Should Hymns Keep the Theology of Their Writers?

John Piper needed “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” to match a sermon, so he wrote two new Reformed verses. Many of writer Thomas Chisholm’s fellow Methodists, who “sing their theology,” couldn’t sing along. - CToday

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Unfortunately, the whole article isn't accessible without subscription. It's an interesting question. Some read theological intentions into hymn language that may or may not have been there at the time and certainly don't need to be read that way today. Others ... need to be either fixed or shelved.

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