SIR,—While agreeing with Hugh Monte gornery concerning our Catholic hymns I 4ikwo Jrniss many oppertunitiee provided for us, especially by not making use of ehe exceedingly line hymns of the Breviary many of which are translated for congregational singing — not always happily!
But I should like to plead for a better choice in the mailer of hymns.for children, and for the use of Carols. There is a wealth of material upon which we can draw, comprising our English traditional carols, and also many religious folksongs from other countries.
Two or three carols are usually sung during Christmas and the Epiphany, but it should be remembered that there are also carols for Advent, Lent, The Ascenskin, Corpus Christi Penticost, Feasts of Our Lady and St. Joseph, All Saints, and All Souls.
Why should not the beautiful old Salutation Carol be sung by Catholic children once again on the Feast of The Annunciation, or God is Gone up on high To-day when the Ascension is commemorated?
Most of our English carols have lovely and true words wedded to fine old melodies. All possess the desirable atmosphere of strong and fervent faith— the genuine Faith of our fathers.
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