The other day I mentioned that a blog called Semicolon was hosting a favorite-hymns survey. As it turns out, the people at have already compiled one.

Hymns are listed alphabetically; click on any title for words, audio clips, histories and author bios.

Guess I know what I’ll be doing this morning. Actually, what I’m afraid I won’t be able to stop myself doing is mentally adding the words “in the bathtub” to each hymn title. It’s an entertaining game, though a bit of a threat to any sense of churchgoing gravitas , and I recommend it with caution.

“Cleanse Me” . . . in the bathtub.
“He Hideth My Soul” . . . in the bathtub.
“There Is a Fountain” . . . in the bathtub.
“What Child Is This” . . . in the bathtub?

Bad, bad, bad.

But the hymn site is interesting.

Articles by Sally Thomas


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