Olde Hymns

Written by: Sharon Smith

It annoys me so, from time to time,
When those Olde Hymns just don’t rhyme.

It seems a rather awkward move,
To rhyme words like “Love” with words like “Prove”,
And to rhyme “Lord” with the word “Word”,
To me it just seems quite absurd,
Is there not a word around,
Which will make a similar sound?

It annoys me so, from time to time,
When those Olde Hymns just don’t rhyme.

Maybe their aim was just to be,
A pleasing read aesthetically,
And the writer was too proud,
To change the word when read aloud,
But surely a hymn must be sung,
And those lines don’t trip off the tongue.

It annoys me so, from time to time,
When those Olde Hymns just don’t rhyme.

Perhaps they simply didn’t say,
Those words the way we do today,
And that once upon a time,
Those pairs of words did make a rhyme,
We know our language has evolved,
So should the writers be absolved?

But it annoys me so, from time to time,
When those Olde Hymns just don’t rhyme.