Tuesday, 12 May 2009

the worst hymn ever

might be the one including this verse:

Lord of our diversity,
unite us all, we pray;
welcome us to fellowship
in your inclusive way.

Andrew Brown's blog in the vile Guardian suggests this might be the worst. He is referring to the Anglican Consultative Council, which meets every three years and (to me at least) is a rather obscure body. It is meeting in Jamaica at present, which gives pause for thought when inclusiveness is being considered, hein? Someone else on the Andrew Brown blog suggests this as a hymn verse:

we will gadda in mobay,
To read da book a different way,
so Da batty man one day,
Wid us all can come an pray.

Well, as the hailstorms rage on this Alsace morning, thoughts do turn to these matters...

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