01 February 2009

Thy stro o ong Wo o ord wi ithout end

Give us lips to smile through one more verse
Tongues to click at the kid who's a schmuck
Throats to bluff through these smug triplets
Mouths content a binky to suck
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Tight grip on the hymnal, legs unbend
Get me and the baby up for the doxology
Martin Franzmann, not my friend

(Great hymn, though. I promise to love it again in 20 years.)


Gauntlets said...

Smug triplets = :D

Pam said...


LOVE the hymn, and I LIKE the triplets. I'm always griping to dh that the organist plays them/people sing them like syncopation. A challenge, and I like a challenge.

Joy said...

Our usual accompanist syncopates as well. I think his many years of alcoholism have completely stripped him of rhythm. What really grates is when he plays "The King of Love".

Mossback Meadow said...

Great song, but our organist ruins it by playing it at a speed of about 4 beats per minute. No kidding. Last week while this was happening, my husband let out a loud sigh ( during a pause, of course) and loudly slammed his hymnal shut. : /

But as Susan G. once told me, a good hymn at a slow tempo is better than a bad hymn at any tempo.

Melody said...

Bwahahahaha! Certainly I prefer to hear this one rather than sing it; and I don't have crumbcrunchers grabbing my legs these days!

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Amen, Amen, and AMEN!

Reb. Mary said...

Great minds and all; we sang that one yesterday too. But only 3 verses (Communion Sundays, something's gotta go :O). We were all (organist included) just getting into the triplet groove when we were done already :)