Friday, September 16, 2005

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Hymnal

How's this for potent symbolism, a hymnal too heavy to hold?

New hymn book puts strain on Christian shoulders

PENSIONERS are up in arms over a new church hymn book which they claim is too heavy to hold.

The latest Church of Scotland hymnary has caused such a stir that even some ministers have questioned the decision to make it a more weighty tome.

They say many churches are now beaming hymns on to overhead projectors to save money and to spare their members the pain of having to hold heavy books.