Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Heav'n

You know what I don't like in church music?

When 'they' try to turn 'Heaven' in to a one syllable word.

It's not.

So don't.

7 comments:

Crazyjedidiah said...

Maybe one syllable fits the meter better than two.

Ben McLaughlin said...

I know that's the reasoning, but meter shmeter. Heaven is Heaven.

Lee Shelton IV said...

Ha! I thought I was the only one who had a problem with that.

goldy said...

This has nothing to do with church music, but i have the same problem with people on TV saying police as one syllable. Plice. What's with that?

Findo said...

Depends on where you come from. In recieved pronounciation it tends to be one syllable, which is possibly why so many hymn writers are ok with it.

simone r said...

I've tried to get away with it. Always failed.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Lee- no, we are legion

Goldy- Plice Plice Me, Like I Plice You..

Findo- received or not, it still sounds weird

Simone- sometimes failure is God's way of saying 'wrong way, go back'.