At rehearsal tonight someone asked a question about Hymn 307 in the Hymnal 1982: is it supposed to be "thou art here" or "thou are here?". The hymnal prints it both ways at the conclusion of stanza 2.
There are little inconsistencies like this all through the hymnal. Some are musical, some are textual. Some occur in early editions but are fixed in later ones. But it's like a big scavenger hunt figuring out where they are and what the correct answers are.
Isn't it time we had a centralized location for all these things we've learned about this hymnal in its 32 year history?
I think so.
That's why I hope you'll join me in helping to create a Hymnal 1982 Errata.
What mistakes have you found? What do other Episcopal choirs (and congregations, ack!) need to know about?
Let's work together on a list.
It will live as a Google Document until we feel like it might be ready for more formal distribution.
Please add your suggestions in the comments below, or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
You can view the current version of the document here: Hymnal 1982 Errata (Google Doc)
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