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    Quote Originally Posted by pcentral68 View Post
    Just to add a few more hymns to my "list" (no offense to anyone who likes these):

    1. "Earth and All Stars"...innanimate objects singing God's praise doesn't make sense to me. I don't want to sing about test tubes in church. I live in a dying steel town...singing about engines and steel and loud clanging hammers doesn't seem right given the many I know who once worked in the mills but are now unemployed.

    2. "All Things Bright and Beautiful"...By the 4th verse, I get it, God made everything. But what about those "less desirable" creatures, like mice, mosquitoes, etc.? No verse for them?

    3. "I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry?"...I take issue with replacing God with "I". The singers sound as though they are God. (I'm sure there other hymns that do this as well that I can't recall at the moment, but this one seems to me the most blatant.)

    4. "Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore"...it feels like it will never end, especially when played on the organ.

    5. "I am the Bread of Life"...a very difficult tune to sing without a song leader or choir. Every verse has different timing.

    End rant!
    These are the exact ones I would add, and for the same reasons!

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    I sang with a Choir Director (female) once who really liked "Earth and All Stars". I can't say it's a favorite of mine, but at least I don't hate it.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidecasteel View Post
    I sang with a Choir Director (female) once who really liked "Earth and All Stars". I can't say it's a favorite of mine, but at least I don't hate it.

    David
    Our Organist used a version of this as the Prelude today.

    David

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