Thursday, December 18, 2008

Borning Cry

A totally random conversation had while eating snack 2 mornings ago:

Zach- "Mom, were you there to hear Drew's borning cry?"
Me- "Yeah, Zach, I was."
Zach- "Was I there to hear Drew's borning cry?"
Me- "Uh, no, you were at the library.  But you came to meet him soon after that."
Zach- "So I was there to hear his borning cry?"
Me- "Sure."

This probably means nothing to you unless you are familiar with the song I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry, a song that always makes my mom cry.  Zach has heard the song a few times, and I used to sing it to him when he was a baby, but I don't know where his question came from on this particular morning.

1 comment:

zinncaulfield said...

Perhaps you already read this on the email from Wartburg, but it's in regards to the guy who composed "Borning Cry".

Twenty-four students received degrees at December Commencement on Sunday, Dec. 14, and the college awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to church musician and composer John Ylvisaker. Over the last 45 years, Ylvisaker's words and music have been a powerful influence on the development of new worship materials for the church. His compositions have appeared in hundreds of worship resources around the world. He is perhaps best-known for his hymn, I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry. Ylvisaker and his wife, Fern Kruger '86, live two blocks from campus. Learn more about his career