I noticed this change years ago and figured I’d ask about it.
The entire third verse was changed. Originally, it was “Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in their midst, and, whatsoever ye ask, I will do. Allelu-Alleluia.”
It was changed to “Man does not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Allelu-Alleluia.”
I have never been fond of this change. This new third verse just seems very clunky.
There isn’t even an updated copyright year printed under the hymn. It’s like they simply changed an entire verse and are expecting people to believe it’s always been this way.
Why was this done?