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Recent comments

  • Reply to: Hymnary Custom Collection   16 hours 1 min ago

    Battle Hymn of the Republic for one. But since re-reading it, it doesn't sound as much like a parody. More like a pithy poem.

  • Reply to: The Copyright status of "I'll Follow Him With Rejoicing"   16 hours 14 min ago

    Hmm. It is a strange case.

  • Reply to: The Copyright status of "I'll Follow Him With Rejoicing"   1 day 17 hours ago

    I'm sending an email to Dr. Neidert asking if he knows. Since Naylor was a Church of God activist, my guess is that when the initial copyright (ca. 1926) expired it was not renewed, so it entered the public domain, and the compilers of the COG hymnal you cited knew that. But it's possible they thought it would be covered by the hymnals own copyright (this would not be true, but sometimes people don't know the copyright laws very well). If I can track him down, Dr. Neidert looks like a good guess for someone who might know the truth.

  • Reply to: Hymnary Custom Collection   1 day 18 hours ago

    There are plenty of cases of one man's (or one tradition's) parody being another's piety, many of them documented in Hymnary.org's database. Just out of curiosity, though, which hymn do you think it's a parody of?

  • Reply to: Choice of works of Anne Steele   4 days 1 hour ago

    I have been communicating with Will of your staff, and the books are all ready for download.


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