Tuesday, 17 August 2010

You'd think I would know this after 23 years as a minister, but...

.... I still managed to choose a hymn without checking if we all knew the tune. Doh!

Or to be precise. The Church Hymnary Fourth edition sets the words of 'The Voice of God goes out...' to a different tune than Songs of God's People did.

Did I check this? Mais non. Zut alors! Just stood there like a lemon, thinking, 'This ain't Woodlands.'

Note to self - check, ask, check again....

Observation. People commented on singing new hymns with tunes we don't know. But it is a familiar hymn. Sung often. Set to an unfamiliar tune. Do we remember tunes better than lyrics?

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