the six-strong choir
   air a hymn with wide-eyed fear.
   Hiding faces from th'excrescence
   we, our voices strangled, hear
     "Kyrie eleison, mercy;
     heaven help us, God most dear!"

Copyright © David Lee, with apologies to:


Copyright © David Lee
E-mail: t.d.lee@servicemusic.org.uk
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Last updated: 3 July 2016