When he came to England late 1980’s we all took part in the Billy Graham stuff.
I can’t say I wasn’t particulary impressed as such but knowing what I’ve learned this year I know why but thats a different type of post in a way.
We got a hymn book called Misson Praise out of it. It wasn’t popular with some because they altered some of the words to the hymns. We now have a newer hymn book Anglican hymns old and new or something like that. We are no longer bothered about Mission Praise messing with the words but Kevin Meyhew Company etc, altered some of the alto lines too. We are not happy per se.
Tomorrow we have the stand in priest (as ours is on holiday) who refused to do our service in the past if we use mission praise. I’m in the vestry tomorrow (Serving) so am kind of willing him to make some comment so I can mutter that Meyhew have altered the alto line at times :mad: It was quite an issue that he refused to do the service if we continued with mission praise that choir practice but the biggest issue I will leave well alone because it be unfair to share it here.:mad::mad: But am sooo willing him tomorrow to give reference to it so I can gloat about Meyhew mucking the notes up too - being an alto when I sing.
But back to Billy Graham and his visit to England. Yes I did take full part in the lead up to it and the event and aftermath. It wasn’t bad. It was okay. But it didn’t change me at all. It was just another occaision as such. I have learned far more from the current priest and learning to relax too with it all.