A friend of Fr Ian kindly suggested a second round in Fr Ian’s quiz about hymns. (The first round of the quiz is here).
For this round the questions is – From which hymns have the following verses been quietly dropped?
- Haste ye females, from your fright,
Take to Galilee your flight,
To his sad disciples say,
Jesus Christ is risen today.
2. Through every scene of life and death,
Thy promise is our trust,
And this shall be our children’s song,
When we are cold in dust.
3. Musing on my habitation,
Musing on my heav’nly home,
Fills my soul with holy longings:
Come, my Jesus, quickly come;
Vanity is all I see;
Lord, I long to be with Thee!
4. Be thou O Lord the rider,
And we the little ass,
That to God’s holy city
Together we may pass.
5. The following is a portion of an original verse…
He calls a worm his friend!
He calls himself my God!
And he shall save me to the end
Through Jesu’s blood…
6. Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
7. A virgin his Mother;
God of God she beareth,
Beareth the Light who doth from Light proceed,
From all time begotten:
8. Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell’st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free,
Come, not to sojourn, but …
Answers will be posted in the comments section below, soon. You are very welcome to post there any interesting ‘dropped verses’ you may have come across.