The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48189   Message #731491
Posted By: Joe Offer
17-Jun-02 - 12:31 PM
Thread Name: DTStudy: All My Trials, Lord
Subject: RE: DTStudy: All My Trials, Lord
I'd say the van der Hoeven version appears to be a recent revision. I was about to say it appeared to be an attempt to "secularize" the lyrics, but it's more an attempt to put an antireligious "spin" to it. I don't think this verse is what you would call traditional, no matter what you think of sentiments expressed:
We're bound together by a heavy chain
And on every link is religion's name
-Joe Offer-