You know how the sacrament hymn is always about Christ and his sacrifice for us, his never-ending love, the atonement/crucifixion/resurrection? It’s about Christ. Like I used to tell BB when she was little and I wanted her to behave during the sacrament “It’s Jesus time.” So why was our ward singing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” for the sacrament hymn yesterday? I know it was the day before the most patriotic holiday of our country, but c’mon — it’s Jesus time, and that song doesn’t mention him once. I didn’t even know it was the sacrament hymn until I saw the priests breaking the bread. Of course, that shows how much I pay attention in sacrament meeting if the “And now for our sacrament hymn…” didn’t really register in my head.
My apologies if the person responsible happens to be reading this — perhaps you could shed some light on the subject and educate the clueless. I’m willing to stand corrected. Or sit. I’ll probably be sitting when I read any comments. Perhaps it was chosen by inspiration. How would I know?
P.S. — I considered putting in a picture of Jesus with an American flag — for about two seconds before I assured myself it was sacrilegious. And not nearly as cool as the guy who did the coloring page of Jesus riding the dinosaur.