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Remove Song From Hymnal (81226-DI-NonDis)

During the editing and revision of a new United Methodist Hymnal, the song Battle Hymn of the Republic shall be forever removed from United Methodist Church Hymnals.  
  

Rationale

The song Battle Hymn of the Republic was written in 1861 during a time of division and war in this country. The Bible and Jesus’ teachings are about the love of God and the love of thy neighbors. The author of the song Battle Hymn of the Republic, Julia Ward...