I really must get rid of that stupid hymnbook (people's edition (plastic)). Oh, the list of hymns looked find and dandy - a few really bad ones but it had most of the good ones and some proper liturgical music as well. But you don't get the chance to see what they have done with the words of the hymns. Mac (Grrr!) points out how even the Christmas ones have been "mucked about with by the politically-correct brigade."
Really - does any woman feel empowered when we sing "Then why should we on earth be so sad"? I suspect quite a few would have this reaction: