Not since the hymn, ‘Rise up, O men of God’, has there been such sniggering in the back pews. Behold Hymns for Climax, which has been convulsing congregations ever since it first appeared in 1943.
Sadly, Hymns for Climax was published before the heyday of innuendo choruses such as ‘Jesus take me as I am’, ‘Lord you put a tongue in my mouth’, and ‘Oh! Oh! Oh! How good is the Lord!’ But its contents must surely include the raunchy old Victorian favourite, ‘See, the conqueror mounts in triumph’.
‘Adds new interest to hymn singing!’ says the cover blurb. It sounds like the blurb writer was already in on the joke.
Grateful thanks to Church Service Sheet Typos