Arian Theology In Song

Arian Theology In Song June 9, 2010
It is a historical fact that Arius popularized his theology by setting it to music. What may or may not be true is what a colleague told me today, namely that Arius’ most famous ditty was set to the tune of “Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes.” The lyrics were as follows:

“There was once when he was not (he was not)

He was made and not begot (not begot)

So hang this sign on the weeping willow tree:

There was once when he was not (he was not)!!”

Readers who have never heard of Arius may benefit from the info card below (from Disseminary). Arian readers will probably want to collaborate on a YouTube recording of the song.

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