THIS IS HOW THE OLD RUGGED CROSS WOULD LOOK IF IT WAS REVISED BY THOSE WHO REVISED THE BIBLE!
Complete with Footnotes
by Dr. Ken Matto
On a Pile far off
Stood an old coarse (1) beam
The attribute of (2) [suffering and shame]
And I admire that old beam
Where the best choice (3) [died]
For a world of (4) sick people was (3) [slain].
So I'll venerate the old inelegant beam
Till my (6) statues at last I lay down
I will stick to the old (5) inelegant beam
(7) [And exchange it someday for a crown.]
(1) Could possibly relate to an instrument of Roman execution (a cross) but not likely.
(2) These words not in the oldest and best lyrical copies
(3) The death of Jesus is not yet proven, it is most likely he fainted on the cross and was revived in the coolness of the tomb. (Refer to the footnotes of the New World Order Ecumenical Evolutional Catholic Bible on Luke 23)
(4) Sin is archaic and modern psychology has proven that all people are sick and need therapeutic evaluation. There is no such thing as a sinful person. (See notes on Romans 3 in the above Bible)
(5) Inelegant replaces rugged because the wording denotes unattractive in sixteen extant hymnals by the World Council of Churches.
(6) Trophies denote holding on to silver and gold, while statues are unpainted trophies.
(7) This line is no doubt interpolated since Christians do not bear a cross or wear crowns.
Let's hope the revisers will never get their hands on our beautiful hymns of the faith because the above example may just become a reality. They have already begun to tamper with the old hymns. If you have an old hymnbook, it may not be worth much money, but when the hymnal prostitutes get done with the old hymns, you will not recognize them, so your old hymnbook will then be worth gold.