Bumping to say... you can't avoid it if you listen to/study classical music seriously. As someone said above, I too find that the music drowns out the words. The words are often just a vehicle for the composer's ideation and ingenuity. Also, for a lot of composers, it was just a way to make a living. They had religious patrons. So the words are often just pro forma. The substance is always, always in the music itself.