Two cherished gems from today’s Daily Universe:
Devotional Dancing Disaster
In response to the blasphemous performance of “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” in Devotional, we the aggrieved take this opportunity to express our disgust, revulsion and deep disappointment in the failing judgment of all those who took part in enabling this to occur. Our sacred hymns are not to be the background music for provocative dancing — they are to invite the Holy Spirit and inspire reverence in those who hear.
“Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” happens to be one of our favorite hymns. We have oft times been inspired by the beauty of the words and music, while pondering on our relationship with the Savior and our place in the universe. Performances of hymns are meant to turn our minds to God, to leave us renewed, and enlightened, in a quiet spirit of reverence.
Applause should never be elicited in response to a sacred hymn. Hymns should never be used in a routine or setting to garner loud, rambunctious approval from a riotous crowd. This sacrilegious misuse of consecrated music has deeply offended many of our student body. We write this in hopes that nothing of this nature will ever happen again.
West Row, England
The funny thing is that they both loved The Singles Ward.
A few days ago as I was waiting for my husband to finish class, a young man in a Men’s Chorus uniform approached me, chatting energetically. He stopped when he noticed my current family condition, at which point he turned away, saying “Oh, you’re having a baby. That’s wonderful. Have a nice day.” It took me a minute to realize what had happened, and while I may still be mistaken about his initial intentions, I had to laugh at the situation.
To that young man in a Men’s Chorus uniform: Thanks for reminding me that I’m pretty and reaffirming what my husband tells me every morning about being beautiful. It brought some much-needed humor to a long, hard day.
May you have a wonderful semester.
Apple Valley, Minn.
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