Ms. Kitty brought up an important point in relation to today’s trivia question. UU churches often change the lyrics to hymns, prayers, etc, including in some of the most commonly used ones, such as Go Now in Peace. Your fearless blogger once attended a UU church and, turning to the page for “Go Now in Peace” in the hymnal in preparation to sing the children off to Sunday School, discovered the word “God” literally struck out with a line of ink, and “love” penciled in above it.
Does your church change hymn lyrics? Does that bother you, or does it seem like a good idea in the pursuit of inclusion for all? Is it just God that gets struck out? Are there other terms you routinely see discarded?