Monday, January 08, 2007

let us our songs employ...

I noticed this Christmas season at Mass that the powers that be (or at least the powers that type up the song sheets we use each week) have changed the lyrics to "Joy to the World" from the traditional "let men their songs employ" to the active voice, and I'm sure it's just a coincidence, politically correct gender-neutral "let us our songs employ."

I like the idea of participating in the joyous chorus of the heavenly hosts singing the praises of Jesus's birth. But it rankles just a bit that they've tinkered with the lyric.

I won't even get into the discussion I had with DD, in which I had to insist that the use of the term "babe" in "What Child Is This" was not a typo.

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