22 February 2010

On "Ashes"

Over at the Ignatius Insight Scoop, Carl Olson addresses an incorrect lyric in a popular hymn that happens to be on my unofficial forbidden list: "Ashes."

I'm happy to say that - by my request - the song was not sung this year in either of my parishes for the very reason Carl addresses.

3 comments:

  1. It's funny, because this song was chosen for us to sing at Lauds here at the seminary this Friday past, and apparently (unbeknownst to myself) I had quite a look of distain on my face as I was reading the lyrics (the specific ones mentioned in this article) and a friend of mine actually came up to me afterward and commented on it.

    Now, I am only a Second Theologian, but when I saw "we'll create ourselves anew" I simply stood and moved my lips, pretending to sing, but those words were simply not coming out of my mouth.

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  2. Do you have a list you are willing to share of your "do not use" hymns?

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  3. Let me give that some thought, Jason.

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