A member of our parish picks the hymns for the children’s choir.
She has picked "Speak oh Lord"as a communion hymn Inthe past and I objected on the grounds it heritical all and has no place in catholic liturgy.
The song starts with the lyric
" Speak oh lord as we come to you to receive the food of your Holy Word"
This instantly rang alarm bells so I looked up the author (Kieth & Krystin Getty) they are staunch Presbyterians and active in traditional Calvinist circles. Traditional Calvinism is strongly Anti Catholic.
I raised this with the choir leaders, and was begrudgingly acknowledged as correct the hymn should not be used for Communion hymn, but this week it’s back as an entrance hymn /professional. With the excuse that it’s fine as this precedes the liturgy of the word, and Jesus said that man cannot live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
I’m inclined to take the issue to the parish priest but need to be clearer on exactly what cannon or encyciclal is being breached here. The choir leaders are nuns and don’t seem to get my point… But using this song is teaching falsehood.