Wrong title (also wrong tune name)

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In this example, the search results refer to the hymn "Hail to the Lord's Anointed" as a Psalm response. That's silly and misleading; only a very few of the 700-plus instances are responsorial. Almost all are complete hymns/metrical psalms. Montgomery certainly didn't write it to be used as a response. It is a psalm in its own right. 

The same kind of error happens with tune names, but I don't have an example in front of me.


When I search for the hymns with the most instances, the results start out fine:

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
Jesus, Lover of My Soul
Rock of Ages, shelter me
Nearer, my God, to Thee
There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood
Alas! And did my Saviour bleed?
Blest Be the Tie That Binds
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
My Faith Looks Up to Thee
How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord

and then...

Hymn 7

!!!?!!! There's gotta be some way to deprecate unhelpful titles like that.

I also find some of the search results to be frustrating and obscure, but it helps me to remember that the search function searches and finds the instances and not the authorities. This is helpful, for example, if someone is searching for the tune CRUX BEATA. They will find this result instead of finding the result ROCKINGHAM (the authority tune title), which would be confusing. You can add columns, such as first lines, authors, etc. to help clarify the results.