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I'm sometimes amused by the differences in life experience between adults and children.

Our church has a "contemporary" worship style. We do not (presently) have an organ. Singing is accompanied by guitars, electronic keyboard and such. The music is a mixture of old and new. But then, what is "new" to one person may not be "new" to another.

One of my sons asked me this afternoon if I liked the new songs we sang at church this morning. I didn't remember singing any new songs. It turns out that one of the "new songs" he was thinking about was the oldest one we sang!

1. All hail the power of Jesus' name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all.

2. Ye chosen seed of Israel's race,
ye ransomed from the fall,
hail him who saves you by his grace,
and crown him Lord of all.
Hail him who saves you by his grace,
and crown him Lord of all.

3. Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget
the wormwood and the gall,
go spread your trophies at his feet,
and crown him Lord of all.
Go spread your trophies at his feet,
and crown him Lord of all.

... and so on

The bits about diadems and "the wormwood and the gall" had him a bit puzzled, but he did at least pay attention to the words.

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In a hymnal I have here, the first date of this hymn is...1779! Your son must have a supernaturally long memory....Wink

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We have sung that hymn in church before, but he had completely forgotten it.

Or maybe he didn't recognize it when played with a soft rock style and different harmony scheme.

I did think it was funny, though, that most of the music yesterday morning was written in the last 20 years or so, but the songs he identified as "new" were both over 150 years old. I guess they were just "new" to him.

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This was my MIL's favorite hymnHappy Reminded me of her when I read the wordsHappy Thank you,
Glenda

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Brought back good memories. My dad led the singing for years at our church and I can still hear him singing that hymn. Always liked that one.

DE

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I rented 'The Name of the Rose' last week to refresh my memory of the film which I once commended to you. I am now puzzled by why I originally thought it to be so good. It does have a brief, fairly graphic sex scene, but, more important, it seems to portray the church as an unbroken string of twisted, evil, or pathetic individuals who live off the sweat of the poor. The one exception, is the main character who, as a monk, is far more convincing as a sceptic than an example of faith.

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