That crafty Elizabeth Scalia has drawn our attention to a list of “The Ten Worst Hymns”, which has some real doozies — some of which I’d all but forgotten. One particularly awful one — so bad, it’s good — is “Sons of God,” which seems to have disappeared from the popular canon. (God is merciful.)
They couldn’t find a recording of it anywhere, but the lyrics speak for themselves:
Sons of God: Hear His Holy word,
Gather around the table of the Lord
Eat His Body, drink His Blood
And we’ll sing a song of love
Allelu, allelu, allelu, alleluia.
And that’s just the refrain. But you get the idea. Anyway, check out the list and see what you think. I’m sure they missed a few.