30 August 2010

i've been thinking

[side note of explanation for any possible readers who do not happen to be of my same religious persuasion: I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) and all women in that church are a part of the largest world-wide woman's organization called the Relief Society. Relief Society is the best and I love it]

the relief society should change its hymn. as sisters in zion (excuse me please for saying it) is such a weak song. the tune stays pretty much within a five note range. it has no surprising or interesting melodic moments, no lovely, moving or unusual harmonies, no rousing chorus.

ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding, ding diiing dading ding ding ding ding ding ding ding.

all quarter notes. no quickening syncopation, not even long holds. it's a sissy song. and we are much stronger, more exciting, more lovely, more moving, more inspiring than that. we are MORE. so, i move to change our relief society hymn. let's take hark all ye nations. i LOVE that one. or brightly beams our father's mercy. great one. or guide us oh thou great Jehovah. one of my very favorites. or how firm a foundation. and brooke suggests each life that touches ours for good. i'm totally supportive! that should not be a funeral hymn. great harmonies.

i'm serious about this.

4 comments:

suzanne said...

But Anna, darling, we can hit all the notes.

Anna B said...

only if we don't fall asleep or throw the hymn book across the room as we sing it

Jean Bean said...

I second your motion! Let's go with Hark All Ye Nations, which is also my favorite. Oh Anna, how right you are. We are stronger, we are deeper, we have more stirring measures in our souls. Let's write a letter, let's mobilize our sisters. We could change a thing or two!

editorgirl said...

My vote is for "Ye Elders of Israel."

Can we have that one?