That poor third verse… Posted on June 3, 2007 by Amy Jane Does anyone else feel sorry for that neglected third verse in four-verse songs? It seems like it’s the consistent casualty in our culture’s affinity to 3s. (That’s one of my favorite things about the way my current church does hymns: we do *all* the verses.)
Yes. A little pet peeve. Not that our church does hymns anymore.
I first became aware of this when, as a child, my dad (he led the music, whatever church we were at) said, “And lets do all four verses this time. It’s always the third verse that gets left out.”
And I watched ever-after, and never found it to be wrong.
We do more than hymns, but I’m thankful to be in a church that still sees the value in some of the old songs.
It’s true! It’s like a “moving of the Holy Spirit” when someone suggests we do all four (or five)! Lol.
hi amy. our church sings all the verses, too! we love hymns! :)