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Thread #29443   Message #372979
Posted By: Burke
11-Jan-01 - 05:55 PM
Thread Name: Origins: O Come All Ye Faithful
Subject: RE: Help: O Come All Ye Faithful
I think it must be the Oakley translation that uses the phrase "abhors not the virgin's womb." I notice a lot of hymnals leave that verse out, newer ones have different translations. The Methodist has this: "Lo, he shuns not the Virgin's womb"

The translation from the Sacred Harp is apparently earlier than the Oakley version, it's also in Lloyds hymnbook of 1834.