This Best Ignatian Song comes from Kristi Gonsalves-McCabe, director of University Ministry at Regis University in Denver. She writes:
I’ve lived in Colorado for 9 years now—and you can’t be here too long without falling in love with some of John Denver’s music. So in that spirit (and hoping my age won’t be too obvious), I want to nominate John Denver’s Annie’s song as a “best Ignatian song.” It’s a love song to God—almost a “finding God in all things” anthem. It reminds me of the oft-quoted Hopkins poem, “the world is charged with the grandeur of God.”
It’s a perfect combination of lyric, melody, phrasing, and rhythm. I think the three-quarter time plants it in that place in your head where songs settle down and stay a while. Lyrics here.