Psalter manuscript

Sensus Divinatus


This beautiful melody is from Don McLean’s 1971 album – American Pie – is largely forgotten.  I’ve reworked the lyrics & hopefully found the right chords!  There’s a greater tragedy than the one we’re reminded of by the original version (The Grave) which concerns the death of an american soldier in Vietnam.  The greater tragedy concerns the tendency we, as God’s creatures made uniquely in His image, live out the course of our lives willfully ignorant of His call upon us to enter into covenant with Him through personal repentance and faith in Christ.  May it please God to open ears, eyes and hearts to His call which is in reality so very loud and clear that all can plainly discern it.  John Calvin termed this silent cry of God’s voice to the sinner ‘Sensus Divinatus’.

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