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I used to believe that the line in the hymn We Three Kings was:
"We Three Kings of Orientar"
"God be with you 'til we meet again, with his sheets securely fold you....." That's what I sang until I graduated to senior choir, which marked the demise of my belief in a heaven fitted with carved cedar doors where all slept safe, tucked into fresh, white sheets.
I used to sing 'I am the Lord of the done seatee' insted of 'I am the lord of the dance said he.'
Because we never had hym books or an overhead projector in infant school, so you had to sort of guess what others were singing!
When I was at first school one of the songs we used to sing in assembly used to go "I am the Lord Of The Dance said he" but I thought it was "I am the Lord Of The Dance settee"!! Even when I found out I was wrong I still stuck with my version because it was more fun!!
I used to believe that we were singing "Rosanna in the highest" in church, instead of "Hosanah" and I wondered for many years why I hadn't heard of Rosanna anywhere else.
I was around 6 or 7 and When we went to Church, I thought my folks were genuises because they never needed to use the hymnals to sing,,,yet, they mysteriously seemed to know all the words to every hymn.
I used to believe God had a pet tortoise. There was a hymn we sang that went "Great things he hath taught us"
When Christmas came around my family always went to the Carols by Candlelight. My sister when she was eight always used to sing the line from Silent Night "round yon virnigen, mother and child" - we still remind here every year and she still hasn't lived it down as she used to sing at the top of her lungs!
When I was young, every Easter we sang a hymn in church which went "Low in the grave He lay, Jesus my saviour". I always thought the grown ups were singing "Low in the gravy lay Jesus...". To this day I can't sing it with a straight face!
My son used to Sing "Grey Sheets the Lord" instead of "Praise ye the Lord"
There's a song, a hymn, called "There is a Balm in Gilead". I used to think it said "There is a Bomb in Gilead". And I would picture an unexploded bomb, half buried in the dirt, waiting to accidently go off! I wanted nothing to do with Gilead!
A verse of the hymn "The Church's One Foundation" describes the church as follows: "Elect from every nation yet one o'er all the earth." I had never seen "elect" used as a noun before, so I assumed that it was a verb and that the verse was encouraging us to hold an international election to choose one person to be President of the World. I had no idea why.
Religion confused me, I used to wonder why a hill would HAVE a wall round it (hymn - there is a green hill far away without a city wall) and why if religion was touting God as a good thing, you would sing about not wanting him (the lord is my shepherd I shall not want).
A friend of mine said he thought the song lyrics "he's got the whole world in his hands" was "he's got the whole world in his pants" oops!
For the longest time I believed that the song HARK THE HERALD ANGEL SINGS was really about my Grandpa Harold. Why? Because when I asked him he said it was
my mother used to take me to church every sunday. just before all of us kids went to sunday school, we would sing the "gloria patri." i think this is in all presbyterian churches, but i'm not sure. the line goes something like "glory be to the father..."
up until i was maybe 15, i sang "guinea pig to the father..." nobody ever bothered to show me the words, and i sang it loud and proud every sunday.
When my sister was little she thought the song 'Who Built the Ark? Noah...Noah' actually went 'Who built the Ark? Noone noone'. She may have a point...
My mom used to think that there was a heavy-set man up in Heaven called Round John Virgin - from the Christman Carol "...round yon virgin, mother and child. Holy infant so tender and mild...."
When I was young (well, up until I was 22 in fact) I always thought that in the popular hymn, the line was "I am the lord of the dancing bee" and not "I am the lord of the dance said he". Bang went my vision of a giant yellow and black striped being with a halo and beard.
I used to believe that Goria en Exelcis Deo (the carol) was actually Gloria in A Shell Station. I was always fairly confused as to why, during Christmas Mass, we sang about my Aunt Gloria getting gas. I would sing the lyrics quite loudly in church.