The local tea stall blares the Tamil song as I walk in a street near the shrine of the Infant Jesus in Bangalore, in the state of Karnataka. The tune and words sound like any number of Tamil film songs I have heard. And, in fact, I do think it is a film song for it is not unusual in this genre of romantic music to refer to one's lover in an hyperbolic way as a metaphoric god or goddess. But these words are followed by the name that tells me it is not film music- Come, O lord, and reside with happiness in my heart, Come O Yesu....

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