Thursday, May 3, 2007

Come Thou Fount and the Hymnbook

I posted it on the forum of 'Bring "Come Thou Fount' back to the hymnbook'on facebook, but I figured I might as well post it here too. The hymn 'Come Thou Fount' used to be in the LDS Hymnbook, but is not anymore, which really is a shame because it's a beautiful song. At the last General Conference Mo-Tab (the Mormon Tabernacle Choir) sang it.

Notice how they skip the part in verse 2 that says:
'Sorrowing I shall be in spirit,
Till released from flesh and sin,
Yet from what I do inherit,
Here Thy praises I'll begin;
This seems to be contradicting the 2nd
Article of Faith :

'We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam's transgression.'

Maybe we need an LDS re-write...

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